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Viteri & Viteri

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Managing Partner: Ernesto José Viteri Arriola
Senior Partners: Ernesto Ricardo Viteri Echeverría; Ernesto José Viteri Arriola
Number of Other Attorneys: 7

CONTACTS:
Intellectual Property:
Ernesto Ricardo Viteri Echeverría
Corporate Law: Ernesto José Viteri Arriola

THE FIRM:
Viteri & Viteri is the successor of the firm Falla, Silva Pena & Viteri, which was founded in 1925.

Throughout its long history, the firm has handled countless high profile cases, frequently involving the settling of law and establishment of important precedents by both the Guatemalan Supreme Court and Guatemala’s Constitutional Court, regarding matters of intellectual property law, corporate and commercial law and administrative law.

The firm has established a reputation as a professional, efficient, ethical and serious law firm, with a tradition of excellence and vast experience maintained during the more than 90 years of practice. Viteri & Viteri has been recognized for decades as a leader in the above mentioned fields in Guatemala and has been consistently ranked as such by the leading international legal ranking agencies.

At present, the firm and/or its partners are members in good standing of:
■ International Trademark Association (INTA)
■ Association Internationale Pour la Protection de la Propiété Intellectuelle (AIPPI)
■ Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI)
■ Asociacion Guatemalteca de la Propiedad Idustrial
■ Camara Guatemalteca de la Propiedad Intelectual (CAMPI)
■ American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM)
■ Instituto Guatemalteco de Derecho Notorial
■ Instituto de Derecho Mercantil de Guatemala
■ Colegio de Abogados de Guatemala

AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Intellectual Property: (50%)
Corporate, Finance, Banking, Administrative & Commercial Law: (40%)
Litigation & Arbitration: (10%)

Intellectual Property:
The firm’s intellectual property practice relies on an experienced and knowledgeable team of attorneys. The firm’s intellectual property practice specializes in patents, trademarks and designs. Viteri & Viteri has a large client portfolio with important clients from almost every industry; as a result, the team regularly handles matters ranging from patents covering chemical compounds for the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries, to design patents for clients in the automotive industry, sound marks and matters pertaining to the protection of trade dress. The firm also has an important local client portfolio and regularly advises on matters of patent, trademark and trade secret protection and has been tasked with managing the intellectual property portfolio for several important clients both in Guatemala and abroad. The team’s vast experience and expertise allows Viteri & Viteri to adapt to each of its clients different needs and provide industry leading legal services in the field of intellectual property.

Corporate, Finance, Banking, Administrative & Commercial Law:
The firm has been involved in these areas of law since its inception, has a very varied group of first class clients both national and international, and members of the firm are directors/counsel to various banking, insurance, agroindustrial, telecom and real estate companies operating in Guatemala.

Litigation and Arbitration:
The firm has vast experience in the litigation and arbitration of matters related to its main areas of practice.