Ana Isabel Messina Vasquez

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Title: Partner

Telephone: +1 809-541-2040

e-mail: amessina@www.bmlip.com

Ana Isabel is a pioneer of Intellectual Property Practice and Law in the Dominican Republic, with over 30 years’ experience.  She is a founding member and past president of the Dominican Intelectual Property Association (ADOPI), Inc.  She is a current member of Pharmaceuticals Trademark Group (PTMG); Trademarks, Patents and Copyright Association (AIPLA); International Bar Association (IBA); International Association for the Protection of IP (AIPPI); American Bar Association, International Trademark Association (INTA), and Dominican Bar Association.




Diplomaed on La Civilization Francaise, La Sorbonne, Paris, France 1977-1979

Diplomaed on Comparative Law, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., 1982

Public Law Course, Getulio Vargas University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1984

Juris Doctor Degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra.

Summa Cum Laude Dominican Republic, 1985

Participant at the National Seminar of WIPO regarding the dispositions of TRIPS Agreement

Workshop on the newly enacted Merchant Law, 2009

Workshop on the newly enacted Anti-Trust Law, 2014




2016- Present     Partner, Bufete Messina & Lugo IP, Dominican Republic


2010- 2016         Partner, Biaggi & Messina, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

2002-2004           President, Dominican Intelectual Property Association (ADOPI), Inc.

2002-2004           President, Endowment of the Museum of Modern Art, Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep.

1995                     Advisor to the Dominican Government in the negotiations for FTTA Free Trade Areas of the Americas (ALCA), Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

1994                     Advisor to the Dominican Government in the negotiations for FTTA Free Trade Areas of the Americas (ALCA), Denver, Colorado

1990                     Advisor to the Presidency for the drafting of the Industrial Property Law, Dominican Rep.

1985-1987           First Director of the Caribbean Free Trade Initiative

1985-2000           Partner, Messina & Messina

1980-1985           Paralegal, Messina & Messina



Various publications and presentations in seminars, workshops and IP Conventions worldwide