María del Pilar López is responsible for overseeing the firm’s IP matters. She receives high praise from clients and peers alike, who consider her a standout lawyer. Her working style and activity in the market are seen as real strengths by sources, who also comment on her responsiveness. She counsels clients on protection of their IP, approves search and clearance reports, prepares filings for IP registrations, advocates in administrative appeals and oppositions, being responsible for IP enforcement strategies and actions. She also advises on product development and testing, regulatory compliance and enforcement, advertisement and promotion of biotechnology innovations. During the past years, Mrs López has established a life sciences practice and privacy practice responding to the client’s requirements and developing trends. Education: Universidad Escuela Libre de Derecho, Attorney at Law (2006). Memberships: Costa Rican Bar Association, INTA, AIPPI, AIPLA, ASIPI.