Litigation and
ADR

Our approach to litigation is transversal and multidisciplinary. We form teams able to face various challenges (including strategy design, drafting of legal opinions, contract drafting, preparation of lawsuits and representation at hearings) from annulment actions or infringement of small companies’ copyright, to multimillionaire and complex issues before arbitration courts.

Litigation and ADR

Our Services

Our Firm has provided support and obtained millionaire compensation for our clients from all industries, and in some cases, it has been the only firm in the region to have succeeded in resolving certain issues. Our litigation methodology is different and grants detail in all our actions; each hearing is prepared using all the experience of our Firm, regardless how simple or complex each case is. This ensures our clients receive not only advice or attention from a single lawyer, but advice from our entire team.

Highlights

  • Our Firm provides support on alternative ways of conflict resolution (conciliation, mediation, and arbitration);
  • Administrative litigation (oppositions, cancellation, investigations for competition restrictive practices or unfair competition);
  • Criminal economic litigation –White Collar related to Competition and IP crimes- (especially representing owners of corporate secrets of intellectual property goods);
  • Civil economic litigation (franchises, supply contracts, distribution contracts, permits, assignments, and licenses);
  • Unfair competition and copyright infringement commercial litigation before Superintendence of Industry and Commerce, or civil judges;
  • Copyright infringement civil litigation before the Copyright Office and civil judges, as well as national and international arbitration proceedings related to intellectual property, unfair competition or competition restrictive practices.
  • Similarly, we usually activate international or national untraditional mechanisms such as non-compliance actions before Court of Justice of the Andean Community or actions to enforce constitutional rights, whenever they are needed.

Contact one of our experts

J. Felipe Acosta

Partner | Litigation and ADR Director
felipe.acosta@olartemoure.com

Liliana Galindo

Patent Litigation Coordinator
liliana.galindo@olartemoure.com

Camilo Bernal

Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy Coordinator
camilo.bernal@olartemoure.com

Santiago Lombana

Co-chair Antitrust and Consumer Law
santiago.lombana@olartemoure.com

Our approach to litigation is transversal and multidisciplinary. We form teams able to face various challenges (including strategy design, drafting of legal opinions, contract drafting, preparation of lawsuits and representation at hearings) from annulment actions or infringement of small companies’ copyright, to multimillionaire and complex issues before arbitration courts.

Our Services

Our Firm has provided support and obtained millionaire compensation for our clients from all industries, and in some cases, it has been the only firm in the region to have succeeded in resolving certain issues. Our litigation methodology is different and grants detail in all our actions; each hearing is prepared using all the experience of our Firm, regardless how simple or complex each case is. This ensures our clients receive not only advice or attention from a single lawyer, but advice from our entire team.

Highlights

  • Our Firm provides support on alternative ways of conflict resolution (conciliation, mediation, and arbitration);
  • Administrative litigation (oppositions, cancellation, investigations for competition restrictive practices or unfair competition);
  • Criminal economic litigation –White Collar related to Competition and IP crimes- (especially representing owners of corporate secrets of intellectual property goods);
  • Civil economic litigation (franchises, supply contracts, distribution contracts, permits, assignments, and licenses);
  • Unfair competition and copyright infringement commercial litigation before Superintendence of Industry and Commerce, or civil judges;
  • Copyright infringement civil litigation before the Copyright Office and civil judges, as well as national and international arbitration proceedings related to intellectual property, unfair competition or competition restrictive practices.
  • Similarly, we usually activate international or national untraditional mechanisms such as non-compliance actions before Court of Justice of the Andean Community or actions to enforce constitutional rights, whenever they are needed.

Some of our most representative cases

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Industrial property rights infringement and unfair competition proceedings

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During 2020, OlarteMoure’s litigation team designed a succesful strategy for an international corporation to defend its most important pesticide against competitors that were about to import products that were potentially illegal and would create a risk for the environment through a discovery, based on annulment actions and discovery request leveraging the Colombia procedural system that allows full discovery prior to filing lawsuits

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On 2020, OlarteMoure litigation team succesfully overturned a preliminary injunction that affected one of the most important motorcycle brands on behalf of Colombian. Chinese and Italian clients. Through arguments based on Consumer, Comercial and Intellectual Property Law we persuased the courts to change a decisive injunction.

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On 2019, OlarteMoure litigation team succesfully obtained a landmark decision on good faith in Consumer relationships

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OlarteMoure’s litigation team is currently assisting an international company in recovering throught a collection procedure all of its sanitary registrations that were previously registered by a former distributor, saving millions of dollars in potential litigation through an innovative approach

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OlarteMoure succesfully obtained more than 60 settlement agreements in favor of clients that had its trademarks being infringed.

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OlarteMoure’s litigation team is currently represent a major banking institution in the landmark dilution case against a brewing company

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OlarteMoure’s litigation team is currently participating as second chair in two major trademark disputes, collaborating as co-counsel of two major lawfirms. We were called to reinforce the team due to our particular procedural law knowledge.

Contact one of our experts

J. Felipe Acosta

Partner | Litigation and ADR Director
felipe.acosta@olartemoure.com

Liliana Galindo

Patent Litigation Coordinator
liliana.galindo@olartemoure.com

Camilo Bernal

Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy Coordinator
camilo.bernal@olartemoure.com

Santiago Lombana

Co-chair Antitrust and Consumer Law
santiago.lombana@olartemoure.com