Hipatia Donoso > Tobar ZVS > Quito, Ecuador > Lawyer Profile

Tobar ZVS
AV 12 DE OCTUBRE N26-97 LINCOLN, EDIFICIO TORRE 1492, OF 1505
QUITO
Ecuador

Work Department

Intellectual Property and Anti-Piracy

Position

Associate

Career

Hipatia joined the firm in 2012 and is currently an associate in the Intellectual Property & Anti-Piracy Unit, and Corporate Unit of the Firm.

Her professional practice focuses on corporate advice on the protection of intangibles in their various forms. Hipatia has extensive experience in advising national and international companies on the development, planning and execution of strategies for the protection and defense of intellectual property rights before administrative and judicial authorities.

During her master’s studies, Hipatia focused on the development and protection of new technologies, as well as their legal implications. Currently, she advises on implementation and compliance strategies related with data protection and cybersecurity. Additionally, she actively participates in the approval procedure of the Data Protection Regulation in Ecuador.

Due to her interest in new technologies, Hipatia leads the projects of the LegalTech unit, designed for the innovation and implementation of legal solutions through the use of technologies such as artificial intelligence, digital platforms and data mining.

Hipatia has several years of experience in intellectual property and is also in charge of the prosecution of biotech patents and plant varieties.

Languages

Spanish and English

Education

LL.M. in IP & Competition Law, Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), Germany (2019)- Law Degree, Universidad de las Américas (2011).

Lawyer Rankings

Ecuador > Intellectual property

Alfonso Rivera leads Tobar ZVS‘ intellectual property team, which provides advice on both domestic IP laws and issues affecting the broader Andean Community. The firm handles a wide range of matters, including patents, trade marks, design rights and copyright, but is particularly notable for plant variety work, acting for some of Ecuador’s largest agricultural players. Rivera is highly experienced in anti-piracy work, while at the associate level, Hipatia Donoso focuses on IP portfolio management.