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Latin-America Guide

Intellectual Property — Venezuela


Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez - Intellectual Property Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Distinguished boutique firm specialised in the IP sector, counselling on trade marks, patents and image rights. Also assists with anti-counterfeiting measures and protection of IP rights, with particular visibility in the market for its role as adviser to market-leading clients from the textile, pharmaceutical and media sectors. Team has been strengthened with the incorporation of Markven Propiedad Intelectual. New client wins for the firm this year include BBVA España, Fuller Venezuela, and Servier.

Strengths Clients are full of praise for the team, reporting: "We are very satisfied by the level of service and availability; they were always very supportive and reliable." Another source values that "they resolve things very quickly and well."

Work highlight Assisted Orinoco Drillings with the filing of a US patent for its drilling fluid for hydrocarbon wells, as well as with the PCT application.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Ricardo Alberto Antequera is a pre-eminent figure in Venezuela's IP sphere and offers stellar expertise in trade mark and copyright matters, with a specific focus on the advertising and entertainment sectors. Sources say: "He is excellent, a real client-oriented lawyer."

Co-head of department Ricardo Enrique Antequera is well equipped to assist with IP-related mandates, specialising in copyright, trade mark and patent law. He has additional capabilities in advising clients on licensing issues.

Partner Barbarita Guzman is experienced in trade mark prosecution and copyright protection and is appreciated by clients, who note: "She is very clear in her arguments, provides comprehensive advice and is proactive."

Founding partner Manuel Antonio Rodriguez is recognised by market observers for his extensive experience in contentious anti-counterfeiting cases. Market onlookers go on to highlight: "He is a really good litigator."

Associate-to-watch and co-head of department María Alejandra Castillo is valued by interviewees who state: "She is an excellent lawyer, I hold her in high regard, she is a good professional."

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Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque - Intellectual Property Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Prestigious IP team widely respected for its expertise in trade mark and patent prosecution. Experienced representing clients from the media, automotive, food and beverage and technology industries to advise on a wide spectrum of IP-related matters, such as opposition actions, copyright protection and industrial designs. Further expertise include IP infringement investigations and matters related to artificial intelligence, as well as related litigation proceedings.

Strengths Market onlookers hold the firm in high esteem, with one noting: "They are definitely a leading IP firm, clients are very happy with them."

Work highlight Advised Aquiles Gata on obtaining trade mark and copyright protection for a mobile application that allows you to accumulate points for not using your mobile phone whilst driving.

Notable practitioners

Market observers endorse partner Patricia Hoet-Limbourg's position and experience in the market and describe her as "an excellent professional doing great work in IP matters." She focuses her practice on trade mark infringement cases as well as related litigation.

Partner Alicia Molero is a respected IP practitioner who offers vast experience in administrative proceedings in the IP sphere. Sources are full of praise for her, stating: "She is a good young lawyer."

Partner María Milagros Nebreda offers broad experience working in the IP field, with a specific focus on trade mark and patent prosecution, with additional capabilities in licensing matters and annulment actions.

Up-and-coming partner Matías Pérez is lauded by market observers, who describe him as "a good team player - he does a good job negotiating before the authorities, has in-depth knowledge of this field and shows passion for IP matters."

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Established in 1942, Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque (HPCD), has been the pioneer and leading firm of intellectual property in Venezuela and one of the most recognised names in the market with a strong international reach, providing quality personalised services, understanding clients’ needs and being their trusted advisors and allies in the development and protection of their IP portfolios and related work in Venezuela, Latin America and the Caribbean. For 15 years, HPCD has been the first and only law firm in Venezuela to be ISO 9001 certified, demonstrating its commitment to maintaining the quality management systems implemented by the firm and the outstanding level of its services, while heavily investing in technology, allowing its different departments to handle cases in the most efficient/cost-effective manner in compliance with all procedures and deadlines, and minimising human error through the Firm’s automated case management system.

