IP STAR 2018 – Patents & Trade mark prosecution (Colombia)
September 28 2018

Tier 1| Patents

Tier 2 | Trade mark prosecution

Patent Editorial 2018

According to a competitor, OlarteMoure‘s patent practice is “what the firm is most known for due to its remarkable expertise in this area”. The IP team consists of professionals with a background in law and science. The firm’s patent clients include some of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the industry. The life sciences practice at the firm works on regulatory and compliance matters. The team has expertise in patent drafting, plant varieties, litigation and technology transfers. Founding partner Carlos Olarte represents Novartis in an ongoing patent prosecution and litigation matter. The firm currently handles 18 countries for the pharmaceutical conglomerate. Alexander Agudelo is instrumental in this action as head of the patent team.

Trade Mark & Copyright Editorial 2018

Since its inception in 2003 when the firm consisted of only seven professionals, OlarteMoure has grown exponentially with a current team of more than 100 professionals. Currently, 10 lawyers make up the trade mark practice and have experience in trade mark management and enforcement, unfair competition, anti-counterfeiting, copyright and consumer protection matters. It also offers litigation and global prosecution services. Juan Moure is recognised by his peers as a “trade mark and copyright-related expert.” He represents Microsoft Corporation in an ongoing copyright infringement case for which his team was retained as general litigation counsel to develop and execute a strategy to decrease the levels of software piracy in two Colombian cities and obtain revenues derived from compensation paid by infringers. Moure also represents Millonarios FC, Grupo Nutresa and Merck on three separate trade mark matters.