Mrs Ana Maria Castro > Lloreda Camacho & Co. > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile
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Mrs Ana Maria Castro
Ana María heads the Patent and Life Sciences Departments
Ana Maria is Partner of Lloreda Camacho & Co., since 2009 and has broad experience in handling and advising on large patent portfolios for various multinational companies in diverse areas of technology. She has also ample experience in handling high-profile cases before the Colombian high courts, as well as patent infringement actions.
Her main areas of practice are patents, industrial design, plant varieties and patent litigation. She handles and has deep experience in regulatory matters and counselling in connection with biosimilars and biotechnological products.
Before joining the firm, Ana Maria worked in the Division of Distinctive Signs of the Superintendence of Industry and Trade (the national IP authority in Colombia).
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She is member of the Colombian Association of Intellectual Property (ACPI) and was invited as speaker at a conference organized by CEDIQUIFA at Universidad Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, regarding biotechnology regulation in Colombia, and at a conference organized by the AHK (German Chamber of Commerce) regarding patent protection in Colombia. Ana Maria was also invited by BIO to form part of the academic committee of biotechnology matters in Latinamerica.
Ana María has a degree in law from Universidad del Rosario, specialization degrees in Commercial Law from Universidad Javeriana and in Law and New Life Technologies from Universidad Externado, and also certificates in Administrative Procedural Law and Unfair Competition.
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A leading firm for IP and regulation in Colombia, Lloreda Camacho & Co.‘s deep and broad practice leverages its top-notch life sciences offering to excel in representing major global pharmaceutical clients. That being said, the firm handles the full suite of contentious and non-contentious matters for companies across all key industry segments, with food, financial services, technology, entertainment and consumer products also among its industry strong suits. Director of the IP department, Alicia Lloreda maintains a broad focus, which spans trade marks, copyrights, patents, unfair competition and IP disputes, including unfair competition cases. Ana Maria Castro , who directs the firm’s patents division and co-directs the life sciences practice, is also a key contact. Associate practice director Natalia Franco is the key contact for trade marks, copyright and general intellectual property following the May 2022 departure of former trade marks and copyright head, Tatiana Carrillo, after over 20 years at the firm. Since research concluded, the firm has hired María José Lemus (effective September 2022), formerly head of the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce, Colombia’s competition regulator and IP office.
Lloreda Camacho & Co.‘s full-service life sciences practice is recommended by sources for its ‘holistic business and technical vision‘. The firm’s top-tier IP offering ensures that it is a popular choice to handle patent-related matters on behalf of biotechnology, medical device, pharmaceutical and R&D companies. That being said, the multidisciplinary group also shines in regulatory, competition, data privacy and contract-related matters. Ana María Castro, stands ‘as a continental benchmark in intellectual property‘ and co-heads the department alongside regulatory specialist Enrique Álvarez, who also oversees the competition and data privacy teams, and Daniel Cardona, who was promoted to partner in December 2021 and has a focus on administrative law.
- Hall of Fame - Colombia > Life sciences
- Intellectual property - Colombia
- Leading individuals - Colombia > Intellectual property
- Life sciences - Colombia