Pablo Hooper


Expert in intellectual property and franchising matters

Pablo Hooper


Expert in intellectual property and franchising matters

Pablo Hooper is partner of GC and member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He‘s widely recognized as a leading intellectual property lawyer in Mexico and abroad. Pablo has nearly 31 years of experience advising local and multinational companies in a variety of industries on intellectual property, trademark, copyright, franchising, and entertainment matters. His practice stands out for its legal advice in strategic litigation for the defense and protection of intellectual property and franchises.

“Pablo works excellently in conjunction with companies, allowing him to form a very solid team. He is a professional who has been dedicated to this area for many years”

Pablo founded and currently leads GC’s Intellectual Property area. He has developed a specialized transactional approach by identifying risks and negotiating contracts that involve a significant component in the licensing of intellectual property rights and franchising in Mexico and Latin America where he has represented clients in complex deals.

He’s also founding member and former president of Fundación Gonzalez Calvillo, leading programs to promote the rule of law in Mexico, the culture of lawfulness and pro-bono work. His success stories include advising the Bank of Mexico on intellectual property matters, the creation of the Mexican Ministry of Culture, and incorporating ANADE’s first Sports, Entertainment and Culture Committee.

For years Pablo has been a speaker in several national and international events, taking part in more than 100 conferences in Mexico, as well as in over in more than six countries across continents. His practice is regularly awarded and recognized by several rating agencies and publications worldwide.

Areas of Practice

Awards & Recognitions

    • Intellectual Property ranked lawyer, Chambers and Partners
    • Intellectual Property leading individual, The Legal 500
    • Intellectual Property recommended, The Legal 500
    • Recognized lawyer in Intellectual Property, Latin Lawyer 250
    • Recognized enforcement and litigation individual, World Trademark Review
    • Recognized prosecution and strategy individual, World Trademark Review
    • Recommended in Franchising, Who’s Who Legal
    • Recommended in Intellectual Property, Who’s Who Legal
    • Franchise thought leader and recommended, Who’s Who Legal 
    • Recognized as Silver in Enforcement and Litigation, World Trademark Review
    • Recognized in Intellectual Property, World Trademark Review
    • Recognized lawyer as Trademark Leader, World Trademark Review
    • Recognized lawyer as Patent Leader, World Trademark Review
    • Approved Lawyer in Intellectual Property, Latin America Corporate Counsel Association
    • Recommended in Administrative Litigation, Leaders League
    • Intellectual Property: IP Litigation Valuable Practice, Leaders League
    • Intellectual Property law recognized lawyer, Best Lawyers
    • Administrative law recognized lawyer, Best Lawyers


  • A graduate from Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City, Pablo has relevant postgraduate studies in Mexico and abroad focused on Intellectual Property, Franchising, Licensing, Mediation and Entertainment Law at Franklin Pierce Law Center (Concord New Hampshire), Escuela Libre de Derecho de Mexico, Universidad Panamericana and the Centro de Extensão Universitaria in São Paulo, Brazil.


  • Pablo is also Professor of Intellectual Property for both Undergraduate and Post-graduate levels at Universidad Panamericana as well as at Post-graduate level at Escuela Libre de Derecho.


  • Fundación Gonzalez Calvillo

Publications & Collaborations

  • Speaker in the Promoting Best Practices in Licensing for SMEs in the Creative Industries Conference organized by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) at Hong Kong, China (2018)
  • He is an active speaker in conferences and seminars around the world organized by among others, the University of Texas, Franchise Expos, IFA, International Bar Association, ABA and APEC, in topics related with his areas of expertise
  • He collaborates on a regular basis with articles in publications, most of them related with intellectual property, franchising and entertainment matters
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