Victor Hugo Garcia Padilla

Director and Co-owner

Professions: Lawyer

Certifications: LL.M.

Languages: English, German, Spanish

GAMA Consult GmbH
Zug, ZG, Switzerland

Victor Garcia has more than 15 years of experience in the private legal sector, including legal online and domain name matters.

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property Law, Contract Law, Corporate Law, Entertainment Law, Copyright Law, Trademark Law.

Professional Experience

Mr. Garcia concentrates his practice in the areas of intellectual property, sports law and domain name litigation. He has represented several 500 Fortune companies, including telecommunications, manufactures and services companies.

 

Mr. Garcia worked during 10 years as Intellectual Property Legal Counsel at América Móvil, S.A.B de C.V., a Forbes 2000 global company before incorporating his own legal consulting company based in Switzerland in 2014, GAMA Consult GmbH. In 2018, Mr. Garcia co-founded HSS IPM GmbH, a Swiss consulting company that provides general trademark and IP services as well as global online brand monitoring and enforcement services.

 

Mr. Garcia has participated in several major transactions and domain name litigation, including the negotiations of a media rights agreement with the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland, leading the trademark legal proceedings to rebrand one of the top ten Latin America’s brands for telecommunication services and recovering through UDRP and DRP proceedings several gTld´s and ccTld´s domain names.

Arbitration Experience

Represent clients in disputes related to domain names, including ccTLDs, gTLDs and many new gTLDs. •

Advocate for clients in domain name disputes before the World Intellectual Property Organization, Czech Arbitration Court, The South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Nominet, Canadian International Internet Dispute Resolution Centre, utilizing the respectively applicable Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy.

Negotiated the acquisition of several high-profile domain names.

Professional and Other Activities

International Trademark Association (INTA), Member of the Emerging Issues Committee.

Publications

Multiple Ownership in Football Clubs: “The Mexican Case”: Multiple Ownership in Football Clubs: “The Mexican Case”-中国体育法学网 (chinasportslaw.com)

Legal aspects about the Solidarity Mechanism in Football: Aspects about the solidarity mechanism in football-中国体育法学网 (chinasportslaw.com)

CONADE vs Mexican sports federations: CONADE vs Mexican sports federations-中国体育法学网 (chinasportslaw.com)

Academic Qualifications

Online WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshop, Online Course, WIPO Academy – Nov 2021

Regulatory Compliance Specialization, Online Course, University of Pennsylvania – Feb 2021

World Intellectual Property Organization, Online Course, WIPO Academy – May 2017
General Course on Intellectual Property

Asser Institute (Centre for Int. & European Law), The Hague, Netherlands – Jul 2014
Summer Programme on International Sports Law

University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland – Sep 2008
Master of International Business Law (LL.M.) with specialization in
Intellectual Property, Technology and Information Law

Eurocentres, Vancouver, Canada – Dec 2001
Language Course – Proficiency in English, Level 8/10

Tecnológico de Monterrey, Estado de México, México – Dec 2001
Bachelor of Law (LLB) (Honours)

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