Skip Navigation

  1. About Us
    1. Overview
    2. History
    3. Recognition
    4. Offices
  2. Our Practice
    1. Practice Areas
      1. Patents, Utility Models, and Industrial Designs
      2. Trademarks
      3. Copyrights
      4. Corporate, Commercial and Business Law
      5. IP Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution
      6. Regulatory Law
      7. Licensing, Tech Transfer & Franchising
      8. Anti-Piracy, Anti-Counterfeiting & Enforcement
    2. Industry Groups
      1. Media, Sports & Entertainment Law Group
      2. Life Science & Pharmaceutical Law Group
  3. Our People
    1. Partners
      1. Sergio L. Olivares, Sr. † (1931-2010)
      2. Sergio L. Olivares, Jr.
      3. Luis C. Schmidt
      4. Cesar Ramos, Jr.
      5. Antonio Belaunzarán
      6. Gustavo A. Alcocer
      7. Alejandro Luna
      8. Alonso Camargo
      9. Daniel Sanchez
    2. Associates (A - M)
      1. Osvaldo Amaral
      2. Armando Arenas
      3. Sofía Arroyo
      4. Guillermo Ballesteros
      5. Abraham Diaz
      6. Georgina Flores
      7. Pedro Herrera
    3. Associates (N - Z)
      1. Mauricio Narváez
      2. Víctor Ramírez
      3. Sergio Rangel
      4. Maria del Carmen Sada
      5. Guillermo Treviño
    4. Attorneys / Engineers
      1. Emilio Albarrán
      2. Agustín Azcatl
      3. Alejandra Badillo
      4. Fernando Calderón
      5. Martha Celis
      6. Erwin Cruz
      7. Fernanda Díaz
      8. Luz Elena Elías
      9. Maria Fenton
      10. Greta Flores
      11. 13 more items...
    5. Firm Administration
    6. Directory
  4. Knowledge & Resources
    1. Articles
      1. Trademark Law Articles
        1. International Comparative Legal Guide: Trademarks 2014
        2. Renewing efforts to establish trademark opposition proceedings in Mexico
        3. International Comparative Legal Guide: Trademarks 2013
        4. Altering the distinctive sign of a mark
        5. Filing reforms will save paper and money
        6. Getting the Deal Through -Trademarks 2013
        7. A new solution for trade mark filing errors
        8. Crossed wires: protecting medicines in Mexico
        9. New Trademark Examiner's Manual
        10. Supreme Court: individuals can register marks
        11. 52 more items...
      2. Patent Law Articles
        1. ICLG to: Patents 2015
        2. Medicinal product regulation and product liability in Mexico: overview
        3. The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Patents 2014
        4. Border measures against importation of medical patents
        5. PPH programmes in Mexico
        6. Patents rejected for lack of proof
        7. When copyrights and patents collide
        8. Design protection can be broadened
        9. Maximising IP rights in the life sciences industry
        10. Life Sciences - Multi-jurisdictional Guide 2012: Mexico
        11. 47 more items...
      3. Copyright Law Articles
        1. Good news for filmmakers in Mexico
        2. When copyrights and patents collide
        3. The first balanced approach to protecting copyright online
        4. How to prevent frivolous actions
        5. Advertising in social media networks
        6. Technology challenges digital rights
        7. Exceptions to copyright protection and the permitted uses of copyright works in the hi-tech and digital sectors
        8. Derechos sobre producción audiovisual
        9. How Latin America tackles cutting-edge IP issues
        10. Copyright Litigation 2010
        11. 104 more items...
      4. Corporate Law Articles
        1. Getting the Deal Through: Data Protection & Privacy 2014
        2. The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Merger Control 2012
        3. Mexico issues Personal Data Protection Rules
        4. How data affects innovation
        5. A practical cross-border
        6. New registry for security interests
        7. The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Merger Control 2011
        8. The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Merger Control 2010
        9. Due diligence issues to consider in M&A
        10. Income expectations in licensing
        11. 2 more items...
      5. IP Litigation, ADR Articles
        1. Scope of new specialised courts widened
        2. Reform of preliminary injunctions
        3. Mexican Patent Office excludes Formulation Patents from Linkage Gazette
        4. Mexico gets ready to approve biocomparable drugs
        5. Mexico's hotel for the stars highlights power in the name
        6. Supreme Court upholds the worth of formulation patents
        7. Getting the Deal Through - Patents 2010
        8. Getting the Deal Through Trademarks 2010
        9. Trademark enforcement
        10. Venues for appealing IMPI decisions
        11. 15 more items...
      6. Regulatory Law Articles
        1. APIs, imports and the Bolar exemption: concerns and practical measures
