OUR TEAM

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OSCAR FRANCISCO DE LA TORRE JARA

SOCIO

Mr. de la Torre is a lawyer from the Universidad Anáhuac del Norte as well as a Diploma in

International Arbitration from the Escuela Libre de Derecho, CDMX.

Partner of the law firm De la Torre, Rodríguez, Salazar.

Specialization in Contentious Procedures and Amparos.

Within his professional career, he highlights:

  • Director of Unfair Competition, Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI).
  • Head of Amparo Trials at the Federal District Attorney’s Office.
  • Participation in the processing, promotion and development of projects, in national and international forums on Industrial Property/Denominations of Origin and Geographical Indications.
  • Participation in the negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Canada-USA-Mexico) and reforms to the Foreign Investment Law.

otorre@trlm.com.mx

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ESPERANZA RODRÍGUEZ CISNEROS

SOCIO

Ms. Rodríguez is a lawyer from the Universidad Iberoamericana (CDMX) graduating with Honorable Mention as well as a Diploma in International Arbitration from the Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico.

Partner of law firm De la Torre, Rodríguez, Salazar.

He has more than 25 years of experience in Intellectual Property.

Within his professional career, he highlights:

  • Brand Director, IMPI
  • Director of the Southeast Regional Office, IMPI
  • Participation in the processing, promotion and development of projects, in national and international forums on Industrial Property/Denominations of Origin and Geographical Indications.
  • Participation in the Free Trade Agreement (USA-Canada) and reforms to the Foreign Investment Law and its Regulations.
  • Author of the book “Marks and geographical indications, a magic of identity”, Editorial Porrúa Hnos.

erodriguez@trlm.com.mx

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FABIÁN RAMÓN SALAZAR GARCÍA

SOCIO

The chemist Salazar has a degree in Chemistry from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM); as well as a Diploma in Industrial Property and Copyright by the Autonomous

Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), CDMX.

Partner of law firm De la Torre, Rodríguez, Salazar.

He has more than 25 years of experience in Industrial Property.

Within his professional career, he highlights:

  • Consultant in Industrial Property (Patents), especially in the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Director of Patents, Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI).
  • Participation in processing, promotion and development of projects, in national and international forums of Industrial Property/Chemical Patents and medicines.
  • IMPI representative before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in the committees held from 2000 to September 2012: Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), International Patent Classification (IPC), Permanent Committee on the Patent Law (SCP), Intergovernmental Committee on Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore.
  • Member of the Mexican delegation representing different international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) from 2000 to 2012.

frsalazar@trlm.com.mx

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JOSÉ ALFREDO VACA

SOCIO

Mr. Vaca has a law degree from the Universidad Anáhuac del Norte; He is a specialist and Master in Intellectual Property Law from the Universidad Anáhuac del Norte, CDMX.

Partner of law firm De la Torre, Rodríguez, Salazar.

He has more than 11 years of experience in Intellectual Property matters.

Within his professional career, he highlights:

  • More than 10 years in the Santamarina y Steta office.
  • A stay in the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation.
  • A period as International Associate in the firm Bae, Kim & Lee, in Seoul, Korea.
  • Has complementary studies in Graphoscopy, Graphology, and Technical Analysis of Documents.
  • Has been appointed by the National Institute of Copyright (INDAUTOR) as authorized to act as arbitrator in arbitration procedures regulated by the Federal Copyright Law.
  • He is a member of various associations related to Intellectual Property, including the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AMPPI), the International Trademark Association (INTA), the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and the Association des Praticiens du Droit des Marques et des Modeles (APRAM).
  • Professor at the bachelor’s and master’s levels at the Universidad Anáhuac México, and the Universidad Anáhuac Puebla.

jvaca@trlm.com.mx

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IRMA HERRERA PEÑA

SOCIO

Ms. Herrera studied for a degree in International Trade at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education –CCM; with a course in International Relations at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA; She has a master’s degree in Intellectual Property from the University

Franklin Pierce Law Center (FPLC), New Hampshire, USA, with a grant from the World

Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Partner at law firm De la Torre, Rodríguez, Salazar.

Experience in the public sector for more than 20 years.

