Hector Ariel Manoff

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Country: Argentina
Email: amanoff[at]vmf.com.ar

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Hector A. Manoff is a partner at the law firm Vitale, Manoff & Feilbogen. He deals with Internet and intellectual property;[1] but has additional expertise in franchise law, computers and software, copyrights, media law, patents, domain names, and ICANN.[2]

Current Positions

Mr. Manoff is currently working as head of the Intellectual Property Department at Vitale, Manoff & Feilbogen. He joined this firm back in 1985. Hector is also the Legal Advisor for CABASE. He is Co-Chair of Board of Intellectual Property Journal of Ad-Hoc publishers, Buenos Aires;[3] and has acted as Chairman for various subcommittees. He is President of the Industrial Property Committee of the Association of Lawyers of Buenos Aires.


  • INTA Legal Services industry from 1996 to 2010
  • ICANN IRT Legal Services industry 2009[4]
  • AIPPI-International Industrial Property Protection Association
  • Argentine Transference of Technology Studies Association
  • A.A.A.-Argentine Industrial Property Agents Association
  • INTA-International Trademark Association
  • ASIPI-Interamerican Industrial Property Association
  • ABA-American Bar Association
  • AIPLA-American Intellectual Property Law Association[5]
  • IPC in ICANN
  • Copyright Society, LES-Licensing Executive Society[6]
  • Argentine Chapter of ISOC
  • Chamber Member Database and Online Services, CABASE
  • Academic Advisor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Ad-Hoc Editores, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Board of the Alumni Association of The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois[7]


Hector has participated in several meetings as a speaker. His participation includes:

  • Chair, Industrial Property Commission, April 27, 2010.[8]
  • HSTLD Advisory Group at ICANN, 2009 & 2010.[9] [10]
  • Member, Implementation Recommendation Team at ICANN, 2009.[11]
  • Speaker at INTA the meeting held on July 27, 2008 in Buenos Aires.[12]
  • ISOC-Argentina meetings.[13]
  • WHOIS information controversy , an ISOC report on September 13, 2007.[14]
  • ICANN Meetings, Marina del Rey, California, 2001.[15]
  • Speaker at NYSBA (New York State Bar Association) Spring Meeting, Santiago, Chile, IP in Latin America.
  • Speaker at 126th INTA Annual Meeting, in Atlanta, IP in Latin America, 2004.
  • Speaker at 125th INTA Annual Meeting, in Amsterdam, Rights Derived from the Use of Unregistered Marks and Cancellation for Non-use in South America, 2004.
  • Speaker at Latin America Committee, Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Argentina after the Implementation of the TRIPS Agreement, 2004.
  • Speaker at Buenos Aires Translator Bar Association Annual Meeting, "Domain Names and Trademarks", 2003.[16]


Hector attended Universidad de Buenos Aires from 1980 to 1985 to become an Industrial Property Agent Advocate.[17] After that he received his Master Degree in L.L.M. in Intellectual Property Law from The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, in 1997.[18] He completed two intensive courses on International Business Law from The John Marshall Law School and Chicago Board of Trade and Technical Management. He partook in a postgraduate course in "Corporate Governance" from the Universidad del CEMA in 2006.[19]

Mr. Manoff can speak Spanish, English and Portuguese.[20]