Santiago R. O’Conor


O’Conor & Power Abogados
San Martín 663, Piso 9
Ciudad de Buenos Aires

Tel: (5411) 4311-2740


Santiago Ricardo O’Conor was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He specialises in all areas of intellectual property, advising domestic and foreign companies on local and international IP law, prosecution and litigation.

He has advised Forbes and Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries, such as luxury goods, food and wine, technology and telecommunications and entertainment. He is the founder and managing partner of O’CONOR & POWER. Mr O’Conor qualified as an attorney and an industrial agent at the Faculty of Law, University of Buenos Aires. He also attended postgraduate courses in intellectual and industrial property law in Argentina, as well as at Fordham IP Institute. His extensive background includes being a partner and head of the international trademark department of Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal in Buenos Aires, for 23 years (1989-2012), as well as an associate attorney at Baker & McKenzie in Buenos Aires (1987-1989).

Mr O’Conor has been professor of international private law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires, as well as professor of industrial property Law at the Universidad Catòlica in Argentina.

He is a very active participant in different organisations and associations in his area of expertise. He is secretary of the Argentine branch of the International Bar Association. He has served three consecutive periods as national delegate for Argentina at the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI), and is president of its Academic and Education Committees. He has served on the following International Trademark Association committees: Enforcement Committee (2012-2013), Programmes Committee (2008-2011), Project Team INTA/ASIPI Conference (2011); Annual Meeting 2009 and 2010 Project Teams, Trademarks Administrators Conference 2009 Project Team; Treaty Analysis Committee and Free Trade Areas Sub-committee (2006-2007).

He is also very active in various IP organisations, including the European Communities Trademark Association, MARQUES, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the Intellectual Property Owners Association, the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group, the Institute of Trademark Attorneys, the IBA, the Licencing Executives Society and the Association of Intellectual Property Firms.

  • Trademarks
  • Brands
  • Litigation
  • Management of Domestic and International Trademark Portfolios
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Latin American Filing Strategies
  • Prosecution
  • Licensing
  • Copyrights
  • Enforcement Strategies
  • Industrial Designs
  • Domain Names Registration and Protection
  • MERCOSUR (Southern Common Market: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay)
With more than 30 years’ experience in the handling of IP portfolios for domestic and international clients in Argentina and Latin America, O’Conor & Power Abogados-Propiedad Industrial’s lawyers, industrial property agents and select network of engineers and technical professionals combine their broad backgrounds and experiences in different disciplines and industries to work closely as a team – which is underpinned by fluent English communication representing international, regional and local companies in trademarks, patents, utility models, designs, copyright, software domain names, transfer of technology, franchising, licensing and related matters.

We have the necessary specialties and professionals to handle all of our work in-house, and understand all of the IP needs of our clients. Our main objective is to be proactive in our attitude.

We are wholly responsive to clients’ needs and use our vast local and international IP experience and expertise in Argentina and Latin Ameria to satisfy the changing requirements of the IP community in a globalised world, following the principles of reliability, quality, efficient action, adaptable and tailored pricing and flexibility, with equal emphasis on providing customised and personalised services.

The firm serves clients from multiple industries, including automotive, optical, chemical, pharmaceuticals, beer, wine, food, coffee, technology and telecoms, toys, clothing and sportswear.


“Santiago Ricardo O’Conor of O’Conor & Power Abogados is singled out by commentators as “a very good practitioner in this market.” He is well versed in IP issues and has experience dealing with trade marks including prosecution and litigation.”
Chambers & Partners