Antonio Donatlan Herrera

General Counsel at Carnot Laboratorios

Antonio Donatlan Herrera is an attorney at law and a graduate of Universidad Iberoamericana. He also holds a master's degree in international business law from Universitat de Barcelona.

Mr Donatlan has specialised in intellectual property matters since the start of his career, working for important clients in the retail and pharmaceutical sectors as an external counsel and litigation attorney. He then switched to in-house counsel, working for Carnot Laboratorios, a multinational pharmaceutical company based in Mexico, where he promptly became general counsel. He is one of the youngest attorneys – if not the youngest – to hold that position in the country in similar companies. Mr Donatlan has transformed his practice with a non-conventional approach so the activities of the legal area are process-based and automated where possible without the loss of the human touch. He is now gaining experience in the business part of the pharmaceutical industry to provide holistic insight to his practice. One example of his non-conventional approach is an algorithm he created along with one of the attorneys in his team, Michell Rosales, to generate pharmaceutical brands with great chances of success before the intellectual property and health authorities in Latin America. Mr Donatlan has a strong and excellent legal team, with whom he shares these achievements.

Mr Donatlan is part of the Business Lawyers National Association (ANADE) where he has been an active member and certified attorney since 2014 and collaborated in the intellectual property committee in the drafting of the new Mexican Intellectual Property Law.

Professional associations

  • GALA


  • Food/beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail

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Carnot Laboratorios
Mexico City DF

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