Welcome to our blog for Intellectual Property Law and Practice in Latin America!
¡Bienvenidos a nuestro blog de Derecho y Práctica de la Propiedad Intelectual en Latinoamérica!
Bem-vindo ao nosso blog sobre Direito e Prática de Propriedade Intelectual na América Latina!
Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo

IPTango Team



Patricia Covarrubia

Patricia is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Buckingham and an IP consultant at the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk, co-funded by the EU Commission. She holds an LLM in European Law and a PhD in Intellectual Property. In 2018, Dr Covarrubia chaired the session ‘Tangible and Intangible’ at the Association of Critical Heritage Studies conference, in Hangzhou, China. In the same year, she was granted a scholarship by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to receive IP training on IP asset management for business success at the Korean Institute of Intellectual Property (KIPO), Seoul. More recently, she obtained a research grant for the forthcoming book Transboundary Heritage and Intellectual Property Law: Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage (Routledge, 2021). More details about Patricia here.



Aurelio Lopez-Tarruella

Aurelio is an Associate Professor of Private International Law at the University of Alicante. He holds a PhD from the University of Alicante as well as an LL.M. from the University of Valencia and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Aurelio is an Of Counsel of Baylos, Professor of the European Doctorate EIPIN - Information Society (Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska Curie Action ITN-EJD 2016-2019) and of different Masters and courses in Spain and abroad. He is a consultant for WIPO, the European Commission and the European Parliament on intellectual property projects. Aurelio is the Director and founder of the LVCENTINVS blog, author and editor of different publications. More about Aurelio here.



Gilberto Macias

Gilberto has more than 20 years of experience in Industrial and Intellectual Property matters. Currently, he is a Trademark Attorney at Clarke, Modet & Co. Gilberto holds an LL.M. from the University of Alicante in Spain and LL.B. from the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes. An IPholic, he also contributes to the LVCENTINVS blog. More details about Gilberto here.






Rodrigo Ramirez

Rodrigo is a partner at Larrain Prieto & Cia. He holds a PhD in Law and Master of Laws (LL.M.) (Magister Lvcentinvs) focused on Intellectual Property (IP Law) & Information Technology (IT Law) from the University of Alicante. Rodrigo is an experienced Legal Counsel with a focus on Private Law, Trademark & Patent Law, Outsourcing Offshoring, Unfair Competition, Complex Litigation, International Business, and Cryptocurrencies. More details about Rodrigo here.





Verónica Rodríguez Arguijo

Verónica is a Qualified Lawyer with extensive experience in the prosecution, enforcement, and litigation of IPRs. Passionate about IP Law and tech-related legal issues, she has studied and worked in five countries. Verónica has provided legal advice to multinational corporations, associations and SMEs in relation to cross-border IP, regulatory and contractual issues. She holds an LL.M. from Maastricht University and Specialization from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, both in IP Law. Verónica also contributes to The IPKat blog and the Intellectual Property Chapter of the Encyclopedia of Information Technology Law (Westlaw). She is a member of the Editorial Board of The Trademark Lawyer Magazine and the Board of Directors of the Mexican Talent Network in the Netherlands. Likewise, Verónica is an IP mentor at HighTechXL. More details on Verónica here.



Florelia Vallejo Trujillo

Florelia is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree at the University of Nottingham. Her PhD research focuses on how to design a global multilateral system for access and benefit-sharing derived from the use of traditional knowledge. She holds an LL.M. from National University of Colombia and Specialization from the Externado de Colombia University. Florelia has an extensive academic career at the National University of Colombia, Del Rosario University and the Catholic University of Colombia. She also contributed to the blog of the University of Nottingham. More about Florelia here.