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BLP BUILDING, VÍA LINDORA BUSINESS CENTER, SANTA ANA, SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA
Tel:
Work +506 2205 3939
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Web:
www.blplegal.com

Giselle Reuben

Tel:
Work +506 2205 3939
Email:
BLP

Work Department

Intellectual Property and Regulatory Law

Position

Partner - Co-Director of Intellectual Property and Regulatory Law Practices

Career

In 2006 Giselle separated from her position as head of the Intellectual Property Department at the law firm Feinzaig, Scharf & van der Putten, to join BLP as head of the Intellectual Property department, where she became partner in 2014.

Languages

Spanish & English

Member

Giselle is founding member and former member of the Board of Directors of the Costa Rican Intellectual Property Professionals Association (APPICR) in 2007, and has been member of the Board of Directors of the National Biodiversity Institute (INBIO), member of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Bar Association and served as Director of the Intellectual Property Sub-Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM). In addition, Giselle is a member of the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI) and of the International Trademark Association (INTA) since 2005.

Education

Giselle graduated from Universidad de La Salle with honors in 2003.


Costa Rica

Intellectual property

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Giselle Reuben - BLP

Within: Intellectual property

Undertaking both contentious and non-contentious work, the intellectual property department at BLP fields a five-strong team of ‘qualified and experienced professionals with deep knowledge of Costa Rica’s IP regulations’. The practice is led by Giselle Reuben, who ‘excels at everything she does’, and handles the full array of related services, including the registration, defence and enforcement of patents, trade marks, copyrights and industrial designs, as well as litigious cases related to infringement, counterfeiting and unfair competition. Recent activity includes assisting Pandora Jewellery with confiscation actions against counterfeit products; advising BASF on the registration of its patent portfolio before the Costa Rican Patent Office; and assisting Grupo Agroindustrial Numar with trade mark matters and the registration of its products before the Ministry of Health. Uri Weinstok, who is noted for providing ‘assertive answers to all queries with prompt and effective attention’, recently advised British American Tobacco on the illegal importation of cigarettes that infringe its trade marks, along with labelling and advertising matters. The client roster, which also includes Unilever, Scotiabank and Microsoft, encompasses local, regional and international companies from a variety of industries, such as pharmaceuticals, technology, and food and beverages.

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