Cavelier Abogados

Intellectual Property Department

Colombia
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What the team is known for Highly rated IP practice group boasting a solid track record advising on trade marks, patents and copyright. Demonstrates particular strength providing counsel on prosecution and enforcement issues. Team also represents clients in infringement cases. Regularly retained by an impressive portfolio of clients hailing from the pharmaceutical, technology and food and beverages sectors.

Strengths Clients demonstrate their appreciation for the firm, with a source noting: "The preparation of patent applications has been very professional." They further comment on their efficiency and punctuality, adding that "they are always very assertive in time management."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of defendant Excelec International in a patent infringement action with cross-border elements, valued at USD1 million.

Notable practitioners

Head of international affairs Jorge Chávarro maintains excellent working relationships with IP firms throughout Latin America. He draws approval from market sources who state: "He is an extremely able and knowledgeable lawyer." Another interviewee enthuses: "He is a very good IP lawyer with a strong academic pedigree."

Associate-to-watch Julián Ruiz continues to be active in this space. He has a particular focus assisting clients with copyright issues.

Luz Clemencia de Páez advises clients across the full spectrum of IP matters, with particular activity in trade mark prosecution and enforcement. A client is quick to highlight that they work with her for complex trade mark oppositions.