Saúl Santoyo Orozco

Saul is the head of the Litigation Department. He has more than 22 years of experience in intellectual property litigation, particular complex disputes involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition and domain names, whose main practice focuses on IP litigation and enforcement, anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting issues, Domain Names disputes and counseling. His experience comprises complex Intellectual Property litigation and he also designs and implements anti-counterfeiting programs. Chambers and Partners Global Guide (2017) ranks him in its Top Tier. He is an active member of various professional and industry associations and holds leadership positions in several of them. A regular attendee of different Conventions including INTA, AMPPI, ABPI, MARQUES, the Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy, and IACC. His experience comprises complex Intellectual Property litigation and he also designs and implements anti-counterfeiting programs. Saul has been involved in handling enforcement actions relating to the protection of IP rights before diverse authorities. He specializes in subsequent appeals heard by judicial authorities. He is a member of the Management Committee.

Background

Saúl holds a law degree from the Universidad La Salle Faculty of Law, Mexico City, and has completed postgraduate studies in intellectual property, international commerce and internet law. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

Memberships / Professional Activities

Saúl is the author of Well-Known Trademarks (1997) and is known for publishing several papers on Intellectual Property related topics. He has been ranked as one of the top lawyers in Mexico in relation with IP matters by Managing Intellectual Property, Chambers & Partners and World Trademark Review.

Saúl is an active member of the Mexican Bar Association (BMA), the Mexican Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AMPPI) and the International Trademark Association (INTA), where he is Chair of the anti-counterfeiting policy project team for the 2016 - 2017 term of the anti-counterfeiting committee. He is also a regular attendee of the INTA, IACC, MARQUES and ABPI Conventions.