FARAH MOLINO D.

Farah is our leader in the Intellectual Property department.

She is currently leading the Intellectual Property department. She advises our clients on trademark prosecution issues, collaborating with our litigation department in trademark oppositions, nullities, cancellations, and misuse. She has extensive experience developing and managing trademark portfolios locally and internationally.

She also advises patent licensing, industrial designs and models, data protection, copyrights, and franchises. Her main clients are dedicated to the advertising industry, sport, beverage, telecommunication companies, laboratories, and electronics, most of them being well known multinational companies.

Farah is currently the local advisor of two collective management organizations in Panama, contributing to the artist and the producer’s industry.

Education

  • Santa Maria la Antigua University, Panama (LL.B., 2005).
  • Externado de Colombia University, Colombia (LLM Comercial Law).
  • Pontífice de Comillas University, Spain (LLM Intelectual Property).

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Associations

  • International Trademark Association (INTA).
  • Interamerican Association of Intelectual Property (ASIPI).
  • Panamanian Association of Intellectual Property Law (APADEPI).
  • Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES).

Relevant Transactions

The Firm obtained a favorable decision at the Courts of Justice in the trademark coexistence case between two of the most prestigious olive oil multinational companies from Spain.

The Firm represented one of the most relevant footwear companies based in Switzerland and obtained favorable decisions at the Courts of Justice in claims against the registration of various similar trademarks, protecting our client’s brands and the consumer’s choice.

The Firm represented a multinational sportswear multinational company in the litigation of a brand’s trademark nullity that created controversies across Central America due to the absolute similarity of their trademarks.

Legal counsel for a foreign tobacco company and obtained a favorable decision at the Courts of Justice in defense of the distinctiveness of an animal they used on their packages, which concluded in the defendant’s impossibility to use that same animal in their packages