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Rodríguez Macías, María José
María José graduated with honors from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. She chairs the Intellectual Property, Antitrust, Consumer Protection and Fair Trade Practices at Brons & Salas. She joined the Firm in 1996.
She received her LL.B. from the School of Law of the Universidad de Buenos Aires, with honors, in 1991. She also attended the Training Program in Management (FDP) at the School of Business of the Universidad Luigi Bocconi, (SDA Bocconi, Milan, Italy), the Training Program in Management (FDP) at the ESC Lyon (Lyon, France) and a Postgraduate Course in Business Law at Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE).
In relation to the Intellectual Property Law practice, she leads a team of 5 lawyers and administrative personnel specialized in the matter and engaged in providing advice on strategies for the management, preservation and defense of the intangible assets of multinational companies doing business in Argentina, as well as local companies that intend to expand internationally.
María José also coordinates and manages global trademark and patent portfolios for her local and foreign clients. To that end, the IP Department of which she is in charge has built a network of correspondents in more than 70 countries, who are capable of providing immediate response in cases of global launches of products and/or services by Brons & Salas’ clients.
Regarding Antitrust Law, she provides advice to foreign investors who desire to invest in Argentina through the acquisition of companies, as well as through M&As conducted abroad with effects within the Argentine territory.
The Antitrust Practice group has vast experience in matters involving anti-competitive practices and does not only provide advice to its clients in such regard but also offers training programs for their top-level management for the implementation of good business practices in line with the global policies of their international peers.
María José has been invited to participate in different forums, panel discussions and conferences in relation to both Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law.
For more than 20 years she has been a professor of Intellectual Property Law at the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE) and a visiting professor of the Business Law Master’s Degree Program (MADE) at said University.
She is a member of the Buenos Aires City Bar Association, a member of the Inter-American Intellectual Property Association (ASIPI), a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and a member of the Argentine Intellectual Property Brokers Association (AAAPI).
María José is the author of the chapters referring to Argentina of the following books:
“2005 Antitrust Year in Review”, published by the American Bar Association, Section of International Law & Practice, March 2006 “Product Liability-Argentina”, published by Global Legal Group (2003).
“2006 Antitrust Year in Review”, published by the American Bar Association, Section of International Law, March 2007.
“2007 Antitrust Year in Review”, published by the American Bar Association, Section of International Law, March 2008
“2008 Antitrust Year in Review”, published by the American Bar Association, Section of International Law, March 2009.
“2009 Antitrust Year in Review”, published by the American Bar Association, Section of International Law, March 2010.
Chapter 6 “Antitrust Regulations”, of the book Business Laws of Argentina, 2009-2014 Edition, various authors, Editorial West (A Thomson Reuters Business).
Preparation of technical reports, on a permanent basis, about Intellectual Property and Antitrust Matters, as advisor of international companies.