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Abente Stewart

Paraguay > Intellectual property Tier 2

Boutique firm Abente Stewart provides comprehensive IP law services to a roster of both international and domestic companies that are active across an eclectic range of sectors. Acting in all matters related to the acquisition, protection, management and commercial exploitation of intangible assets, the practice is headed jointly by managing partner Victor Abente Stewart, who focuses on trade marks, administrative litigation, advertising and unfair competition; and junior partner Cecilia Abente Stewart, who works most frequently on trade marks, copyright and data privacy issues.

Abente Stewart is a law firm that provides integral counseling and process management of administrative and judicial matters involving intellectual property. With more than 80 years of tradition, it is currently known as a leading boutique law firm highly specialized in IP matters. By constantly improving and using technology, the firm’s staff represent the interests of local and international clients, within a framework of social and environmental commitment. The firm is known for its intellectual property expertise locally and internationally, as well as in other areas related to business. Currently, it is a top law firm, a leader in the local market which provides comprehensive legal services recognized worldwide. The firm is fully engaged with its clients on the foundations of the ethical principles that characterize us: credibility, commitment, professionalism and initiative.

Over the years, Abente Stewart was able to build a solid base of foreign clients. In fact, most of the firm’s clients are international companies developing business in the country. Additionally, the firm has a close relationship with several law firms around the world, allowing the firm to offer comprehensive legal assistance to its clients in IP matters.

Main areas of practice
Intellectual and industrial property rights: the firm provides legal assistance to local and international clients on all matters related to the acquisition, protection, management and commercial exploitation of intellectual and industrial property, including advice on the availability, prosecution and registration of trademarks.

Abente Stewart handles an important volume of trademark applications, renewals and all trademark-related procedures. It is constantly providing reliable protection to an established portfolio of registered trademarks through its watching service to a wide roster of local and international clients, delivering responsive and resourceful advice, as well as litigation services.

Furthermore, the firm also enjoys the respect of the market and the confidence of clients through its highly-qualified litigation practice. Abente Stewart is pleased to offer top-notch practical advice and enforcement of the widest range of IP rights, having represented its clients in numerous cases before local authorities.

Regarding patents and industrial design, the firm is very knowledgeable in defending its client’s rights of patents, utility models and the complete range of patent and industrial designs issues, even in the most defiant circumstances.

Likewise, the firm deals with traditional copyright matters such as art, literary and musical works, as well as software and new media and is also currently handling negotiations related to copyrighted works. Moreover, the firm is aware of the unstopping developments of technology and its impact on business, that’s why it has a solid grasp of the local and international practices concerning registration and protection of domain names and all matters related to the internet.

Unfair competition and consumer protection: the IP boutique has vast advisory experience on all unfair competition and consumer-protection issues, with a skillful team advising not only companies but also individuals.

IP litigation Victor Abente Stewartvas@abentestewart.com.py
IP litigation Patricia Brun Morenopbm@abentestewart.com.py
Trademarks Victor Abente Brunvab@abentestewart.com.py
Data Protection Cecilia Abente Stewartcas@abentestewart.com.py
IP litigation Jazmín Alderetejar@abentestewart.com.py
Unfair competition and consumer protection Cecilia Abente Stewartcas@abentestewart.com.py
Victor Abente  photo Victor Abente Partner – Manager
Other fee-earners : 14
Total staff : 21
INTA - International Trademark Association
Partners : 3