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Senior Partner at Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff SC
Eryck Castillo is senior partner at Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff SC, with more than 30 years’ experience in IP portfolio management for Mexican and international companies. He is proficient across all areas of IP law but works most closely with the firm’s trademark group.
Regarded as one of Mexico’s top IP lawyers, Mr Castillo currently co-chairs the firm’s entertainment law and copyright law groups.
Mr Castillo played a crucial role in the open parliament sessions set up to discuss and approve the new Federal Law for the Protection of Industrial Property at the senators’ chamber in 2019 and 2020. He was also engaged in the round tables organised by the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property to study the initiative to create a new Industrial property law. Moreover, he was invited to participate in the open parliament sessions to discuss and approve reforms to the Mexican Copyright legislation in the House of Representatives in 2019.
In the past few years, Mr Castillo has been a speaker in panels covering diverse themes all over the world.
In view of his high-impact performance as the president of the Mexican Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), he was designated as vice chair of the Study Question “Descriptive Use as a Defence in Trademark Proceedings”, which was discussed and approved during the AIPPI Virtual Congress 2020.
Mr Castillo is consistently recommended by leading industry publications and directories as a leader in intellectual property, not only for the work that he conducts on behalf of his clients, but also for the complimentary work that he has been doing for various local and international organisations. In the international arena, Mr Castillo has been distinguished by INTA as vice chair of the Unreal Campaign Committee, focusing on educating youngsters on the risks associated with the purchase of counterfeit products around the world. He was also designated as co-chair for INTA’s Latin America Conference (Mexico City 2020), which due to the covid-19 pandemic was rescheduled for 2021 or 2022.
Combining his daily counselling of Mexican and international clients with his unremunerative activities at diverse associations has motivated his participation with the Geographical Indications Committee of the European Communities Trademark Association and a recent appointment as a representative for Mexico in one of AIPPI’s statutory committees.