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Bolivian Congress discusses bill to promote tech ventures

Bolivian Congress discusses bill to promote tech ventures

By Orpan - 18/06/2019

The project proposes the public and private economic support of startups, possible fiscal benefits to entrepreneurs and the promotion of IP protection to new products and services. Read more

An Andean brand for the Andean Community

An Andean brand for the Andean Community

By Orpan - 12/06/2019

Bolivia assumed the Pro tempore Presidency of the Andean Community of Nations with the challenge of creating a brand to distinguish products internationally.  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.