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Latin-America Guide

Intellectual Property — Honduras


Bufete Casco - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 3 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Acclaimed practice with a long-standing reputation for excellence in the Honduran IP market. Provides top-tier expertise in trade mark, copyright and patent matters, including in complex disputes involving infringement and annulment actions. Regularly advises both local and international clients from a range of industries.

Strengths Market sources praise the extent of the firm's presence and activity in the market.

Notable practitioners

Highly respected practitioner Leonardo Casco-Fortin offers proven expertise spanning the full spectrum of trade mark, copyright and industrial property issues. Additional areas of experience include banking, commercial and civil law.

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Bufete Durón - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 6 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly respected boutique offering extensive coverage of a whole range of IP matters, frequently seen providing leading expertise to domestic and international clients. Advice covers all stages of trade mark and patent prosecution. Particular capabilities include sanitary registrations, protection of patents and portfolio management on behalf of major multinationals, with additional expertise in IP-related litigation.

Strengths Market sources comment: "Bufete Durón is among the top firms which are most dedicated to IP law."

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Lucía Durón López garners praise from market sources for her experience and "strong practice in IP." She offers highly specialised knowledge of trade mark protection, prosecution and enforcement, in addition to boasting experience handling a range of issues related to industrial property.

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Bufete Mejía & Asociados - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 6 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Prestigious boutique based in San Pedro Sula, adept at handling a broad range of IP-related work. Experienced team is highly respected for its outstanding knowledge of trade marks, patents and copyrights, in addition to its expertise in sanitary and domain name registration. Also possesses significant experience handling contentious IP cases and is frequently seen representing clients before the relevant public offices.

Strengths Market commentators single the firm out for its significant prestige in the Honduran IP market.

Notable practitioners

Partner Ricardo Mejía heads the department and offers extensive capabilities across a wide range of IP mandates. He is recognised by market commentators as an expert in the field.

Seasoned practitioner Tito Aníbal Mejía has a distinguished track record in IP law. Sources recognise his experience and standing in the Honduran market.

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Aguilar Castillo Love - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Enrique Rodríguez Burchard and Juan José Alcerro Milla
- 2 partners
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established regional firm with a strong IP practice, adept at handling the registration of trade marks and administrative proceedings for local and international clients from a range of industries. Possesses particular expertise in trade mark opposition actions.

Strengths Clients state: "The team is very well structured, and its lawyers are impeccable in terms of response. The firm is well positioned with a team of very good professionals; we feel very comfortable with them."

Work highlights Represented Vestimoda Industrial in the defence of IP rights concerning a registered clothing brand.

Significant clients Subway, Global Brigades, Dentsply Sirona, Supermercados La Colonia, Dromeinter.

Notable practitioners

Partner Juan José Alcerro Milla co-heads the department and provides significant experience handling a range of trade mark matters. Clients praise him, noting: "He is very structured in his approach and has good subject knowledge; he's a very dynamic and well-respected lawyer."

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Arias - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Sonia Urbina
- 2 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Regional firm advising on the full gamut of IP issues, including trade mark and patent registration, trade mark portfolio management, and litigation related to IP infringement. Regularly handles matters for key domestic and international players in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and automotive industries.

Strengths Commentators state: "The team is very good and highly regarded in this area."

Work highlights Managed patent portfolios for Bayer, including registrations and the filing of new applications.

Significant clients Procter & Gamble, Walmart, Alimentos Prosalud, Sanofi, Regal Forest Holding.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Sonia Urbina focuses her practice on trade mark and patent prosecution, sanitary registration and consumer protection matters. She is praised by clients who say: "Sonia is so good; she responds immediately. She is a great lawyer."

Associate-to-watch Gissel Zalavarria focuses her practice on prosecutions, administrative procedures and negotiations before the public authorities. Sources single her out for her activity in the IP field.

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García & Bodán Abogados & Notarios - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Julio Vargas and Graciela Cruz
- 1 partner
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong regional firm maintaining an impressive roster of multinational clients from the consumer products, healthcare and telecommunications industries. Possesses extensive experience handling trade mark and patent registrations and renewals, as well as sanitary registrations of food, drugs and pharmaceutical products. Offers further capabilities in IP-related litigation.

Work highlights Assisted HBO in the enforcement of IP rights against local cable operators, including the registration of broadcast rights and the filing of criminal complaints.

Significant clients PepsiCo, Estée Lauder, Novo Nordisk, Fox, Kraft Heinz.

Notable practitioners

Associate-to-watch Graciela Cruz Raudales co-heads the department and offers extensive expertise in IP portfolio management, with additional skills in the procurement and maintenance of health registrations. Sources praise her for the strength of her IP practice.

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Gustavo Zacapa y Asociados - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Arturo Zacapa and Gustavo Zacapa
- 2 partners
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong IP practice maintaining an impressive client portfolio composed of key players from the tobacco, pharmaceutical and insurance industries. Provides expertise in trade mark registration, modification and enforcement. Team also handles opposition actions and represents clients in IP litigation cases.

Strengths Clients commend the lawyers, stating: "When you call them, they are always there and they answer as soon as they can; they try to help us with everything."

Work highlights Handled the IP portfolio for Philip Morris in Honduras, including trade mark applications and renewals.

Significant clients Gruma, Grupo Monge, Grupo PDC, Ropsohn Therapeutics, PSI.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Gustavo Zacapa has extensive experience advising major domestic and foreign companies on a range of IP matters. Clients praise his reputation in the field, noting: "One of the best things about Gustavo is that he's very well known and respected."

