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Esc. Diego


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Diego heads the Prosecution and Administrative Conflict Department at CIKATO Lawyers, and works in the Trademark and Patent Department. Diego is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced IP practitioners in Uruguay. He has been working in the IP field for more than 20 years, 4 of which he worked at the Uruguayan Trademark Office.

Diego is the author of 3 books on the subject. He is often cited by the Uruguayan Trademark’s Office, the Uruguayan Administrative High Court and Judicial Courts in Latin America in its decisions. Diego is one of the most prominent scholars in IP in Uruguay. In addition, he has a very practical, personal and pro-active approach when advising clients.


  • Notary Public, 1996



  • Worked for 4 years at the Uruguayan Trademark Office

  • Former Legal Counsel at the University of Uruguay

  • Several conferences on International Civil Law, where he included presentations on Trademarks and Consumer Rights.

  • Invited by the Uruguayan Administrative High Court to lecture on Pharmaceutical Trademarks



  • He wrote the go-to Trademark Law book in Uruguay: “Trademarks Law in Uruguay”

  • He has also written the book “Trademark Law, Contractual matters”.

  • Author of “Trademarks Law, Content and limits”

  • Author of several articles in legal reviews, such as: “Tridimensional Trademarks”, “Principal and Traditional Confusing Similarity Rules”, “Chromatic Signs: Trademarks consisting in colors”, “Secondary meaning”, “Compulsory Trademark Use”