Claudia C. Rojas

IP Specialist for Mexico

Claudia C. Rojas works for the United States Patent and Trademark Office as the senior legal specialist for intellectual property (IP) based in Mexico City. Since January 2013, she has been working for the regional IP attaché for Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, promoting IP protection and enforcement; raising issues with government officials; advocating to improve IP policies, laws, and regulations; and providing training on IP law and enforcement.

Ms. Rojas is a lawyer with seven years of international experience with multinational companies in the areas of IP, corporate, and labor law. She is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Lawyers (ANADE).

She earned a law degree from the Universidad Panamericana, a specialty in institutions’ management from the Escuela Superior de Administración de Instituciones (ESDAI), and a master’s degree in hotel management from the Escuela Superior de Sant Ignasi Sarrià in Barcelona.

About the USPTO and the Office of Policy and International Affairs

Aside from the issuance of patents and registration of trademarks, the USPTO has a statutory mandate to advise the President and all federal agencies, through the Secretary of Commerce, on national and international intellectual property (IP) policy issues, including IP protection in other countries. In addition, the USPTO is authorized by statute to provide guidance, conduct programs and studies, and interact with IP offices worldwide—and with international intergovernmental organizations—on matters involving IP.

The USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs fulfills this mandate by leading negotiations on behalf of the United States at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO); advising the Administration on the negotiation and implementation of the IP provisions of international trade agreements; advising the Secretary of Commerce and the Administration on a full range of IP policy matters, including in the areas of patent, copyright, trademarks, and trade secrets; conducting empirical research on IP; and providing educational programs on the protection, use, and enforcement of IP.