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

Work Department

Partner - Head of IP litigation practice

Position

Partner – Head of IP litigation practice

Career

Mrs. Leandro heads the IP litigation department and her practice is primarily focused on intellectual property matters, including trademark clearance, prosecution and litigation (oppositions, annulments, cancellations); trademark coexistence, assignment and licensing agreements; trademark surveillance and enforcement, international clearance and filings, among others.

Prior to being a partner at Estudio Benedetti, she was a senior associate of the Trademark Litigation team of the internationally renowned Panamanian firm Benedetti & Benedetti, which allowed her to gain substantial knowledge and experience in the prosecution of opposition, cancellation and annulment matters prosecuted by specialized commercial courts,and a wide range of IP matters in Panama and abroad. Before this, she worked in Barcelona for a well-known Patent and Trademark Agency, handling clearance, registration and enforcement of Spanish, International and Community Trademarks.

Mrs. Leandro is an active member of an INTA committee and is a contributor of IP law related international publications.

Languages

Spanish, English, Portuguese

Memberships

Panama Bar Association, the Panamanian Association of Intellectual Property Law – APADEPI, the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property – ASIPI, and the International Trademark Association – INTA

Education

Magister Lucentinus Masters in Trademarks, Patents, Designs, Utility Models and Copyrights – Universidad de Alicante, Spain

Licentiate degree in Law and Political Science with honors (Cum Laude) – Universidad Santa María La Antigua, Panama

Lawyer Rankings

Panama > Intellectual property

(Next Generation Partners)

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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.