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Baker McKenzie SC - Intellectual Property Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Significant international firm with a recognised IP practice in the Venezuelan market. Team has a strong focus on the IP infringement cases, with additional expertise in trade mark and patent prosecution. Frequently sought after to represent domestic and international clients from the not-for-profit, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage and automotive industries.

Strengths Clients report: "The service is outstanding, showing a high level of diligence, knowledge and co-ordination. What stands out is the high level of commitment and specialisation."

Work highlight Pro bono team assisted Jacinto Convit Foundation with the co-ordination of a patent application filing outside Venezuela regarding a vaccine against breast cancer.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Dianne Regina Phoebus is deeply respected by market commentators, who recognise her as a "professional and intellectual lawyer with a great track record in this field. She is highly respectable and committed to her work and has great leadership skills."

Partner Laura Rada comes widely praised by market onlookers, who define her as a "very good lawyer," with another source attesting: "She is an excellent professional and a hard worker." She frequently advises on matters related to trade marks and invention patents.

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Bolet & Terrero - Intellectual Property Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected firm with noteworthy IP practice advising on the full spectrum of issues related to this field. Team is well-versed in trade mark and patent registrations, as well as opposition actions and co-existence agreements. Also advises on anti-counterfeiting, domain names, acquisition of IP assets and related litigation. Acts for significant clients from the hydrocarbons, consumer goods and technology sectors.

Strengths Peers say: "The firm is specialised in intellectual and industrial property, with qualified and respectable lawyers who deliver a good-quality service."

Work highlight Assisted Millicom International Cellular with the filing of a trade mark application, which subsequently incurred an opposition action. This matter resulted in a co-existence agreement with the third party.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Manuel Polanco is held in high regard by peers for his long-standing experience in the field. Sources attest: "He is a very professional and very good lawyer." He focuses his practice on patent and trade mark protection and relation litigation.

About the Team (content provided by Bolet & Terrero)

Our team of lawyers and professionals at Bolet & Terrero has extensive experience and proven capabilities in all types of IP and related matters in Venezuela. We focus on patents, trademarks, copyrights and image rights, domain names, trade secrets, licensing and franchising, designs, anti-counterfeiting, transactional matters related to IP, and litigation. Our firm was founded more than 100 years ago, and while we have kept the best of tradition and knowledge alive, we have also embraced the innovation so valued by our clients. We have modernized our office to support the current needs of both domestic and international clients with world-class service, despite economic difficulties. We successfully advise clients in the protection of their IPR to be able to use their rights in a challenging socio-political environment, and we are completely digital - a paperless office capable of continued client communication around the globe. We further set ourselves apart by empowering our Associates to manage matters and engage clients directly, making communication clear and quick - much faster than if our client's matters were filtered through various levels of assistants and professionals before reaching someone with the knowledge and ability to respond to important inquiries and requests. We further take on a direct role in influencing positive change in legislation on behalf of our clients - to protect IP and the ability to use it.


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De Sola Pate & Brown Abogados - Consultores - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Long-standing IP boutique offering significant experience in the prosecution and protection of patents, trade marks and copyrights. Additional areas of expertise for the firm include licensing and franchising agreements. Handles work for a variety of companies hailing from a range of sectors, including technology and entertainment.

Strengths Market sources highlight the firm's "excellent team of lawyers," describing them as "great people doing great work."

Notable practitioners

Partner Irene De Sola is highly regarded by market sources for the extent of her experience in the intellectual property field. Peers declare: "She is a very good and respected lawyer in the IP market."

Partner José Gutierrez offers vast experience advising on trade mark registration and protection. He is singled out by peers, with one describing him as "a very good professional and very attentive. I would recommend him."

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Marquez, Henriquez, Ortin & Valedon - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Eminent practice with extensive experience active across the full spectrum of IP matters. Provides solid expertise in trade mark and patent prosecution, unfair competition matters and anti-counterfeiting issues. Team offers additional capabilities in copyright protection and IP-related litigation for companies in the food and beverage industry.

