Firm profile submitted by Markven Propiedad Intelectual
Managing Partner: Barbarita Guzman
Number of partners: 3
Number of other lawyers: 4
Languages: English, Spanish
Intellectual Property: Barbarita Guzmán
Litigation/Anticounterfeiting: Pedro Jedlicka
MARKVEN is a law firm located in Caracas, Venezuela, that offers comprehensive legal counseling on intellectual property, focusing its services on the development, administration and protection of trademarks, patents and copyrights.
The mains assets of the firm are:
A highly skilled team: The team consists of specialised professionals, dedicated to providing effective legal services and solutions tailored to Venezuela’s legal environment and the most modern international trends. All lawyers at Markven have postgraduate studies at recognised universities in Venezuela and abroad, plus several years of experience in the area.
Flexibility and creativity in the options and solutions: Clients receive a very personal and flexible service, with a prompt response to their requirements. The firm is known for being creative in the options and solutions, always looking for the best results.
State of the art infrastructure: Markven counts with a modern IT and corporate structure that optimises the quality of the firm’s services, keeping its customers constantly informed about the current state of their requirements and legal needs.
CLIENTS: MARKVEN renders services to large, national and multinational clients in industries such as alcoholic beverages, cosmetics, household products, clothing and apparels, financial services, healthcare, supermarket and grocery stores, educational and entertainment. Some are market leaders while others are growing and increasing their presence in Venezuela.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
■ Criminal, tort, contractual and other jurisdictional-venue litigation.
■ Opposition, annulment, cancellation and other administrative-venue litigation.
■ Trademark filing and prosecution Licensing and related contract drafting Full analysis availability searching
■ Trademark watching service
■ Comprehensive trademark law consulting
■ Patent, utility model, vegetal variety, industrial design and integrated circuit drafting for applications, both in Venezuela as well as abroad
■ State of the art searching
■ Opposition; annulment; cancellation and other administrative-venue litigation
■ Licensing and related contract drafting
■ Patent surveillance
■ Comprehensive patent law consulting
Internet & New Technologies Law:
■ Full Internet and new technologies litigation in administrative courts Domain Name clearance and protection
■ Trademark and copyright Internet protection strategising
■ Intellectual property advisory services relating to social network, electronic trade and, data protection
■ Counseling on electronic contracting systems and electronic signature
■ Criminal, tort, contractual and other jurisdictional-venue litigation
■ Full copyright litigation in administrative courts
■ Copyright filings
■ Copyright analysis and consultancy
■ Contract drafting
■ Unfair competition counseling and litigation
■ Border measures
■ Commercial law litigation
■ Infringement investigations to detect manufacturing, importation, exportation, distribution and marketing activities
■ Conduction of negotiations leading to out-of-court settlements
■ Misleading advertisement
■ Consumer protection
■ Advertising regulations
■ Counseling on products’ labeling and Covenin standards
■ Counseling in the registration process of food products, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and agrochemical products
INTERNATIONAL WORK: The firm has solid experience in defending its clients’ interests on each stage of administrative and judicial actions, both in Venezuela and abroad.