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Latin America Guide
Firm Profile

Gustavo Zacapa y Asociados

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 4to Piso Edificio Palmira
  • Avenida Rep. de Chile
  • Tegucigalpa
  • Francisco Morazán
  • Honduras

Firm profile submitted by Gustavo Zacapa y Asociados

Managing Partner: Gustavo Adolfo Zacapa
Partner & 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 operate or do business in Honduras. The firm provides all kinds of legal services and advisory, mainly in the practice areas of corporate law, financial 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 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, IP litigation, changes 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 permanent legal advice and handles all kinds of procedures and legal actions for multinational companies and international organisations related to regulatory compliance, consumer protection, commercial distribution relations, commercial contracts, formation of companies, mergers and acquisitions, complex corporate transactions, financial matters, environmental issues, custody and maintenance of corporate books, all kinds of administrative procedures, payroll management, employment contracts, employee loans, and, generally, all services covering their necessities in the Republic of Honduras.

Sanitary Registrations & Regulatory Affairs:
The firm constantly assists companies in obtaining all kinds of permits before the Honduran Government; and, specialises in sanitary registrations prosecution and surveillance for all kinds of products including crop protection agents, foodstuffs, nutritional products, pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, medical devices, veterinary products, among others.

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 all other procedures handled 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, 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 their local partners, who are all part of highly reputable firms in their respective jurisdictions.

English, Spanish.

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, chemical companies, entertainment companies, software and technology companies, manufacturing companies of mass-market consumer goods, including foodstuffs, tobacco products, personal care and hygienic products, and pharmaceuticals.


  • Ed. Palmira 4-P Fte. Hotel Honduras Maya,
  • Tegucigalpa,
  • Francisco Morazán
  • Honduras
  • Tel +504 2232 5551
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