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Alfredo Corral Ponce


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"When you understand the true dimension of IP you can appreciate what you do everyday and be more sensitive with our surroundings"

-Alfredo Corral Ponce

Alfredo is a Co-Founding Partner of Romero Corral Abogados. He oversees the Firm's competition law practice and lend's his expertise to IP matters and, in particular, unfair competition complaints. He also provides advice to clients on advertising law issues.

Alfredo's knowledge of Ecuador's intellectual property law regime is unparalleled. In fact, he was one of two people that drafted the current Intellectual Property Law of Ecuador. In addition to practicing law, Alfredo has acted as a Negotiator on behalf of Ecuador in intellectual property matters.

He was the Chief Negotiator in the negotiations that resulted in the Treaty of Andean Free Trade (in the area of intellectual property), and was also a negotiator for Ecuador in the talks that resulted in the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), in the area of IP. He is also the former President of the Ecuadorian Institute of Intellectual Property (IEPI). Alfredo continues to act as a consultant for international organizations such as WIPO and OAS.

Alfredo is the proud father of two boys. He loves to sing, play guitar, and is an avid competitive cyclist who has enjoyed top rankings in his age category.


Degree in Law from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE).

LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law at the Universidad de Los Andes de Mérida, Venezuela.

Certificate of specialization in International Trade Negotiations at Georgetown University (Washinton D.C.).

Academic Field

In the academic field, he was the Director of the LL.M program in Intellectual Property at the Universidad de las Americas (UDLA). He is also a guest lecturer at various national and international universities, in particular, he is a Guest Professor at Georgetown University, School of Foreign Services (Latin American Studies School),Washington, DC, where he teaches the Advanced Course on Negotiation. He is also a guest Lecturer at George Washington, Law School, Washington DC, on negotiating free trade and other international agreements, and a Guest Lecturer for the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) in Rome on the legal aspects of trade.

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"As a “top academic” with significant experience negotiating IP treaties, Alfredo Corral Ponce is “a powerful asset for the group”. "

-World Trademark Review 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (2015 edition)

Enjoying Excellence in IP Protection