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OlarteMoure

CARRERA 5 N° 34-03, BOGOTÁ 110311, COLOMBIA
Tel:
Work +57 1 601 7700
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Fax +57 1 601 7799
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www.olartemoure.com

Carlos Parra

Tel:
Work +5716017700
Email:
OlarteMoure

Work Department

Patents, Licensing, Technology Transfer, Litigation, Trade Secrets, IP Management, Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge

Position

Partner | Innovation, Protection and Technology Transfer Area Director | Tokyo Office Manager

Career

Carlos obtained a J.D. in 1992 from the National University of Colombia, where he was Valedictorian. He did a specialization in Public Management at the Superior School of Public Management in Bogota, Colombia. Later, Carlos was awarded a scholarship by COLFUTURO to attend Franklin Pierce Law (Concord, NH, USA), where he obtained his LL.M. in Intellectual Property in 2001. While at Franklin Pierce, he acted as Teaching Assistant to professor Craig Jepson, Franklin Pierce`s law professor on Patent Law and Patents and Biotechnology.

He began his professional career with the Colombian Government, reaching the executive and directive level at the National Institute of Health and acting as Legal Consultant for the Ministry of Health and the Inter American Bank.

After graduating from the LL.M. in the United States, Carlos worked for the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) in Miami, USA as Legal Advisor on the enforcement of Copyright treaties and laws in Latin America. In late 2001, Carlos moved to Japan to take a position at the Shimizu Patent Office to be part of its international team as Legal Advisor on IP legal and licensing matters. After five years with Shimizu Patent Office, Carlos opened his own practice in Japan, advising foreign clients wishing to enter the Japanese market on intellectual property matters. In May 2007, Carlos joined OlarteMoure as an associate in Patents, Licensing, Litigation and IP corporate matters.

Carlos has been a lecturer for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Patents and Licensing. He has also lectured in Colombia and Japan in Intellectual Property matters. is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Universidad Externado de Colombia, Universidad del Rosario and Universidad del Norte de Barranquilla (biotechnology protection, biotechnological innovations and regional management of investigation and innovation). He is an author in Patents and Biotechnology and Traditional Knowledge and Genetic Resources. Carlos is a member of the International Intellectual Property Lawyers Group, Japan Patent Practice, and LES.

Carlos’ expertise lies in licensing, technology transfer, litigation, and corporate legal matters involving IP, with a special emphasis on patents.

Languages

Spanish, English and Japanese.

Member

Carlos is a member of the International Intellectual Property Lawyers Group, Japan Patent Practice, and LES.

Education

Carlos obtained a J.D. in 1992 from the National University of Colombia, where he was Valedictorian. He did a specialization in Public Management at the Superior School of Public Management in Bogota, Colombia. Later, Carlos was awarded a scholarship by COLFUTURO to attend Franklin Pierce Law (Concord, NH, USA), where he obtained his LL.M. in Intellectual Property in 2001. While at Franklin Pierce, he acted as Teaching Assistant to professor Craig Jepson, Franklin Pierce`s law professor on Patent Law and Patents and Biotechnology.


Colombia

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Specialist boutique OlarteMoure is recognised as a leading name in the patent field across Latin America, particularly in the pharmaceuticals sector. The practice also handles trade mark, copyright, regulatory matters and litigation. The very highly regarded Carlos Olarte (‘one of the best patent attorneys in the region; proficient in IP matters and business oriented’) and Juan Guillermo Moure head the sizeable 35-strong team, many of whom have dual professional backgrounds (legal and scientific). Trade mark director Bibiana Agudelo is also noted. The practice is responsible for the maintenance of large patent portfolios across Latin America, including those of Novartis AG, Merck and Pfizer, among other major companies; by November 2018 the firm had filed over 360 regional cases and processed over 700 office actions. The firm continues to represent Industria de Alimentos ZenĂș (by instruction from Reed Smith LLP) in US litigation against LatinFood Corp, which registered and is selling products branded in the US with the clients’ well-known trade mark ZENÚ. Alexander Agudelo, Carlos Parra and MarĂ­a Clara MĂșnera were all promoted to partner in 2018. Other clients include AGP, Bristol-Myers Squibb, EAFIT, Productos Familia and Panacea-Velvack.

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