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Tsuru Morales Isla

Mexico City

Tsuru Morales Isla - Mexico City
  • Blvd Adolfo Ruiz Cortines
  • No. 3642
  • Piso 15, Despacho 02
  • Col. Jardines del Pedregal
  • Mexico City
  • Federal District
  • Mexico
  • 01900
  • Managing Partner: Juan Carlos Morales
  • Number of partners: 4
  • Number of other lawyers: 10

THE FIRM: Tsuru, Morales & Isla is a speciality boutique featuring intellectual property, information and communication technologies, corporate, commercial, real property, cyberspace, transactional, alternative dispute resolution practices and life sciences, nanotechnology. The group is interdisciplinary and their members have legal, engineering, business and economic backgrounds. TMI is the first and strongest law firm in Mexico with a specialised practice in technology law, which is based on the firm’s commitment to innovation, knowledge and sustainable development. The firm is business oriented, having the corporate practice at the heart of its practice. The firm balances a high degree of specialisation with hands-on experience in a high volume of targeted cases, participation in local and global policymaking, deep involvement in local and international fora, advisory responsibilities towards public and private bodies, a vocation for Academia and commitment of its members for pro bono work. The firm’s strategic alliances with select firms and boutiques nationally and abroad, and its network of global corresponding firms allow it to render specialised and personalised services to its clients in multiple jurisdictions.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Intellectual Property: The firm has a strong expertise in IP law, from drafting patent claims, to enforcing them, to negotiating and executing licenses relating thereto. The protection of trade secrets and the implementation of organisational confidentiality models is also one of their strengths. Copyright enforcement is an area in which the firm handles a large volume of cases, particularly in the area of software, but generally regarding works and performances. The firm has won unprecedented unfair competition cases, which has resulted in heavy demand in this area. The trademark practice is diverse, specialised and focusing on distinctive signs, appellations of origin, litigation and counseling, licensing and technology transfer negotiations as well as the development of protection strategies for intellectual property portfolios and management thereof. Perhaps one of the practices that distinguish the firm the most is the one regarding domain name protection and litigation. The firm’s Anti-Piracy/Enforcement Group has one of the most intensive practices in the country. The firm has a strong inclination towards ADR, and their members participate in mediation and arbitration proceedings, as counsel to parties or as arbitrators. The IP litigation group handles delicate and intricate matters at the administrative, appeals and constitutional levels. This group is responsible for a series of new precedents involving complex IP, trade dress and technology matters.
Corporate/M&A: The firm handles all aspects of corporate law, particularly in the areas of contracts, corporations, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and transactions. The firm also represents clients on matters involving securities. Clients retain the firm to negotiate, execute and enforce distributorship, license and franchise agreements. Another field of expertise is the appraisal of tangible and intangible assets. The corporate practice also covers foreign investment, government contracts and venture capital.
Cyber/ICT Law: The firm is known for its expertise on ICT, particularly the internet. For the past years, the firm has been engaged in extensive counseling and litigation regarding standards and patents in the electronic and telecom areas. The firm has extensive experience regarding e-commerce, e-signature, e-evidence, privacy and data protection, on-line fraud, and online piracy.
Real Property: The firm has been retained by clients in the fast food and telecommunications industries, to scout, analyse, and buy or lease real property in Mexico. The firm also specialises in specific development projects, both in the restricted and unrestricted zones, as well as in project and infrastructure finance.
Life Sciences & Nanotechnology: The biotech practice has advised the Mexican Government on decisive policy and legal IP issues, including the patentability of genetic-related inventions and the patenting of nanotechnological developments.

INTERNATIONAL WORK: The firm serves clients and other law firms from the United States, Europe, Canada, Latin America and Asia, as well as IGOs, conducting business in English, French, Japanese and Spanish.

CLIENTS The firm serves clients who are leaders in the following industries and sectors: software, computer science, systems development, telecommunications, entertainment, CRM, electronic goods manufacturing, infrastructure, construction, development, banking, healthcare clinics, pharmaceuticals, OTCs, nanotech, mining, drilling, domain name/online branding , movies, television, public performance, book and magazine publishing, internet, toy manufacturing, metal industry, steel industry and textiles. The firm also represents the Mexican government in matters regarding tourism and branding. The firm counsels a considerable number of the major innovation centers in the country, from the National Institute of Enterpreneurship, to the Mexican Institute of Genomic Medicine, to National R&D centers in the areas of electronics, appliances, plastics, nanotech and bread/baked products.

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property 40%
  • Corporate/M&A 25%
  • Cyber/ICT Law 25%
  • Real Property 5%
  • Life Sciences & Nanotechnology 5%

Branches

  • Blvd Adolfo Ruiz Cortines ,
  • No. 3642,
  • Piso 15, Despacho 02,
  • Col. Jardines del Pedregal,
  • México City,
  • Federal District
  • Mexico
  • 01900
  • Tel +52 55 5652 2021
  • Fax +52 55 5652 1985
  • Email : contact@tmilaw.com.mx
  • Website : www.tmtlaw.com.mx

Intellectual Property - Mexico

Basic facts about the department
 - 5 partners 
 - 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Specialised IP firm with a particular focus on life sciences, nanotechnology and IT. Also handles transactional and ADR work. The team comprises members from diverse backgrounds, such as engineering and economics, with expertise in the regulation of new technologies. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The client service is really excellent and personalised. The lawyers are knowledgeable and well respected in the Mexican market, and no problem is too big for them. They're creative in their solutions and very effective." 

Notable practitioners  

Kiyoshi Tsuru is held in high regard by clients, who say: "His strengths are that he is creative, efficient and very knowledgeable – he's really proactive and a hard worker." He has vast knowledge of technology and cyber law, and actively participates in many IP associations.  

Gloria Isla del Campo impresses sources with her wealth of experience in IP matters. Her practice covers anti-counterfeiting prosecutions and IP litigation, involving copyright and trade mark infringement.