Rafael Beltrán Fortuny †

Founder. Owner

Born October 29, 1928. Degree in Chemistry from the University of California in Berkeley; married María Cristina Rivera in 1959; three sons, one daughter. Deceased, April 16, 2004.


  • 1953-54 Research Engineer in training; Electric Auto-Lite Co., Oakland, CA and Owosso, MI, U.S.A.
  • 1954-57 Research Chemist, California Packing Corporation (Del Monte Food Products), San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
  • 1957-58 Research Chemist, Stauffer Chemical Co., Richmond, CA, U.S.A.
  • 1958-63 Chief Chemist, Monsanto Mexicana, S.A., Lechería, México.
  • 1963-64 Quality Control Manager, Avon Cosmetics, S.A., México.
  • 1965-80 International Patents Director at Mexican IP Law firm.
  • June 1981 Founded BELTRÁN FORTUNY Y BELTRÁN RIVERA, S.C., Patents, Trademarks, Copyright and related matters.


  • International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property (AIPPI), Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI), International Trademark Association (INTA), the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AMPPI) and the National College of Chemical Engineers and Chemists (CONIQQ).
  • Expert in Industrial Property and Technology Transfer for the CONIQQ.
  • Participated as Mexico’s representative at WIPO's (World Intellectual Property Organization) working meetings on the standardization of certain provisions regarding the Protection of Inventions held in Geneva, Switzerland in June 1990.