Chambers & Partners 2019 – Intellectual Property & Life Sciences (Colombia)

Band 1 | Life Sciences

Band 2 | Intellectual Property

What the team is known for Long-standing department with a noteworthy IP practice, handling complex prosecution, enforcement and dispute resolution mandates for a range of clients. Also has expertise in anti-counterfeiting and reviewing licensing agreements. Patents remains a key area of strength for the team. Represents a broad array of domestic and international clients from various sectors, including pharmaceuticals, retail and entertainment.

Strengths A client comments: The service I have received from the firm has been excellent. They are terrific lawyers with top-notch experience and instincts. They are also very responsive and have always provided good and timely advice and counselling.”

Work highlight Assisted several pharmaceutical clients, including Novartis, Merck and Pfizer, with prosecuting patent portfolios across several Latin American jurisdictions.

Notable practitioners

Clients and peers alike highlight practice co-head Carlos Olarte‘s dual qualification as both an engineer and a lawyer, with one client enthusing that “this is why he is very, very good at handling patents. He is one of the best in the market.” Olarte continues to be regarded as a top-tier intellectual property practitioner and routinely advises clients hailing from the pharmaceutical industry.

Co-head of department Juan Guillermo Moure is noted for his expertise in trade mark matters, including portfolio management and litigation issues. Moure leads on some of the team’s most significant IP mandates.

Associate-to-watch and department co-head Felipe Acosta is appreciated by clients, one of whom notes: “Felipe is a strategist, he is empathetic of our needs and rigorous.” Another client states: “He has a good knowledge and specialises in IP litigation.”