Ramón Benedetti Alemán > Estudio Benedetti > Panama, Panama > Lawyer Profile

Estudio Benedetti
EDIFICIO COMOSA, PISO 19, AVENIDA SAMUEL LEWIS
PANAMA
Panama

Work Department

Partner - Head of IP renewals, recordations and foreign filings

Position

Partner – Head of IP renewals, recordations and foreign filings

Career

Mr. Ramon Benedetti Aleman focuses his practice on Intellectual Property and works mainly on trademarks, domain names, licensing, franchising, Banking and Advertising Law.

Prior to being a partner at Estudio Benedetti, Mr. Benedetti started out his career at an early age, working as a paralegal in the renowned law firm Benedetti and Benedetti, handling a wide range of Intellectual Property matters while attending law school in Panama. After graduation, Ramon continued his studies in the United States, where he obtained a Masters of Laws in Intellectual Property, Commerce and Technology from the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, and attended the 19th annual Pierce Law Intellectual Property Summer Institute. He then went on to Ireland, to attend the e-Law Summer Institute at University College Cork.

After completing his studies abroad, Ramon returned to Panama where he practiced for over a decade as an attorney at Benedetti & Benedetti, devoting most of his time to IP, also handling corporate matters for important local and foreign clients, and banking matters for one of the country’s largest banks.

Mr. Benedetti heads the renewals, recordations and foreign filings departments. As such, he oversees a very large amount of work coming from clients, service providers and foreign associates.

Mr. Benedetti has the challenge of finding ways to secure work and expand the practice while meeting the increasing budget restrictions imposed for global filing projects.

On a daily basis, Mr. Benedetti works with international companies from all industries and foreign law firms, providing assistance on a wide range of recordation matters with the IP Office, and most importantly, on assignment, franchising and licensing projects, thanks to his broad knowledge and experience in corporate matters.

Languages

Spanish and English

Memberships

International Trademark Association – INTA, the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property – ASIPI (Secretary of the Mediation, Arbitration and Conciliation Committee 2016-2018, National delegate 2013-2015 and 2016-2018), the Panama Bar Association and the Panamanian Association of Intellectual Property Law – APADEPI.

Education

Licentiate degree in Law and Political Science – Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua, Panama
Master of Laws – LLM, Intellectual Property, Commerce and Technology – UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, USA

Lawyer Rankings

Panama > Intellectual property

(Next Generation Partners)

Ramón Benedetti AlemánEstudio Benedetti

A benchmark in Panama in intellectual property matters‘, specialist firm Estudio Benedetti handles the IP portfolios of household-name multinationals, including companies from the pharmaceuticals, retail, entertainment and luxury goods sectors. Trade mark, patent, utility model and design filings, and Colón Free Zone trade mark issues are among the practice’s key areas of expertise; the group is also active in opposition, cancellation and annulment actions. The sizeable team is led by Ramón Benedetti Velázquez, who oversees the IP prosecution practice; Audrey Williams, who excels in anti-counterfeiting litigation and is ‘very skilled in negotiating trade mark cases‘; IP litigation specialist Diana Leandro; and Ramón Benedetti Alemán, who handles IP renewals and foreign filings. Other noteworthy practitioners include patent agent Jeane Johnson and associate Graziella Benedetti, whose ‘extensive experience in regulatory issues allows her to provide good solutions to all client issues‘. Fernando Reyes, a name to note for infringement cases, and Julissa Farah also stand out at the associate level.

Panama > Corporate and M&A

IP specialist Estudio Benedetti has continued to expand its corporate department, which is particularly well positioned to advise a predominantly international client base on the drafting and negotiation of their commercial agreements in Panama, including cross-border contracts. The practice stands out for its focus on acting for Panamanian start-up franchises from the food and beverages sector in their business expansion efforts. Incorporations, restructurings and acquisitions are other core areas of activity for the team. Ramón Benedetti Alemán handles corporate and tax structuring mandates with the support of senior associate Chris Effio, who is a ‘critical thinker and superb performer‘ in commercial law matters. Ramón Benedetti Velázquez also oversees the practice.