INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The Intellectual Property and Entertainment department is in charge of all matters related to the study, development, surveillance and national and international registration of intangible property rights, such as trademarks, copyrights, patents, utility models, industrial designs, industrial secrets, domain names among others to provide you with the best possible protection.

We also provide legal advice regarding all legal entertainment issues, in the broadest sense of the word, including therein sports law matters.

Intellectual property services include:

Searches, trademark and trade slogan registrations, deposit of commercial names and trade emblems, oppositions, action for non-use or notoriety, licenses and register affectation (i.e. change of name / address / domicile, renewal, assignment, etc.)

Process for obtaining denominations of origin within Colombia and abroad.

Aid solve concerns regarding inventions and how to present them to the relevant authority.

Assistance in protection strategy and contractual negotiation for copyrights on literature, music, computer software, theater, motion picture, art, television, architecture, and other works of authorship

Draft and advice regarding cancellation actions due to non-use of a trademark (during the three (3) years after the date of its granting), due to notoriety (of a trademark with the same or very similar expression / graphic element) or due to genericide (trademark has become a common generic term)

Establishment of parameters for the strategy and protection of confidential information, specific knowledge and know how.

Advice of clients in the proceedings and obtention of the Obtentors Certificate given by the Seeds Division of the Colombian Agricultural Institute (Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario – ICA). We also provide support to flower growers and farmers in royalties and all their commercial activities.

Advice regarding the fulfillment of the requirements of the Consumer Protection Statute. Assistance with solving all legal questions related to advertisements, publications, marketing and commercials, and review of trade, packaging and labels presentations

Management of projects and protection of musical and audiovisual-related works, providing counsel from their contractual phase to their production, marketing, licensing, and insurance.

Advice regarding sponsor contracts, disciplinary proceedings, doping matters, agent / intermediary contracts, arbitration (CAS), image rights, transfer agreements, players´ rights, minor rights, solidarity mechanism, training compensation, player´s contracts.

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REPRESENTATIVE CASES AND TOPICS OF INTEREST

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