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Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Notable team experienced providing assistance on a broad mix of IP issues. Covers both trade marks and patent concerns, including handling prosecution, enforcement and litigation. Also acts for clients on copyright infringement and anti-counterfeiting cases. New additions to the client roster include Juul Labs and Latin America Sports.

Strengths

A client rates the team "ten out of ten," appreciating "their excellent handling of trade mark registrations and the alternative options they provide to clients."

Work highlights

Defended Sodimac Colombia in a number of infringement cases regarding the company's tricolour logo.

Notable practitioners

Associate-to-watch Camilo Suárez focuses his practice on contentious IP mandates. One interviewee enthuses: "He is actively involved in the work and very assertive when providing advice and his opinion."

"Very good" associate-to-watch Gerardo Flórez garners praise from a peer who states: "I would love to have him on my team." Flórez is especially active in copyright mandates and managing domestic and international trade mark portfolios.

Department head Mauricio Patiño Bonnet is an established figure in the Colombian IP sphere. One interviewee describes Patiño Bonnet as "great," while another highlights his "leading position" within his firm. His expertise encompasses  trade mark prosecution and infringement.

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Overview

The IP Department is lead by Partner Mauricio Patiño whorelies on 3 Senior Associates acting as directors of different and specializedinternal practices, which results in sharper and "tailored made"legal advice to satisfy client's needs. Zoraida Fonseca heads the localtrademark and parent area; Camilo Suarez leads the IP enforcement and unfaircompetition litigation and foreign patent practice; and Gerardo Florez is incharge of the management of foreign trademark portfolios, copyright, domainnames, data protection, start-ups and health registration matters.

Even though the Department is recognized for providing IPtraditional counsel, our team is renowned for providing added value servicesincluding but no limited to drafting of IP manuals; registration ofnon-conventional trademarks; training of client's personnel in intellectualproperty matters; active seeking of advanced IP infringements; settlement andIP dispute resolutions; unfair competition litigation; advice to technologystartup companies; sanitary matters in the pharma, foodstuffs and cosmeticssectors; strategic management of local client's portfolios abroad with presencein more than 120 countries; advise on data protection issues; among others.

Clients

Arent Fox LLP

Bosch

Bridgestone

Comercializadora Arturo Calle S.A.S

Daimler AG

Decameron Colombia S.A.S.

Despegar

Digitalware

Discovery Channel

Fila Luxembourg S.A.R.L.

Garoto and Galderma

Henkel

Hoffman La Roche

John Deere

JUUL LABS INC

Latin America Sports LLC

Louis Vuitton

Millennium Pharmaceuticals

Nestlé

Postobón S.A.

PPG Industries Ohio Inc.

RCN Televisión

Sanofi Aventis

Societé des Produits Nestlè S.A.

Sodimac Colombia S.A.

Summit Entertainment

Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Visa

Industries

Banks

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Education

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Forestry & Paper

Health Care

Insurance

Media

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Travel & Leisure

Utilities

Intellectual Property Department

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

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Department location

Carrera 9 No 74-08

Oficina 105

Bogotá

Capital District

Colombia

76600

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Colombia

Intellectual Property


Camilo Suárez
Associates to watch
Gerardo Flórez
Associates to watch
Mauricio Patiño Bonnet
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