Founded in December 2009, AVAH Legal has managed to grow and gain the market's respect within a short time. A full-service IP firm, AVAH Legal is headquartered in Mexico City with a second office in Guadalajara and a team of 25 IP professionals. While active in all IP areas, it is particularly known for its work in trade mark litigation. It serves large multinational and local companies, such as Pernod Ricard, Philip Morris, FIFA and Televisa.
In 2012, the firm secured a victory for its client, a leading international dairy company, against a local competitor in an unfair competition case. The ruling on the amount of damages to be awarded is pending, but, according to the firm, it will set a precedent, since damages resulting from such practices have yet to be defined.
Peers speak highly of the firm and its lawyers. "They are very hard-working; they are a firm to watch," one competitor says. "They are building a very nice practice." Another peer adds: "They are very good lawyers; very good in everything."