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Latin-America Guide

Intellectual Property — Venezuela


Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez - Intellectual Property

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Esteemed IP firm noted for its distinct capabilities advising on licensing and copyright agreements and advertising material. Counsels on copyright, trade marks, patents and image rights as well as unfair competition and consumer regulations. Also assists with anti-counterfeiting operations and trade mark infringements. Regularly retained by clients from a wide range of sectors including the pharmaceutical and consumer goods industries.

Strengths

"The lawyers at Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez provide an excellent service, they are responsive and have a superior knowledge of the law."

"The lawyers are very practical, business-oriented and always available. It is my go-to firm in Venezuela for IP matters."

New developments Yankee Candle, Payless ShoeSource and Moroccanoil are among the firm's new client wins.

Work highlights Assisted U-Dare on the creation of terms and conditions, an IP policy and a privacy policy for a social media app.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Ricardo Alberto Antequera is greatly respected by sources, who remark that he is "an excellent lawyer." Clients enthuse: "He is a strategist that considers the whole picture, including the needs of the client." He centres his practice around IP litigations and transactions involving trade marks, copyright and unfair competition, as well as anti-counterfeiting.

Head of the firm's patent and life sciences practice Ricardo Enrique Antequera is well regarded by sources. Clients report that they are impressed by him and highlight him for being "hands-on," adding that he is "practical and business-oriented, as well as considering the bigger picture when offering strategies."

Manuel Antonio Rodriguez leads the firm's IP enforcement practice, including litigation and anti-counterfeiting matters, and is considered an "excellent lawyer" by market sources. His strengths are in IP infringement mandates, among other areas.

Associate-to-watch María Alejandra Castillo is widely praised by sources, who agree that she is a "great professional." She co-ordinates all the trade mark prosecution processes at the firm.

Associate-to-watch Dayana Rodríguez is well known by peers, who describe her as a "very good member of the team." She has been active in the development of strategic protection for the IP assets of Gente in Latin America.

Associate-to-watch María Rusé Ruggiero is noted by peers, who assert that she is a "very good IP lawyer." She is particularly active in managing trade mark portfolios, as well as advising on advertisement law and copyrights.

Significant clients Danone, Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, adidas, Grupo Bimbo.

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Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque - Intellectual Property

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 11 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Acclaimed practice group widely recognised for its strengths in trade mark and patent prosecution. Has considerable experience investigating infringements and filing oppositions to protect the IP assets of clients. Strong track record representing clients in cease negotiations with counterparts and in litigation proceedings where settlements are not possible.

Strengths

"The firm has long-standing experience in this area. The lawyers are knowledgeable and flexible, with a modern approach to IP law."

"Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque has a great team, which continues to grow and is always available for clients. The lawyers maintain a high standard of service."

New developments Recently won clients include Novartis, Eurofarma and Carvajal Propiedades e Inversiones.

Work highlights Assisted Alcon Laboratories with the registration of SILIKON & Device before the Trademark Office.

Notable practitioners

The "impressive" Patricia Hoet-Limbourg is described by clients as "incredibly helpful and punctual." They add: "I would recommend her without a shadow of a doubt." She has a broad practice which includes trade marks, patents and copyright matters, with particular knowledge of entertainment matters.

María Milagros Nebreda is recognised by market sources for her "great experience" in the IP arena. Peers agree that she has a "very good reputation." She focuses her practice on patent registrations and licences.

Alicia Molero stands out to peers for her "activity and knowledge." She has 20 years' experience in this field and is particularly dedicated to matters related to administrative proceedings.

Up-and-coming partner Matías Pérez is valued by clients for keeping them well informed during cases. Sources comment that he is always "ready to solve any matter." Peers highlight his "considerable activity" in this area.

Significant clients PepsiCo, Bayer, Electrolux, DUSA, Google.

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Baker McKenzie SC - Intellectual Property

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded international firm with an experienced IP practice group. Has a strong focus on the protection of IP assets and also handles trade mark and patent registry and infringement. Regularly retained by clients from a variety of industries such as retail, food and beverages and pharmaceuticals.

Strengths

"The firm is global, efficient and provides an outstanding service."

