Federico Berger

Area of practice

Mr. Berger specializes in IP. He works for the legal department of the firm, especially in lawsuits involving trademark matters. He also povides clients with advise related to the protection of IP rights.
He drafts, advises and negotiates trademark license agreements, distribution contracts, among other trademark related contracts. He has taken part in conflicts connected with copyrights and trademarks in internet and social networks. He has also protected domain names and Twitter accounts from squatting.
Additionally, he works on technology transfer contracts registration, on matters related to consumers protection, fair competition and general commercial law.

Publications

“Saturation of Trademarks Offices resulting from unused trademarks registrations. Partial cancellation? Defensive trademarks?”, El Derecho 15/03/2013.
“Trade Dress protection against confusion and dilution acts”, La Ley, 07/01/2011.
“Retail Stores Trade Dress”, La Ley, 25/06/2010
“Discovery Proceedings in Enforcement in the US and in Europe", European Intellectual Property Institutes Network, Team Report, 2009, available in BePress 2010-2012 (co-author).

Dissertations

2012, Speaker at the XXVI AAAPI (Asociación Argentina de Agentes de la Propiedad Industrial) Annual Meeting. Panel title: “Trade dress and non-traditional trademarks”.
2012 Speaker at AAAPI workshop. Panel title: “Saturation of Trademarks Offices resulting from unused trademarks registrations. Partial cancellation? Scope limitation?”

Memberships

Member of the Buenos Aires Bar Association.
Member of “Latin America & Caribbean Subcommittee of the Non-Traditional Marks Committee” of the International Trademark Association (INTA).

Languages

Spanish and English.

Education

2009, Master in Intellectual Property, Universidad de Alicante (Spain).
2006, Master in Business Law, Universidad de Palermo.
2003, LL.B (Law Degree), Universidad de Buenos Aires.