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Senapi highlights between companies the need to protect their IP rights

Senapi highlights between companies the need to protect their IP rights

By Orpan - 23/07/2018

During the 11th International Business Round Bolivia, the Intellectual Property Office highlighted that many companies and businessmen are not familiar with the national IP legislation. Read more

Authors will receive royalties from streaming music platforms

Authors will receive royalties from streaming music platforms

By Orpan - 18/07/2018

A five-year negotiation carried out by authors' societies from Latin America and the Caribbean came to an end. Read more

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Orpan

ORPAN was established in 1955 by brothers Joaquin Soruco (1908 – 1984) and Gonzalo Soruco (1910 – 1994). It was one of the first specialized law firms in patent and trademark matters in Bolivia.

The daughter of co-founder Joaquín Soruco, Mrs. Pilar Soruco, took over the direction of ORPAN in 1986.

At present, Mrs. Soruco is the main partner of ORPAN, working with a specialized team of more than 20 attorneys, assistants and paralegals. Among them is Mr. Wolfgang Ohnes, who previously was National Director of the Bolivian Patent and Trademarks Office and practitioner in the private sector since year 2000 in local and regional IP law firms.