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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 4


Boutique OlarteMoure has been growing its competition practice, particularly on the litigation side by working on unfair competition cases involving large claims. The firm is representing Terpel against a $10m claim in damages brought by Lucol, which alleges Terpel engaged in unfair competition to purposefully exclude it from the market. Other highlights include representing PC Smart against Hewlett-Packard. In terms of merger control, the team has been advising several companies pertaining to Grupo Nutresa. Founding partners Juan Guillermo Moure and Carlos Olarte are the key names of the practice, which counts Grupo Familia, Microsoft and Aspen among its other clients.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2


Specialist boutique OlarteMoureis a benchmark in the area of industrial property, particularly in patents’ and drafted over 150 patent applications for local clients covering over 20 technology sectors during the course of 2017. The practice also covers trade mark, copyright, regulatory matters and litigation. Carlos Olarte and Juan Guillermo Moure head the practice and both are recommended as having ‘a global vision, strategic analysis, efficiency, order and response capacity’. They are also ‘creative when it comes to proposing new products and services to the IP community’. The practice has won recognition for having dual background professionals (law and science), both at the partner and associate level, and is responsible for prosecuting large patent portfolios across Latin America for clients such as Novartis, Merck, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and Bristol-Myers Squibb. The firm is representing Industria de Alimentos Zenú (by instruction from Reed Smith LLP) in US litigation against LatinFood Corp, which registered and is selling products branded in the US with the clients’ well-known trade mark ZENÚ.

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Carlos Olarte - OlarteMoure

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