Sergio Velázquez has been an associate in the Intellectual Litigation department at the offices of Arochi & Lindner in Mexico since 2010. He has more than 15 years of experience in intellectual property, particularly in the area of trademark litigation.
Sergio has distinguished himself in providing strategic consultation to clients in the protection, defense and exercise of intellectual property rights. He has extensive experience in administrative nullity declaration procedures, abandonment and infringement, as well as nullity trials, injunctions, and direct amparo proceedings before the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI), the Specialized Chamber in Matters of Intellectual Property (SEPI) of the Federal Tax and Administrative-Law Tribunal, the Collegiate Circuit Courts and the Supreme Court of Justice.
Sergio has represented clients from diverse industries, most notably, in the fashion, luxury goods, recreational and sporting goods, information, communications technology, IT, tech device servicing, and other tech service industries. His professional experience includes 6 years working for the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property, where he was responsible for substantiating and settling administrative declaration of nullity and abandonment claims for trademarks and patents, as well as issuing judgments on motions for review in nullity abandonment cases in matters concerning infringement or competition law infringement related to trademarks, patents, and copyrights.
Sergio obtained his Law Degree from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and his thesis won the Intellectual Property Thesis contest sponsored by the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AMPPI) in 2005. He is a professor of Intellectual Property and Competition at the Munich Intellectual Property Institute in Germany and received a Master’s Degree of Information and Communications Law with a Specialization in Intellectual Digital Property from the Foundation for Information and Documentation for Industry (INFOTEC) under the auspices of the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT). Additionally, Sergio is a member of AMPPI.