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Zaida Lugo

Bufete Messina & Lugo IP - Santo Domingo

Zaida Lugo - Bufete Messina & Lugo IP
  • Mustafa Kemal Ataturk No. 52, Naco
  • Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic

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Practice Areas

Zaida focuses on intellectual property, consumer protection and unfair competition, in addition to advertising practices. Her experience in these legal areas surpasses 25 years by 2017.

Professional Memberships

INTA (Ammicus Committee); Past President of Dominican IP Association.


Current Managing Partner at Bufete Messina & Lugo IP. In addition to conducting studies for private and public entities on diverse aspects of IP and advertisement laws in the Dominican Republic. She acted as Founder and Secretary of the Franchise Association of the Dominican Republic and as President of the Dominican Intellectual Property Association. Since as far back as 1992, she has been a participant in several professional seminars and conferences in the Dominican Republic. In 2003, she acted as President of the ABF – FTAA Intellectual Property Workshop and presented its conclusions to the Government Delegates.


'Advertising and Marketing: Dominican Doctrine and Law' (2006) ISBN 9945-439-00-6; Trademark Cancellation, Dominican Republic (INTA 2009); INTA Country Guides (Dominican Republic) 2012; numerous articles.


Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (JD 1993; LLM 2001); Franklin Pierce Law Center U.S. (LLM 1994); Fluent: Spanish, English.