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Partners: Carlos R Olarte, Juan G Moure
Number of Associates: 64 (includes 33 non lawyer patent professionals actively working in patent cases)

Firm Overview:
Founded in 2003, OlarteMoure is a highly specialised intellectual property, regulatory and competition law firm formed by recognised leaders in their fields and academic circles. OlarteMoure strives to provide practical, proactive and timely counsel that is based on comprehensive legal analysis and a thorough understanding of its clients’ business environment, under a competitive pricing and cost structure, and all under a rewarding work environment that promotes and stimulates constant professional development and excellence in client service. Persevering in this mission has allowed OlarteMoure to quickly claim and maintain top-tier status as an IP and competition law firm in Colombia. More recently, OlarteMoure has consolidated a regional IP practice throughout the Latin American region. Through a tight-knit alliance of local firms with outstanding relationships with the local IP office and impressive enforcement litigation experience, OlarteMoure is able to provide an unparalleled regional prosecution and litigation service. In addition to its Bogotá office, the firm has offices in Medellín, Barranquilla and Bucaramanga and a representative office in Tokyo, Japan.

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The firm has veteran patent litigators that understand, communicate and advocate their clients’ issues clearly and persuasively, always looking for the best cost-effective solution under any scenario. The firm prosecutes Latin America-wide regional portfolios for various clients and is recognised for its specialised technical proficiency in the chemical and biotechnology arts. The firm has also consolidated a unique and proficient drafting practice for its growing regional base of R&D clients.

The firm has an experienced team in both prosecution and portfolio management, as well as civil and criminal infringement litigation. The firm is also recognised for its established practice in geographical indications.

Health Regulatory Law:
The firm counsels clients on a large host of regulatory issues, including: Test data protection; marketing authorisation strategy and filings; review of clinical protocols; defence of administrative investigations; compliance review of advertising, labelling, manufacturing and distribution practices.

Antitrust & Restrictive Trade Practices:
The firm provides counsel in antitrust investigations, consent decrees, compliance issues and civil antitrust actions. The firm regularly seeks regulatory clearance for mergers and other associated operations. In the pharmaceutical sector, the firm provides specialised counsel on issues regarding the National Medicament Price Commission and other regulatory agencies.

Innovation, Protection & Transfer:
The firm has an experienced team counseling local clients on developing strategic IP portfolios, packaging technologies and identifying opportunities for monetisation.

Corporate & Transactional:
Stretching out across all the firm’s practice areas, these services include matters involving corporate, commercial, foreign exchange and consumer law.

Publicity & Consumer Protection:
The firm provides counsel in all areas relating to consumer protection laws, including clearance and defence litigation before administrative and judicial authorities.

The firm provides portfolio management and clearance services. It also handles administrative, civil and criminal litigation related to enforcement, authorship and disposition of rights. Plant Variety Protection: The firm prosecutes and files PBR applications throughout the Andean region and also handles enforcement litigation.

The firm provides legal support for the furtherance of positions before the executive and legislative branches of the Colombian government and Andean community institutions.

Data Privacy:
The firm counsels clients in all aspects of data protection, including data base submissions and compliance review. Unfair Competition: The firm offers counselling in all areas of unfair competition including strategic planning, contract review and litigation.

The firm offers counsel in all areas relating to anticounterfeiting activities including private investigations, market research and criminal litigation.

The firm provides counsel, risk-management and auditing services to ensure compliance with legal, ethical, industry standards, including FCPA, UK Bribery Act and UNCAC Konektium: Through this sister company, the firm helps high potential innovation projects with project-structuring consulting services and identifying funding opportunities.

Spanish, English, French.

An important percentage of the firm’s client base is represented by Global 500 companies in the R&D pharmaceutical industry. Another important category includes local universities and R&D centres. Rounding off the representative clients are local Colombian and regional companies in the banking, industrial manufacturing, transportation, retail and consumer goods industries.