CCN’s attorneys regularly assist clients with intellectual property and technology issues. Clients manufacturing or selling goods in Mexico turn to the firm for advice on how to protect their intellectual property rights and technology. The firm handles copyrights, patents, trademarks and trade secrets matters, including a focus on emerging biotechnology and genomic issues in Mexico. The firm also assists clients engaged in franchising, licensing and technology transfers. CCN attorneys understand the interplay among fiscal, regulatory, customs and foreign investment considerations in the information and technology area. CCN attorneys in Mexico represent numerous clients before the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property or IMPI and the National Copyright Institute or INDA, in matters ranging from trademarks, slogans, software, patents, denominations of origin, maintenance and protection of intellectual property rights. CCN’s intellectual property attorneys also advise clients on how to protect their valuable intellectual property rights and how to defend such rights in cases of third party infringement and cancellation proceedings, including the capacity to litigate before the IMPI and Mexican courts.