Born in Mexico City on August 18 1961, Javier Uhthoff-Orive is an attorney specialised in the field of intellectual property, holding a law degree conferred by the Universidad Anahuac, Mexico City. In 1989 received a Master's degree in Industrial Property, Transfer of Technology Patents and Trademarks, Foreign Investments and Copyrights by the same university.
In 1997 he attended a programme at the Japanese Institute of Invention and Innovation (JIII), in Tokyo Japan, where he received a certification in Foreign Investment and Industrial Property "Industrial Foreign Investment and Industrial Property Rights".
He is the author of Las Marcas de Servicio, su evolución y protección jurídica en México (Service Trademarks, their Evolution and Legal Protection in Mexico), 1986.
He is an active member of several organisations including the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AMPPI), American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), International Trademark Association (INTA), the Inter-American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI), International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) and the Mexican Bar Association.
He began working at Uhthoff, Gomez Vega & Uhthoff in 1984 and was appointed as a partner in 1989. As a senior partner in the patent department at Uhthoff, Gomez Vega & Uhthoff, he has had substantial experience representing numerous clients, mostly in advising multinational companies, protecting different types of innovation. He has advised an extensive variety of industries of Europe, North America, Asia and Latin America.
Javier Uhthoff-Orive has established a leading international reputation for IP matters and patent matters and has been recognised as IP Luminary, in 2008 he was awarded by the World Leaders International IP Awards the prize of "Excellence in Patent practice/ litigation in private practice" for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Uhthoff, Gomez Vega & Uhthoff was established in 1905, and is considered as one of the most prestigious and leading Intellectual Property law firms in Mexico.