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Erwin Cruz

Erwin Cruz


Erwin Cruz has been at OLIVARES since 2008, and has extensive expertise in biotech/pharmaceutical law, intellectual property law, litigation and enforcement of exclusive rights and regulatory compliance advisory. He works closely with the Mexican health authorities, the Mexican Patent and Trademark Office and the federal courts.

As member of life sciences team, his area of practice is mainly advisory and enforcement of patent and trademark rights, as well as regulatory affairs – mostly in the issuance of and contesting of marketing authorisations by health authorities, linkage system and regulatory data protection.


  • Key issues for biotech products in Mexico, IAM Life Sciences (2015)
  • Getting the Deal Through – Life Sciences, Chapter: Mexico (2015)
  • Pharmaceutical Trademarks, World Trademark Review, Chapter: Mexico (2015/2016) 
  • APIs, imports and the Bolar exemption: concerns and practical measures, IAM (2014) 
  • Practical Law Life Sciences multijurisdictional guide, Chapter: Mexico [2014] 
  • Pharmaceutical Advertising 2014, Chapter: Mexico (2014)
  • Getting the Deal Through – Patents, Chapter: Mexico (2011–2012).


  • University of Sheffield, UK LLM Biotech Law & Ethics (1:1) 2014
  • National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) IP Specialisation (1:1), 2009
  • UNAM LLB (1:1) 2006.


Mexican Association for IP Protection (AMPPI)


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