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Girls in Tech in Bolivia

Girls in Tech in Bolivia

By Orpan - 11/04/2018

The global non-profit focused on the engagement of women through technology, organized a contest between universities of Santa Cruz de la Sierra with the aim of promoting entrepreneurship. Read more

A new format to push the food industry

A new format to push the food industry

By Orpan - 04/04/2018

Promoting the use of Hecho en Bolivia trademark, the Bolivian government organized on March a food industry conference called “Alimenta Business Forum 2018”. Read more

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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.