CERVIERI MONSUÁREZ is a law firm specializing in intellectual property, with offices in Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and one in the Uruguayan Free Trade Zone, WTC Montevideo.
The firm focuses on the defense of intellectual property rights and has specialists in anti-piracy, trademarks, patents, copyrights, industrial designs, signal piracy and regulatory matters, among other specialities, with lawyers and notaries in all specialities and at all ranks. All matters are worked on as a team by senior and junior lawyers, specialized in each area. In addition to its broad client portfolio, the firm stands out for its successful work and famous cases in the country. This has brought the firm international recognition and even high positions in the world of intellectual property for its partners.
Cervieri Monsuárez understands how to use the key location of Uruguay, a regional transit country for goods, to develop a regional strategy to combat trademark counterfeiting. This element is highly valued by clients, who centralize work in Uruguay to control the entry of counterfeits into the rest of South America, Central America and the Caribbean.
CM is the first law firm in the country to develop its own online monitoring system applied to all of Latin America, which in recent years has allowed the removal of millions of publications that violated trademarks, patents or copyrights of dozens of companies that were being harmed by the growth of e-commerce and the lack of controls in online sales platforms and social networks.
The company is also committed in terms of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. In 2020, Cervieri Monsuárez received the “ReAction in times of pandemic” of DERES, as the firm created the CM Green campaign, where the whole team committed to contribute to the environment and raise awareness about sustainable actions that can help our planet. In 2021, the company applied again for the pandemic award with an action concerning the protection of companies and small businesses in relation to online crimes such as phishing and data protection, and was awarded by DERES with the 2021 distinction. Finally, CM received a second BEST PRACTICES award from DERES, due to our sustainable destruction system for infringing goods, in which the firm takes advantage of the waste produced by the destruction of counterfeit products and transforms it into plates that have different uses (they are used for construction, for receivers, for animal protection, among others). CM was also awarded with the “Green Swag Award” at the 2022 INTA Annual Meeting, for having the most sustainable booth of the conference.