Martín Bensadon

Martín Bensadon joined Marval O’Farrell Mairal in 1991 and has been a partner of the firm since 1998. He specializes in industrial property and more particularly in patent law, having advised many national and foreign firms in this area.

He graduated as a lawyer from the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1991 and obtained a Master in Laws at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996. In the same year he also worked as a foreign associate in the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering.

He has participated in seminars on industrial property and has written various articles on subjects related to his area of specialty in national and international publications as well as a book on Argentine Patent Law.

He used to be a postgraduate Professor of Industrial Property at the Universidad Católica Argentina and the Universidad de Palermo while he currently teaches at the Universidad Austral and Universidad de San Andrés. He was a Guest Researcher of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law and a Visiting Scholar at The George Washington University Law School.

At present he is a member of the Asociación Argentina de Agentes de la Propiedad Industrial, the Asociación Interamericana para la Protección de la Propiedad Industrial, the Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Industrielle (AIPPI), the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI), American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the Colegio de Abogados de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires.

Firm Description

Founded in 1923, Marval O’Farrell Mairal is the largest law firm in Argentina. A market leader at both local and Latin American levels, the firm has been providing sophisticated, high quality advice to international and local clients for 90 years. The firm comprises over 300 lawyers and has wide experience of international business issues and the complexities of cross-border transactions.

Our unmatched strength allows us to react quickly and to simultaneously handle large, complex and time-consuming transactions without compromising on quality. All our teams are led directly by highly experienced partners and carefully tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients. We have a strong focus on high-end corporate and finance transactions and the largest, most active litigation and arbitration practice in Argentina.

Our leading intellectual property department provides a comprehensive service and has unrivalled experience; the firm was originally founded as an intellectual property office. We are also a market leader in a wide range of other key practice areas including tax, fintechlabor and employment, competition/antitrust, energy and natural resources, administrative and public law, insurance and reinsurance, telecommunications and broadcasting as well as real estate and construction.

We are the Argentine member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms, comprising more than 160 members. We also have an office in New York, providing invaluable support on US transactions. With a long history of advising multinational companies and international institutions, we have a unique understanding of the Argentine market and how to help our clients achieve their goals. Marval O’Farrell Mairal has a 90-year track record of being prepared to respond to any challenge, both in the country and in complex cross-border transactions.

 

Manisha Singh

Manisha Singh is a Co- Founder and Partner at LexOrbis, India’s premier Intellectual Property Firm, providing end-to-end IP services and solutions starting from ideation to monetization including, procurement, protection, maintenance and enforcement of all forms of IP rights and assets and other legal services. She has been advising and handling dispute resolutions for a wide range of clients including global technology and pharmaceutical companies, public sector companies, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology, Department of Bio-technology, Government of India, Indian Oil Corporation, Department of Non-Banking Companies, Reserve Bank of India, to name a few. She regularly represents clients as their litigating counsel at the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts and has over 20 years of litigation experience practicing at all forums including at the Supreme Court of India, High Court, District Courts and other Tribunals.

Manisha studied law from the one of the premier law schools, The Law Faculty of Delhi University of Delhi after completing her Master’s degree in Economics from Patna.

Manisha is ranked amongst the top and leading lawyers in IP and dispute resolution segments of Indian legal practice by leading law journals and publications. She is known as one of the leading thought leaders in these segments and liked for providing proactive, out of the box, business oriented counselling and representation. She founded LexOrbis in 1997 with a set of like-minded lawyers to bring international perspective to the Indian intellectual property right laws, that were in the process of being integrated with the International IP systems post signing by India of TRIPS Agreement in 1995. She worked closely with the policy makers, judiciary and other stakeholders to establish robust and level playing IP regime in India and she continues to work on critical and high-stake policy related cases.

Her in-depth understanding and knowledge of all the aspects of IPR is reflected in her prolific academic and research based writing in renowned publications worldwide and she has been routinely invited to author articles and commentaries on contemporary IP policies and issues by national and international publications including Managing IP, World Intellectual Property Review, Indian Business Law Journal, IP Frontline, Marques, Mondaq, Asialaw, etc..

Manisha is member of many significant IP forums and professional bodies in India and abroad, including the International Trademark Association (INTA), International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Licensing Executives Society International (LESI), Asian Patent attorneys Association (APAA), European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) and Pharmaceuticals Trade Marks Group (PTMG).

Manisha has been widely recognized for her work in the IP space by various national / international associations. Some of her latest accolades include her recognition for Patent prosecution work by the  IAM Patent 1000, 2019; IP Strategist by IAM 300, 2019; IP Star Women of the Year, 2019 by Legal Media Group;  2019 GIPC- Award for Excellence for invaluable services in the field of IP; Recognised amongst India’s Top 100 Lawyers, The A-List by India Business Law Journal; Recognized as Leading Lawyer for IP by Asialaw 2018; Managing Intellectual Property, 2018, recognizing as an IP Star for Litigation and Strategy & Counselling.