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Sebastian Lovera Riso


Phone: (212) 708-3452 | Fax: (212) 246-8959

Sebastian Lovera Riso is a partner in the New York office of Ladas & Parry LLP.  Sebastian’s practice focuses on the prosecution, maintenance, protection, and enforcement of trademarks, both domestically and internationally.

Before joining the firm, Sebastian was an Associate at Zacarias & Fernandez in Paraguay from 2005 to 2007, where he specialized in contentious and non-contentious matters in the field of trademark law. He received his law degree (Abogado), summa cum laude, from the National University of Asunción (Paraguay), and his LL.M. from the University of Michigan Law School. He also received a post-graduate degree as a Notary Public from the National University of Asunción. He is admitted to practice in Paraguay and in the State of New York. His native language is Spanish, and he is fluent in English and Portuguese.

When not practicing law, Sebastian enjoys soccer, rugby, running, cycling, and participating in triathlons.


University of Michigan Law School (LL.M., 2008)
Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales – Universidad Nacional de Asunción (Notary Public, 2007)
Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales – Universidad Nacional de Asunción (Attorney at Law, 2005)


New York

Key Industries

Consumer Products
Industrial Products & Services
Entertainment, Arts, Media & Sports
Informational Industries
Optical Products
Glass and fiberglass
Vehicle and Equipment Rental
Restaurants, Hotels and Resorts
Weapons and Military Products
Commercial Washing and Dryer Machines
Electrical Products
Industrial Metals
Personal Goods
Fashion & Apparel

Associations & Organizations

American Bar Association (ABA)
New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI)

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Publications & Presentations

Parody website found not to infringe trademark, (World Trademark Review, July, 2008)
Mixed results for Google in Vulcan Case, (World Trademark Review, October, 2008)
Tips on Acquisition and Enforcement of Trademark Rights on a Tight Budget, (May, 2009)
A Tu Salud! A Primer on the Protection of Chilean Wine and Spirits Trademarks in the United States, ESTUDIOS DE DERECHO Y PROPRIEDAD INTELECTUAL, Alessandri & Compañia Abogados, Editorial Juridica de Chile, 2009
Consejos para la Adquisición y Protección de Derechos Marcarios con un Presupuesto Limitado, Marcasur, November 26, 2009

Portuguese, Spanish,
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