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MARCELO BLANCO

Patents Director

Marcelo Blanco has over 10 years of experience in the intellectual property field focusing his practice on Patents, Utility Models, Industrial Designs and Plant Varieties. Particularly he is specialist in Chemistry, Pharmacology and Biotechnology.

He has extensive practical experience in prosecution of Patents, Utility Models, Industrial Designs and Plant Varieties; from filing, formal and substantive examination, though the granting.

Marcelo has vast experience in the use of the online databases offered to the public by the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) and various intellectual property databases around the world, such as WIPO, USPTO, EPO, Espacenet through different foreign Patent Offices. Using that knowledge is adept at evaluating the state of art in order to provide technical opinions on patent novelty and infractions, patentability of inventions, searches and the freedom or restriction to commercialize/operate.

Such expertise allows Marcelo to recommend the most suitable option to clients and to determine the best protection for new patent applications, utility model applications, or industrial designs. Thus he is able to provide clients with accurate and solid recommendations to successfully counter objections raised by the Mexican Patent Office.

Marcelo recently joins the firm and currently is the Patent Director of Iberbrand.

Marcelo enjoys spending time with his family and go for a walk around town. He loves movies and homemade food.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Patents, Utility Models, Industrial Designs and Plant Varieties prosecution and enforcement
Background searches
Technical opinions and consulting on patentability and freedom to operate/ commercialize
Counseling and practice on substantive examination

MEMBERSHIP

Asociación Mexicana para la Protección de Propiedad Intelectual (AMPPI)

EDUCATION

Chemistry degree from Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahia Blanca, Argentina (1998);

Biological, Pharmaceutical and Chemistry degree from Universidad del Valle de Mexico (2007)

Various courses in Intellectual Property related matters at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), at the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) and the Mexican Industrial Property Institute (IMPI)

LANGUAGES

Spanish and English