Francisco Cabrera López has focused the majority of his legal education on intellectual property. He worked as a supervised attorney in the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, where he advised clients on issues related to copyright, trademark and patent law. The majority of the clients he advised came from the entertainment industry in Puerto Rico, specifically the film industry. His work included a significant focus on trademark prosecution, as well as related transactional matters such as drafting investment agreements,labor contracts, creative content licenses, work-for-hire contracts, and more.
In addition to his experience in intellectual property and entertainment law, Francisco interned as a law clerk for Judge Migdalia Fraticelli at the Court of Appeals in Puerto Rico and for Judge Wanda Cruz Vazquez at the San Juan Court of First Instance. He also clerked for a variety of civil litigation attorneys in Puerto Rico while he attended law school full time.
Following beginning his legal studies at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, Francisco completed the coursework for his J.D. at the University of the District of Columbia after relocating to Washington, DC in 2017 due to Hurricane Maria. He previously earned his MS in International Relations from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom, and his BA in European History from the University of Puerto Rico. Francisco omission to the Washington DC bar is pending.