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Nicaragua awards WIPO Medal for Creativity

By Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero & Asociados - 13/12/2017
Nicaragua awards WIPO Medal for Creativity

Nicaraguan singer and songwriter Norvin Membreño was awarded the WIPO Medal for Creativity by the Ministry of Development, Industry and Commerce, which recognizes outstanding authors, designers, performers and producers, including the creators of software.

"Norvin Membreño has managed to project himself upwards with his spirit and his art, and has given us a lesson in love and effort" stated minister Orlando Solórzano. "We are here to recognize this effort with this prize, a global prize", he added.

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Medal for Creativity is offered to those individuals who have made a substantial contribution to cultural, social and economic development in the field of copyright and related rights. It recognizes those whose artistry and imagination have resulted in works, designs, performances or productions that have had outstanding impact or whose activities have fostered greater respect for the creative output of those working in the cultural, entertainment and software sectors.
 

By Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero & Asociados - 13/12/2017
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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.