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Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero & Asociados highlights in Chambers Latin America 2021

By Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero & Asociados - 09/09/2020
Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero & Asociados highlights in Chambers Latin America 2021

Chambers Latin America 2021  ran from September 2019 to May 2020 and covered a total of 240 practice areas and 20 jurisdictions, spanning Mexico; Central America; the Caribbean and Brazil, as well as all Spanish-speaking countries in South America.

Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero & Asociados was ranked atop in Central America because its pre-eminent IP outfit boasting longstanding experience in the Nicaraguan market. “Acclaimed for its handling of mandates across the IP spectrum, including the enforcement of copyrights, patents and trade marks,” the ranking stated, also praising the firm’s adept at advising on IP-related contentious proceedings, especially infringement disputes.

Full of praise for the firm, one commentator remarks: "They are by far the largest and most experienced practice in the market and deserve to be in the top band."

Notable practitioners of the firm are renowned practitioner Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero, highly esteemed for his considerable contributions to the IP sphere. He draws upon his vast experience in the market to assist international and domestic clients with copyright, patent and trade mark enforcement, as well as acting on highly complex infringement disputes.

Also Julián Bendaña-Aragón wins recognition from market sources for his activity in this area. He has in-depth experience acting for notable local and multinational clients on a range of IP matters, with a particular focus on the enforcement of patents and trade marks. 

By Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero & Asociados - 09/09/2020
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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.