Department profile submitted by Gómez-Pinzón
GPA is one of the few law firms in the country with a regulatory affairs practice group, focused on health, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, medical devices and food regulatory matters (relating to medicine, controlled substances, food, beverages, cosmetics, medical devices, vegetal varieties, hygiene and cleaning products, etc.). The practice group advises on regulatory procedures before the authorities, sanitary legislation, strategy for the management of medicine prices, distribution contracts for the pharmaceutical and food industries and filing and prosecution of patent applications.
We provide a wide range of IP services across all areas of innovation management, including patents, one of the key areas in the life sciences field. The firm advises on four innovation stages, identified by the firm as creation, administration, commercial use, and protection. The firm’s IP department is one of the most comprehensive and multidisciplinary IP departments in Colombia, comprising IP and competition lawyers, patent engineers, pharmaceutical chemists, industrial and process engineers, and private investigators for anti-counterfeiting cases.
Our Firm has wide experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications for local and international clients from the life sciences industry. GPA provides counseling regarding local patent practice concerning inventions related to antibodies, recombinant DNA, recombinant proteins, and vaccines, among other biotechnology creations.