Strengths Market observers enthuse: "They have good lawyers, with great knowledge of the field."

Notable practitioners

Partner Rafael Ortin gains recognition in the market for his experience handling copyright mandates. Sources enthuse: "He is doing a lot of good work developing the practice. He is very respected and accurate in his advice." Another interviewee reports: "He is an excellent lawyer."

Partner Luis Alejandro Henríquez is recommended by market commentators for his significant experience assisting international clients with IP mandates. He offers additional expertise acting for clients on IP-related litigation.

Associate-to-watch Annette Ángulo is recognised in the market for being active in the IP sphere. Peers describe her as "a hard worker, well-versed in trade mark filings," with others stating: "She is very good, a really intelligent lawyer."

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ECV & Asociados - Intellectual Property Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Active IP practice with a solid track record in this space. Client roster includes domestic and international companies from the tobacco, technology, food and beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. Team regularly advises on the management of trade mark portfolios in Venezuela. The firm counts Virbac as a new client win this year.

Strengths Clients praise the firm's "excellent service. The legal reports they deliver are very detailed and show their legal analysis skills and knowledge of the field."

Work highlight Retained by Virbac to handle its entire trade mark portfolio in Venezuela.

Notable practitioners

Partner Enrique Cheang Vera is praised by market sources, who attest: "He is an excellent professional, and has very good knowledge and command of IP matters. I like his fast response times and his personalised attention."

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Moreau, González & Asociados - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Well-established IP boutique assisting relevant clients with the trade mark protection and prosecution in Venezuela. Offers vast experience counselling on the protection and acquisition of IP rights for clients hailing from the food and beverage, banking and media industries.

Notable practitioners

Partner Jacqueline Moreau Aymard is highlighted by market onlookers as a "very enthusiastic lawyer," and a "great professional." She offers vast experience advising clients on the prosecution of trade marks and patents.

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Travieso Evans Arria Rengel & Paz - Intellectual Property Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established firm well versed in an array of IP matters. Particularly experienced managing portfolios for multinational companies. Offers additional capabilities in trade mark and trade dress protection, such as cease and desist agreements. Client base is made up of companies from the tobacco, consumer goods and cosmetics industries.

Strengths Market sources respect the practice, describing it as "a reputable firm in Venezuela."

Work highlight Successfully negotiated a cease and desist agreement with a third party related to the infringement of a trade dress owned by Colgate-Palmolive.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Rosa Mejuto Gordon offers extensive expertise in trade mark, patents and technology transfer mandates. She receives recognition from peers, who note: "She is a good lawyer," who is "helping to develop the Venezuelan IP market."

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Ricardo Alberto Antequera

Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Managing partner Ricardo Alberto Antequera is a pre-eminent figure in Venezuela's IP sphere and offers stellar expertise in trade mark and copyright matters, with a specific focus on the advertising and entertainment sectors. Sources say: "He is excellent, a real client-oriented lawyer."

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Band 1

Marquez, Henriquez, Ortin & Valedon

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Rafael Ortin gains recognition in the market for his experience handling copyright mandates. Sources enthuse: "He is doing a lot of good work developing the practice. He is very respected and accurate in his advice." Another interviewee reports: "He is an excellent lawyer."

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Band 1

Dianne Regina Phoebus

Baker McKenzie SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Dianne Regina Phoebus is deeply respected by market commentators, who recognise her as a "professional and intellectual lawyer with a great track record in this field. She is highly respectable and committed to her work and has great leadership skills."

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Band 2

Ricardo Enrique Antequera

Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Ricardo Enrique Antequera is well equipped to assist with IP-related mandates, specialising in copyright, trade mark and patent law. He has additional capabilities in advising clients on licensing issues.

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Band 2

De Sola Pate & Brown Abogados - Consultores

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Irene De Sola is highly regarded by market sources for the extent of her experience in the intellectual property field. Peers declare: "She is a very good and respected lawyer in the IP market."

