Alejandro Luna, Partner, Olivares (Mexico)
Alejandro Luna joined OLIVARES in 1996 and became a partner in 2005. He is instrumental in the IP Litigation, Regulatory and Administrative Litigation practices and Co-chair of the Life Sciences & Pharmaceutical law and industry group and also he coordinates the litigation department. Mr. Luna has been crucial to the heart of Mexico’s intellectual property legal system as one of the few true patent regulatory and administrative litigation experts in Mexico. He acts on behalf of his clients as an attorney, and a lobbyist.
Mr. Luna has participated in questioning the constitutionality of certain provisions of the Industrial Property Law and the Federal Copyright Law. He is also the sponsor of an important proposal to modify the system of litigation and enforcement of intellectual property rights in Mexico.
Mr. Luna has spearheaded a ten-year litigation strategy that has incorporated regulation changes and lobbying which has resulted in precedent for patent linkage regulations and life terms of pipeline patents in Mexico. This work has resulted in US$ billions of protected revenues for the R&D pharmaceutical industry in Mexico. As a result of his involvement, he has been selected as the delegate to represent AMIIF, the industry association for R&D pharmaceutical companies who do business in Mexico, in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, LCAN and TLCUEM negotiations.
His practice is not solely devoted to Life Sciences; he represents clients across a myriad of industries. Alejandro Luna has successfully litigated exclusivity for pharmaceutical patents and pioneered administrative court actions to seek recognition of DPE rights, which are not specifically contemplated by Mexican laws.
His commitment to just and fair law extends to his overall promise of client satisfaction; he lobbies to change the law to allow for proper patent protection and best serve his Clients. Mr. Luna is also the author of several articles on patents, litigation and regulatory issues. He is currently doctoral student to obtain the degree of Doctor in Law.