Eryck Castillo Orive

Eryck is Senior Partner at Uhthoff, Gomez Vega & Uhthoff, S.C. with more than 30 years’ experience in intellectual property portfolio management for Mexican and international companies. He is proficient across all areas of intellectual property law but works most closely with the firm’s Trademark Group.

Regarded as one of Mexico’s top IP lawyers, he currently co-chairs the firm’s Entertainment Law and Copyright Law groups.

Eryck Castillo played a crucial role in the open parliament sessions set up to discuss and approve the new Federal Law for the Protection of Industrial Property at the Camara de Senadores (Senators Chamber) during 2019 and 2020. Also, he engaged in the round tables organized by the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property to study the initiative to create a new Industrial property law.

Moreover, he was invited to participate in the open parliament sessions to discuss and approve reforms to the Mexican Copyright legislation in the Camara de Diputados (House of Representatives) in 2019.

In the past few years, Eryck has taken part as a speaker in panels covering diverse themes all over the world, among them:  

“New Reforms Concerning Geographical Indications in Mexico (ECTA – Athens 2018)”

“Anti-Counterfeiting Practices in Latin America (AIPLA - Washington 2018)”

“Hot Topics in IP (AIPPI - Cancun 2018)”

“Cancellation and Proof of Use of Trademarks (ABPI – Rio 2019)”

“Madrid Protocol – The Mexican Experience (ASIPI/ABPI - Sao Paolo 2019)”

“Social Media and IP Firms (AAAPI – Buenos Aires 2019)”

"Experiences in the Application of Madrid Protocol (ASIPI – Lima 2019)” 

“Intellectual Property Offices’ Practices during the Pandemic (ABPI - 2020)”

“Promoting AIPPI in Latin America (AMPPI - 2020)”

 In view of his high impact performance as the President of the Mexican Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), he has been assisting AIPPI on the 2020 Study Question as Vice Chair and on 2021 has been designated as Chair of the Study Question “Registrability of Trade Marks against Public Order or Morality” during the AIPPI Virtual Congress 2021.

 Eryck is constantly recommended by leading industry publications and directories as a leader in IP, not only for the work he conducts on behalf of his clients but also for the complimentary work he has been doing for various local and international organizations.  As mentioned above, he is past president of the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AMPPI) for the period 2019-2020. On the International arena he has been distinguished by the International Trademark Association (INTA) as Chair of the Unreal Campaign Committee for 2022-2023, focusing on educating youngsters on the risks associated with the purchase of counterfeit products around the world. He has also been designated Delegate for Mexico on the Interamerican Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI) for 2022-2024.

Combining his daily counseling of Mexican and international clients with his unremunerative activities at diverse associations has motivated his participation in the International Trade Committee of the European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA) and a recent appointment as a representative for Mexico in one of AIPPI’s statutory committees, i.e. the Communications Committee.