Firm profile submitted by Gustavo Zacapa y Asociados
Managing Partner: Gustavo Adolfo Zacapa
Partner and Director of IP: Arturo Zacapa
Number of partners: 2
Number of other lawyers: 4
Although the firm dates back to the 1950’s, on 1988 the firm was reorganised by Mr. Gustavo Adolfo Zacapa under the name Gustavo Zacapa y Asociados. The firm has provided the highest quality corporate legal advice and services to prestigious multinational companies for more than forty years. Currently, the firm constantly provides services to an array of the largest world companies who do business in Honduras. The firm provides all kinds of legal services and advisory, mainly in the practice areas of corporate law, intellectual property, sanitary registrations and regulatory affairs, tax law, employment law, administrative law, and notarial services.
Intellectual Property: The firm offers all kinds of services in Honduras and Central America related to trademarks prosecution. Their intellectual property team includes experienced attorneys and specialised personnel in the practice area, especially regarding prosecution of trademark applications and surveillance of marks. Its services incorporate trademark availability searches and clearance, trademark investigations, new trademark applications, renewals, annuity tax payments, rehabilitations, opposition procedures, anti-counterfeiting procedures, modifications to trademark registrations in the local trademarks office, patent applications and searches, registration of copyrights and all other legal actions necessary for the protection of intellectual property.
Corporate Affairs: The firm provides legal advice and handles all kinds of procedures and legal actions for multi-national companies related to employment relations, regulatory environment, consumer protection, commercial distribution relations, commercial contracts, formation of companies, custody and maintenance of corporate books, all kinds of administrative procedures, payroll management, employment contracts, employee loans, and all services covering their necessities in the Republic of Honduras.
Sanitary Registrations: The firm specialises in sanitary registrations prosecution and surveillance of all kinds of products registrations including crop protection agents, foodstuffs, nutritional products, pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, and veterinary products.
Tax Law: The firm has vast experience in fiscal matters. They provide legal advice and assistance regarding national and municipal fiscal regulations, impugnation of tax adjustments, compliance of formal and material fiscal obligations, tax refund and tax exemption applications, and other procedures before the tax administration.
Notarial Services: The firm has a highly experienced team of notaries that provides all kinds of notarial services, including authentication of signatures, authorisation of documents, power of attorney and all kind of contracts, formalisation of records, company formation, and other acts of voluntary jurisdiction assigned by law to notary public.
INTERNATIONAL WORK: The firm handles trademark related services in the entire Latin American Region, through other reputable firms in their respective jurisdictions.
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, Italian
The firm’s clients are mainly multi-national companies, including insurance companies, non-profit organisations, automobile parts and accessories distributors, manufacturers and formulators of crop protection agents and veterinary products, entertainment companies, manufacturing companies of mass-market consumer goods, including foodstuffs, tobacco products, personal care and hygienic products, and pharmaceuticals.