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Margarita Romero Rosales

Managing Partner

  +593 99 457 6071


"I didn't choose to work as an IP lawyer, it was IP law that chose me and made me fall in love with it!"

-Margarita Romero Rosales



Margarita is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Romero Corral Abogados. She has extensive experience in managing the trademark portfolios of both local and international clients in Ecuador. In addition to all aspect of trademark law, Margarita also provides advice on: regulatory issues, both related to food and medicines and related to technical standards governed by Ecuador's National Standards Body (INEN); consumer protection issues; advertising law; franchising agreements and other agreements related to the commercialization of IP. She has a special interest and expertise in IP issues related to e-commerce.


Before founding Romero Corral Abogados with Alfredo Corral, she was the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of MARKLAW, the predecessor of Romerro Corral Abogados, for 15 years. Prior to that she was an Associate in the IP Department of a top tier full service firm in Ecuador.


Margarita is the mother of two children and loves to run, travel and spend time with her family. She is fluent in Spanish and English.


Education

Degree in Law, and her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Ecuador, (PUCE) - 1996.

Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property at The University of Alicante, Spain (”V Magister LVCENTINVS”) - (1998).

Post-Graduate Certificate in Business Law from The Simon Bolivar Andean University, Quito, Ecuador.


Membership

Margarita attends a number of national, regional and international conferences on IP Law, e-commerce and corporate law and is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), AIPPI and Secretary of the National Group of Inter-American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI).

Academic Field

Margarita has lectured on IP at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE), Faculty of Law , in the department of Industrial Property and given several presentations, at home and abroad, on intellectual property and e-commerce. Margarita has also been involved in the drafting of the new Ecuadorian Law on Intellectual Property and the Law on Electronic Commerce, Electronic Signatures and Data Messages. She has also published several articles on intellectual property and e-commerce.



"Margarita Romero Rosales is the driving force behind the troupe’s success. She is great at identifying the real issues in a case and produces brilliant arguments. By leveraging her “exceptional understanding of new developments in the trademark area”, the firm has been able to extend its international activities and reputation."

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









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