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Alfaro López

Junior Associates

+502  2421-5731

alfaro.lopez@carrillolaw.com

Experience

Alfaro joined the firm in 2007.

He is a member of the Intellectual Property practice group. His practice specially focuses on the consulting, management, maintenance and protection of patents, trademarks, trade names, slogans and other distinctive signs in Guatemala, and on ensuring the effective enforcement of intellectual property rights.

His experience is based on helping clients to recognize, protect and leverage the value of their intellectual assets by developing a unique course of action for each case.

Education

Attorney-At-Law and Notary, Degree in Justice, Juridical and Social Sciences, Panamericana University, 2013

Degree in Juridical and Social Sciences, Rafael Landívar University, 2010

He has attended courses in the areas of Marketing (Rafael Landívar University -  2011); Intellectual Property (Inter-American Intellectual Property Association - 2008); Notarial Law (Guatemalan Notarial Law Institute - 2007); Legal English (Rafael Landívar University - 2006); Alternative Dispute Resolution (Guatemalan Industrial Chamber - 2005) and Human Rights (Rafael Landívar University - 2003 and 2004).

He has participated in workshops such as: "The Implementation of the Trademark Law Treaty (TLT) and the Amendments to the Industrial Property Law" (Guatemalan Chamber of Intellectual Property - 2016); “Case Law and International Treaties on Intellectual Property” (IURISTEC - 2016); and “Trademark Law in National Case Law” (IURISTEC - 2015).

In addition, he has a Master’s Degree in Policy and Communication granted by Panamericana University.  Currently pursues postgraduate studies in Intellectual Property endorsed by the University of San Carlos de Guatemala, the Commercial Law Institute and the Guatemalan Bar Association.

Publications and Contributions

  • Thesis: “Key elements for an Intellectual Property policy in Guatemala”, Panamericana University - 2016
  • Thesis: "The protection of distinctive signs and their safeguarding through the renewal procedure", Panamericana University - 2013
  • Thesis: “The protection of industrial designs and distinctive signs”, Rafael Land?var University - 2010

Memberships

Guatemalan Bar Association

Guatemalan Chamber of Intellectual Property

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property

Languages

Spanish - English

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