Our uncompromising commitment, excellence and achievements are reflected by the recognition we consistently receive by legal directories, publications, associations and awards programs. Arochi & Lindner has repeatedly been named as a top-tier firm by the world’s most prestigious legal referral guides, including Chambers and Partners Global and Latin America Guides, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer, IP Stars, World Trademark Review 1000 and IAM Patent 1000. This recognition extends to various lawyers at the firm, for their accomplishments and broad experience in all the areas related to the intellectual property matters.
"This is a great firm with incredible systems for dealing with IP matters: the lawyers are assisted by scientists and engineers, and the team is exceptionally strong in enforcement and trade mark litigation."
Quotes from Clients, Chambers and Partners
"They are fanatical about client service - it's like dealing with one of the top US firms."
Quotes from Clients, Chambers and Partners
Maria Angeles has almost 30 years of experience in Intellectual Property law practice, specialized in the design of strategies for the protection of both patents and trademarks worldwide.
She has extensive experience in prosecution, management, surveillance and defense of trademarks throughout the world, including national, International and European trademarks. She also has deep knowledge of IP in Latin America, particularly Mexico and Brazil, having set up offices while Head of an International Department.
Before joining Arochi & Lindner, Maria Angeles worked for well-known Spanish law firms. As a partner of one of them, she was in charge of the Trademark and the International Departments with responsibility for the offices in Portugal and Latin America.
Maria Angeles started her legal career intending to join the civil service as a judge but decided instead to practice law and specialize in Intellectual Property. In 2000, she also became an Office-Accredited Intellectual Property Agent.
In addition to her law practice, she has taught courses and spoken at numerous conferences about the international protection of trademarks, including the National and International Chambers of Commerce, as well as EXPORTA, an exports congress for international business organized by ICEX (Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade) and PROMOMADRID (public entity for the international promotion of Madrid).
She has collaborated in the drafting of the Intellectual Property Factbook edited by Thomson Aranzadi and is currently a professor at ISDE.
Key IP Areas
- Trade Mark
Key Practice Areas
- Filing & Prosecution
- IP Office Proceedings
- Strategy & Advisory
- Food & Beverage
- Industrial Manufacturing
- Luxury Goods
- Media inc Entertainment & Publishing
Chambers and Partners Latin America
Prominent intellectual property heavyweight with a comprehensive coverage of sector matters such as enforcement, piracy, and counterfeiting. The team has a strong presence in related litigation. Advises a notable international clientele, ranging from the engineering to the pharmaceutical industry.
Seasoned co-founding partner Roberto Arochi is praised by clients: "We are very impressed by him - he is a visionary lawyer who is completely dedicated to client service." Interviewees add: "For his efforts, he is definitely a top-tier lawyer." He acted as lead partner in advising Apple on the declaration of fame for the iPhone trade mark.
Chambers and Partners Latin America
Prestigious IP boutique with a widely respected standing in the market. Active in trade mark prosecutions and high-profile contentious matters. Experience includes patents, trade marks, copyrights, unfair competition, franchising and domain names. The firm has a branch in Barcelona to cater to European clients with IP interests in Latin America. The team comprises engineers, chemists and specialist patent and trade mark agents.
Managing partner Roberto Arochi is a renowned IP lawyer, particularly in cases relating to advertising, trade marks and copyright. Other areas of expertise include enforcement of IP rights and foreign IP protection counselling. He is the director of the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AMPPI), and is described as "one of the main players." Founding partner Hedwig Lindner is the head of patent litigation. Her vast experience covers life sciences law, unfair competition and administrative proceedings. She is recognised as one of the most active market players, while also carrying out her role as a professor of IP law at Panamericana University. Maria Teresa Eljure heads up the trade mark prosecution department. She has solid knowledge of trade mark filing and litigation, including trade mark litigation, “amparo” and administrative proceedings. Jorge Mier y Concha leads the patent department and handles litigation regarding copyright, trade marks and patents.
Iam Patent 1000
Boutique Arochi & Lindner “is known for its commitment to client service and the caliber of cases it takes on”. Its prosecution and portfolio management practice can accommodate all scientific disciplines.
Multi-talented patent chief Jorge Mier y Concha does a brisk line in prosecution, while also aptly applying his hand to litigation. Hedwig Lindner is more focused on contentious work; clients include the Mexican Association of Generic Drug Companies. Something of an IP thought leader, she formerly headed up the national chapter of the International Association for the Protection of International Property and has advised the Senate on revisions to Mexico’s IP law. Acting alongside her is Roberto Arochi, an anti-counterfeiting and border measures expert who takes an assertive approach to IP enforcement. Also adept at trademark, copyright and trademark protection, he is a prominent figure on the IP scene. Traditionally better known for her brands work, María Teresa Eljure also wins plaudits for her procedural expertise in patent mandates.
Legal 500 Latin America
Arochi & Lindner, SC has been a leader in intellectual property law in Mexico since its inception in 1994. The firm, which has a particularly large trade marks department, is also strong in anti-counterfeiting and patents law and has special expertise in IP litigation. Moreover, in addition to the 35 lawyers in Mexico City, the firm has small offices in Madrid and Barcelona. In addition to the core competencies of trade marks, copyrights and patents, the firm covers franchising and licensing, marketplace issues such as counterfeit products, media law and data protection, biotechnology and plant varieties, technology-related IP law; contentious matters and enforcement.
The team includes a number of key market figures, including head of patents Jorge Mier y Concha (‘very proficient in all IP aspects’), who recently represented BMW Mexico in connection with a claim that the client illegally used the “Dakar” trade mark on some of its motorcycles; and managing partner and “very good lawyer” Roberto Arochi, who provided extensive advice to Apple with regard to trade mark protection of its iPhone models. Also noted are “patents specialist and an excellent attorney” Hedwig Lindner, and María Teresa Eljure, who is considered “a great litigator”, “trustworthy” and “one in a million.”
World Trademark Review 1000
“It is amazing what Arochi’s large and specialised team of business-oriented, responsive lawyers has achieved on the Mexican market.” The firm has built one of Central and Latin America’s most formidable enforcement practices, but is just as capable on the non-contentious front. Continually innovating and pushing the envelope, it has a string of precedents to its name and has done much to promote and protect the agenda of brand owners in Mexico. Reflecting the depth of talent in its litigation unit, three individuals are selected for the WTR 1000 gold tier - more than any other firm.
Roberto Arochi is first among equals, widely known as one of the most aggressive, strategic and effective litigators in the country. “He has such drive and takes a thoroughly business-oriented approach to the practice of intellectual property.” In addition, “he is supremely well prepared and a first-rate expert in anti-counterfeiting”. María Teresa Eljure Téllez is “the key name at Arochi when it comes to hardcore trademark litigation”, though she also supervises the prosecution department. “If you have any cracks in your presentation, she will exploit them, so you have to be on your very best game,” warn opponents. “Simply outstanding, she is always studying cases and really goes into detail to extract the best arguments.” Hedwig Lindner’s work is “impeccable”: “She knows the market better than anyone and is a tough negotiator and a dynamic, commercially minded litigator.” Jorge Mier y Concha makes his debut in the guide this year; the patent division leader is also a dab hand at trademark briefs.