In the captivating realm of intellectual property in the Andean Community, the strategic tool of Andean Opposition stands as a crucial mechanism for safeguarding trademark rights in Member Countries, including Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia. In this context, the success story of our distinguished client, Federal-Mogul Ignition Company, emerges as a poignant example of how the intelligent application of Andean Opposition can make a difference in the protection and consolidation of brands.

Our client, Federal-Mogul Ignition Company, proudly holds the ownership in Ecuador of the CHAMPION (MIXTA) brand, an achievement that not only represents the quality of their products but also the strategic vision to protect their intangible assets in the region. Based on this strong position, our firm, Triana, Uribe & Michelsen, has deployed its expertise to effectively use Andean Opposition.

In a landmark case, our client utilized the Andean Opposition mechanism to oppose the registration of the CHAMPION (MIXTA) mark requested by COEXITO S.A.S. in Colombia. Through the skillful application of Andean Opposition, Federal-Mogul Ignition Company succeeded in asserting the acquired rights over its CHAMPION (MIXTA) mark registered in Ecuador as a basis to challenge the identical mark application by COEXITO S.A.S. in Colombia.

The result was impactful: the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce denied the registration of the requested mark in Colombia, constituting not only a significant legal triumph for our client but also consolidating and protecting the CHAMPION (MIXTA) mark of Federal-Mogul Ignition Company throughout the Andean Community.

This exemplary case reflects our unwavering commitment to excellence and the defense of our clients’ interests. At Triana, Uribe & Michelsen, we embrace the philosophy of working hand in hand with our clients, understanding their needs, and providing a tailored service that goes beyond the conventional. We are committed to remaining leaders in the protection of intellectual property in the Andean Community, offering innovative and strategic solutions that generate positive and lasting impacts for those who trust us as their allies in the defense of their trademark rights.

Discover the exceptional range of specialized legal services offered by Triana Uribe y Michelsen, a legal firm committed to excellence and backed by decades of experience. We take pride in our expertise in key areas such as intellectual property, litigation, corporate law, contracts, and sanitary registrations, providing comprehensive solutions to protect your interests and ensure the success of your projects. In the realm of intellectual property, our expert team provides strategic advice for trademark and patent protection, as well as copyright management. In litigation, we tackle legal challenges with determination, representing your interests in commercial, labor, or civil disputes. In corporate law, we offer comprehensive guidance from the establishment to the restructuring of companies, ensuring regulatory compliance and strategic decision-making. Precise drafting and expert interpretation are essential in our contract services, where we assist in crafting clear and equitable agreements to safeguard your commercial rights and interests. Additionally, in the complex field of sanitary registrations, we facilitate the acquisition, ensuring your products comply with all regulations. With a personalized approach, proven results, and an unwavering commitment to professional excellence, at Triana Uribe y Michelsen, we not only provide legal services but solutions that drive your success. Trust us to take your company to the next level. Contact us today and discover how we can serve you better!

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