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EDIFICIO BANCARACAS, P.H, PLAZA LA CASTELLANA, CARACAS 1060, VENEZUELA
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José Valentín González

Tel:
Work +58 212 2646244
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D'Empaire

Work Department

Public Law

Position

Specializes in constitutional, administrative, criminal, pharmaceutical and IP law, as well as in regulatory and telecom matters. Among others, he represented Corporación Digitel in the defense of its trademark Llámame® against Movistar (Telefónica), Pfizer in the defense of the patent of Lipitor® before Tribunal Andino de Justicia and Venezuelan authorities (2004-05) and RCTV in several actions in connection with the renewal of its television license

Career

Partner since 2001

Languages

Spanish and English

Member

Colegio de Abogados del Distrito Metropolitano

Education

Studied law at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas (JD, 1990) and (LLM Administrative Law, 1994).


Venezuela

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

D'Empaire’s IP team primarily handles litigation regarding patents, copyright, and trade marks, as well as advising pharmaceutical companies, such as R&D Laboratories, on intellectual property matters. Recent matters saw Pedro Perera represent Radio Caracas Television (RCTV) in several copyright infringement claims. Department head José V Gonzalez is widely recognised for his legal experience in the IP field.

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Public law

Within: Leading lawyers

José Valentín González - D'Empaire

Within: Public law

D'Empaire provides ‘exceptional service’ and has arguably unique expertise in handling nationalisation and expropriation-related matters and issues concerning freedom of speech matters, as well as in criminal law. Recent highlights include representing radio station Caracas 92.9, which used humour to express its opposition to the country’s government, after the Venezuelan Minister of Communication and Information and the Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CONATEL) decided not to renew its broadcasting licence. José Valentín González is recognised for his practical knowledge of public law and making his clients feel ‘very well represented’; and José Humberto Frías is considered to be a ‘highly strategic adviser’. Associate Ornella Bernabei is also noted.

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