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Bolivia celebrates the caporales to protect it as a national heritage

Bolivia celebrates the caporales to protect it as a national heritage

By Orpan - 06/02/2019

The Second World Meeting of Caporales Dance took place in La Paz on 14 January, 2019. Read more

New technologies help travelers in their entry to Bolivia

New technologies help travelers in their entry to Bolivia

By Orpan - 30/01/2019

Airport customs controls were reduced by a 75% since the application of new technologies such as luggage-scanning machines and digital traveler entry forms. 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.