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Luis Velez is a licensed Puerto Rican lawyer currently working in the Business and Regulatory Development Department of a multinational banking and financial services company in New York City. He founded his IP blog in 2014 called The IP Trend. He worked as a judicial intern for New York State Supreme Court Judge Kelly O’Neill Levy. He also worked as a Research & Conference Fellow for the Fordham Intellectual Property Institute. Luis earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (concentrating in Accounting and Marketing) from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He received his J.D. from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico Law School, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Luis holds an LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law from Fordham Law School. During his time as a student at Fordham Law School, he was a member of the Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal and a Post-Graduate Fellow for the Competition Law Institute. Before coming to New York, he worked as a litigator in Puerto Rico, where he is still admitted to the Puerto Rican Bar, Federal Bar for the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico and the Notary Public Bar.


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