Leaders in Law endorses Santiago O’Conor as our exclusively recommended Trademark Law expert in Argentina. If you wish to get in touch with Santiago please use the contact information provided above.
Santiago R O’Conor is the managing partner of O’Conor & Power Abogados-Propiedad Industrial, a solid and reliable team of IP practitioners based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mr O’Conor specialises in all aspects of intellectual property, principally trademarks, advising domestic and foreign companies on local and international IP law, prosecution and litigation in Argentina and Latin America. He advises Forbes and Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries, such as technology and telecommunications,software, pharmaceutical products, luxury goods, agriculture, food ,wine, and entertainment.
Mr O’Conor professional IP experience spans over 36 years and includes being an associate of the largest worldwide law office, and Partner and Head of the International Trademark practice of the most important law office in Argentina for 23 years. The expertise he has gained over this long career has made Mr O’Conor the beloved darling of many international brand owners.
Mr O’Conor is a graduate of the faculty of law of the University of Buenos Aires and an industrial property agent. He has gained postgraduate qualifications from the Fordham IP Institute in New York and at the Program of Instruction for Lawyers (PIL) at Harvard Law School.
Prolific author of many articles and publications, among others:
- “The IP Private Practitioner”,Managing Intellectual Property magazine, mayo, 2009.
- “La Aduana Argentina detiene la importación de productos falsificados”, International Law News – American Bar Association, 2008.
- “Nombres genéricos para productos farmacéuticos” ITMA Bulletin, 2002.
- “El Protocolo de Armonización en el Mercosur”, Revista Trademark World, Nº 118.
- “Shutting down rogue websites. Argentina and Latin America Perspective, American Bar Association, 2014.
- “TIPS for Trademark Protection in Latin America”, 2014.
- “Aduana y Propiedad Industrial: herramienta en la lucha contra la piratería”, World Trademark Review (WTR), 2016.
- “Plain Packaging status in Latin America: Intellectual Property Owners Association, 2016”.
- “Free Trade Agreement between Mercosur and The European Union”, 2018.
- “Non-traditional Marks in Latin America: the current landscape”, WTR, 2019.
- “Fakes in Argentina: hotspots”, WTR, 2019.
Mr O’Conor is an active participant in many IP international associations, in particular INTA, the Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys, the European Communities Trademark Association, the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group and the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property, in which he served and is serving in many positions.
He is presently Judge of the Court of the Inter-American Asosociation of Intellectual Property (ASIPI), as well as President of the Legislation Committee of said organization.
Santiago is presently a member of the INTA’s Trademark Office Practice Committee (2020 – 2021).
With more than 30 years of experience in the handling of IP portfolios for domestic and international clients in Argentina and Latin America, our lawyers, industrial property agents and select network of engineers and technical professionals, bring together their broad backgrounds and experiences in different disciplines and industries to work closely as a team representing international, regional and local companies in trademarks, patents, utility models, designs, copyright, software, domain names, transfer of technology, franchising, licensing and related matters.Wholly responsive to clients needs based on the firms large local and international IP experience and expertise, in order to satisfy the IP community requirements in a new scenario of a globalized world following the premises of reliability, quality, efficient action, adaptability to price tailoring and flexibility, with equal emphasis in customized and personalized services.
The firm handles clients of different areas: food, winery, technology and telecommunications, pharmaceutical, entertainment, clothing and textile; among others.
The broad experience of O’Conor & Power’s team in the management of local and international IP portfolios in Argentina and in the region, makes O’C & P a superior «one stop resource», as Latin American increasingly factors into the world economy.
We are also qualified to protect and enforce clients IP interests through transactions, dispute resolutions, litigation, border enforcement measures and unfair competition related actions.Our professionals and staff regularly participate in seminars and conferences nationally and internationally, thus keeping updated on the latest IP legal developments in Argentina, Latin America and throughout the world.