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Bolivian Congress discusses bill to promote tech ventures

By Orpan - 18/06/2019
Bolivian Congress discusses bill to promote tech ventures

The Bolivian Congress began the debate of a bill that seeks to promote technological ventures in the country. The project includes several other bills that were still under study and are related to innovation and the instrumentation of technology related business. It proposes the public and private economic support of startups, possible fiscal benefits to entrepreneurs and the promotion of IP protection to new products and services.

"The initiative tries to generate an ecosystem that will allow young people to innovate, but also to live from that creativity”, said the president of the Senate of the Republic, Adriana Salvatierra.

In addition to the legislators, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, companies, and state and private universities have participated in the debate and elaboration of the bill.

"The essential thing is to achieve that the digital economy, the knowledge and digital services advance and develop within the country”, said the director of the Agency for Electronic Government and Information Technology and Communication (Agetic) of Bolivia, Nicolás Laguna.

By Orpan - 18/06/2019
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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.