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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)

What the team is known for Standout boutique practice at the forefront of the Honduran intellectual property market. Commands a long-standing and leading reputation for its stellar experience dealing with a range of relevant matters including trade marks, copyright issues and patents. Frequently advises both domestic and international clients from a variety of industry sectors. Additional expertise in contentious mandates including infringement.

Strengths Peers affirm the practice's leading position in the intellectual property ambit, also highlighting its level of specialisation in this area.

Notable practitioners

Leading practitioner Leonardo Casco-Fortin boasts a depth of experience handling intellectual property matters. He also offers additional expertise in other practice areas such as banking and commercial law, acting for a range of significant clients.

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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)

What the team is known for Highly acclaimed intellectual property powerhouse enjoying an outstanding reputation in this field for its expertise and activity. Team is involved in representing major clients from the local market and abroad, particularly within such industries as food and beverages. Consistently highlighted for its exceptional work spanning trade mark registrations, patents issues and sanitary registrations, boasting further activity in IP disputes.

Strengths Market commentators attest to the firm's established reputation. Sources describe the practice as "one of the pioneers of intellectual property in Honduras," going on to appreciate its focus on this area.

Notable practitioners

Main partner Lucía Durón López is commended by sources for her remarkable capabilities and solid position in the IP arena. She has particular experience in handling trade mark prosecution, protection and enforcement, with further expertise in patents issues.

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Bufete Mejía & Asociados - Intellectual Property Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Acclaimed practice based in San Pedro Sula maintaining a solid reputation in the Honduran intellectual property ambit. Provides renowned expertise in patent, trade mark and copyright matters and is regularly sought out by both local and international clients spanning a range of industries. Also known for its capabilities in the registration of domain names and representing clients in administrative appeals before the competent authorities.

Strengths Peers commend the firm for its established position in the market, praising their lawyers as "proactive."

Notable practitioners

Senior statesman Tito Aníbal Mejía offers a wealth of experience in the field and is recognised as a seasoned practitioner in the area of intellectual property.

Partner Ricardo Mejía is frequently sought out by clients for his intellectual property expertise. He is widely praised by peers for his significant presence in the market and involvement in IP matters.

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Aguilar Castillo Love - Intellectual Property Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Significant player in the field of intellectual property with noted experience handling a variety of work. Advises an impressive clientele from both the local market and abroad, principally hailing from such sectors as technology, retail and logistics. Expertise spans prosecution and contentious mandates including trade mark filings and relevant administrative litigation.

Work highlights Assisted Astra Honduras with the registration of more than 40 brands in Honduras and throughout Central America.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Juan José Alcerro Milla offers considerable expertise in handling a variety of trade mark matters including registrations. He benefits from additional knowledge of other practice areas including corporate, commercial and tax matters.

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Arias - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected full-service practice with strong coverage of Central America and Honduras in particular. Offers broad coverage of intellectual property mandates, remaining notably active representing both international and domestic companies. Particular experience in managing trade mark and patent portfolios for clients from the retail and pharmaceutical sectors.

Strengths Sources highlight their strong involvement in the IP field.

Work highlights Continued to manage the IP portfolio pertaining to Procter & Gamble's operations in Honduras. The work included legal opinions, new registrations and disputes against third parties.

Notable practitioners

Associate Sonia Urbina garners widespread praise from peers for her work within the intellectual property sphere. Sources affirm her strong presence in the market.

Associate Gissel Zalavarria is highlighted by market commentators for her expertise in intellectual property issues. She possesses particular experience in handling trade mark matters.

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One of the largest and most respected law firms in Central America, Arias has 75 years of experience providing accurate and timely solutions based on clients’ goals, a great team of professionals, award-winning client service and unparalleled innovation to the region’s legal market.

Arias is a full-service law firm able to provide advice in over 30 practice areas; with a legal team of 32 Partners and more than 130 lawyers through their 7 offices across all Central American countries, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, Arias reaffirms its commitment to continue serving clients with a strategic vision, generating value that allows clients to reach and surpass their objectives. Helping them in a unique approach, by having all their regional legal matters tendered by a single contact. They are truly, integral partners who clients can trust.

The Firm has coordinated some of the largest multijurisdictional transactions crossing Latin America; it is the go-to firm for international corporations doing business in the region. The Firm has grown and achieved innovation over the years in order to offer personalized, preventive, and strategic legal services to the business and the needs of its clients, with reliable and accurate legal solutions.

Arias heritage, passion for law, and commitment to quality allows them to grow along with the region and overcome new challenges in each country where they operate.

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García & Bodán - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Distinguished regional player with full-service capabilities frequently seen advising major multinationals on a range of IP matters. Areas of activity include rendering counsel on trade mark mandates and sanitary registrations in Honduras. Firm boasts additional expertise in corporate and commercial matters.

Work highlights Continued to manage Laboratorios La Santé's portfolio of IP rights, representing the client in litigation pertaining to copyright infringement.

Notable practitioners

Senior associate Graciela Cruz Raudales is noted by sources for her presence in the market. She boasts particular experience in the management of trade mark portfolios and sanitary registrations for large multinationals.

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Gustavo Zacapa y Asociados - Intellectual Property Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established full-service firm with a strong IP practice, adept at handling trade mark prosecution, IP-related disputes and sanitary registrations. Acts for local and international clients hailing from various industries including manufacturing, automotive and pharmaceuticals. Regularly relied upon as local counsel for cross-border matters.

Strengths The team garners praise from clients, with one stating: "The lawyers in the IP department are very efficient and resolve issues quickly."

