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Héctor Ariel Manoff
Telephone: (5411) 4371-6100  Fax: (5411) 4371-6365
Email: amanoff@vmf.com.ar

Héctor Ariel Manoff
   

Héctor Ariel Manoff has developed his professional practice giving advice to clients, companies, public and private institutions regarding civil and commercial matters related to different aspects of the Law.

His practice has focused especially in trademarks, patents, copyright, trade secrets, Internet, domain names and other properties.

As lawyer, he has been involved in litigation, preliminary injuctions, recourses before different courts, including The National Supreme Court of Justice, from entertainment matters to pharmaceutical patents, famous or notorious marks and copyright issues. His practice also includes giving legal advice regarding tax matters of technology transfer, sales contract operations and management of portfolios and transfer of large assets volumes.

   
  Professional Experience
 
Head of the Intellectual Property Department at Vitale, Manoff & Feilbogen. Co-Chair of the Corporate Law Department.
Advisory and litigation regarding trademarks, patents, copyright, licenses, technology transfer, trade secrets. Internet domain names.
Arbitrator of the National Arbitration Forum in disputes related to domain names.
Mediator of the International Trademark Association (INTA) Panel of Neutrals.
 
Institucional Activity
 
Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA). Chair of the Dilution and Well Known Marks Latin America & Caribbean subcommittee.
Member of the Asociación de Abogados de Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires Bar Association. Chair of the Intellectual Property committee).
Member of IPC (Intellectual Property Constituency) of the Internet Corporation Assignment Names and Numbers (ICANN).
Board Member of the Argentine Chapter of ISOC (Internet Society).
Member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Management Law Practice Section, Antitrust Law Section and Intellectual Property Law Section.
Member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).
Member of the Argentina Internet Services Industry Association (CABASE).
Academic Advisor of the Intellectual Property magazine of AD-Hoc Editores, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Board Member of the Alumni Association of The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois.
Member of the Copyright Society of the USA.
Member of the Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Industrielle (AIPPI).
Member of the Interamerican Industrial Property Association (ASIPI).
Member of the Licensing Executive Society (LES).
Member of the Asociación Argentina de Agentes de la Propiedad Industrial. (AAAPI) [Argentine Intellectual Property Agents Association].
 
Education
 
Master Degree - L.L.M. Program in Intellectual Property Law. The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL USA.
Intensive course of International Business Law - The John Marshall Law School (1997).
Intensive course about "Chicago Board and Trade Technical Management". Chicago Board and Trade.
Intellectual Property Agent.
Attorney at Law. School of Law and Social Sciences. Universidad de Buenos Aires.
Postgraduate Degree: "Corporate Governance". Universidad del CEMA (CEMA University).
   
  Publications
 
"Domain Names and Trademarks. A Complex Legal Relationship". (Brainstorming).
"Valuation of the Intellectual Property at the Legal Procedure" (Jusautor).
"McDonald's Case in South Africa - Famous Trademarks in Argentina", mentioned at the National Law Journal, New York, USA.
   
  Conferences and lectures
 
Speaker at the Workshop on Intellectual Property - Copyright and Industrial Property. The possible coexistence. (June 2008) organized by the Asociación de Abogados de Buenos Aires [ Buenos Aires Bar Association] (AABA). Topic: "Copyright - trademarks and no traditional trademarks".
Speaker at the Seminar: Medication legal regulation (June 2008). Organized by the Asociación de Abogados de Buenos Aires [ Buenos Aires Bar Association). Topic: "Pharmaceutical patents in Argentina".
Coordinator of the Seminar about Patent and trademark law. (November 2007), Asociación de Abogados de Buenos Aires [Buenos Aires Bar Association].
Speaker at Farma Forum 2007. Topic: "Legal resources of pharmaceutical products patents".
Speaker at the 2007 Internet International Meeting, Buenos Aires organized by CABASE. Topic: "Data and Intellectual Property Protection in the Information Society"
Speaker at Workshop: "New technical and legal trends in Internet" organized by Internet Society ISOC-AR Argentine Chapter. Topic: Intellectual Property Rights in Internet" (2007)
Speaker at 2007 ABA Regional Meeting, Buenos Aires. Topic: "Intellectual Property Protection in Argentina. Keys for an understanding of the trademark protection system in Argentina from the perspective of a US practitioner"
Speaker at 2006 ABA International Fall Meeting, Miami, FL. Topic: "Intellectual Property Protection in Argentina. Keys for an understanding of the trademark protection system in Argentina from the perspective of a US practitioner.".
Speaker at 126th INTA Annual Meeting, in Atlanta Topic: "Intellectual Property in Latin America" 2005.
Speaker at 2004 NYSBA (New York State Bar Association) Spring Meeting, Santiago de Chile Topic: "Enforcement Of Intellectual Property Rights In Argentina After The Implementation Of The Trips Agreement".
Speaker at 125th INTA Annual Meeting, in Amsterdam Topic: "Rights Derived from the Use of Unregistered Marks and Cancellation for Nonuse in South America" 2004.
Speaker at the 2004 American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Annual Meeting (Latin America Committee) Topic: "Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Argentina after the Implementation of the TRIPS Agreement"
Speaker at the 2003 Buenos Aires Translator Association Annual Meeting. Topic: "Translators Rights."
 
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República Argentina
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