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The Andean Community discusses IP in Bolivia

By Orpan - 27/06/2018
The Andean Community discusses IP in Bolivia

After Guayaquil (Ecuador) and Arequipa (Peru) hosted its first two editions, the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) organized in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, its III International Seminar on Intellectual Property.

The event, carried out by the General Secretariat of CAN with the support of the National Intellectual Property Service (Senapi) and the San Pablo Catholic University, addressed issues such as Country Brands, appellations of origin, copyright and related rights, trademark regimes, traditional knowledge and the role of information and communication technologies in the current context of IP.

Among the speakers were the general secretary of CAN, Walker San Miguel; the director of Senapi, Carlos Soruco, and the dean of the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the San Pablo Catholic University, Javier Murillo.


By Orpan - 27/06/2018
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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.