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Colombia > Intellectual property Tier 1Impressive IP and competition boutique OlarteMoure houses a six-partner strong IP practice, which supports clients nationally from five offices across Colombia (Barranquilla, Bogota, Bucaramanga, Cali and Medellin), while internationally it maintains on an outpost in Tokyo, that serves to channel relevant Asian work to the firm. The sizeable – 64-lawyer strong – group covers the waterfront on IP matters, with robust offerings in patents, trade marks, copyrights, anti-counterfeiting, technology transfer and litigation. Names to note include renowned patents specialist Carlos Olarte, who heads-up the patents and life sciences team; Juan Moure, who leads the trade mark department (and is also active in competition matters); patent director Alexander Agudelo and dispute resolution specialist Juan Felipe Acosta. The group also benefits from a strong second line of associates, which includes trade mark director María Alejandra Pava.
Carlos Olarte; Juan Moure; Alexander Agudelo; Carlos Parra; Juan Felipe Acosta; María Alejandra Pava
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- Responsible for prosecuting portfolios of patent applications in Latin America for Novartis, Merck, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Bayer Intellectual Property.
- Managing Nutresa Group’s trade mark portfolio, including maintaining and strengthening the portfolio in over 105 jurisdictions, and providing counsel and litigation management in courts in the US, Panama, Europe and others.
- Advising AGP America on its patent and trade mark strategy.
Colombia > Life sciences Tier 1A primary destination firm for patent work, OlarteMoure is a popular choice to advise global life sciences companies on strategic IP matters. Most notably, the firm enjoys close relationships with Pfizer, Novartis, Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb and handles all of their regional patent prosecution and litigation work. The firm’s life sciences expertise goes beyond patent law to encompass the full suite of IP, regulatory affairs, compliance and product development matters. Co-founding partner Carlos Olarte heads the department and routinely represents life sciences clients on patent and regulatory issues. Alexander Agudelo is also recommended and brings to bear a strong technical background in pharmaceutical sciences.
- Advising numerous pharmaceutical clients (including Novartis, Merck, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and Bristol-Myers Squibb) on prosecuting portfolios of patent applications in Latin America.
- Advising companies within the Merck Sharp & Dohme group, including Merck, Intervet and Organon, on trade mark portfolio management in eight countries in Central America.
Colombia > Competition and antitrust Tier 3Life sciences and IP specialist OlarteMoure has a focus on contentious work, including antitrust, unfair competition and consumer law-related litigation. The team additionally advises on risk assessment and compliance matters. A former deputy head of the Office for the Promotion of Competition at the SIC, Juan Guillermo Moure is a 29-year antitrust veteran and combines strength in competition and IP. The group also benefits from the experience of life sciences expert Carlos Olarte and litigation and ADR director Juan Felipe Acosta. Associates Santiago Lombana and Camilo Andrade provide capable support in the antitrust, unfair competition and consumer law areas.
John Moore; Carlos Olarte; Philip Acosta; Santiago Lombarda; Camilo Andrade
‘A highly specialised team in the field. With regard to competition law and intellectual property, its results are outstanding, which makes it a very reliable firm.’
‘The firm’s closeness and support to the client distinguishes it from other firms.’
‘Its detailed knowledge of the issues, its thoroughness and rigour are remarkable aspects of the firm. Juan Felipe Acosta is undoubtedly one of its most important and prominent members.’
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Qianjiang Motor (HK)
Colombian Society of Authors and Composers (SAYCO)
Banco Caja Social
- Represented Organización Terpel in an unfair competition case brought by one of its former distributors.
- Represented Rocsa in blocking efforts to impose anti-dumping measures on dairy products imported from the US.
- Represented QianJiang, Auteco Mobility and Auteco in two civil actions filed by a former distributor in Colombia, including an unfair competition action.
OlarteMoure > Firm Profile
Founded in 2003, OlarteMoure is a highly specialized intellectual property, regulatory and competition law firm formed by recognized leaders in their fields and academic circles. OlarteMoure strives to provide practical, proactive and timely counsel that is based on comprehensive legal analysis and thorough understanding of its clients’ business environments, under a competitive pricing and cost structure, and all under a rewarding work environment that promotes and stimulates constant professional development and excellence in client service.
Persevering in this mission has allowed OlarteMoure to quickly claim and maintain top-tier status as an IP and competition law firm in Colombia. More recently, OlarteMoure has consolidated a regional IP practice throughout the Latin American region. Through a tight-knit alliance of local firms with outstanding relationships with the local IP office and impressive enforcement litigation experience, OlarteMoure is able to provide an unparalleled regional prosecution and litigation service. In addition to its Bogota office, the firm has offices in Medellin, Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, Cali and a representative office in Tokyo, Japan.
|Partner||Carlos R Olarteemail@example.com||+57 (1) 6017700|
|Partner||Juan G Mourefirstname.lastname@example.org||+57 (1) 6017700|
|Mr Juan Felipe Acosta||Partner | Litigation and ADR Director||View Profile|
|Mr Alexander Agudelo||Partner||View Profile|
|Isabella Herrera||Head of Cali Office||View Profile|
|Mrs Catalina Jimenez||Compliance and Privacy Director||View Profile|
|Mr Juan G. Moure||Partner||View Profile|
|Maria Clara Munera||Partner | Head of Medellin Office||View Profile|
|Mr Carlos Olarte||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Carlos Parra||Partner | Head of Asia Office||View Profile|
Staff FiguresAssociates : 62
LanguagesSpanish English French
MembershipsInternational Trade Mark Association (INTA) ASIPI Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) AIPPI (Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) Association of Intellectual Property Firms ACPI ICC
OtherOther international offices : Tokyo, Japan
- Intellectual property
- Life sciences
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