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Cedeño & Méndez
Urbanization Obarrio Calle 60 PH
Obarrio Piso 13

Panama > Intellectual property Tier 3

A Panamanian firm with offices throughout Central America and Colombia, the 'excellent' Cedeño & Méndez has a clear specialism in IP, handling a high volume of trade mark registrations in particular. In addition, the team assists with renewals, copyright issues (including in relation to the registration of software), opposition, cancellation, nullity and infringement proceedings, and the review of IP contracts for a diverse roster of clients, particularly in the food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and fashion sectors. The firm has also developed specialised brand management software to assist clients with renewing trade marks and identifying infringing marks. The 'always available' Roberto Emilio Gómez Cedeño leads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Roberto Gómez Cedeño


‘They work very well – they are quick, organised and provide very clear answers. We are very satisfied with the service provided by this firm.’

‘Roberto Gómez is always available to answer questions of any kind.’

‘In my opinion, the IP litigation team has excellent prices compared to other quotes we received from other firms when we started operating in Panama.’

‘Roberto Gomez is a person with absolute integrity and I hope to work with him in Panama for many years.’

‘Excellent service and fast communication. They are always willing to assist with research and give their opinion in complex cases. We work with Cedeño & Méndez often and closely on a variety of intellectual property cases. Rather than just being our attorneys in Panama, they are our partners and allies.’

‘An excellent team, dynamic and proactive!’

‘The lawyers are very practical in moving matters forward and have proven experience in achieving successful results.’

Key clients

Productos Farmacéuticos


LatinAlliance Law

Waterwipes | Irish Breeze

Biologische Heilmittel Heel

Truckslogic International Holding

Central Veterinaria

Ideas Trademark

Empresa Panameña de Alimentos

Albagli Zaliasnik

Olarte Moure

L.R. Ducruet / Unity

Irex de Costa Rica

Kresalja IP

Work highlights

  • Advising tech company Beijing Xiamoi Mobile Software on the registration of its patents and industrial designs in Panama.
  • Advising La Piedra Films, the producer of the biographical film “Hands of Stone” about Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán, on contractual and IP issues (including trade mark and copyright registrations).
  • Advising Ideas Trademark on the management of its clients’ trade mark and patent portfolios in Panama.

Panama > Dispute resolution

IP specialist Cedeño & Méndez expanded its offering with the launch of a new litigation and arbitration practice, led by former Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega associate Ricardo Arosemena, in October 2020.


Cedeño & Mendez was founded in 1992, in the Republic of Panama, with the aim of offering the traditional range of legal services. However, over the years we have experienced a series of changes at the organizational and strategic level, which have resulted in the specialization and expansion of our services.

Currently, we are a full-service law firm, specialized in intellectual property, regulatory affairs (sanitary registration), corporate and business law, litigation and arbitration, and regulatory law. Likewise, we have solid experience in competition law, immigration law, labor law, estate planning and real estate.

The great team of professionals that make up our firm, characterized by their knowledge, proactivity, dynamism, and experience in all these areas, provide great value to the solutions we offer to our clients.

Over the years, we have experienced constant growth through the expansion of our services in different countries in Central America, South America and the Caribbean, with a solid network of correspondents and business partners. We currently have our own offices in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Colombia, managed from our headquarters in Panama City.

Founding Partner - Expertise: Corporate and Business Law, Labor Law and Real Estate. Miguel Cedeñomcedeno@cedeymen.com(507) 264-8600
Managing Partner & Director of the Intellectual Property Department - Expertise: Competition Law and Consumer Protection, Intellectual Property and Corporate Law Roberto Emilio Gómez Cedeñoroberto@cedeymen.com(507) 264-8600
Regulatory Affairs Regional Director - Expertise: Legal technical-administrative regulatory field, applied to the various categories of products: food and beverage, food supplements, cosmetics and hygienic, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, among others. Ritza C. Almengor Afúritza@cedeymen.com(507) 264-8600
Senior Associate & Director of the Corporate Department - Expertise: Corporate Law, Labor Law, Immigration Law, Estate Planning. Paula Andrea Alzate C.palzate@cedeymen.com(507) 264-8600
Senior Associate & Director of the Litigation & Arbitration Department - Expertise: Litigation & Arbitration, Regulatory Law. Ricardo E. Arosemena Callanrarosemena@cedeymen.com(507) 264-8600
Lawyer - Expertise: Intellectual Property, Corporate Law. Isabella Paoloipaolo@cedeymen.com(507) 264-8600
Paula Alzate C. photoMrs Paula Alzate C.Senior Associate and Corporate Department Director
Ricardo Arosemena Callan photoMr Ricardo Arosemena CallanSenior Associate and Director of the Litigation & Arbitration Department as well…
Miguel Cedeño photoMr Miguel CedeñoFounding Partner
Roberto Gómez Cedeño photoMr Roberto Gómez CedeñoManaging Partner and Intellectual Property Department Director
Isabella Paolo photoMiss Isabella PaoloLawyer
INTA - International Trademark Association