        2. Medicinal product regulation and product liability in Mexico: overview
        3. NOM 257 modifies linkage system
        4. New procedural law for constitutional challenges
        5. Life Sciences - Multi-jurisdictional Guide 2012: Mexico
        6. Maximising IP rights in the life sciences industry
        7. Recent amendment to the Federal Law for Consumer Protection
        8. Amendments to the Federal Law for Consumer Protection
        9. Mexico issues Personal Data Protection Rules
        10. New Regulations Pending
        11. 10 more items...
      7. Licensing, Tech Transfer Articles
        1. Creating a secure franchise system
      8. Anti-Piracy, Anti-Counterfeiting Articles
        1. New register against counterfeits
        2. Beat the counterfeiters in Mexico
        3. Battling counterfeits through Customs
        4. Getting the Deal Through Trademarks 2010
        5. Enforcing plant variety rights in Mexico
        6. Pharmaceutical Trademarks 2009
        7. Internet Issues
        8. Anti-counterfeiting 2009
        9. Vegetal variety rights enforced
        10. New Customs rules lead to seizures
        11. 3 more items...
      9. Media, Sports & Entertainment Focused Articles
        1. Advertising in social media networks
        2. Whither Rental Rights?
        3. Improved protection for personalities
      10. Life Sciences Focused Articles
        1. ICLG to: Pharma Advertising 2014
        2. APIs, imports and the Bolar exemption: concerns and practical measures
        3. Crossed wires: protecting medicines in Mexico
        4. Current Conditions of Use Claims in the Pharmaceutical Sector in Mexico
        5. Maximising IP rights in the life sciences industry
        6. Life Sciences - Multi-jurisdictional Guide 2012: Mexico
        7. Latin America Roundtable
        8. New regulations pending
        9. The International Comparative
        10. Approval of follow-on biologics in Mexico
        11. 7 more items...
      11. 2 more items...
    2. Webinar Archive
      1. Webinar - Changes to Mexican Patent and Healthcare Laws for Life Sciences
      2. Webinar - Digital Rights Issues in Copyright Law
      3. Webinar - Data Package Exclusivity Rights in Latin America
    3. Recognition
    4. News
      1. Impact of Digital Environment on Intellectual Property
      2. EMMY winning documentary causes change to image rights in Mexico
      3. Producers of "Presumed Guilty" celebrate
      4. New proposal of bill against Pharmaceutical Patents
      5. Mexico's adhesion to the Madrid Protocol
      6. Intellectual Property: Past & Future
      7. Bill to diminish the life term of patents for medicaments
      8. Alejandro Luna's interview "La innovación
      9. Formulation patents included in the Linkage Gazette for the first time
      10. Mexico has signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)
      11. 16 more items...
    5. Gazettes
      1. Mexican Linkage Gazette March 2013
      2. Mexican Linkage Gazette December 2012
      3. Mexican Linkage Gazette November 2012
      4. Mexican Linkage Gazette December 2011
      5. Mexican Linkage Gazette April 2011
      6. Mexican Linkage Gazette Aug 2010
      7. Mexican Linkage Gazette Dec 2009
  5. Events
  6. Offices
  7. Contact Us
  8. Quick guide to Mexico’s regulatory system
    1. Patent regulatory overview
    2. Trademark regulatory overview
    3. Copyright regulatory overview
    4. Corporate & Commercial Regulatory overview

Home » English » Knowledge & Resources » News » Presumed Guilty - How can a law firm help win an Emmy?

Presumed Guilty - How can a law firm help win an Emmy?

Last week saw the independent Mexican film "Presumed Guilty" win the 2011 EMMY for Outstanding Investigative Journalism. What many people outside of Mexico don’t know is that due to judicial pressure the film nearly didn’t make it to the big screen. Without the help of Olivares & Cia's copyright team the world would perhaps never have discovered the true and harrowing story of Toño Zúñiga, one of Mexico's many people wrongly convicted of crimes they did not commit.

Luis Schmidt, Abraham Diaz and a host of others including partners and associates alike worked many hours pro bono to help reverse the decision of a district court judge that banned the film from cinema's on privacy grounds. The Sixth Collegiate Administrative Tribunal overturned the injunction, but not before there was a huge public outcry that was followed by a media frenzy. The publicity generated meant that "Presumed Guilty" smashed many box office records and sold more tickets than the King's Speech.

While we can claim no part in the release of Toño Zúñiga we are proud to have been able to help bring some international awareness to the ongoing plight of many faceless victims of Mexican criminal judicial system. Congratulations to Layda Negrete and Roberto Hernandez, the legal team for Toño Zúñiga and the producers of this film.