Intellectual Property

By combining litigation and registration, we take effective action to protect our clients’ intellectual property.

Our Firm has decades of experience defending the interests of legitimate trademark owners in America and Europe. As such, we can initiate required legal actions before the Panamanian courts. We can also take preemptive measures through our correspondents by registering trademarks in the rest of Latin America to prevent our clients’ competitors from having a priority right of use. In addition to trademarks, we also provide consultancy and conduct litigation on:

  • Patents and industrial models.
  • Copyright of publications, software, and other literary works.
  • Internet domain names and computer law.
  • Licensing, franchising, and trade secret protection.

Our experience in other areas also allows us advice on assignments and ownership of the intellectual property to protect its intangible assets that are increasingly relevant, especially in the era of new technologies.

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 boxes.
  • The Firm has negotiated agreements with certain hotels in Panama for royalty payments to phonogram producers.
  • The Firm is the resident agent and local counsel of the Panamanian Society of Performers (PANAIE) for artists and performers.
  • The Firm advises several of the leading companies in intellectual property matters in Health Care and Life Sciences, Mass Consumption, Food, Textiles, and Technology.
  • The legal counsel of an American casual and luxury fashion company to handle strategic intellectual property litigation changes.
  • The Firm advises one of the most important telecommunications companies in Panama on intellectual property matters.
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