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OlarteMoure
CARRERA 5 N° 34-03
BOGOTÁ 110311
Colombia

Life sciences Tier 1

Boutique OlarteMoure is recognised among peers as top notch in the patent field and is frequently active on regional matters, especially in the bio-pharmacy sector, where the highly-regarded Carlos Olarte has an impressive reputation. The specialist firm also renders advice on medical devices, food and beverages, and new materials manufacturing, as well as to R&D institutions and universities. Olarte - who has vast experience advising major global R&D pharma companies - heads the firm's patents, life sciences and plant breeder's rights (PBR) department, leading a sizeable team that touts dual-background professionals (law and science), including that of Alexander Agudelo who directs the patent department. The firm also has an infringement search and freedom to operate (FTO) practice and an Asian desk led - from Tokyo - by Carlos Parra, director of innovation, protection and technology transfer.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘OlarteMoure is a large firm that is very good in its areas of expertise.’

 

Key clients

Novartis

Merck

Astellas

Panacea-Velvack

Pfizer

AGP

Grupo Nutresa

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Adidas

Productos Familia

Intellectual property Tier 2

A leading name in the patent field across Latin America, OlarteMoure's recommended practice is recognised as one of the best in the pharmaceuticals sector, and also advises major companies in the food and beverages sector, along with a number of R&D institutions. Founding partners Carlos Olarte and Juan Guillermo Moure -heading the patent, and trade mark and competition practices, respectively, co-lead the sizeable 36-strong team. Olarte, in particular, has a high-profile reputation, and the firm's specialised patents drafting team -many of whom have dual professional backgrounds (legal and scientific)- covers over 20 technology sectors. Through the firm's regional programme, it also and handles the management of patents families, centralising strategy and harmonising prosecution for the whole region. Director of litigation Juan Felipe Acosta, named partner as of June 2020; Carlos Parra, who heads the firm's Asia desk from Tokyo; Alexander Agudelo, who directs the patent department; and associate María Alejandra Pava, currently acting as trade mark coordinator, are also all practice co-heads.

Testimonials

[We value] that they have knowledge of intellectual property; the added value of protecting intangible assets in an adequate way; also, their business knowledge and a quick response capacity when required’.

Commitment and personal attention’.

Key clients

Novartis

Merck

Astellas

Panacea-Velvack

Pfizer

AGP

Grupo Nutresa

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Adidas

Productos Familia

Competition and antitrust Tier 4

Best known for its firepower in the patent-field for life sciences and pharmaceutical companies across Latin America, OlarteMoure actually has a wider sector expertise, advising an array of national and multinationals, in particular of the food and drinks sector. The 17-strong group is led by Juan G Moure, a former deputy superintendent of industrial property matters and competition at the SIC. Fellow co-heads Juan Felipe Acosta (who was named partner in June 2020), and senior associate Isabella Herrera, direct the litigation and coordinate the competition area, respectively. The group handles the full array of competition and antitrust matters, and is well versed in merger reviews, investigations and unfair competition litigation, as well as in risk assessment and prevention.

Testimonials

It is a organised and willing team with a lot of technical knowledge. They are close and offer quick responses without neglecting depth‘.

All team members have a deep handling of the subject, they offer a close and timely accompaniment. There is clear and continuous information on the status and progress of the issues. Juan Guillermo Moure stands out for his good technical handling of the subject, he has the knowledge and experience required to provide clear and effective advice‘.

The team is an ally always ready to support its clients when required. I had the opportunity to work with other firms and I can say with certainty that with OlarteMoureI feel fully supported. Regarding competition and antitrust law, I believe they have excellent professionals, who care about their clients understanding the concepts, the implications of their actions. Their recommendations are always practical and aligned with the client’s needs and legislation‘.

We highlight their availability, response times,  and ability to put themselves in the customer’s shoes. As people they are close, friendly, it does not feel that one is talking to the lawyer but an ally‘.

Their knowledge of the topics to be dealt with and the closeness with which they do so is outstanding, always understanding the needs of the company and looking for the best alternatives that always allow them to be consistent with the dynamics of the business. Outstanding partners and associates: Carlos Olarte, Juan Guillermo Moure, Juan Felipe Acosta – María Alejandra Pava – Luciana Moreno – María Clara Múnera – Santiago Lombana.

