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

Work Department

Anti-counterfeiting Department

Position

Associate

Career

Fernando Reyes Porcell counsels panamanian and international clients regarding intellectual property protection and enforcement strategies, unfair competition, trademark, copyright and patent litigation, consumer protection and commercial law.

He received his licentiate degree in Law and Political Sciences from the Universidad Santa Maria la Antigua in Panama, with honours (cum laude) and afterwards obtained an LL.M. from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in Chicago, United States of America, with honours.

Works directly with partner Audrey Williams on very complex infringement cases, both civil and criminal.  Oversees investigations of IP infringements/counterfeiting and regularly conducts IP trainings for Customs, prosecutors and other law enforcement authorities.

He is very experienced in IP thanks to his current and prior positions in IP departments of other firms.

Mr. Reyes advises clients from all industries, including pharmaceutical, consumer products, food and beverage, media and technologies.

Languages

Spanish and English

Memberships

Panama Bar Association

Education

Licentiate degree in Law and Political Sciences (Cum Laude)  – Universidad Santa Maria la Antigua, Panama
Master of Laws  LL.M.  – Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in Chicago, U.S.A

Lawyer Rankings

Panama > Intellectual property

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.