University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1988
Florida International University, B.A., 1982
Bar Admissions & Memberships
U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle District of Florida, 1992, 1998
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1993
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1994, Eleventh Circuit, 1997
Court of International Trade, 1997
U.S. Supreme Court, 1997
I never tire of learning the different ways people and businesses struggle to survive. When I can help them succeed in that struggle, it’s an enriching experience.
Jorge’s practice centers around the domestic and international protection of trademarks and copyrights. He works with clients to develop both short term and long term strategies to achieve their goals whether these goals involve the strategic growth of an intellectual property portfolio or the aggressive protection of an existing portfolio.
He works extensively with foreign counsel to develop international intellectual property strategies for clients. He has substantial experience serving as local counsel for firms seeking to enforce their client’s rights in South Florida and Latin America. Jorge is fluent in English and Spanish.
AV Rated, Martindale-Hubble, Peer review.
Super Lawyers, Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Top Lawyers in South Florida, South Florida Legal Guide 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Top Lawyers by Practice Area – Intellectual Property, South Florida Legal Guide 2007
“The Best Lawyers in America,” Intellectual Property Law, 2007-2011.
Top Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide
The Best Lawyers in America, 2005-2006 Edition
“Legal Elite,” Florida Trends magazine
World Trademark Review 1000 best International Trademark Service Providers (only two selected in Florida)
The Florida Bar, Intellectual Property Subcommittee
The Florida Bar, International Law Section
Miami-Dade County Bar Association
Cuban American Bar Association
International Trademark Association
Presentations & Publications
“Intellectual Property under a Donald Trump Presidency”, Law360.com
“Comparison of U.S. and French Intellectual Property Law,” France Florida Forum, Paris, lecturer
“Cross Border IP Issues,” Canadian Apparel Federation in Montreal, lecturer
“Intellectual Property Issues in Bankruptcy,” Federal Bar Association, lecturer
“Intellectual Property Basics,” The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division, lecturer.
“Old Songs for the New Depression: Counterfeiting and the Gray Market in the New Economy,” Miami-Dade County Bar, Intellectual Property Section.
“Cuba: Technology and IP Negotiations,” United States Southern Military Command