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Portal & Asociados organizes training session with customs, prosecutors and police personnel

By Portal & Asociados - 11/04/2019
Portal & Asociados organizes training session with customs, prosecutors and police personnel

Portal & Asociados carried out a training session with members of well-known national and international brands, the Office of the Attorney General (FGR), the customs directorate (DGA) and the National Civil Police (PNC), to improve the protection of intellectual property throughout the country. The activity was organized together with React, a non-profit organization with over 28 years experience in fighting the trade in counterfeits.

"The production and distribution of counterfeited products has a negative impact in a country’s economy. They do not comply with security regulations, they do not have a post-sale guarantee, they reduce profits, jobs and investments”, said Edy Portal, Chair of Portal & Asociados Intellectual Property Department and React’s representative in El Salvador. Portal highlighted the work that the FGR has donde in the last years to enforce IP rights, acknowledging that more resources are needed. 

React has in excess of 280 business members covering all sectors of industry. With an extensive global network of offices and partners extending to 90 countries, it acts as a “one-stop-shop wherever and whenever members need to enforce their intellectual property rights”. 

By Portal & Asociados - 11/04/2019
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For over thirty years, PORTAL & ASOCIADOS has been recognized as a Salvadoran law firm synonymous of high quality, integrity and value by leading domestic and multinational corporations and law firms seeking to invest or expand operations in El Salvador and Central America. We provide intellectual property services with a high level of professionalism no matter the size or nature of the operations of our clients.

The firm provides Intellectual Property services to businesses of all sizes, across all industry segments. Our multidisciplinary approach and multilingual staff appeal to inside and outside counsel who need a cooperative, responsive and cost conscious legal team on the ground to represent their clients’ interest in the Salvadoran and Central American region. Portal & Asociados also stands at the forefront of CAFTA related opportunities assisting manufacturers and companies to take full advantage of CAFTA market opening provisions by helping clients navigate the important reforms of domestic legal and business environments.

Because it is so time consuming and therefore expensive to establish and maintain relationships with five different law firms located and operating within a small geographical region, the firm´s Central American services consolidates clients’ efforts and offers one point of contact for all legal needs in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Nicaragua and that is why we are your CENTRAL AMERICAN HUB FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SERVICES.