SIPLA

Team

The Initiative's research projects and events are coordinated by the Observatory based in Buenos Aires, in close collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. The Initiative is supported by an Advisory Committee composed of Latin American nationals of international renown with extensive expertise and experience in the region's intellectual property and competition laws.

 

Reto Hilty
Team Lead

Reto is Director of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich and President of the "Smart IP for Latin America" Association. He is full professor (ad personam) at the University of Zurich, honorary professor at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich and doctor honoris causa at the University of Buenos Aires.

Pedro Henrique D. Batista
Junior Research Fellow

Pedro is a Junior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich and Executive Editor of GRUR International. He holds a law degree from the University of São Paulo and a Master’s degree (LL.M.) from the University of Munich, where he is currently a Ph.D. candidate.

Francisco Beneke
Senior Research Fellow

Francisco is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich and Executive Editor of GRUR International. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Munich and holds an LL.M. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

Roxana Carmen Blasetti
Affiliated Research Fellow

Roxana is an Affiliated Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. She is a member of the Observatory and of the Board of Directors of the "Smart IP for Latin America" Association. She is Director of the Specialization Course in Negotiations and International Trade in Agro-industries, University of Buenos Aires.

Suelen Carls
Senior Research Fellow

Suelen is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. She is an IP Expert of the World Intellectual Property Organization Academy and a Visiting Professor at the University of Marília, Unimar, Brazil.

Juan Ignacio Correa
Affiliated Research Fellow

Juan is an Affiliated Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. He is a member of the Observatory and Secretary General of the "Smart IP for Latin America" Association. He holds a law degree from the University of Buenos Aires.

Matthias Lamping
Senior Research Fellow

Matthias is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich and Treasurer of the "Smart IP for Latin America" Association. He is active as a visiting lecturer at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, the Europa-Kolleg of the University of Hamburg and the Tongji University in Shanghai.

Gonzalo Nazar de la Vega
Affiliated Research Fellow

Gonzalo is an Affiliated Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. He is a member of the Observatory and of the Board of Directors of the "Smart IP for Latin America" Association. He holds a law degree from the University of Buenos Aires, a Master in Law and Economics from Torcuato Di Tella University, Buenos Aires, and a postgraduate degree in Intellectual Property from the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Industrial and Economic Law (CEIDIE), University of Buenos Aires.