Mr Carlos Olarte > OlarteMoure > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

OlarteMoure
Carrera 5 No. 34 - 03
Bogotá
110311
Colombia

Work Department

IP/PATENTS

Position

Partner. Areas of practice: Patents; Civil, Administrative and Criminal Litigation, Regulatory Law, Test Data Protection, Plant Variety Protection

Career

Carlos obtained a B.S.E. in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering from Duke University in 1990. He then went on to law school at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he obtained his J.D. in 1993. He subsequently validated his law degree at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogota, Colombia) in 1994. Carlos joined a well known international law firm from 1993 to 2003, when he began his own practice as cofounder of OlarteMoure. He is a WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) patent expert.

His professional practice focuses on patent prosecution, litigation and related counsel, including strategic planning for the protection and value assessment of new technologies, as well as plant variety protection. Matters handled by Carlos have included seminal cases put before the Colombian high courts and the Andean Court of Justice, such as those dealing with the patentability of second medical uses. He also has extensive experience on issues relating to data exclusivity for the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industry. The combination of his technical and legal expertise clearly distinguishes Carlos from most other patent practitioners in Colombia and Latin America.

He has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Universidad Externado de Colombia (Patent Law) since 1997. Carlos is a frequent advisor to private and public entities and is an IP expert before the FTA negotiations between the United States and the Andean Countries. Carlos is a member of AIPLA, ACPI, AIPPI and CIOPORA.

Languages

Spanish and English.

Memberships

Carlos is a member of AIPLA, ACPI, AIPPI and CIOPORA.

Education

Carlos obtained a B.S.E. in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering from Duke University in 1990. He then went on to law school at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he obtained his J.D. in 1993. He subsequently validated his law degree at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogota, Colombia) in 1994.

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Life sciences

(Leading individuals)

Carlos OlarteOlarteMoure

Recognised as experts in patent law, OlarteMoure are one of the go-to firms in the pharmaceuticals sector, advising some of the major players in this field on a wide variety of complex cases. Consisting of a multitude of professionals with backgrounds in both law and science, the group also works closely with the firm’s IP department to provide clients with a multidisciplinary approach. Founding partner Carlos Olarte who leads the life sciences team has more than 25 years of experience in patent drafting, prosecution, litigation, valuation, and portfolio management. With a focus on the biopharmaceutical sector, he has represented various Global 100 R&D pharma companies. Partner and patent director Alexander Agudelo combines his background in pharmaceuticals with expertise in patent prosecution and technical assistance in litigation.

Colombia > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Carlos OlarteOlarteMoure

OlarteMoure incorporates a large specialised patents drafting team, including 38 non-lawyer patent professionals. A team including lawyers with a background in both law and science and the firm’s life sciences practice provides the department with high-profile pharmaceutical clients, such as Novartis and Pfizer. The firm also takes on litigation to enforce trade marks and advises entertainment clients such as Dynamo Producciones on IP rights and copyright issues. The practice is led by Carlos Olarte, who focuses on the biopharmaceutical sector, assisting medical devices company Panacea-Velvack with cross-border patents strategies; Juan G. Moure, who takes on competition and trade marks work, handling Merck’s Central American trade marks portfolio; patents specialist Alexander Agudelo; Carlos Parra, who drafts technology transfer agreements; the ‘intelligent‘ and ‘committedJuan Felipe Acosta, who takes on IP litigation and ADR; and trade mark director María Alejandra Pava, who manages global portfolios.

Colombia > Competition and antitrust

Best known for its strength in IP matters, particularly patents, OlarteMoure actually has wider sector expertise and advises an array of blue-chip clients -particularly in the food and beverage sector- on antitrust, unfair competition and consumer law matters. Indeed, clients ‘feel confident, secure and well represented‘ by the team. 13-strong, the practice is led by name partners Carlos Olarte and Juan Guillermo Moure in conjunction with litigation and ADR practice director, Juan Felipe Acosta (who also handles merger filings); additionally, associates Camilo Andrade and Santiago Lombana were appointed practice co-chairs in May 2020. It is Moure, however, who -formerly in charge of the Competition Delegation at the SIC, and with approaching 30 years’ experience- is very much the founding father of a practice that particularly distinguishes itself through its strength in competition litigation. It has also successfully leveraged its regulatory expertise in the sector into a noteworthy competition compliance sub-practice. Recent matters include advising WOM on its entry into the Colombian market, an ongoing process that to date has required bringing an unfair competition lawsuit again a competitor as well as restrictive trade practice suits and administrative actions before the regulatory entities.