Within his professional career, he highlights:

  • Director, General Directorate of Administration, Mayor Álvaro Obregón, CDMX.
  • Director, Transparency and Citizen Attention Unit, Institute of the National Fund for Workers’ Consumption (FONACOT).
  • Director of State Representatives, Office of the Head of the Internal Control Body, Secretariat of Social Development (SEDESOL).
  • Ministry of Economy (SE), International Advisor, Office of the Head of the Internal Control Body.
  • Deputy Director of Multilateral Affairs and International Cooperation, Directorate of International Relations, Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI).
  • Private Secretary, General Directorate, IMPI.
  • Tutor of the WIPO Online Course DL-201 “Copyright and Related Rights”.
  • Assistant to the Chairman of the Intellectual Property Experts Group (IPEG) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Mechanism (APEC).Control.

irma.herrera.pena@gmail.com

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KARLA PATRICIA PIÑA KURCZYN

SOCIO

Ms. Piña has a degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the Universidad Iberoamericana, CDMX.

Partner at law firm De la Torre, Rodríguez, Salazar

More than 15 years in public, federal and state administration.

Within his professional career, he highlights:

  • Various positions within the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), the Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare and the Secretary of Tourism of the State of Puebla.
  • For more than thirteen years he chaired the non-governmental organization Together, Social Development and Citizen Participation, from which programs of social support and self-construction of housing were launched, as well as a shelter and care center for women and their children in situations of domestic violence.
  • From different fields, it has always linked intellectual property with the benefits it provides for social welfare and economic development.
  • Prior to joining the office, for four years he directed the Central Regional Office of the IMPI, in charge of the states of Puebla, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Guerrero, Morelos, Tlaxcala and Hidalgo.

kpina@trlm.com.mx

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JORGE RODRÍGUEZ CASTAÑEDA

SOCIO

Mr. Rodríguez is a lawyer from the Universidad Iberoamericana; and, has diplomas in: Contracts from the same university; of Telecommunications and Business Law, by the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), and the Special Program for Management Training by the Pan-American Institute of Senior Business Management (IPADE).

Work experience for more than 30 years in the telecommunications, broadcasting, communication/press, government, finance, labor and social security sectors.

Within his professional career, he highlights:

  • Executive Director of Market Intelligence.- Grupo Financiero Banorte
    General Director of Communication and Corporate Affairs.- Grupo Financiero
  • Partner of the law firm López Velarde, Heftye y Soria, S.C. (Currently Denton’s, López Velarde, S.C.
  • General Coordinator of the Inter-American Social Security Commission (CISS).
  • Undersecretary of Employment and Labor Productivity. Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS).
  • Head of the Office of the Secretary, STPS.
  • Head of the International Affairs Unit, STPS.
  • General Director of Radio and Television Systems, Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT).
  • General Director of Long Distance and Added Value, Federal Telecommunications Commission (COFETEL).
  • General Director of Legal Support and International Negotiations, COFETEL.
  • General Director of Legal Affairs, COFETEL.
  • Private Secretary of the Director General, Mexican Postal Service (SEPOMEX).
  • Partner of the law firm Soria, Rodríguez y Asociados, S.C., formerly Gónzalez Avelar, Sales y Soria, S.C.
  • Area Analyst of the General International Legal Directorate of the Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior, S.N.C. (Bancomext).
  • Director of the Carlos Hank Foundation, focused mainly on education.
  • IMSS Technical Advisor.
  • Member of the Committee on Freedom of Association (2008-2011) at the International Labor Organization (ILO), a position not held by a Mexican on the government side since 1963.
  • Representative of Mexico before the North American Cooperation Agreement (NAALC), parallel to NAFTA.

jrodriguez@trlm.com.mx

ASSOCIATE CONSULTANTS

Jorge Amigo Castañeda
Alfonso Larena Najera
Guadalupe Lazcano Xoxotla
Jesús Mendoza Henríquez

LEGAL TEAM

Christopher Zepeda Zamora
Jimena Diaz de Yta
José Crescencio Ledesma Castro
Jocelyn Yael Jardon Sánchez

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

María del Carmen Salazar Romero
José Santiago Lecou Baca
Juana Limón Castillo
Daniel Gomez