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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
Heads of department: Ricardo Alberto Antequera and Ricardo Enrique Antequera
- 3 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Stellar practice with a focus on IP matters, including licensing and copyright agreements and advertising material. Counsels on trade marks, patent and image rights as well as unfair competition and consumer regulations. Also assists with anti-counterfeiting measures and trade mark infringements. Boasts an impressive roster of clients hailing from a broad array of sectors, including tobacco, food and beverages and retail.

Strengths Impressed sources confirm the team's leading position in the IP field. They go on to highlight: "They are a great firm with highly active lawyers."

Work highlights Represented Radio Caracas Televisión Internacional in a lawsuit filed by an ex-screenplay writer claiming to be the owner of the copyrights of works previously written for the television company.

Successfully acted on behalf of the Endemol Shine Group regarding an infringement of the client's Masterchef trade marks.

Significant clients Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Kellogg, Diageo, adidas.

Notable practitioners

Highly regarded practitioner Ricardo Alberto Antequera is singled out by a peer for his dedicated work ethic. He primarily offers advice on IP-related litigation involving trade marks, copyrights and unfair competition. He is also highly adept at assisting with anti-counterfeiting measures, offering additional expertise in sports and entertainment law. His recent work includes acting as lead partner in the aforementioned work highlight.

Partner Ricardo Enrique Antequera is underlined by observers for his IP capabilities. They state: "He is one of the best copyright lawyers in Venezuela," whilst others enthuse that "he is very intelligent and good at handling patents." Antequera offers expertise in patent, trade mark and copyright law whilst also specialising in licensing agreements.

Manuel Antonio Rodriguez receives positive feedback from market sources, who state: "We are very pleased with his work." He regularly counsels on anti-counterfeiting and infringement mandates and heads the firm's endeavours in these areas.

Associate-to-watch María Rusé Ruggiero offers specialised legal advice on IP matters, most notably trade marks and licensing agreements. She is also equipped to provide advice on advertising law, working with many of the firm's European clients.

Associate-to-watch María Alejandra Castillo is referred to by peers as "a very good lawyer" and they go on to highlight her strong involvement in trade mark matters. She heads the firm's trade mark prosecution department and is additionally active in advertising issues.

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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
Heads of department: Franklin Hoet-Linares, María Milagros Nebreda and Patricia Hoet-Limbourg
- 11 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly acclaimed practice group held in high esteem for its capabilities in trade mark and patent prosecution. Frequently sought out by clients from the consumer goods, food and beverage and technology industries to advise on a wide spectrum of IP-related matters. Infringement investigations and filing oppositions feature as areas of strength, alongside litigation proceedings.

Strengths Feedback from observers demonstrates the team's strength in IP matters, with clients noting: "They are a great firm." Others highlight particular strength in anti-counterfeiting proceedings.

Work highlights Acted for Ebel International on several appeals following the rejection by the Servicio Autónomo de la Propiedad Intelectual (SAPI) of a trade mark application relating to a product that the regulator ruled was similar to another mark already owned by Estée Lauder.

Represented clothing retailer Stefano Ricci in a case to defend against an infringement of the company name.

Significant clients PepsiCo, Revlon Consumer Products, SC Johnson, Bayer, Google.

Notable practitioners

Highly regarded partner Patricia Hoet-Limbourg is well equipped to assist with IP-related mandates. Her practice encompasses trade marks, copyrights and domain names. She has experience advising clients on trade mark infringement cases as well as disputes over domain names.

Partner María Milagros Nebreda is a noteworthy IP practitioner and benefits from a long trajectory working in the field. She primarily focuses her practice on trade mark and patent registrations, offering additional expertise in licensing matters.

Alicia Molero receives recognition from clients, who describe her as "a responsive and creative practitioner." Molero principally advises on administrative proceedings such as the aforementioned Ebel International work highlight, which she co-led.

Up-and-coming partner Matías Pérez offers expertise in trade marks and copyrights as well as product registrations in the healthcare and food industries. His recent work includes assisting Stefano Ricci with infringement actions relating to its company name.

