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Court overturns restriction on Uber

By Vera Abogados - 06/07/2020

On 20 December, 2019, the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) of Colombia ordered Uber to stop providing services in the country from February 1, 2020, following a lawsuit filed by local taxi company COTECH SA. The lawsuit argued that Uber Technologies violated the country’s competition law by not incurring on legally established transport costs that all local transport services pay.

The Superior Tribunal of Bogota has now overturned the decision as the time limit for the taxi company to present its complaint had expired.

"With this north, we reiterate the urgency of having clear rules that allow the growth of these sectors powered by technology to be promoted and thus transform Colombia into a more inclusive, safer society with better cities. Our intention will continue to be to maintain an open dialogue with the Colombian government, Congress, local authorities and all stakeholders, in order to share all our global experience to build a modern regulatory framework for all collaborative mobility platforms,” Uber said in a statement. 

By Vera Abogados - 06/07/2020
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VERA ABOGADOS ASOCIADOS S.A.-, is a Colombian law firm with specialized lawyers, Founded more than 40 years ago, by Jorge E. Vera Vargas, Doctor in Law and Political Sciences of the La Gran Colombia University in Bogota D.C., Colombia. At present, with principal offices in the city of Bogota D.C., and offices in the cities of Cali, Medellin, Barranquilla, at national level, and at an international level in Ecuador and Panama.

The Firm is today a reference in the Andean Community, and it makes part of important international affiliations such as PRAGMA, EEIG. International Network of Law Firm, The International Trademark Association (INTA), Asociación Interamericana de Propiedad Industrial (ASIPI), Associação Brasileira da Propriedade Intelectual (ABPI), and the Chamber of Industrial Property Agents of the Republic of Argentina(CAPIRA).
 
VERA ABOGADOS ASOCIADOS S.A. offers professional services to prestigious Colombian and foreign companies in the following juridical areas: Industrial property, Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights, New Technologies, Disloyal Competition, Commercial Practices, Sanitary Rights, Community Right, Administrative law, Tax Law, Corporate Right and Foreign Investment and Business Rights.
 
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