Edificio Los Balcones
The firm's Intellectual Property Department, has extensive experience in the registration and protection of patents, plant varieties, trademarks, trade names and domain names, including: searches; opinions; administrative proceedings and appeals, transfers, licenses and enforcement of rights. Also has an active copyright practice. The IP Department regularly advises and assists international clients in managing their IP properties in business transactions in Costa Rica and Latin America. In cooperation with the Corporate and Litigation Departments, the firm is fully prepared to secure, assert and defend all forms of intellectual property in any circumstance.
María del Pilar López as Director of the IP Department and a senior IP lawyer, she is responsible for overseeing IP operations, strategies for and protection of intellectual property. She approves search and clearance reports, advocates in appeals and oppositions (in Costa Rica these are administrative procedures). Is also responsible for IP protection and enforcement strategies and actions; and in the event of judicial litigation, she collaborates with the litigation department. In addition, provides legal advice on sanitary registrations.
Areas of specialisation:
Agrochemical, Apparel, Banking Services, Consumer, Cosmetics, Electric and Electronics, Franchising, Manufacturing, Medical, Hospitality, Personal Care, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, Services.
ASIPI, INTA, APPICR and attends to ABPI and AIPLA.