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Baker McKenzie SC - Intellectual Property

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第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
Head of department: Dianne Phoebus
- 1 partner
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Dynamic firm with a global presence and compact IP practice. Has a strong focus on the protection of IP rights against infringement, with additional expertise in trade mark and patent registry. Regularly retained by clients from a variety of industries such as retail, food and beverages and pharmaceuticals.

Notable practitioners

Well-respected figure Dianne Regina Phoebus is a pre-eminent figure in Venezuela's IP sphere. Phoebus is a specialist in all IP-related aspects of unfair competition, advertising law and e-commerce, also offering legal counsel to clients on licensing agreements. She is praised by interviewees for her management of high-level cases.

Interviewees note partner Laura Rada's IP expertise. She is primarily a patent specialist, advising on trade marks and invention patents. Additional areas of expertise include portfolio management for both domestic and international clients.

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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
Head of department: Manuel Polanco
- 1 partner
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Key IP department advising on the full spectrum of issues related to this field. Remains a significant player in trade mark and patent registrations, as well as infringement actions. Also provides counsel on anti-counterfeiting, domain names and litigation. Acts for significant clients from the pharmaceutical and technology spaces.

Strengths One source underlines that "they are a very well-recognised firm handling a large volume of work."

Work highlights Successfully assisted Caracas Paper Company with actions made against accounts on social media using the company's trade mark without its permission.

Significant clients Millicom International Cellular, Caracas Paper Company.

Notable practitioners

Manuel Polanco is noted by market commentators as "very intelligent and hard-working." He is well versed in patents, trade marks and copyrights whilst regularly assisting with IP portfolio management and enforcement measures. His recent work includes leading the team on the aforementioned work highlight for the Caracas Paper Company.

Department profile 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

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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 Respected boutique active providing advice on every aspect of patent, trade mark and copyright prosecution and protection. Licensing and franchising agreements are further areas of focus for the firm. Team represents a range of clients hailing from sectors such as technology and entertainment.

Notable practitioners

Revered figure Irene De Sola is highly valued by interviewees, with one enthusing: "She is a good lawyer that has a lot of experience in the area," and going on to highlight her visibility in the practice area. De Sola boasts over 30 years' experience working in Venezuela's IP sphere. IP-related litigation also features as an area of specialisation.

Partner José Gutierrez is adept at providing advice on trade mark registration and protection, as well as administrative aspects of trade mark regulation. He currently serves as a member of the International Trademark Association.

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Marquez, Henriquez, Ortin & Valedon - Intellectual Property

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第二等

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

What the team is known for Solid team offering legal advice on a wide range of IP matters. Provides noteworthy expertise in trade mark prosecution, unfair competition and anti-counterfeiting issues. Team boasts additional capabilities in IP-related litigation.

Notable practitioners

Highly regarded practitioner Rafael Ortin offers renowned expertise in IP law. He is regularly instructed by clients in copyright-related matters. Ortin has specific knowledge of the relation between IP law and new technologies.

Luis Alejandro Henríquez receives recognition from peers for his strong reputation for assisting international clients with IP mandates. Henríquez is also well experienced acting for clients on IP-related litigation.

Associate-to-watch Annette Ángulo is singled out by clients for her activity in trade marks. She is also able to counsel on IP disputes and licensing agreements.

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Markven Propiedad Intelectual - Intellectual Property

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第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
Heads of department: Barbarita Guzman and Pedro Jedlicka
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Boutique firm focusing primarily on IP mandates. Team is particularly active in all aspects of anti-counterfeiting matters. Strengths include investigations to locate counterfeit goods and subsequent legal actions against infringers. Has additional capabilities in franchise and licensing agreements.

Work highlights Advised ReAct Latin America in anti-counterfeiting investigations regarding the infringement of the Avengers brand. The firm subsequently assisted the client with legal action against the offender.

