Firm Profile > OlarteMoure > Bogota, Colombia
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OlarteMoure > The Legal 500 Rankings
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.
‘OlarteMoure is a large firm that is very good in its areas of expertise.’
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.
‘[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’.
Competition and antitrust Tier 4Best 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.
‘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.‘
Astellas Farma Colombia
SAYCO (Colombian Society Of Authors And Composers)
Alpina Productos Alimenticios
TMT Tier 4OlarteMoure'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.
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 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, Cali and a representative office in Tokyo, Japan.
|Mr Juan Felipe Acosta||Partner | Litigation and ADR Director.||View Profile|
|Mr Alexander Agudelo||Partner | Patents Director||View Profile|
|Isabella Herrera||Head of Cali. Areas of practice: Unfair Competition, Antitrust, Trademarks and Consumer…||View Profile|
|Catalina Jiménez||Compliance Coordinator||View Profile|
|Mr Juan G. Moure||Partner. Trademarks, Unfair Competition, Antitrust, Advertising, Consumer Protection Law, Copyrights, Civil and…||View Profile|
|Maria Clara Munera||Partner | Medellin Office Manager||View Profile|
|Mr Carlos Olarte||Partner. Areas of practice: Patents; Civil, Administrative and Criminal Litigation, Regulatory Law,…||View Profile|
|Mr Carlos Parra||Partner | Innovation, Protection and Technology Transfer Area Director | Tokyo Office…||View Profile|