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FARAH MOLINO D.

Farah is our leader in the Intellectual Property department. 

She advises our clients on franchise agreements, trademark litigation and has extensive experience managing brand portfolios locally and internationally.

She is a copyright specialist and stands out for her legal assistance to clients in the advertising industry, among others and as a local advisor to collective management organizations in Panama, contributing to the industry of artists and producers. She also leads the area of patents, designs, and industrial models. Her main clients are dedicated to the sports industry, beverages, telecommunications companies, laboratories, fashion and electronic products.

Farah has collaborated in a well-known publication called the Ibero-American Guide to Fashion Law, in the Panama chapter and the Annotated Book of Trademarks vs. Geographical Indications.

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 represented a sportswear multinational in the trademark nullity litigation of a trademark that generated controversy in Central America due to the absolute similarity of its registered trademarks.
  • Legal advisors to a foreign tobacco company and obtained a favorable decision in the Courts of Justice in defense of the distinctive character of an animal they used in their packages, which concluded that it was impossible for the accused to use that same animal in their boxes.
  • The Firm has negotiated agreements with certain hotels in Panama to pay royalties to producers of phonograms.
  • The Firm is the resident agent and local advisor to the Panamanian Society of Interpreters (PANAIE) for artists and performers.
  • The Firm advises several leading companies in intellectual property matters in Health and Life Sciences, Mass Consumption, Food, Textiles, and Technology.
  • Legal counsel to a US casual and luxury fashion company to handle intellectual property litigation.
  • The Firm advises one of Panama’s most important telecommunications companies in intellectual property matters.