Work highlights Assisted El Palacio de los Niños with the Honduran law aspects of registering its trade mark throughout Latin America.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Gustavo Zacapa remains active in the IP field. His recent work includes assisting Unipharm with the management of the sanitary registrations pertaining to its veterinary products.

Department co-head Arturo Zacapa is roundly praised by market commentators. One client commends his "great attention to detail." His expertise includes a range of IP mandates, including patents, trade marks and copyright issues.

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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)

What the team is known for Dynamic firm maintaining a significant presence in the Honduran IP market. Known for managing several key portfolios for local and international companies active in a wide range of sectors including food and drink and telecommunications. Adept at handling contentious mandates such as administrative and judicial opposition proceedings.

Strengths The firm garners praise from clients, with one stating: "I am very satisfied with their work; they always get back to me immediately and provide a very personalised service."

Work highlights Assisted Pollo Campero with IP-related matters including the filing of trade marks, infringement claims, annulments and cancellations.

Notable practitioners

Associate Alfredo Vargas is highlighted by clients for being "very proactive" and is praised for his "excellent manner and professionalism." Clients also appreciate that "he delivers work on time and is very efficient."

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Casco & Casco - Intellectual Property Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Recognised boutique practice in the IP field experienced in handling relevant matters affecting clients across a range of industries including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food and beverages. Regularly advises clients on matters involving trade marks, patents and copyright, as well as sanitary registrations and IP litigation.

Strengths Peers attest to the team's active presence in the IP field.

Notable practitioners

Senior partner Jorge Omar Casco boasts a wealth of experience in handling IP-related mandates. He continues to advise prominent clients from the local and international markets.

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ECIJA - Intellectual Property Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Solid practice offering substantial capabilities in handling trade mark registrations and IP-related litigation. Frequently provides counsel to a variety of local and international clients hailing from such sectors as fashion, technology and insurance.

Strengths The firm garners praise from interviewees, with one client enthusing: "They are a firm that never leaves getting back to clients longer than a day. They are also both attentive and friendly."

Work highlight Represented Apple in an administrative appeal against a resolution handed down by the Honduran authorities denying the registration of a mark.

Notable practitioners

The main client contact is Rosalinda Cruz de Williams.

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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)

What the team is known for Established regional player with specialised IP practice advising clients from both the local and regional markets on an array of relevant matters. Notable areas of activity include assisting companies with the registration of trade marks. Client roster features companies from the retail, technology and pharmaceutical spaces.

Strengths Peers attest to the firm's presence in the IP arena.

Work highlights Advised Genomma Lab on the registration of two trade marks for personal care products.

Notable practitioners

The key client contact is Claribel Medina de León.

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Type of work handled and category of clients:

The IP team assists small and large local and international companies in litigation, arbitration and oppositions in IP proceedings; trade mark and sanitary registration processes for food, medicine and pharmaceutical products; advice in anti-piracy law and franchising and distribution agreements.





 

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Senior Statesperson

Tito Aníbal Mejía

Bufete Mejía & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Tito Aníbal Mejía offers a wealth of experience in the field and is recognised as a seasoned practitioner in the area of intellectual property.

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Band 1

Leonardo Casco-Fortin

Bufete Casco

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Leading practitioner Leonardo Casco-Fortin boasts a depth of experience handling intellectual property matters. He also offers additional expertise in other practice areas such as banking and commercial law, acting for a range of significant clients.

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Band 2

Casco & Casco

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior partner Jorge Omar Casco boasts a wealth of experience in handling IP-related mandates. He continues to advise prominent clients from the local and international markets.

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Band 2

Lucía Durón López

Bufete Durón

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Main partner Lucía Durón López is commended by sources for her remarkable capabilities and solid position in the IP arena. She has particular experience in handling trade mark prosecution, protection and enforcement, with further expertise in patents issues.

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Band 2

Bufete Mejía & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Ricardo Mejía is frequently sought out by clients for his intellectual property expertise. He is widely praised by peers for his significant presence in the market and involvement in IP matters.

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Band 3

Juan José Alcerro Milla

Aguilar Castillo Love

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Juan José Alcerro Milla offers considerable expertise in handling a variety of trade mark matters including registrations. He benefits from additional knowledge of other practice areas including corporate, commercial and tax matters.

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Band 3

BLP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Fernando Godoy of BLP possesses strong IP expertise according to sources and garners recognition from peers, who state: "He has a lot of experience and a good reputation in the field."

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Band 3

Gustavo Zacapa y Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Gustavo Zacapa remains active in the IP field. His recent work includes assisting Unipharm with the management of the sanitary registrations pertaining to its veterinary products.

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Up and Coming

Gustavo Zacapa y Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Arturo Zacapa is roundly praised by market commentators. One client commends his "great attention to detail." His expertise includes a range of IP mandates, including patents, trade marks and copyright issues.

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Associates to watch

Graciela Sarahí Cruz Raudales

García & Bodán

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior associate Graciela Cruz Raudales is noted by sources for her presence in the market. She boasts particular experience in the management of trade mark portfolios and sanitary registrations for large multinationals.

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Associates to watch

Arias

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate Sonia Urbina garners widespread praise from peers for her work within the intellectual property sphere. Sources affirm her strong presence in the market.

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Associates to watch

Bufete Melara & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate Alfredo Vargas is highlighted by clients for being "very proactive" and is praised for his "excellent manner and professionalism." Clients also appreciate that "he delivers work on time and is very efficient."

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Associates to watch

Gissel Zalavarria

Arias

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate Gissel Zalavarria is highlighted by market commentators for her expertise in intellectual property issues. She possesses particular experience in handling trade mark matters.

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