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Latin America Guide
Firm Profile

Bolet & Terrero

Firm Profile

Caracas

  • Profile
  • Av. Francisco de Miranda
  • Cavendes Building
  • 12th floor, Office 12-01
  • Chacao, Miranda State
  • Caracas
  • Distrito Capital
  • Venezuela
  • 1062

Firm profile submitted by Bolet & Terrero

Managing Partner: Manuel Polanco
Senior Counsel: María Elena Terrero
Number of other lawyers: 12

AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Trademarks........................................................................................................ 40%
Patents
................................................................................................................ 30%
 IPR Enforcement & Litigation......................................................................... 30%

THE FIRM: Established in 1915, Bolet & Terrero is the oldest law firm in Venezuela dedicated to intellectual property. For more than a century, it has achieved exceptional results on behalf of its local and international clients. The firm’s desire to exceed expectations – both in terms of performance and service – guides everything it does, and it has built an enviable reputation by standing up for its beliefs and moral values. The firm takes pride in the long-term relationships with other law firms and clients – some for more than 70 years – made possible by outstanding personal service, integrity and protecting vital client interests. It owes much of its extraordinary success to the legacy of its founders and to the significant contributions of those who followed.

The firm is committed to delivering excellence in IP to its partners and clients for the next 100 years and has modernised its services to make that a reality. The firm now serves its clients in a paperless, fully digital office, with state-ofthe- art technology, and a transformative and empowered team that knows its clients’ business today and their plans for the future.

The firm is committed to making Venezuela a better business and economic environment for all and cares for and enforces its client’s brands and patents as if they were its own.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE: Bolet & Terrero provides services in trademark, patent, copyright, contentious, international matters, licensing, technology transfers and franchising, litigation and anti-counterfeiting. The firm can also register, update and preserve domain names under the Venezuelan country code (VE). It also has a great deal of expertise in solving controversies through Alternate Dispute and filing actions through the Arbitration Center and World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

INTERNATIONAL WORK:
Most of B&T’s clients are worldwide companies seeking protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property rights. Co-founders of ASIPI and collaborators of several international organisations such as INTA, AIPPI and APAA; B&T is also actively involved in new legislation proposals and academic programs.

CLIENTS
B&T has rendered services to enterprises worldwide in all areas such as: energy and gas, pharmaceutical, foods and beverages, household items, apparel, cosmetics, financial services, electronics, chemicals, mechanicals and manufactured equipment, entertainment, telecommunications and software.

CONTACTS
Trademarks, Patents & Copyright:
Manuel Polanco
Trademarks, Unfair Competition, IP Enforcement & Litigation: María Elena Terrero
Transfers & Renewals: Maria Jurado
Patents: Rosa Keleti
International Department: Matilde Diaz
Contentious Department: Guillermo Lopez


Trademarks

40%

Patents

30%

IPR Enforcement & Litigation

30%

Branches

  • Av. Francisco de Miranda,
  • Cavendes Building,
  • 12th floor, Office 12-01,
  • Chacao, Miranda State,
  • Caracas,
  • Distrito Capital
  • Venezuela
  • 1062
  • Tel +58 212 283 9444
  • Fax +58 212 284 1640
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website : www.bolyter.com