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A fixture on the Nicaraguan IP landscape

By Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero & Asociados - 01/03/2021

The 2021 edition of “World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals” positions Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero & Asociados as one of the best firms of Nicaragua, Central America’s largest jurisdiction to the guide. The research identified Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero & Asociados as a provider of invaluable assistance to those navigating the country’s legal landscape, which has recently added reforms and changes.

“Steeped in history, Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero & Asociados has been a fixture on the Nicaraguan landscape for more than a century. The IP boutique has helped to shape the national legislation and is well positioned to guide brand owners through unfamiliar terrain of rights protection. Guy Bendaña-Guerrero and Julian Bendaña-Aragón are the central pillars of the practice. Bendaña-Guerrero is a pre-eminent professor and lawyer; while Bendaña-Aragón is a discerning choice for holistic trademarkprotection,” the ranking states.

The WTR 1000 research directory, which focuses exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners, has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise. As with previous editions, to arrive at the 2021 rankings, World Trademark Review undertook an exhaustive qualitative research project to identify the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in this critical area of practice. When identifying the leading firms, factors such as depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically instructed were all taken into account, alongside positive peer and client feedback. 

By Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero & Asociados - 01/03/2021
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Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero & Asociados

The Law Firm, specialized in the field of Intellectual Property, formerly known as Henry Caldera & Henry Caldera-Pallais, was founded in 1907 by Mr. Henry Caldera, as part of a three-way operation consisting also of the import and retail of goods. With time, these three operations became separate enterprises. That same year, and through the efforts of Mr. Caldera, Nicaragua had its first Trademark Law.

In the late 1930’s, Mr. Caldera’s older son, Henry Caldera-Pallais, after obtaining a Law degree in Nicaragua, furthered his studies in the University of Michigan, where he graduated to become a U.S. Registered Patent Agent. During his stay in the United States, he gained experience working with the New York firm of Lagner, Parry, Card and Largner. In the late 1940’s, Mr. Caldera-Pallais returned to Nicaragua to take charge of the Law Firm, which became known as Henry Caldera & Henry Caldera-Pallais.