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Band 2

De Sola Pate & Brown Abogados - Consultores

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner José Gutierrez offers vast experience advising on trade mark registration and protection. He is singled out by peers, with one describing him as "a very good professional and very attentive. I would recommend him."

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Band 2

Luis Alejandro Henríquez

Marquez, Henriquez, Ortin & Valedon

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Luis Alejandro Henríquez is recommended by market commentators for his significant experience assisting international clients with IP mandates. He offers additional expertise acting for clients on IP-related litigation.

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Band 2

Patricia Hoet-Limbourg

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market observers endorse partner Patricia Hoet-Limbourg's position and experience in the market and describe her as "an excellent professional doing great work in IP matters." She focuses her practice on trade mark infringement cases as well as related litigation.

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Band 2

Rosa Mejuto Gordon

Travieso Evans Arria Rengel & Paz

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Rosa Mejuto Gordon offers extensive expertise in trade mark, patents and technology transfer mandates. She receives recognition from peers, who note: "She is a good lawyer," who is "helping to develop the Venezuelan IP market."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Jacqueline Moreau Aymard

Moreau, González & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Jacqueline Moreau Aymard is highlighted by market onlookers as a "very enthusiastic lawyer," and a "great professional." She offers vast experience advising clients on the prosecution of trade marks and patents.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Bolet & Terrero

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Manuel Polanco is held in high regard by peers for his long-standing experience in the field. Sources attest: "He is a very professional and very good lawyer." He focuses his practice on patent and trade mark protection and relation litigation.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Baker McKenzie SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Laura Rada comes widely praised by market onlookers, who define her as a "very good lawyer," with another source attesting: "She is an excellent professional and a hard worker." She frequently advises on matters related to trade marks and invention patents.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Beatriz Ayala Cherubini

Ayala & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Beatriz Ayala Cherubini of Ayala & Asociados is held in high esteem for her active practice advising clients on domestic IP mandates. Her expertise encompasses unfair competition matters and the registration of trade marks and patents.

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Band 3

Enrique Cheang Vera

ECV & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Enrique Cheang Vera is praised by market sources, who attest: "He is an excellent professional, and has very good knowledge and command of IP matters. I like his fast response times and his personalised attention."

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Band 3

Sebastián González

Citemark

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sebastián González of Citemark is recognised by sources for being active advising clients with patent and trade mark prosecution. Market onlookers attest: "He is a good lawyer."

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Band 3

Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Barbarita Guzman is experienced in trade mark prosecution and copyright protection and is appreciated by clients, who note: "She is very clear in her arguments, provides comprehensive advice and is proactive."

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Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Alicia Molero is a respected IP practitioner who offers vast experience in administrative proceedings in the IP sphere. Sources are full of praise for her, stating: "She is a good young lawyer."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

María Milagros Nebreda

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner María Milagros Nebreda offers broad experience working in the IP field, with a specific focus on trade mark and patent prosecution, with additional capabilities in licensing matters and annulment actions.

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Manuel Antonio Rodriguez

Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Manuel Antonio Rodriguez is recognised by market observers for his extensive experience in contentious anti-counterfeiting cases. Market onlookers go on to highlight: "He is a really good litigator."

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Up and Coming

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Matías Pérez is lauded by market observers, who describe him as "a good team player - he does a good job negotiating before the authorities, has in-depth knowledge of this field and shows passion for IP matters."

^ See whole ranking table

Associates to watch

Marquez, Henriquez, Ortin & Valedon

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Annette Ángulo is recognised in the market for being active in the IP sphere. Peers describe her as "a hard worker, well-versed in trade mark filings," with others stating: "She is very good, a really intelligent lawyer."

^ See whole ranking table

Associates to watch

María Alejandra Castillo

Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch and co-head of department María Alejandra Castillo is valued by interviewees who state: "She is an excellent lawyer, I hold her in high regard, she is a good professional."

^ See whole ranking table