Senior Associate

José-Barhem & Villaseñor, S.C. Centro de Negocios San Ángel Cracovia 72, Ofna. 105, Torre B San Ángel, 01000, CDMX


tel +52 (55) 50854092

tel +52 (55) 50854111

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property

Energy Law Practice

Administrative Litigation

Commercial Litigation



Professional Education


Law School, Universidad de las Américas A.C. (1999-2004).


Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies issued by the SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, State of Georgia, U.S.A.).


Energy Law, Postgraduate Course, Escuela Libre de Derecho, (2015).


Skill and Professional Experience




Head of the Intellectual Property and Energy Law Practice of the firm.


My responsibilities include all matters related to Intellectual Property, Energy Law and in addition, some issues regarding Corporate Law and Administrative Litigation.


One of the most important tasks in which I am involved refers to all type of matter regarding enforcement, including Intellectual Property assets, proceedings before WIPO and the Czech arbitration panels for domain name disputes, administrative proceedings against rulings and decisions of Federal, State and Local authorities.


CERVANTES SAINZ, S.C. (2014- March 2019).


Head of the Intellectual Property Practice of the firm, along with active participation in the Energy Law Practice of the firm.

Within the Energy Law Practice of the firm, the responsibilities include counseling for several Mexican and foreign companies regarding the hydrocarbon and electric sectors, including the participation in public tenders, auctions, review and drafting of contracts, among other related activities.


Pertaining to the Intellectual Property practice of the firm, among the responsibilities fulfilled on a day-to-day basis, one of the most important pertains to counseling both national and international clients regarding the protection of their intellectual property assets in Mexico and in several other countries.


Concerning the practice of administrative law, the main activities include legal strategies and procedures involving objection to resolutions of branches of all three levels of government, including, rejections, fines, among others.


About the life sciences industry, the main responsibilities include counseling pertaining importing and exporting of health inputs (including medical devices), foodstuff and beverages, and the review for compliance of labels and tags of products in accordance with the Mexican Official Standards (NOMs).


Additionally, handling all matters pertaining to licensing of trademarks and technology, including the drafting and revision of agreements and all matters involving licensee compliance and control.


Expertise in all type of intellectual property matters, life sciences and licensing of trademarks for commercial purposes and licensing of technology including working with several government agencies including the Federal Electricity Commission or CFE for its acronym in Spanish, by counseling in transfer of technology issues and its regulation.


All matters related to copyright, trademark prosecution and litigation, including planning and protection IP Portfolios, franchising, licensing, regulatory affairs regarding sanitary laws and compliance, patent prosecution and patent protection.


Subjects related to administrative legal affairs, public biddings for the biggest projects of infrastructure in Mexico, immigration law and some matters regarding corporate law.


Academic material, publications and other studies


“Comments regarding the registration of three-dimensional marks in Mexico” for Legal 500.


“Representation involving corporate changes in Industrial Property Rights when such are recorded by the previous holder of the rights”, for IP Management.


“Disclosure of information between parties involved in a Franchise Agreement in


accordance to the amendments of the Mexican Industrial Property Law” for IP world Review.

Co-author of the study named “Environmental Regulatory Framework for Establishing and Operating a Thermoelectric Power Plant in Tijuana, Baja California” for Professor Henry McGee of the Law School of the University of Seattle on June 2004


Co-author of the work named “Mexican Prospects for Investment in Canada” made for the Canadian Embassy back in 2004.


Several diplomas for intellectual property events and conferences.




English and Spanish.


Legal terminology and writing skills in English.


Other relevant information


  • Several courses of law school pertained to U.S. Law including contracts, torts and civil procedure.


  • Knowledge in licensing of sports and entertainmentbrands.


  • Knowledge of media law and entertainmentlaw.