New developments Laura Rada joined the team from Rojas Gaona & Bandres.

Work highlights Assisted LVMH Perfumes with the management of its portfolio of trade marks.

Notable practitioners

"Extraordinary" head of department Dianne Regina Phoebus receives high praise from clients, who value her "knowledge of both the US and Venezuelan legal systems." Peers hold her in high esteem due to her "great experience" in this field. She has considerable expertise in matters relating to copyright law.

Laura Rada is described by sources as an "excellent" lawyer. They highlight her for being "responsive" and for her "notable experience." She remains an active player in the Venezuelan IP market.

Significant clients Estée Lauder, L'Oréal.

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Bolet & Terrero - Intellectual Property

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 3 partners
- approximately 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Experienced team highly active in trade mark and patent registrations and infringements. Regularly called upon to represent clients from a variety of sectors, such as the pharmaceutical industry, in a broad range of matters including anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy.

Strengths

"The team is very active in the IP market and is very strong in trade mark and patent prosecution in particular."

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Manuel Polanco is a "visible figure in the intellectual property area," according to peers. They say: "He deserves to be well recognised in the rankings for his practice and visibility in the market."

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De Sola Pate & Brown Abogados - Consultores - Intellectual Property

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 5 partners
- approximately 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Compact practice group that complements its IP offering with additional strengths in corporate and dispute resolution matters. Has solid knowledge of trade marks, patents and copyright prosecution, as well as assisting with licensing and franchising agreements. Regularly retained by clients from a wide range of sectors including the technology and entertainment industries.

Strengths

"The lawyers are responsive and deliver good-quality advice."

Notable practitioners

Irene De Sola is widely recognised by market commentators for her IP practice and offers considerable knowledge of trade mark prosecution matters. She has more than 30 years' experience managing IP portfolios.

The "very capable" José Gutierrez is highly praised by sources, who say: "He is an accomplished lawyer who stands out in this area." They additionally appreciate his availability and the high standard of his work.

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Marquez, Henriquez, Ortin & Valedon - Intellectual Property

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 4 partners
- approximately 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Esteemed practice group with experience advising on a wide range of IP matters. Recognised for extensive knowledge of trade mark prosecution, fair competition and counterfeiting issues, as well as IP-related corporate mandates and tax planning.

Strengths

"The firm delivers extraordinary results - the lawyers are experts in IP matters and they highlight potential issues before they arise."

Notable practitioners

The "amazing" Rafael Ortin "is a pleasure to work with," according to clients. They continue to describe him as a "super-proactive, attentive and available lawyer." Peers also highlight him for his copyright expertise.

Head of the trade marks department Luis Alejandro Henríquez is described by market commentators as a "talented lawyer." They go on to call him a "very active trade mark specialist."

Associate-to-watch Annette Ángulo is described by peers as a "very intelligent, active, capable and knowledgeable lawyer." They also hold her in high esteem for being "organised and energetic" in her approach.

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Bentata Abogados - Intellectual Property

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 4 partners
- approximately 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Boutique firm that specialises in IP with a particular focus on patents and trade mark registrations and infringements. Additionally noted for activity in copyright matters. Well placed to offer capabilities in assisting clients with IP-related corporate and dispute resolution matters.

Strengths

"This is a prestigious and very active firm in the Venezuelan IP market."

Notable practitioners

Dana Bentata is the key client contact at this practice.

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Markven Propiedad Intelectual - Intellectual Property

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Compact team with a respected trade mark prosecution practice. Assists clients with counterfeiting investigations, collection of evidence and subsequent legal actions against the infringer. Has experience advising both domestic and international clientele.

Strengths

"The firm has strengths in managing and protecting trade marks."

New developments The firm counts Destilería Veroes, Café Roll and Scavia among its new clients.

Work highlights Assisted React Latin America with its anti-counterfeiting investigations, including subsequent action taken against the offender.

Notable practitioners

Barbarita Guzman is "client-oriented, organised and responsive," according to interviewees. Peers hold her in high esteem due to her strong academic profile and active role as a practitioner.

Significant clients The National Titanium Dioxide Company, Himalaya Global Holdings, Complejo Industrial Licorero del Centro, SRAM, Brady Worldwide.

