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Arias

Intellectual Property

3 ranked lawyersBand 2Costa RicaGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Dynamic regional firm possessing a strong intellectual property department. Highly skilled in dealing with patent protection, prosecution and litigation, particularly in the technology and pharmaceutical areas, and often found advising research institutions. Offers additional capabilities in trade mark portfolio management, routinely handling registrations and contentious matters, as well as advising on copyright infringement cases.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Luis Castro is noted for his experience in IP affairs, particularly patents, and is described by a client as "a proficient team player." "He has a lot of experience working with foreign clients," reports a market insider.

Front-running practitioner and department head María del Pilar López is praised as "extremely knowledgeable of IP law" by an observer, whoalso endorses her strong client relationship skills. López possesses ample experience in trade mark searches, filings and contentious matters, with a further interviewee confirming: "María del Pilar is an excellent trade mark lawyer." A source concludes: "I love working with her, her work is excellent."

"Extremely diligent" and "hard-working" co-head of department Simon Valverde elicits praise from market sources for his expertise across patents, trade marks and copyright law. A client enthuses that "he is an expert in IP and has done a lot of patent work," while further commentators add: "He is a very valuable adviser and his experience has helped us to achieve the best result."

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Costa Rica

Intellectual Property


Luis Diego Castro
Band 4
María del Pilar López Q
Band 1
Simon Valverde
Band 2