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An estimated 7,000 trademark applications were filed in Bolivia

An estimated 7,000 trademark applications were filed in Bolivia

By Orpan - 22/05/2018

National and foreign trademarks, commercial slogans and trade names are among the assets being sought to protect throughout the country.  Read more

Bolivia is finally part of the Apostille Convention

Bolivia is finally part of the Apostille Convention

By Orpan - 16/05/2018

The Convention specifies the modalities through which a document issued in one of the signatory countries can be certified for legal purposes in all the other signatory states. 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.