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Bolivia joins the Apostille Convention

Bolivia joins the Apostille Convention

By Orpan - 16/08/2017

On August 2 Bolivian President Evo Morales enacted Law Nº967 that ratifies Bolivia´s joining to the Apostille Convention, a simplified method to legalize documents internationally. Read more

NatGeo showcases Bolivia myths and traditions

NatGeo showcases Bolivia myths and traditions

By Orpan - 09/08/2017

From August, American television channel National Geographic will offer a series of 10 micro-documentaries about Bolivia, focusing on the natural resourcesa and the culture of the country. 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.