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Abente Stewart Abogados

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Managing Partner: Victor Abente Stewart
Senior Partner: Victor Abente Brun
Number of partners: 3

IP Litigation:
Victor Abente Stewart, Patricia Brun Moreno
Trademarks: Victor Abente Brun
Patents & Industrial Design: Marcela Cardenas
Copyright & Information Technology: Cecilia Abente Stewart
Unfair Competition & Consumer Protection: Cecilia Abente Stewart

Firm Overview
Abente Stewart is an experienced law firm, specialised on IP fields. The firm offers professional assistance in patents, trademarks, domain names disputes, administrative and judicial litigation, copyrights among other IP rights. Additionally, its services include contract negotiations and strategic advice to satisfy the clients needs.
The firm’s compromise to support the client’s demands has motivated to include new ‘of counsel’ attorneys in the areas such as competition law, civil law, insurance law and criminal law. These new members are involved in the firm’s goals and expectations for bringing the best professional services. New technologies and data-protection are part of the firm’s new specialisation in the recent years.
Abente Stewart is distinguished for handling local and foreign larger companies IP portfolios in Paraguay. The 24 attorneys and paralegals are well prepared and skilled to manage adequately.
Partners of the firm have active and evolving participation in the principal professional associations. The firm is a referential local consultant by the authorities for IP modifications laws and decrees.

Main Areas Of Practice:
IP Litigation:
Trademarks: 30%
Patents & Industrial Design: 15%
Copyright & Information Technology: 15%
Unfair Competition & Consumer Protection: 5%
Anti-Counterfeiting/Enforcement: 5%

Abente Stewart enjoys the respect of the market and the confidence of clients through its highly qualified litigation practice. The team is pleased to offer top-notch practical advice and obtaining the enforcement of the widest range of IP rights, having represented its clients in plentiful cases before local authorities.

Abente Stewart handles an important volume of trademark applications, renewals and all trademark related procedures. It is constantly providing reliable protection to an established portfolio of registered trademarks through its Watching Service to a wide roster of local and international clients, delivering responsive and resourceful advice as well as litigation services.

Patents & Industrial Design:
The firm is very knowledgeable in defending its client’s rights of patents, utility models and all the range of patent and industrial designs issues even in the most defiant circumstances.

Copyright & Information Technology:
The firm deals with traditional copyright matters such as art, literary and musical works as well as software, new media and is also currently handling negotiations related to copyrighted works. Moreover, the firm is aware of the unstopping developments of technology and its impact on business, that’s why it has a solid grasp of the local and international practices concerning registration and protection of domain names and all matters related to the Internet.

Unfair Competition & Consumer Protection:
The IP boutique has vast advisory quality on all unfair competition and consumer protection issues, with a skillful team advising not only companies but also individuals.

International Work:
Over the years, Abente Stewart was able to build a solid base of foreign clients. In fact, most of the firm’s clients are international companies developing business in the country. As a result, all the firm’s lawyers are fluent in English and have extensive international IP work experience.
The firm provides an array of complete services in IP to local clients with global business orientation. The firm represents a significant number of Paraguayan companies that perform business abroad who are concerned about the observance of their IP rights overseas. Additionally, the firm has a close relationship with several law firms around the world, allowing the firm to offer comprehensive legal assistance to its clients in IP matters.

English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish.

Abente Stewart provides quality services to many national and international clients, in such industries as agricultural, pharmaceutical, consumer products, food and beverage, entertainment and sports.