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Remote work during the quarantine

Remote work during the quarantine

By Wolfgang Ohnes, Orpan Director - 01/07/2020

It is a difficult time but it is necessary to adapt to the circumstances and continue working providing our clientes with our biggest professionalism and enthusiasm. To bad weather, good face. Read more

Bolivia uses ivermectin drug to fight coronavirus

Bolivia uses ivermectin drug to fight coronavirus

By Orpan - 16/06/2020

Officials in the Bolivian city of Trinidad launched a campaign to give out free doses of the anti-parasite drug ivermectin in a bid to combat the coronavirus. 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.