María del Pilar López, born San José, Costa Rica, 1980. She 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. Education: Universidad Escuela Libre de Derecho, Attorney at Law (2006). Memberships: Costa Rican Bar Association; International Trademark Association (INTA); International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI); American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA); Inter American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI).