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Specialized training on software registration

By Orpan - 04/10/2017
Specialized training on software registration

At the University of San Andrés, the National Intellectual Property Service carried out specialized training on software registration in the area of Copyright and Related Rights.

During the activity Senapi experts explained to Law students and professors all procedures, requirements and times that must be met to register in Bolivia computer programs or software. Currently, the software registration duration in Senapi is of 5 business days.

At the conclusion of the activity the participants had the opportunity to ask specific questions about software registration. Most examples were about people who´s copyrights have been infringed, not having prevailed respect for their authorship and development of a software, and being third parties the ones who took the credit for that work as their owns.

By Orpan - 04/10/2017
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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.