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

(Hall of Fame)

Juan Pablo CadenaBrigard Castro

A destination practice for intellectual property law, Brigard Castro impresses with its ‘extensive knowledge of IP issues, which goes far beyond what firms in Colombia traditionally handle’. The boutique additionally brings to bear an 80-year history of specialising in the area, as well an ability to plug into the full-service expertise of associated law firm, Brigard Urrutia. High-profile managing partner Juan Pablo Cadena possesses ‘great knowledge in the area of intellectual property’, with his comprehensive skill set spanning  copyright, IP litigation, and trade names, among other market segments. Trade mark head Martín Torres co-leads the overarching department alongside Cadena; together they advised Nike Innovate on applying for the trade mark “BLAZER” to identify footwear, which was successful on appeal. Other key contacts include director Catalina Gómez, who anchors the brands and oppositions team; and senior associate Laura Angel Jaramillo, who is noted for her ‘great ability in litigation’. In August 2022, junior associate María Juliana Pacheco joined the IP Delegation Office at the SIC.

Colombia > Life sciences

IP specialist Brigard Castro fields a robust life sciences practice that acts for a mix of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and food and beverage companies, among others. The team is equipped to advise on the full life cycle of matters, from R&D-related issues, through to regulatory compliance, IP and administrative litigation; while it also stands out for its ability to team up with its sister firm, Brigard Urrutia, on transactional support work. Managing partner Juan Pablo Cadena co-heads the practice alongside trade mark specialist Martín Torres. IP and healthcare senior Laura Ángel Jaramillo is the key contact at associate level. Former group co-head María Fernanda Castellanos left the firm in May 2022.