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Moreau, González & Asociados - Intellectual Property

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 1 other qualified lawyer

What the team is known for Frequently retained to handle trade mark portfolios for key clients hailing from a variety of industries such as food and drink, banking and media. Has substantial experience assisting with the planning, protection and acquisition of IP assets.

Strengths

"The lawyers provide a personal service and immediately respond to any request. Their key strength is their solid knowledge of the intellectual property market."

New developments GENICA, Caner Industrial and Eurobuilding International are among the firm's new client wins.

Notable practitioners

The "dedicated" Jacqueline Moreau Aymard is highly praised by peers, who describe her as a very "efficient, active and dynamic lawyer." Market sources further comment that they value her service because "she is hands-on and good at communicating with clients."

Significant clients Empresas Polar, Grupo Familia, Grupo Franca, Repsol YPF, Santander.

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Travieso Evans Arria Rengel & Paz - Intellectual Property

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded firm with strong market recognition and notable experience managing portfolios for multinational companies. Offers highly specialised services to protect the IP assets of clients in a wide range of industries.

Strengths

"The team is there when we need it and the lawyers provide fast and accurate responses."

New developments Recently won clients include Construcciones Monarchos, Savia and Tienda Virtual.

Work highlights Represented Hidroca in the negotiation of the cease and desist agreement with the infringing party of the client's trade mark.

Notable practitioners

IP specialist Rosa Mejuto Gordon is highly regarded by clients, who comment that "she knows how to listen to a client, has great knowledge of the sector and always makes an effort to solve any problems that arise." She is also noted among peers for her "considerable experience" in this field.

Associate to watch Polo Casanova has impressed peers, who say he is an "active and well-known member of the Venezuelan IP community." He is dedicated to trade marks and infringement matters.

Significant clients Avon, Philip Morris, Colgate-Palmolive, Kellogg, Baxter.

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Ricardo Alberto Antequera

Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Managing partner Ricardo Alberto Antequera is greatly respected by sources, who remark that he is "an excellent lawyer." Clients enthuse: "He is a strategist that considers the whole picture, including the needs of the client." He centres his practice around IP litigations and transactions involving trade marks, copyright and unfair competition, as well as anti-counterfeiting.

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De Sola Pate & Brown Abogados - Consultores

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Irene De Sola is widely recognised by market commentators for her IP practice and offers considerable knowledge of trade mark prosecution matters. She has more than 30 years' experience managing IP portfolios.

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Marquez, Henriquez, Ortin & Valedon

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "amazing" Rafael Ortin "is a pleasure to work with," according to clients. They continue to describe him as a "super-proactive, attentive and available lawyer." Peers also highlight him for his copyright expertise.

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Dianne Regina Phoebus

Baker McKenzie SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Extraordinary" head of department Dianne Regina Phoebus receives high praise from clients, who value her "knowledge of both the US and Venezuelan legal systems." Peers hold her in high esteem due to her "great experience" in this field. She has considerable expertise in matters relating to copyright law.

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Band 2

Ricardo Enrique Antequera

Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of the firm's patent and life sciences practice Ricardo Enrique Antequera is well regarded by sources. Clients report that they are impressed by him and highlight him for being "hands-on," adding that he is "practical and business-oriented, as well as considering the bigger picture when offering strategies."

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Band 2

De Sola Pate & Brown Abogados - Consultores

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "very capable" José Gutierrez is highly praised by sources, who say: "He is an accomplished lawyer who stands out in this area." They additionally appreciate his availability and the high standard of his work.

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Band 2

Luis Alejandro Henríquez

Marquez, Henriquez, Ortin & Valedon

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of the trade marks department Luis Alejandro Henríquez is described by market commentators as a "talented lawyer." They go on to call him a "very active trade mark specialist."

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Band 2

Patricia Hoet-Limbourg

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "impressive" Patricia Hoet-Limbourg is described by clients as "incredibly helpful and punctual." They add: "I would recommend her without a shadow of a doubt." She has a broad practice which includes trade marks, patents and copyright matters, with particular knowledge of entertainment matters.

