Cikato Lawyers is one of the oldest IP practices in Uruguay and is considered one of the market leaders specializing in this area with a depth and breadth of experience second to none. It was founded in 1962 by Dr. Manfredo Cikato, who started his career as a lawyer in the field of Intellectual Property, differentiating from other firms that were only agencies. This is one of our guiding principles to date: we are an IP law firm and not only an IP agency; we provide broad professional advice on IP law, and not only registration services.
We are a full services IP Boutique covering counselling, protection and registration of IP rights including patents, industrial designs, trademarks, copyrights and domain names. We excel at IP portfolio management and strategic advice. In 2013 we were within the top 3 trademark filers in Uruguay, and in 2014 we ranked first. We are constantly growing and developing.
We also are very active in litigation on behalf of our clients, and, in particular we are well known for representing our clients’ interests in anti-counterfeiting and enforcement of their IP rights, not only in Uruguay, but also throughout the region. We were the first firm in Uruguay to have a dedicated anti-counterfeiting department. We remain a market leader in this area of law.
We have also established practices in advertising law and corporate law in order to support our IP clients’ needs in those areas. Furthermore, we have one of the only entertainment law departments in Uruguay, where our knowledge and experience related to copyright law is a distinct asset.
Among our clients we are proud to count with some of the leading multi-national companies in the world, as well as many national and regional companies that are well known and active in the region and internationally.
We have been consistently ranked as a leading IP Firm in Uruguay by every IP ranking publication in the market today.