Firm Profile > Brigard Castro > Bogota, Colombia

Brigard Castro
Calle 70 Bis No. 4 – 41
PO BOX 3692

Intellectual property Tier 1

Much lauded, Brigard Castro stands at the forefornt of the market with a comprehensive IP offering under the leadership of managing partner Juan Pablo Cadena. Along with co-heads Martín Torres leading the trade marks area, and María Fernanda Castellanos, head of patents and the life sciences department, Cadena leads a nine-strong lawyer group, which is supported with four in-house technical advisors. The practice is held up for its immediate response, proximity and bringing additional bench-depth to client's needs through the boutique's full-service sister firm Brigard Urrutia. The practice fields a second line of experienced associates with Catalina Gómez, who specialises in industrial property and copyright; and Carlos Carvajal, a member of the litigation team who advises clients in connection with enforcement matters, both noted.


They are incredible! Excellent professionals, excellent response time and attention to our affairs in Colombia! Simply exceptional!’.

The attorneys at this firm are incredibly attentive, helpful, and expert in their areas. They are our allies in Colombia. They stand out from the competition due to the quality of their people. We loved working with Martín Torres, María Fernanda Castellanos, Juan Pablo Cadena and Carlos Carvajal; they make great team’.

Immediate reaction, no matter the customer’s size. Always with a very good attitude to help, and quick and correct answers. In the face of competitors, it differs in having a whole portfolio of lawyers to help with different issues‘.

We specifically work with Brigard Castro for our trade mark and associated litigation registration processes. They provide us with excellent assistance’.

I would highlight Juan Pablo Cadena, María Fernanda Castellanos and Carlos Carvajal’.

Key clients


Philip Morris


Polo Ralph Lauren

Amazon Technologies

Ferrero Rocher


Forever 21





American Eagle

Life sciences Tier 2

Brigard Castro provides thorough, specialised advice addressing all legal and regulatory needs of the life sciences industry. Co-head María Fernanda Castellanos has ample experience in health matters, and previously led the restructuring of the regulatory and patent practice of the firm, to better provide integrated risk identification services, strategy and litigation to clients in the sector. Castellanos coordinates the regulatory area with four in-house chemical and technical directors under her direction. Her fellow area co-head, managing partner Juan Cadena, has 30 years' experience advising on IP litigation, patents, and sanitary and health registrations, among other matters. The group draws support from its sibling full-service firm Brigard Urrutia to offer an interdisciplinary approach, participating in several projects and M&A transactions involving regulated companies in the life sciences and food sectors.

Key clients


Nonin Medical

Ingenio del Cauca (INCAUCA)

Ferrero LADM

Laboratorios Richmond

Teleflex Medical


Laboratorios Cofarma

Chart Industries BioMedical Division


Founded in 1934 and with more than 80 years of experience, Brigard Castro is the leading intellectual property law firm in Colombia and one of the most prestigious in the region. Traditionally distinguished for providing clients with the highest quality service and the market’s best cost-benefit ratio. Brigard Castro has a select group of interdisciplinary professionals, specialized in each of the Intellectual Property branches, capable of efficiently servicing our client’s needs.

Our services include the processing and registration of distinctive signs, new creations, health registrations, technology transfer, copyrights, and comprehensive legal advice.

Brigard Castro belongs to the most important global law firm networks and associations specialized in intellectual property such as AIPPI, ASIPI, INTA, among others. The firm provides to their clients a privileged access to top tier law firms in most countries. These networks allow to be at the forefront of best practices and global trends in the field of legal service provision, taking advantage of the experience of colleagues in other jurisdictions.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Juan Pablo Cadena
Partner Martín Torres
Partner María Fernanda Castellanos
Photo Name Position Profile
 Juan Pablo Cadena photo Juan Pablo Cadena Managing Partner
 María Fernanda Castellanos photo María Fernanda Castellanos Partner
 Catalina Gómez photo Catalina Gómez Director
 Martín Torres photo Martín Torres Partner
Partners : 3
Associates : 7
Lex Mundi - The World's Leading Association of Independent Law Firms
INTA - International Trademark Association
Intellectual Property Owners (IPO)