Cecilia is a proactive attorney; she practices law mainly in Intellectual Property being her strengths copyrights, trademarks and geographical indications, ancestral knowledge and biodiversity. Cecilia participates constantly in an active manner in several working groups regarding trends for the industries and work on policy making towards governments; she is an active co-chair at the ICC IP Commission on the Hague Convention on the Apostile, and participates with opinion constantly, she has also successfully conformed the ICC Ecuador IP Commission which is working on juridical criteria for several projects of law and regulations on IP rights. At ECTA and ASIPI she has also been quite active, with a leading roll in ASIPI´s Geographical Indications Committee she is a constant and hard worker delivering impeccable work, dealing also with orIGin as law firm member. She contributes with INTA. Cecilia´s Pro bono work has influenced favorably in decisions towards the expansion of ONGs´ on ancestral knowledge and use of biodiversity, apparel for persons with disabilities, and education. Cecilia had a leading roll 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 technology transfer agreements. She has successfully advised and managed administrative litigation procedures having favorable results and client satisfaction. Cecilia is an expert in piracy and counterfeit actions, concluding with definite precatory measures ceasing infringements on copyrights and trademarks mainly, 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.
- JD (equivalent), Pontificia Universidad Católica Ecuador 1998
- National Ambassador of the International Chamber of Commerce Intellectual Property Commission for Ecuador, 2017- 2019
- President, Geographical Indications Committee, Interamerican Association of Intellectual Property ASIPI 2015-2018
- President, Intellectual Property Commission ICC Ecuador 2018 – 2020
- Honorary Consul of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago accredited before the Government of the Republic of Ecuador