Juan Pablo Cadena > Brigard Castro > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Intellectual Property


Managing Partner


As a partner of Brigard Castro, he leads Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademarks Litigations, and Deposit of Trade Names and Slogans practice areas. He advises local and foreign clients on a wide variety of matters in Intellectual Property and specific litigations on trademark, copyright, patents, sanitary and health registrations.


Spanish and English


International Trademark Association (INTA), Asociación Interamericana de la Propiedad Industrial (ASIPI), Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Industrielle (AIPPI), Asociación Colombiana de la Propiedad Industrial (ACPI).


Attorney from Universidad Nuestra Señora del Rosario in1990. Postgraduate course on Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Juan Pablo CadenaBrigard Castro

An expert firm, providing an excellent service’, Brigard Castro is widely revered as a market leader in intellectual property law, with more than 80 years of experience in the area. The boutique’s broad expertise, impressive track record and association with full-service firm Brigard Urrutia ensures that it is a first port of call for major global companies operating in Colombia, with Amazon Technologies, Philip Morris and Coca–Cola all standing as representative key clients. Among the names to note, department co-head Juan Pablo Cadena is recommended for his strong skill sets in copyright, IP litigation and trade names, while fellow co-head Martín Torres leads the trade mark practice. The team also draws on the experience of director Catalina Gómez, who spearheads the brands and oppositions team, and trade mark-focused associate María Juliana Pacheco. Partner María Fernanda Castellanos left the firm in October 2021.

Colombia > Life sciences

Leading IP firm Brigard Castro specialises in advising life sciences clients on R&D-related issues through to IP protection and commercialisation matters. The team also works alongside lawyers from its sister firm Brigard Urrutia to assist with transactional support and due diligence matters. IP litigation specialist Juan Pablo Cadena now solely leads the department following the departure of former group co-head María Fernanda Castellanos in May 2022.