Celia Ler­man

In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty Lawyer in Cal­i­for­nia & Ar­genti­na

WHO AM I?

I am a lawyer that helps tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­nies pro­tect their in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty, in the Unit­ed States and Ar­genti­na. I am al­so on the fac­ul­ty of the Tor­cu­a­to Di Tel­la Law School.

Con­nect­ing Two Re­gions

The fo­cus of the my ca­reer since I was 21 has been con­nect­ing Latin Amer­i­ca and the Unit­ed States, two cul­tures that I un­der­stand on a deep lev­el. On the Latin Amer­i­can side, I grew up in Buenos Aires, was the vale­dic­to­ri­an of the Di Tel­la Law School, I’ve been an as­so­ciate at a law firm in Buenos Aires and have re­solved com­plex in­ter­na­tion­al cas­es. On the Amer­i­can side, I re­ceived my Mas­ters in Law from Stan­ford and lived in Sil­i­con Val­ley, I was a re­search fel­low at Co­lum­bia and lived in New York, I’ve been work­ing with Amer­i­can com­pa­nies for a decade — and, per­haps most im­por­tant­ly, my hus­band and two chil­dren are Amer­i­can.

My Strengths

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IP Strat­e­gy

Pro­tect­ing your in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty starts long be­fore fil­ing any forms; a good strat­e­gy is the key, and a bad strat­e­gy can lead di­rect­ly to fail­ure.

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IP Pa­per­work

Do­ing all the nec­es­sary pa­per­work re­quires an ob­ses­sion with de­tail, dot­ting every ‘i’ and cross­ing every ‘t’.

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Be­ing So­lu­tion-Ori­ent­ed

Think­ing like a busi­nessper­son is crit­i­cal. So­lu­tions are not about min­i­miz­ing all po­ten­tial risk; but in­stead about solv­ing prob­lems in a prac­ti­cal way to help clients achieve their busi­ness goals.

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Fol­low­ing Through

Be­ing or­ga­nized and re­spon­sive isn’t enough; you need to al­so fol­low through with the agen­cies, with the clients, with the oth­er par­ties. My phi­los­o­phy is to fol­low­ing-through un­til the mat­ter is solved, and to be proac­tive to pre­vent new is­sues.

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Re­spond­ing Very Quick­ly

Re­spon­sive­ness and con­stant com­mu­ni­ca­tion that is not easy to find in Latin Amer­i­ca.

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Op­er­at­ing Bilin­gual­ly

Speak­ing both Eng­lish and Span­ish at a na­tive lev­el, I’m pro­found­ly com­fort­able work­ing in an in­ter­na­tion­al con­text.

My Le­gal Prac­tice

RE­SEARCH

I’ve had my re­search fund­ed by Co­lum­bia as a re­search fel­low, Penn as a grant re­cip­i­ent, Stan­ford where I was a SPILS fel­low and a Ful­bright Schol­ar, and Di Tel­la where I’m on the fac­ul­ty. My re­search fo­cus­es on in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty law, specif­i­cal­ly:

Blog

Re­lief for LLM Stu­dents: ICE Re­vokes Stu­dent Visa Pol­i­cy That Would Have Sent Hun­dreds of Thou­sands of For­eign­ers Pack­ing for Home

Last week, U.S. Im­mi­gra­tion and Cus­toms En­force­ment (ICE) re­voked a re­cent im­mi­gra­tion pol­i­cy that was an­nounced ear­li­er this month that would have forced for­eign stu­dents liv­ing in the U.S. with […]

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Con­tin­ue read­ing — Re­lief for LLM Stu­dents: ICE Re­vokes Stu­dent Visa Pol­i­cy That Would Have Sent Hun­dreds of Thou­sands of For­eign­ers Pack­ing for Home

Celia Ler­man writes on the Im­pact of the new EU-Mer­­co­­sur Agree­ment for Trade­marks and Ge­o­graph­i­cal In­di­ca­tions

Celia Ler­man’s ar­ti­cle, “EU-Mer­­­co­­­sur Trade Agree­ment In­creas­es Pro­tec­tion for Trade­marks and Ge­o­graph­i­cal In­di­ca­tions” was just pub­lished in the IN­TA Bul­letin (Sep­tem­ber 15, 2019 Vol. 74 No. 16). En­joy read­ing it […]

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Con­tin­ue read­ing — Celia Ler­man writes on the Im­pact of the new EU-Mer­­co­­sur Agree­ment for Trade­marks and Ge­o­graph­i­cal In­di­ca­tions

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