Mr Juan Felipe Acosta > OlarteMoure > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

Carrera 5 No. 34 - 03

Work Department

Trademarks, Unfair Competition, Antitrust, Advertisement, Corporate Law, Contracts, Plant Varieties, Consumer Protection, Commercial and Administrative Litigation.


Partner | Litigation and ADR Director


Juan Felipe is a lawyer from University of Rosario. With LLBs in Intellectual Property and Economic and Market Law from the same University. Magister Candidate of WIPO, INPI (Argentina) and Austral University of Buenos Aires. He has advance courses in Consumer Law, Foreign Investment, Procedural Law, White Collar Crimes and Competition in various institutes and universities. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

Juan Felipe obtained a perfect score in its JD admission (400/400), was exempt from presenting his final exams due to its high score in the Estate Superior Education Tests. He was awarded a partial scholarship in his first postgraduate study. He was tutor as a student at the Intellectual Property Course at University of Rosario, and when he got his J.D. and assistant professor of Civil Law on Property. He started his career as a student at Baker & Mckenzie in 2006, and in 2008 became part of OlarteMoure, where he has been Junior Associate, Associate, Senior Associate, the first Coordinator for Trademarks, Copyrights, Competition, Corporate and Consumer Law, and currently is Director for Litigation and ADR and Member of the Firms’s Executive Committee. International Publications highlight his responsiveness and his answers in depth, along with his strategic and creative view, his pragmatism and its legal soundness. His practice involves all areas of the Firm, with notably more involvement in Litigation, its prevention, and attending Commercial, White Collar and Arbitral Processes, regarding Intellectual Property (including Antipiracy and Anticounterfeiting) and Competition (Pre-clearance for M&A, Antitrust and Unfair Competition).

He is a member of INTA, ASIPI and the Colegio de Abogados Rosaristas. He is and adjunct profesor of Introduction to Civil Law and Civil Law Property at University of Rosary and Business Integrations and Commercial Property at Postgraduate courses at University of La Sabana.


Spanish and English.


Juan Felipe is a member of INTA, ASIPI and the Colegio de Abogados Rosaristas.


J.D. (2008); Specialization – Intellectual Property (2010); Specialization – Market and Economic Law (2011).

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Intellectual property

(Next Generation Partners)

Juan Felipe AcostaOlarteMoure

Impressive 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.

Colombia > Competition and antitrust

Life 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.