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Luz Helena Adarve

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Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas

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Intellectual Property, Costumer Protection & Privacy




Luz Helena is a partner and heads the firm’s Intellectual Property group. She is regularly ranked as a top tier lawyer in the field by major legal directories. She has more than 30 years of experience in the management of complex IP portfolios for multinational and local companies. She has advised clients from multiple jurisdictions on the drafting and negotiation of contracts, distribution agreements, sponsorship agreements, licensing, privacy, consumer protection and Information Technology. She is regularly engaged in academic activities either as a professor at the most well-known law faculties in the country, or as an attendee to high-level certified courses. Her clients span the full range of industry sectors, including food and beverages, information technology, health and consumer products, air transportation, and clothing and apparel.


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d of Colombian Association of Industrial Property – ACPI. • National Delegate of the Interamerican Association of Intellectual Property- ASIPI. • International Trademark Association- INTA. • Association Internationale pour la Protection de la propriété intellectuelle – AIPPI. • Industrial Property Committee of the Chamber of Commerce – ICC. • Colombian Center Copyright – CECOLDA.


1980- Courses of Italian, History and Literature. Universitá Degli Studi di Firenze. Florencia, Italia. 1976- Attorney. Universidad de Los Andes. Bogotá, Colombia.


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Luz Helena Adarve - Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas

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An ‘exemplary’ firm that displays a ‘broad knowledge’ of intellectual property law, Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas provides ‘more practical advice and options’ than competitors, according to clients. Lead by ‘market leaders’, Luz Helena Adarve and Juanita Acosta, who are strongly recommended, the 12-strong practice has been acting for Microsoft, processing 50 patent registrations (including 23 new applications), all related to software. The team also filed an opposition on behalf of Instagram against a third party’s (international classes 42 and 45) trade mark application for YUMMYGRAM. Other clients include Avianca, Facebook, Ferrari, Jaguar, Oracle and Verifon.

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Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas advises major telecoms and IT players on privacy matters. The practice, led by Luz Helena Adarve and Juanita Acosta, recently assisted with the implementation of a privacy project for AC Nielsen, Oracle and Ericsson. Other clients include Avantel, Ford Motors and Microsoft.

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