Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez

Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Acclaimed boutique practice involved in high-profile IP assignments, advising on trade marks, patents and copyright. Also assists foreign companies with the implementation of anti-counterfeiting programmes in Venezuela. Adept at providing guidance in relation to the applicable legislation for the export of genetic plant material. Also provides assistance with data protection in Venezuela. Client roster features companies from the entertainment and retail sectors. Inditex is a recent client win.

Strengths A client praises the team for being "very knowledgeable," while another client adds: "Their work is of an excellent quality."

Work highlights Assisted Nike International in connection with its anti-counterfeiting strategies in Venezuela.

Notable practitioners

Barbarita Guzman advises companies from a range of industries on a variety of IP matters such as the reorganisation of IP rights following company divisions, and trade mark registrations.

Founding partner Manuel Antonio Rodríguez frequently provides legal counsel in anti-counterfeiting matters to clients from a variety of industries. One source says: "He is a brilliant lawyer who is excellent in copyright matters."

Co-head of department María Alejandra Castillo is recommended in the market, with one client stating: "She is very proactive and communicative."

Managing partner Ricardo Alberto Antequera assists a plethora of companies with a variety of IP matters. He has in-depth experience advising on anti-counterfeiting actions and data protection strategies. One source highlights: "He is a highly astute individual who works closely with his clients."

Leading partner Ricardo Enrique Antequera handles patent and trade mark litigation and regularly advises on data protection compliance. Clients note: "He is very knowledgeable about trade marks as well as patents."