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Bolivia becomes a full member of IBEPI

By Orpan - 01/09/2020

By unanimous decision, Bolivia became a full member of the Ibero-American Program on Industrial Property and Development Promotion (IBEPI, for its Spanish acronym), a project subscribed to the Ibero-American General Secretariat which brings together the National Offices of Industrial Property from countries of all the region.

IBEPI focuses its efforts on promoting the development of Ibero-American countries through the strategic use and promotion of industrial property, by supporting national public policies and benefiting the competitiveness of the industrial, commercial and research sectors.

Bolivia's entry into the program will allow the country to belong to an Ibero-American network of countries in industrial property, and to receive technical support and training for its general development.

By Orpan - 01/09/2020
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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.