Key clients

Grupo Nutresa

Astellas Farma Colombia

Auteco

Productos Familia

SAYCO (Colombian Society Of Authors And Composers)

MVH Inversiones

Celerix

Organización Terpel

Alpina Productos Alimenticios

Auteco Mobility

TMT Tier 4

OlarteMoure's practice is highly specialised in data privacy, working transversally with the boutique's IP and competition areas; it is primarily corporate focused, as well as acting in disputes and before the regulatory authorities. Drawing from the firm's deep experience in the pharma and life sciences sector, the practice develops and implements data policies and strategies (including data de-identification procedures), the negotiation of agreements involving data transfer, and the implementation of compliance and accountability programmes. The six-strong department is led by founding partner Juan Guillermo Moure; associate corporate and data privacy coordinator Daniela González (who focuses on data in relation to credit granting conditions, among other matters); and associate compliance coordinator Catalina Jiménez. Litigation director Felipe Acosta, who made partner in June 2020, also contributes to the team.

Key clients

División Mayor De Fútbol Colombiano

Fundación Grupo Social

Promotora de Inversiones y Cobranzas

Moviired

Astellas Farma Colombia

Transelca

Sarepta Therapeutics

Fsq Group

Alimentos Enriko

Auteco Mobility

Wikimujeres

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 environment, 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 and a representative office in Tokyo, Japan.

Areas of practice
Patents: the firm prosecutes Latin America-wide regional portfolios for various clients and is recognized for its specialized technical proficiency in the chemical and biotechnology arts. The firm has also consolidated a unique and proficient drafting practice for its growing regional base of R&D clients.

Trademarks: the firm is experienced in prosecution and portfolio management, as well as civil and criminal infringement litigation. It is also recognized for its established practice in geographical indications.

Health regulatory law: counsels clients on regulatory issues, including: test data protection; marketing authorization strategy and filings; review of clinical protocols; defence of administrative investigations; compliance review of advertising, labelling, manufacturing and distribution practices.

Antitrust and restrictive trade practices: the firm provides counsel in antitrust investigations, consent decrees, compliance issues and civil antitrust actions. In the pharmaceutical sector, the firm provides specialized counsel on issues regarding the National Medicament Price Commission and other agencies.

Innovation, protection and transfer: the firm has an experienced team counseling local clients on developing strategic IP portfolios, packaging technologies and identifying opportunities for monetization.

Corporate and transactional: stretching out across all of its practice areas, these services include matters involving corporate, commercial, foreign exchange and consumer law.

Publicity and consumer protection: the firm provides counsel in all areas relating to consumer protection laws, including clearance and defense litigation before administrative and judicial authorities.

Copyright: the firm provides portfolio management and clearance services. It also handles administrative, civil and criminal litigation related to enforcement, authorship and disposition of rights.

Plant variety protection: the firm prosecutes and files PBR applications throughout the Andean region and also handles enforcement litigation.

Unfair competition: the firm offers counseling in all areas of unfair competition, including strategic planning, contract review and litigation.

Anti-counterfeiting: the firm offers counsel in all areas relating to anti-counterfeiting activities, including private investigations, market research and criminal litigation.

Compliance: the firm provides counsel, risk management and auditing services to ensure compliance with legal, ethical, industry standards, including FCPA, UK Bribery Act and UNCAC.

Data privacy: the firm counsels clients in all aspects of data protection, including database submissions and compliance review.

Konektium: through this sister company, the firm helps high potential innovation projects with project structuring consulting services and identifying funding opportunities.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Partners Carlos R Olarte E: carlos.olarte@olartemoure.com
Partners Juan G Moure E: juan.moure@olartemoure.com
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Juan Felipe Acosta  photo Mr Juan Felipe Acosta Litigation and ADR Area Director.
Mr Alexander Agudelo  photo Mr Alexander Agudelo Partner | Patents Director
 Isabella Herrera  photo Isabella Herrera Coordinator. Areas of practice: Unfair Competition, Antitrust, Trademarks and Consumer Protection.
Mr Juan G. Moure  photo Mr Juan G. Moure Partner. Trademarks, Unfair Competition, Antitrust, Advertising, Consumer Protection Law, Copyrights, Civil and…
 Maria Clara Munera  photo Maria Clara Munera Partner | Medellin Office Manager
Mr Carlos Olarte  photo Mr Carlos Olarte Partner. Areas of practice: Patents; Civil, Administrative and Criminal Litigation, Regulatory Law,…
Mr Carlos Parra  photo Mr Carlos Parra Partner | Innovation, Protection and Technology Transfer Area Director | Tokyo Office…
Associates : 50
Other international offices : Tokyo
Partners : 2