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Matias Perez-Irazabal

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Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque

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Intellectual property: Trademarks; Copyrights; Domain Names; Licenses and Technology Transfers.


Junior Partner


Since joining HPCD during 2003, Matias has been advising and establishing strategies in the protection of the Intellectual Property Rights of his clients in Venezuela, on aspects such as trademarks, copyrights, inventions, multiple protection, portfolios management, and strategies in the filing of trademarks, including the proper use of the local classification (International / Local). He has broad experience in defense proceedings (oppositions, cancellation and nullity actions); protection system through copyrights, and multiple protection systems; defense of intellectual property rights and investigations in cases of infringement. Former President of the Venezuelan Industrial Property Agents Association (COVAPI).


Spanish, English.


Venezuelan Association of Industrial Property Agents (COVAPI). Caracas Bar Association. American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (AIPLA). International Trademark Association (INTA). Academy Alumni Member at The Center for American and International Law. Advisory Board at The Center for American and International Law. International Bar Association. Lex Mundi.


Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property. Universidad Metropolitana. Venezuela 2008. Law Degree. Universidad Fermín Toro. Venezuela 2003.


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Matías Pérez-Irazábal - Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque

Within: Intellectual property

Now a boutique IP law firm, Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque has consolidated itself as a key player in the market. The firm covers a broad range of intellectual property matters such as trademark prosecution and litigation, licensing, and technological transfer, as well as unfair competition and regulatory advice. Key clients include Google, NBC Universal, and Rolls-Royce. The team filed an opposition on behalf of PepsiCo regarding its trade mark TOSTITOS, following Bakery Iberian Investments’ registration of the mark TOSTACHOS for similar goods. Trade mark expert María Milagros Nebreda is supported by several skilled lawyers: notably Patricia Hoet-Limbourg, Joaquín Núñez, and Matías Pérez-Irazábal.

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