JOSÉ FRANCISCO CAMARENA LÓPEZ
Mr. Camarena heads the Intellectual Property Area. His legal practice has developed throughout his work for private and public entities alike. He worked as an associate for prestigious law firms such as Sánchez-Mejorada, Velasco y Valencia, S.C. and González Calvillo y Forastieri, S.C. Within the public sector, he worked for the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (the Mexican Patent and Trademark Office) and headed the Copyright and Intellectual Property Affairs Department at the Fund for Economic Culture (Fondo de Cultura Económica), the major publishing and cultural institution in Latin America.
Mr. Camarena is experienced in all the aspects dealing with the prosecution, maintenance and management of IP rights, such as trademarks, patents, utility models, industrial designs, copyright and related rights, as well as related advertising, entertainment and labeling law. He has handled international patent and trademark prosecution, counseling, and transactional work for important American and multinational corporations establishing or conducting business in Mexico, as well as for prestigious Mexican companies expanding abroad, mainly within the media, entertainment, consumer goods and pharmaceutical sectors. He has been responsible for the negotiation and drafting of contracts ranging from those specifically dealing with IP matters to those commercial in nature, as well as with the Antitrust compliance and counseling involved therein. He represents clients in related administrative litigation before the corresponding agencies.
Mr. Camarena is Professor of Law at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Tec de Monterrey), teaching the Intellectual Property Law and Administrative Law and Public Policy courses, among others. He is the recipient of the Recipient of the Teaching Excellency Award 2017 granted by the Monterrey Institute of Techonology and Higher Education (ITESM). He also acts as Tutor for the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) Academy, as well as a speaker for various conferences organized by Institute of Juridical Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Queen Mary University of London, Newton Fund and ITECHLAW, among others, and collaborates with the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford University
LL.M. (Master of Laws). Duke University School of Law (2008)
Licenciado en Derecho (J.D.) Universidad Iberoamericana, A.C. (1999)
Laureate Thesis in Comparative International Intellectual Property Law: “Comparative Study between Copyrights and Patents as Legal Means for Software Protection” (UIA, 1999), under the supervision of Dr. David Rangel Medina.
“Google Book Search: Comparative Analysis from an Author’s Right Perspective” (Duke Law School, 2008). Admitted to practice in Mexico (1999).
English, Spanish and French.