Co-head of department Arturo Zacapa is adept at handling a broad range of issues involving trade marks, patents and copyrights. He garners praise from clients, who note that "he likes to work hard and get involved," with peers adding: "He does an excellent job."

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Bufete Melara & Asociados - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Alfredo Vargas
- 1 partner
- 1 other qualified lawyer

What the team is known for Dynamic IP practice regularly seen advising major local, regional and multinational clients on day-to-day IP issues, including the filing of trade marks and patents, in addition to their renewal, transfer and modification. Offers additional expertise in defending the IP rights of clients through administrative and judicial opposition procedures and appeals.

Strengths Clients are full of praise, stating: "The lawyers are always organised and give us good advice. They know the market and the law very well, which allows us to make the best decisions. They reply to all requirements immediately and maintain good communication with us. Their flexibility is highly appreciated."

Work highlights Assisted Grupo Multi Inversiones with IP-related matters, including filing of trade marks, infringement claims, annulments and cancellations.

Significant clients Grupo Terra, Laureate Education, Swissbrand, Cinépolis, Fosforera Centroamericana.

Notable practitioners

Associate-to-watch Alfredo Vargas focuses his practice on advising major corporations on general IP issues, including related litigation, with complementary expertise in administrative and corporate law. Clients say: "He is organised, efficient and recognised as an authority in this area of law. He provides clear and easy solutions as well as good local counsel."

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Casco & Casco - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 4 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded boutique with a long-standing presence in the Honduran IP field. Regularly works with clients from both local and international markets, spanning sectors such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food and drinks. Capabilities include trade mark and patent registrations, renewals and cancellations, the registration of sanitary products and IP litigation.

Strengths Market commentators single out the firm for its presence in the market, saying: "Casco & Casco has been around for a long time and has a broad base in IP."

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Jorge Omar Casco is praised by sources for "his presence in the market and his specialised knowledge." He is highly experienced in handling a range of IP mandates for domestic companies and foreign multinationals.

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CENTRAL LAW - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Claribel Medina
- 1 partner
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established regional player with experienced representing domestic and international companies in opposition actions, litigation and arbitration. Offers significant experience in trade mark and sanitary registration processes for food, medicine and pharmaceutical products. Additional capabilities include advice on anti-piracy law, as well as franchising and distribution agreements.

Notable practitioners

Claribel Medina is the key client contact.

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Senior Statesperson

Tito Aníbal Mejía

Bufete Mejía & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Seasoned practitioner Tito Aníbal Mejía has a distinguished track record in IP law. Sources recognise his experience and standing in the Honduran market.

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Band 1

Leonardo Casco-Fortin

Bufete Casco

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Highly respected practitioner Leonardo Casco-Fortin offers proven expertise spanning the full spectrum of trade mark, copyright and industrial property issues. Additional areas of experience include banking, commercial and civil law.

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Band 2

Casco & Casco

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Jorge Omar Casco is praised by sources for "his presence in the market and his specialised knowledge." He is highly experienced in handling a range of IP mandates for domestic companies and foreign multinationals.

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Band 2

Lucía Durón López

Bufete Durón

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Managing partner Lucía Durón López garners praise from market sources for her experience and "strong practice in IP." She offers highly specialised knowledge of trade mark protection, prosecution and enforcement, in addition to boasting experience handling a range of issues related to industrial property.

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Band 2

Bufete Mejía & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Ricardo Mejía heads the department and offers extensive capabilities across a wide range of IP mandates. He is recognised by market commentators as an expert in the field.

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Band 2

Gustavo Zacapa y Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Gustavo Zacapa has extensive experience advising major domestic and foreign companies on a range of IP matters. Clients praise his reputation in the field, noting: "One of the best things about Gustavo is that he's very well known and respected."

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Band 3

Juan José Alcerro Milla

Aguilar Castillo Love

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Juan José Alcerro Milla co-heads the department and provides significant experience handling a range of trade mark matters. Clients praise him, noting: "He is very structured in his approach and has good subject knowledge; he's a very dynamic and well-respected lawyer."

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Band 3

BLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Fernando Alberto Godoy Sagastume of BLP heads the firm's IP practice and is highly praised by clients, who say: "He is a very responsible and engaged person; he knows his business well and provides realistic, honest advice." He is adept at managing IP portfolios for major international companies, with particular expertise in trade mark prosecution and enforcement.

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Up and Coming

Gustavo Zacapa y Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Arturo Zacapa is adept at handling a broad range of issues involving trade marks, patents and copyrights. He garners praise from clients, who note that "he likes to work hard and get involved," with peers adding: "He does an excellent job."

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Associates to watch

Graciela Cruz Raudales

García & Bodán Abogados & Notarios

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Graciela Cruz Raudales co-heads the department and offers extensive expertise in IP portfolio management, with additional skills in the procurement and maintenance of health registrations. Sources praise her for the strength of her IP practice.

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Associates to watch

Arias

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Sonia Urbina focuses her practice on trade mark and patent prosecution, sanitary registration and consumer protection matters. She is praised by clients who say: "Sonia is so good; she responds immediately. She is a great lawyer."

^ See whole ranking table

Associates to watch

Bufete Melara & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Alfredo Vargas focuses his practice on advising major corporations on general IP issues, including related litigation, with complementary expertise in administrative and corporate law. Clients say: "He is organised, efficient and recognised as an authority in this area of law. He provides clear and easy solutions as well as good local counsel."

^ See whole ranking table

Associates to watch

Gissel Zalavarria

Arias

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Gissel Zalavarria focuses her practice on prosecutions, administrative procedures and negotiations before the public authorities. Sources single her out for her activity in the IP field.

^ See whole ranking table