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Álvaro Sevilla


Alvaro Sevilla has been part of the Firm since 1994. He is a Partner of Tobar ZVS, and focuses his professional practice in the following specializations:

Competition: He is the Head of the Antitrust and Competition unit of the firm, with practice in Market Power Abuse lawsuits, Corrective Measures, Market Distortion, Unfair Competition and Concertations.

As to regulatory matters, his practice includes aspects related to healthcare issues, advertising, communication, telecommunications, data protection, and food related and beverages.

Corporate Unit: Structure of Legal Vehicles for Businesses, Commercial Contracting, M&A, Project Financing.

Regarding Intellectual Property: He offers strategic advice in the different phases of intellectual property, particularly in matters related to copyrights and plant breeders’ rights. It is worth mentioning that, in 1997, he actively participated in preparing the Intellectual Property Law that was in force until December 2016.

His counseling service is mainly oriented to clients in sectors such as healthcare, food and beverages, technology-based businesses, advertising, flower and agriculture industry, trademark management, communications, entertainment and sports.

His training includes:

II International WIPO/SGAE Training Course on Copyrights and Related Laws for Latin America, organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Spanish Society of Authors and Publishers, held in Quito November 20-28, 1995.

X International Congress on the Protection of Intellectual Rights (author, artist and producer) organized by the Republic of Ecuador, the World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO and the Court of Justice of the Cartagena Agreement, held in Quito November 29 to December 2, 1995.
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito, (Graduate of Juridical Sciences, Doctor in Jurisprudence and Lawyer of the Republic) 1997.

Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP, 1999 Trademark Training Program, Falls Church, Virginia, USA, 1999. - Inter-Regional Seminar Introduction to Copy Rights and Related Rights of the World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO. (Geneva 2000).

Attended course on collective management organizations of the World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO and the Spanish Society of Authors and Publishers (Madrid, 2000).
III Congress on International Football Law, organized by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (Madrid, 2009).

Languages: Spanish, English.

His doctorate thesis dealt with Public Communications Law; he is also the co-author of articles in The Law Science Review, 3rd and 4th Editions, Ecuador Chapter (2015, 2016).

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