Significant clients Himalaya Gold Holdings, Complejo Industrial Licorero del Centro, SRAM, Groz-Beckert, Franceschi Chocolate.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Barbarita Guzman focuses her IP practice on trade mark registration and prosecution, as well as licensing agreements and copyrights. She is also a noteworthy figure in Venezuela's IP academic arena.

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Moreau, González & Asociados - Intellectual Property

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Band 3

第三等

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

What the team is known for IP boutique assisting key clients with the management of their trade mark portfolios. Has significant experience counselling on the protection and acquisition of IP rights. Clients hail from the food and beverage, banking and media industries.

Notable practitioners

Jacqueline Moreau Aymard is highlighted by interviewees as "a good lawyer" who is a "very hard worker." She is well placed to provide counsel on IP matters to key domestic and international clients. Noteworthy areas of knowledge include trade mark law, copyrights and patents.

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Travieso Evans Arria Rengel & Paz - Intellectual Property

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第三等

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

What the team is known for Noted firm regularly instructed by clients to advise on a range of IP matters. Particularly experienced managing portfolios for multinational companies. Further services include the protection of IP assets of clients in a broad array of industries.

Work highlights Successfully assisted Papeles Venezolanos with ending the illegal use of its slogan.

Significant clients Avon Cosmetics de Venezuela, Philip Morris, Colgate-Palmolive, Kellogg, Paveca.

Notable practitioners

Rosa Mejuto Gordon's IP practice focuses on trade marks, patents and copyrights as well as technology transfer matters. She is also a current member of the International Trademark Association and the Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

Associate-to-watch Polo Casanova is equipped to advise clients on a range of IP mandates. He specialises in trade mark prosecution and infringement matters.

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Ricardo Alberto Antequera

Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Highly regarded practitioner Ricardo Alberto Antequera is singled out by a peer for his dedicated work ethic. He primarily offers advice on IP-related litigation involving trade marks, copyrights and unfair competition. He is also highly adept at assisting with anti-counterfeiting measures, offering additional expertise in sports and entertainment law. His recent work includes acting as lead partner in the aforementioned work highlight.

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De Sola Pate & Brown Abogados - Consultores

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Revered figure Irene De Sola is highly valued by interviewees, with one enthusing: "She is a good lawyer that has a lot of experience in the area," and going on to highlight her visibility in the practice area. De Sola boasts over 30 years' experience working in Venezuela's IP sphere. IP-related litigation also features as an area of specialisation.

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Marquez, Henriquez, Ortin & Valedon

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Highly regarded practitioner Rafael Ortin offers renowned expertise in IP law. He is regularly instructed by clients in copyright-related matters. Ortin has specific knowledge of the relation between IP law and new technologies.

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Dianne Regina Phoebus

Baker McKenzie SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Well-respected figure Dianne Regina Phoebus is a pre-eminent figure in Venezuela's IP sphere. Phoebus is a specialist in all IP-related aspects of unfair competition, advertising law and e-commerce, also offering legal counsel to clients on licensing agreements. She is praised by interviewees for her management of high-level cases.

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Ricardo Enrique Antequera

Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Ricardo Enrique Antequera is underlined by observers for his IP capabilities. They state: "He is one of the best copyright lawyers in Venezuela," whilst others enthuse that "he is very intelligent and good at handling patents." Antequera offers expertise in patent, trade mark and copyright law whilst also specialising in licensing agreements.

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De Sola Pate & Brown Abogados - Consultores

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner José Gutierrez is adept at providing advice on trade mark registration and protection, as well as administrative aspects of trade mark regulation. He currently serves as a member of the International Trademark Association.

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Band 2

Luis Alejandro Henríquez

Marquez, Henriquez, Ortin & Valedon

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Luis Alejandro Henríquez receives recognition from peers for his strong reputation for assisting international clients with IP mandates. Henríquez is also well experienced 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

Highly regarded partner Patricia Hoet-Limbourg is well equipped to assist with IP-related mandates. Her practice encompasses trade marks, copyrights and domain names. She has experience advising clients on trade mark infringement cases as well as disputes over domain names.

