Basic facts about the department – 2 partners – 13 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Respected team handling Colombian and multi-jurisdictional portfolios for a range of clients, particularly from the pharmaceutical industry. Known for its specialisation in patent matters. Also acts as counsel on trade mark prosecution as well as enforcement and related litigation.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
“I would highlight the team’s professionalism, assertiveness and excellent service. The attention paid to the client, knowledge of the relevant matters and response capacity are extraordinary.”
What’s new? New client wins include Microsoft, Productos Familia and Grupo Éxito.
Work highlights Acted as Andean opposition for Dell, defending the Alienware trade mark in Colombia and Peru.
Clients praise joint department head Carlos Olarte for his “sound, internationally focused understanding of patent law and great specialist knowledge.” They go on to note that they “really treasure his client service skills.”
Co-head of department Juan Guillermo Moure is noted for his “broad knowledge and excellent service.” He has experience of a range of trade mark and patent matters.
Market commentators highlight Felipe Acosta for his “specific knowledge” in the area and his “capacity to grasp and understand the reality and needs of the client and adjust himself to them.”
Carlos Parra receives recognition from sources for his “impeccable” service. He specialises in matters regarding licensing, technology transfer and IP litigation.
Significant clients Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer.