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María Luisa Santa María

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María Luisa Santa María

Partner

The key to success is to risk thinking unconventional thoughts. Convention is the enemy of progress.

– Trevor Baylis.

María Luisa provides advice to foreign and domestic clients on the protection of their intellectual property rights, including trademark counseling and prosecution, and their representation in pre-trial mediation, opposition and cancellation proceedings, jointly with the strategic enforcement of other intangible assets.

She has broad experience in negotiating, contract drafting and recording of licenses, security interests, and assignments of intellectual property assets as well as in negotiating settlement agreements. Additionally, she has advised clients on intellectual property aspects of mergers & acquisitions within a wide variety of industries.

María Luisa has also participated as a speaker in seminars and conferences specialized in IP in Argentina and abroad. She was recognized by Leaders League as a leader in Trademark & Prosecution.

 

Previous Experience

Before dedicating entirely to intellectual property, María Luisa practiced in other areas of business law, as well as administrative law, both in the private and public sectors. This experience allowed her to acquire a comprehensive and dynamic vision of the different aspects and contingencies that can be connected to each case.

After obtaining her LL.M. degree, she worked at Holland & Knight in Chicago. She was a senior associate at Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal (2005 – 2014) and G. Breuer (2014- 2019) in Argentina. In 2019, María Luisa joined Berton Moreno + Ojam as partner.

 

Areas of practice/Solutions

Defense and maximization of intangible assets.

 

Education

Lawyer, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA)
Master of Laws (LL.M.), Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

 

Languages

Spanish, English

 

Memberships

INTA (International Trademark Association)
MARQUES (European Trademark Owners Association)
CPACF (Colegio Público de Abogados de la Capital Federal – Buenos Aires Bar Association)
AAAPI (Argentine Association of Industrial Property Agents)