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Lexincorp

9 AVENIDA 14-78 ZONA 10, GUATEMALA CITY, 01010, GUATEMALA
Tel:
Work +502 2246 3000
Email:
Web:
www.lexincorp.com

Gonzalo Menendez Park

Tel:
Work (502) 2246-3000
Email:
Web:
www.lexincorp.com
Lexincorp

Work Department

In charge of Lexincorp Guatemala

Position

Managing Partner

Career

Gonzalo Menéndez Park has served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and as a member of the Board of Directors of Guatemala’s Electricity Company and of the National Institute of Electrification. He has extensive experience in advising regional companies, especially those in the financial and pharmaceutical field.

Within his professional practice he has served as a member of several boards, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Grupo Camino Real, the largest hotel chain in Guatemala.

Likewise, he is one of the most recognized intellectual property lawyers in the country, in which he has brought several litigation cases for the protection of well-known international brands. In the course of his professional career, he has served as university professor at the Rafael Landívar University and as a counselor at the Ministry of Public Health.

Languages

English and Spanish

Member

Bar Association of Guatemala, Commercial Law Institute (Guatemala), International Trademark Association (INTA), Guatemalan Institute of Notarial Law.

Education

Graduated in Legal Sciences, Attorney and Notary at the University Rafael Landívar in Guatemala.

In addition, he has participated in several congresses, courses and seminars, given by different national and international institutions, obtaining diplomas in international relations, intellectual property, intellectual property litigation, financial law, registration and protection of patents and pharmaceutical products.


Guatemala

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

With a long track record in IP matters, Lexincorp continues to handle a considerable number of trade mark applications and also handles patent matters and industrial designs. Among other work, the team manages the IP portfolio of Laprin (one of the biggest laboratories in the region); oversees Turner Broadcasting System’s entire regional brand portfolio; and recently requested the cancellation of the trade mark Electrolit (due to lack of usage), on behalf of Laboratorios Pisa. The team is also advising new client and family company Dawn Foods in opposition proceedings against the registration of the brand "Rich Crème" by Mexican company Harinera La Espiga; and Lee Jeong Gab Auction System and Method regarding the registration of a patent (the company is currently in litigation concerning the patentability of the technology and processes). Head of IP litigation, Ovidio Parra, is also litigating to overturn the rejection of a patent filing by Les Laboratoires Servier regarding an Agomelatine anxiety medication. The practice is led by the well regarded Gonzalo Menendez Gonzalez; and Gonzalo Menendez Park, who has particular expertise advising regional companies – particularly those in the pharmaceutical and financial fields, is also highlighted. Other clients include Televisa and Thomson Reuters; due to strong ties with Asian firms, the practice also receives referrals from firm such as Chinese IP boutique CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office.

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