Itzel Saldívar-Lemus is an IP lawyer with a background in Arts and Graphic Design. She holds both a 5-year Bachelor’s degree (2007) in Law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (graduated with a special distinction for her outstanding performance) and an LL.M. in Intellectual Property (2012) from the programme jointly offered by the Università Degli Studi di Torino (UNITO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Itzel has specialised in intellectual property (IP) and unfair competition matters, corporate issues related to IP, and administrative litigation since 2006. Areas of her professional experience include: elaboration and implementation of preventive, corrective and defending strategies to dully protect Intellectual Property Rights; elaboration and implementation of legal strategies to prevent and combat unfair competition practices in relation to IP; proposition and elaboration of all kinds of agreements in this field; legal counselling and advising on IP matters; and combating counterfeiting and piracy. Itzel has dealt with IP as an authority working for the Mexican Patent and Trademark Office, and as a lawyer, at a number of law firms, advising and representing national, transnational and foreign entities.

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