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Specialist IP boutique Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez has a core focus on trade mark and patent mandates, with the practice extending to matters of advertising and entertainment law. Ricardo Alberto Antequera, who heads the firm’s trade mark, advertising, entertainment and sports law practice, served as an expert witness in a copyright infringement dispute before a court in the US between RCTV Internacional and a former scriptwriter and her agent. He and Manuel Antonio Rodríguez, who leads the firm’s IP enforcement team, acted for various international retailers in an anti-counterfeiting operation that involved tracking and detaining a ship in a Venezuelan port containing counterfeit goods valued at $125,000; and the duo also advised Adidas on its anti-counterfeiting initiatives in Venezuela in 2016, including improving monitoring activities and raising greater awareness with the authorities. Patent specialist Ricardo Enrique Antequera obtained patents for Pacific Rubiales Energy’s technology concerning the optimisation of heavy crude oil recovery. The team was further boosted in June 2017 by the return of Mariana Montiel Salas as a senior associate; she has over 15 years’ experience in the sector.

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque (now Lega Abogados) is at the forefront of Venezuela’s IP market, handling an impressive number of trade mark and patent portfolios, and also heavily involved in IP litigation. Matías Pérez-Irazábal recently assisted bufito in relation to potential infringement of a trade mark, while other clients include Google, Alcon and Viacom International. María Milagros Nebreda and Patricia Hoet-Limbourg provide ‘practical and comprehensive’ advice. Franklin Hoet-Linares serves as an arbitrator at the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property. Alicia Molero and Joaquín Núñez are the other names to note.

Baker McKenzie SC’s IP team primarily handles brand protection matters for international clients, and benefits from the firm’s global network, both as a source of work and as a personnel resource. It also partners with the corporate team to handle franchising and licensing work. The group has considerable expertise in the pharmaceutical sector, and practice head Dianne Phoebus and senior associate Laura Rada were part of a team acting for a global pharmaceutical company in negotiating a co-existence agreement with a Brazilian company that filed a contrasting mark. The practice covers the management of trade mark portfolios, and patent and copyright matters.

Bolet & Terrero impresses with the scope of its practice; it has specialist expertise in copyright and image rights, anti-counterfeiting, and design rights, alongside trade mark and patent experience. Strengths include mandates in the sport and entertainment sector, and acting for start-ups. Managing partner Manuel Polanco is the key name.

IP is a core practice area for De Sola, Pate & Brown, which fields a sizeable team comprising nearly half of the firm’s attorneys. In addition to its patent, trade mark and copyright work, the firm also handles licensing, franchising and e-commerce matters and has niche expertise in the arts and entertainment space, where it assists with the protection of ideas and images. The group’s track record includes handling the first Venezuelan WIPO arbitration defending the infringement of a Venezuelan internet domain name, and it has been at the forefront in obtaining recognition of the concepts of co-ownership and co-licensing in Venezuela. Richard Brown, who focuses on trade mark work, and Irene De Sola are the co-chairs of the practice, with of counsel Rolf Becker leading on patent matters.

Boutique firm Markven Propiedad Intelectual has a comprehensive practice covering the contentious and non-contentious aspects of trade marks, patents, domain names, comparative advertising and copyright. It has seen an increase in mandates concerning anti-counterfeiting measures – an area in which Pedro Jedlicka excels – and handles commercial, civil, criminal and customs matters in this space. Jedlicka acted for anti-counterfeiting network React Latin America and Universal City Studios in filing a precautionary measure before the customs authorities for the seizure of counterfeit Minions and Despicable Me merchandise. Managing partner Barbarita Guzmán is advising Spanish sports clothing company Joma on registering its slanted ‘J’ as a trade mark following a recent rebranding; and successfully secured the withdrawal of a trade mark opposition and the signing of a co-existence agreement for baseball team Tiburones de la Guaria BBC, enabling the client to register its trade mark.

Marquez, Henriquez, Ortin & Valedon has a broad IP practice which encompasses entertainment law, particularly image rights, the economic rights of authors, and the protection and licensing of television and radio programmes. Its traditional IP expertise includes advising on the registration and protection of trade marks and patents, drafting licence and franchise agreements, handling IP audits, and assisting in quantifying IP rights and intangible assets as part of corporate transactions. Leopoldo Márquez Lefeld, Rafael Ernesto Ortin Perozo and Luis Alejandro Henriquez are the key names.

Bentata Abogados handles IP searches, surveillance, registrations, renewals and litigation concerning trade marks, patents, copyright and design rights. It regularly partners with international firms to handle global IP matters. Practice head Dana Bentata is experienced in advising on IP rights and the intersection with unfair competition matters.

Specialist IP firm ECV & Asociados covers patent and trade mark registrations, royalties registration, domain name registration and anti-piracy litigation. Enrique Cheang Vera has extensive experience as an arbitrator specialising in industrial trade marks, and Marianella Montilla Ríos and Carlos Terra Recayte are also key names.

Moreau, González & Asociados provides ‘an outstanding service’ and finds ‘professional solutions’ to clients’ IP issues. The group has a very active trade mark practice, where its work includes advising on the disposal of IP rights, assisting in the protection of trade marks at a national and international level, monitoring trade marks, and handling administrative actions for their cancellation and non-use. Other work includes advising on the licensing and transfer of technology, assisting with copyright, patent and domain name matters, and handling trademark litigation. Jacqueline Moreau Aymard is ‘a very competent adviser’ and holds various positions with industry organisations.

Travieso Evans Arria Rengel & Paz’s affiliated office TEHAR, s.c. handles the registration, management and protection of IP rights. Practice head Rosa Mejuto has considerable experience.

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