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Enforcement action against network of fake medicines

Enforcement action against network of fake medicines

By Orpan - 24/04/2019

Law enforcement authorities from Bolivia worked in simultaneous operations to stop the ilegal distribution of counterfeited medicines into the country.  Read more

Bolivia advances in trade agreement with the EU

Bolivia advances in trade agreement with the EU

By Orpan - 14/04/2019

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Diego Pary, expressed his optimism on the progress being made to reach a commercial agreement between with the European Union. 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.