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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Posse Herrera Ruiz’s Intellectual Property practice area has a true understanding of the issues involved in handling complex global patent and trademark portfolios. That is why it offers a proven, successful, business-oriented and cost-efficient centralized service for IP filing and prosecution in Latin-American and Caribbean countries, through a one-stop value generating solution.

The team represents foreign and domestic clients in all Intellectual Property matters including patent and trademark clearance, prosecution and litigation, copyrights’ protection, due diligence investigations, drafting and negotiation of IP licenses and obtaining health registrations.

The Firm’s IP practice covers a wide range of industries, including foods and beverages, pharmaceuticals, insurance and financial services, retirement funds, retail, apparel, technology, manufacture, distribution, health care, cosmetics and entertainment.

Clients highlight the team’s experience in managing significant portfolios and designing strategies for IP rights protection and enforcement, its commitment to going the “extra mile”, its strong litigation skills and extensive due diligence experience.

The team works closely with the dispute resolution practice in IP Litigation and in anti-counterfeiting suits and unfair competition claims.

Lawyers

Helena Camargo

Partner

Intellectual Property

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Helena Camargo

Partner

Helena Camargo is a partner at Posse Herrera Ruiz. She heads the IP Team, overseeing the practice and concentrating on the domestic and international clearance, registration and prosecution of patents, trademarks, copyrights and health registrations. She has extensive experience in handling domestic and international trademark and patent portfolios. Her experience includes providing strategic counseling to clients concerning global trademark filing, defense strategies and foreign opposition proceedi...

Ernesto Cavelier

Partner

Corporate Law

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Ernesto Cavelier

Partner

Ernesto Cavelier is a partner of Posse Herrera Ruiz. He works in M&As, Corporate Law, foreign investment and competition law. He is codirector of the Intellectual Property practice area, and specializes in IP licensing and portfolio management. Ernesto has advised clients in mergers and acquisitions and corporate matters in the oil services industry, logistics, international insurance companies, beverage bottling companies, communications and technology, and has also advised on issues related ...

Annabelle Angarita

Associate

Intellectual Property

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Annabelle Angarita

Associate

Annabelle Angarita is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on management of trademark portfolios. Her experience includes filing and prosecution of trademark applications, providing advice on registrability and protection, designing strategies to overcome trademark refusals in appeal or before the Council of State and drafting nullity claims. She manages domestic and international  trademark portfolios for Suramericana S.A. and Grupo Sura S.A. (Finance and insurance), Cencosud ...

Mónica Bonnett

Associate

Intellectual Property

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Mónica Bonnett

Associate

Mónica Bonnett is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Intellectual Property. Her experience includes filing, prosecution and enforcing patents, industrial designs and utility models rights. Due to her experience, handling big patent portfolios from U.S., Asia and Europe, Monica is the person in charge of developing business relationships with international clients. She has advised American, European and Asian clients in various fields of technology: bio, life- science, ...

María Antonia Carvajal

Associate

Intellectual Property

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María Antonia Carvajal

Associate

María Antonia Carvajal is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Intellectual Property. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she worked in Serrano S.A.S, Sello Propio S.A.S and Universidad de los Andes. She has a JD from Universidad de los Andes. She speaks Spanish, English and French....

Stephany Rojas

Associate

Intellectual Property

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Stephany Rojas

Associate

Stephany Rojas is a Paten Agent at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on patents, industrial designs, utility models, innovation and health registration (RRSS). Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she was the Coordinator of Industrial Property Managers and National Manager of Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISC) in the Colombian PTO and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Stephany was a patent examiner on Engineering at the Patent and Trademark Office and carried ou...

Sara Merizalde

Associate

Intellectual Property

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Sara Merizalde

Associate

Sara Merizalde is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her practice focuses on Intellectual Property. Sara has experience advising national and international clients on trademarks, patents, copyright and licenses agreements. Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz, she worked at the judicial affairs and consumer division of the Industry and Commerce Superintendence and was an associate at a local law firm. She has an LL.M in Intellectual Property of Queen Mary University of London. She graduated from Univ...