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Rosa Mejuto Gordon

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Rosa Mejuto Gordon's IP practice focuses on trade marks, patents and copyrights as well as technology transfer matters. She is also a current member of the International Trademark Association and the Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

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Jacqueline Moreau Aymard

Moreau, González & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Jacqueline Moreau Aymard  is highlighted by interviewees as "a good lawyer" who is a "very hard worker." She is well placed to provide counsel on IP matters to key domestic and international clients. Noteworthy areas of knowledge include trade mark law, copyrights and patents.

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María Milagros Nebreda

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner María Milagros Nebreda is a noteworthy IP practitioner and benefits from a long trajectory working in the field. She primarily focuses her practice on trade mark and patent registrations, offering additional expertise in licensing matters.

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Bolet & Terrero

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Manuel Polanco is noted by market commentators as "very intelligent and hard-working." He is well versed in patents, trade marks and copyrights whilst regularly assisting with IP portfolio management and enforcement measures. His recent work includes leading the team on the aforementioned work highlight for the Caracas Paper Company.

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Baker McKenzie SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees note partner Laura Rada's IP expertise. She is primarily a patent specialist, advising on trade marks and invention patents. Additional areas of expertise include portfolio management for both domestic and international clients.

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Luis G Arévalo Ramírez

Rojas Gaona & Bandres

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Luis Arévalo Ramírez of Rojas Gaona & Bandres offers broad experience as counsel, having also worked at the Venezuelan IP regulator. His expertise includes trade marks, patents and copyrights, as well as IP litigation.

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Beatriz Ayala Cherubini

Ayala & Lopez Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Beatriz Ayala Cherubini of Ayala & Lopez Abogados is singled out by sources for her activity advising clients on local matters. She has particular strength in unfair competition, providing further expertise in the registration of trade marks and patents.

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Enrique Cheang Vera

ECV & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Enrique Cheang Vera of ECV & Asociados is highly specialised in IP law. He is experienced acting on IP-related arbitration proceedings and garners recognition from peers for his work with international clients in this field.

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Sebastián González

Citemark

From the Chambers Latin America guide

IP specialist Sebastián González of Citemark receives praise from peers, who note: "He is very experienced. We hold him in high regard due to his expertise in patent law. Clients know him in this area and he is very well respected."

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Markven Propiedad Intelectual

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Barbarita Guzman focuses her IP practice on trade mark registration and prosecution, as well as licensing agreements and copyrights. She is also a noteworthy figure in Venezuela's IP academic arena.

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Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Alicia Molero receives recognition from clients, who describe her as "a responsive and creative practitioner." Molero principally advises on administrative proceedings such as the aforementioned Ebel International work highlight, which she co-led.

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Manuel Antonio Rodriguez

Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Manuel Antonio Rodriguez receives positive feedback from market sources, who state: "We are very pleased with his work." He regularly counsels on anti-counterfeiting and infringement mandates and heads the firm's endeavours in these areas.

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Up and Coming

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Matías Pérez offers expertise in trade marks and copyrights as well as product registrations in the healthcare and food industries. His recent work includes assisting Stefano Ricci with infringement actions relating to its company name.

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Associates to watch

Marquez, Henriquez, Ortin & Valedon

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Annette Ángulo is singled out by clients for her activity in trade marks. She is also able to counsel on IP disputes and licensing agreements.

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Associates to watch

Travieso Evans Arria Rengel & Paz

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Polo Casanova is equipped to advise clients on a range of IP mandates. He specialises in trade mark prosecution 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 referred to by peers as "a very good lawyer" and they go on to highlight her strong involvement in trade mark matters. She heads the firm's trade mark prosecution department and is additionally active in advertising issues.

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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 offers specialised legal advice on IP matters, most notably trade marks and licensing agreements. She is also equipped to provide advice on advertising law, working with many of the firm's European clients.

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