Directora Legal y GerenteMaría J. Félix Troncoso

With an important trajectory in the practice of industrial and intellectual property law, María Josefina leads the team of professionals of the firm, who have devoted their practice to this area for years, under her leadership and guidance.

Her expertise and experience in intellectual property matters is the result of more than 25 years of practice representing multinational global corporations, as well as local brands.

She is a graduate of the Law School of the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra of Santo Domingo in 1991 and later in 1993, she completed the Masters Degree in Intellectual Property of the John Marshall Law School (Chicago, Illinois), being the first specialist with a degree in the area in the Dominican Republic.
After 18 years as co-director of the Industrial and Intellectual Property practice of ​​Troncoso y Cáceres, she launched her own project in 2011 establishing the firm Felix & Co., a boutique firm focused in Industrial Property. In July 2015, he accepted a proposal to return to Troncoso and Cáceres, at that time as the sole specialist in Industrial and Intellectual Property of the firm, which she leaves in February 2019, to continue her professional practice at Felix & Co., the firm that she had established in the year 211.

She taught the Intellectual Property class at the gradiate level from 2010 to 2015, and of the Distinctive Signs class of the Master in Industrial Property and New Technologies, both of the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra de Santo Domingo.

She actively participates in the IP legal community, as a member of the Directive of the Dominican Association of Intellectual Property (ADOPI), writing articles for publications such as the Judicial Gazette and being a frequent speaker in IP seminars for students and professionals, both in the public and private sector.
She participated in the drafting of Law No. 20-00 on Industrial Property and its respective Regulations of Application.

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CurriculumEducation

The protection of intangible innovation, ideas and knowledge has an increasingly important role.
  • Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Magister – PUCMM – Santo Domingo. Bachelor of Laws, 1991.
  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago.  Master of Laws in Intellectual Property, 1993.

Memberships and Community Involvement

  • Member of the Board of the DOMINICAN ASSOCIATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.
  • Arbitrator at the Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Chamber of Commerce of Santo Domingo.
  • Member of ADOPI, ASIPI, INTA (Committee Member), MARQUES, PTMG, FICPI, iTechLaw Association.
  • Adjunct Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Magister – PUCMM – Dominican Republic.

Publications

  • Disappearance and Absence. Juridical Sciences Magazine of the Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Magister. 1990.
  • Two simultaneous actions: Unfair Competition Civil Action and Trademark Infringement Action. Judicial Gazette. 2017
  • The Protection of the Titles of Musical Works as Trademarks. Judicial Gazette. 2017
  • Protection at the Borders and its Recent Implementation in the Dominican Republic. Judicial Gazette. 2018.
  • Towards the recognition of Dominican Geographic Indications. Intellectual Property Yearbook FUNGLODE. 2018.
  • Contrasting Application of Protection to the Notorious Trademark in Recent Administrative Decisions. Judicial Gazette. April 2019.

Recognitions

  • Chambers and Partners
    Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property
  • Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award
    Felix & Co.-IP Law Firm of the Year in the Dominican Republic
  • Offshore Excellence Awards
    Best for Corporate Structuring – Dominican Republic
  • Global Law Experts Practice Awards
    Felix & Co – Boutique IP Law Firm of the Year in the Dominican Republic

Languages

Profesional Exercise Practice Areas

Changing technology presents new challenges in regulation for which lawyers must constantly design appropriate protection solutions.
  • Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement
  • IP Litigation
  • Trademark Agency Services
  • Commercial and Corporate Law
  • Contracts

ReconocimientosChambers Partners Global Guide Rankings 2019

She is considered for her achievements as “an expert in intellectual property matters”. It offers a remarkable experience in the presentation of brands both locally and in other Caribbean jurisdictions, as well as in the fight against counterfeiting. The sources say: “She and her team are always available to solve complex problems and make them look simple.”

References Relevant Experience

  • IP portfolio management and development
  • Trademark protection and enforcement
  • Trademark Infringement litigation
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Trademark Protection at Customs
  • Trademark Agency Services
  • Patent and Design filings and enforcement
  • Copyright law
  • Unfair competition disputes
  • Licensing and franchising transactions
  • Technology services agreements
  • Internet and new media issues
  • Technology and patent license agreements
  • Corporate Law
  • Contract Law
  • Energy Law
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