Cecilia is a proactive attorney. She practices law mainly in Intellectual Property and has particular strength in copyrights, trademarks and geographical indications, ancestral knowledge and biodiversity. She is also an expert in regulatory affairs and efficiently advices her clients in compliance providing effective solutions to their needs.
She constantly participates in several working groups regarding trends for the industries and works on advocacy papers towards policy making. She co-chaired the ICC IP Commission Task Force on the Hague Convention on the Apostille and participates with opinion constantly. She chairs the ICC Ecuador IP Commission and actively cooperates with juridical criteria for several projects of law and regulations on IP rights, and promoting observatories for customs watch.
She is quite dynamic at ECTA now serving at the ACC Committee, same with INTA, and at ASIPI she chairs the Geographical Indications Committee for her second period for which she has been recognized for her hard work and impeccable job. She is also involved with orIGin as law firm member.
She had a leading role on the negotiation of a biodiversity access contract between Yale University and the Environmental Ministry of Ecuador. Her advice regarding the protection of intellectual property has meant that her clients have been able to develop new ventures safely and expand their business in Ecuador and into foreign markets. Her vast experience in managing IP portfolios has allowed her to advise clients on how to achieve strategic business objectives through audits of intangible assets, acquisition of rights, licenses and franchises.
She has successfully advised and managed administrative litigation procedures having favorable results and client satisfaction. Also, she is an expert in piracy, counterfeit actions, and border measures concluding with definite cease of infringements on copyrights and trademarks. Appellation of origin infringements had also been handled successfully. Cecilia represents clients in a wide range of business sectors, and has experience in advising in beverage, clothing, cosmetics, veterinary products, pharmaceuticals, cleaners and disinfectants, agriculture, timber, entertainment, literary, and editorial business industries.
Currently she leads a team of professionals in FPA dedicated to the Hemp & Cannabis industries from the regulatory perspective on agro-industrial and medicinal, cosmetics and food & beverages. Cecilia is a founder member at the Quito Chamber of Commerce Hemp Cluster being it´s exclusive legal advisor.
Cecilia's performance has been recognized by important international legal boards such as: Chambers & Partners and WTR 1000.
"Cecilia Falconi Pérez is recognised in the market for her activity and is described by a client as their "reference for IP in Ecuador." Her practice spans trade mark and patent work across entertainment, food and drink and pharmaceuticals." (Chambers Review, 2020)
"Cecilia Falconi is a powerful force behind this; brand owners find her insight "indispensable" and overseas connections praise her for following through with all matters and making everything happen on time, guaranteeing the best IP assistance." (World Trademark Review, 2020)
- Exclusive advisor and founder member Quito Chamber of Commerce Hemp and Cannabis Cluster 2020
- International Chamber of Commerce, IP Commission, Ambassador for Ecuador, 2018 – present time
- President at the Intellectual Property Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce representing Ecuador, July 2018 – present time
- Chair, Geographical Indications Committee, Interamerican Association of Intellectual Property ASIPI 2015-2018 and 2018 – 2021
- Member at INTA Anticounterfeiting Committee 2020-2021
- Member at ECTA Anti- Counterfeiting Committee 2019 – 2021
- Cultural House of Ecuador, Juridical Section, Fully-fledged member 2008