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Workshop emphasizes trademark registration to promote legal trade

By Orpan - 02/08/2017
Workshop emphasizes trademark registration to promote legal trade

The Bolivian Intellectual Property Office (Senapi) participated in the department of La Paz on a workshop to promote legal trade, organized within the framework of the agreement between Bolivia and Peru on promotion and reciprocal protection of investments.

Together with the Peruvian IP Office (Indecopi), Senapi focuses this agreement on issues such as education and awareness of trademark infringement, smuggling, counterfeiting and commercialization of illegal products.

During the workshop, Senapi discussed those issues and the creation, registration, promotion and sale of own and legal trademarks, whose products have a clear origin.

For this reason it was suggested to Seanpi to make periodic visits to different locations of the department of La Paz, so that interested parties and persons can register trademarks or be oriented in IP matters.

By Orpan - 02/08/2017
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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.