Manuel Morante has been an associate in the IP Litigation, Life Sciences and Data Privacy and Protection Departments of Arochi and Lindner’s Mexico office since 2004. He has more than 12 years of experience in a wide range of business litigation, including all areas of intellectual property.
He focuses on legal research and legal strategies as well as drafting of laws and regulations. His experience on legal research has allowed him to get involved in the drafting of amendments to the Industrial Property Law, official standards and other regulations. He is involved with the IP litigation practice through the drafting of strategic litigation in complex cases. His wide knowledge on IP case law is fundamental for such drafting. He has worked for clients in complex intellectual property matters in a wide range of industries, including biotechnology, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and technology services, hardware and software industries.
Has participated in the private sector during the negotiations for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) modernization of the Free Trade Agreement between Mexico and the European Union (TLCUEM) and more recently in the negotiation of the Treaty between Mexico, the United States and Canada. He has also collaborated in arbitration proceedings regulated by Chapter XI of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Manuel holds a Law Degree from the Universidad Panamericana as well as postgraduate studies including a Philosophical Anthropology Diploma Degree and PhD studies from the Universidad Panamericana.
He is an active member of the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AMPPI) and the International Trademark Association (INTA). He has served on AMPPI’s Legislation Committee since 2010 and on INTA’s Trademark Reporter Committee from 2012-2016. Currently, he is a member of INTA’s Legislation Committee. Fully committed to his lectureship, Manuel has been a Comparative Law professor at the Law School of the Universidad Panamericana for the past 7 years. In addition, since 2014, he has been a frequent Arochi & Lindner’s Lectureship speaker at the Universidad Panamericana.
He is the author of several articles that have been published in the AIPPI Yearbook (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), Life and Science Intellectual Property Review, World Intellectual Property Review, World Trademark Review and Ars Iuris. He has also collaborated in the overlapping Intellectual Property Rights works edited by Neil Wilkof and Shamnad Basheer, published by Oxford University Press in 2012 and Pharmaceutical Industry, right to health and intellectual property: the balance challenge coordinated by Manuel Becerra Ramírez and Roberto Martínez Olivera, published by unam’s Institute of Legal Research in 2018.