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Band 2

Rosa Mejuto Gordon

TEHAR S.C. (in affiliation with Travieso Evans Arria Rengel & Paz)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

IP specialist Rosa Mejuto Gordon is highly regarded by clients, who comment that "she knows how to listen to a client, has great knowledge of the sector and always makes an effort to solve any problems that arise." She is also noted among peers for her "considerable experience" in this field.

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Jacqueline Moreau Aymard

Moreau, González & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "dedicated" Jacqueline Moreau Aymard is highly praised by peers, who describe her as a very "efficient, active and dynamic lawyer." Market sources further comment that they value her service because "she is hands-on and good at communicating with clients."

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María Milagros Nebreda

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque

From the Chambers Latin America guide

María Milagros Nebreda is recognised by market sources for her "great experience" in the IP arena. Peers agree that she has a "very good reputation." She focuses her practice on patent registrations and licences.

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Band 2

Bolet & Terrero

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Managing partner Manuel Polanco is a "visible figure in the intellectual property area," according to peers. They say: "He deserves to be well recognised in the rankings for his practice and visibility in the market."

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Band 2

Baker McKenzie SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Laura Rada is described by sources as an "excellent" lawyer. They highlight her for being "responsive" and for her "notable experience." She remains an active player in the Venezuelan IP market.

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Band 3

Luis G Arévalo Ramírez

Rojas Gaona & Bandres

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Luis Arévalo Ramírez of Rojas Gaona & Bandres is described by peers as an "asset for the firm." They go on to report that "he is a very good practitioner," and they also highlight his past experience working for the national IP authority.

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Band 3

Beatriz Ayala Cherubini

Ayala & Lopez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Beatriz Ayala Cherubini of Ayala & Lopez Abogados is recognised by peers for her trade mark prosecution work. Market commentators assert that "her work is of a great standard."

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Enrique Cheang Vera

ECV & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Enrique Cheang Vera of ECV & Asociados is described as a "very capable, business-oriented and knowledgeable lawyer." Interviewees add: "He is fully dedicated to IP and is very responsive."

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Band 3

Sebastián González

Citemark

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sebastián González of Citemark is well regarded for his work in patents. Peers see him as a very active player in the market and particularly note his capabilities when representing international clients.

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Markven Propiedad Intelectual

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Barbarita Guzman is "client-oriented, organised and responsive," according to interviewees. Peers hold her in high esteem due to her strong academic profile and active role as a practitioner.

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Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Alicia Molero stands out to peers for her "activity and knowledge." She has 20 years' experience in this field and is particularly dedicated to matters related to administrative proceedings.

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Manuel Antonio Rodriguez

Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Manuel Antonio Rodriguez leads the firm's IP enforcement practice, including litigation and anti-counterfeiting matters, and is considered an "excellent lawyer" by market sources. His strengths are in IP infringement mandates, among other areas.

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Up and Coming

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Matías Pérez is valued by clients for keeping them well informed during cases. Sources comment that he is always "ready to solve any matter." Peers highlight his "considerable activity" in this area.

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Associates to watch

Marquez, Henriquez, Ortin & Valedon

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Annette Ángulo is described by peers as a "very intelligent, active, capable and knowledgeable lawyer." They also hold her in high esteem for being "organised and energetic" in her approach. 

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Associates to watch

Travieso Evans Arria Rengel & Paz

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate to watch Polo Casanova has impressed peers, who say he is an "active and well-known member of the Venezuelan IP community." He is dedicated to trade marks and infringement matters.

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Associates to watch

María Alejandra Castillo

Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch María Alejandra Castillo is widely praised by sources, who agree that she is a "great professional." She co-ordinates all the trade mark prosecution processes at the firm.

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Associates to watch

Dayana Rodríguez

Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Dayana Rodríguez is well known by peers, who describe her as a "very good member of the team." She has been active in the development of strategic protection for the IP assets of Gente in Latin America.

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Associates to watch

María Rusé Ruggiero

Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch María Rusé Ruggiero is noted by peers, who assert that she is a "very good IP lawyer." She is particularly active in managing trade mark portfolios, as well as advising on advertisement law and copyrights.

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