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The Firm has been listed as one of the best Colombian Intellectual Property Law Firms since the first two years of its foundation in 1995. In addition, its partners have obtained several awards and recognitions since then, among others, from:

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Fernando Triana has been recognized as a Trademark and Patent expert, while Juan Carlos Uribe has been recognized as a Franchise expert

The Firm has been recognized for its in-depth knowledge concerning trademarks and advertising law, with the practice also active in commercial litigation, patent prosecution, domain names and unfair-competition litigation, among other IP-related matters.

The Firm is featured for its prompt and accurate legal advice. Fernando Triana is mentioned as an outstanding litigator, Juan Carlos Uribe is highlighted as fountain of knowledge and Sandra Ávila has been recognized due to her effective approach to trademark enforcement.

The Firm is featured for safeguarding the interests of major companies and market leaders in the biotech and mechanical engineering industries. Fernando Triana is recognized for his stellar procedural and litigation skills, while Andrés Medina is highlighted for his abilities to overcome the obstacles presented by patent examiners.

The Firm is featured for its experience handling contentious proceedings, especially, dealing with copyright issued in relation to the entertainment industry. Fernando Triana has been highlighted due to his involvement in IP-related arbitration and mediation. Juan Carlos Uribe is held in high regard by market sources for his expertise and track record in copyrights.

Fernando Triana has been recognized since 2009 due to his work in litigation and intellectual property, while Juan Carlos Uribe has been recognized since 2020, for his work in intellectual property.

The Firm has been recognized especially for the performance concerning Copyright & related rights, Patents, Trade mark contentious and Trade mark prosecution. Juan Carlos Uribe and Fernando Triana are highlighted as individuals in said categories as well.

Juan Carlos Uribe and Sandra Ávila are recognized as National Experts.

The Firm has been ranked as an excellent firm at: i) IP litigation, and ii) Enforcement & anti-counterfeiting actions. As highly recommended at: i) Trademark prosecution, ii) Patent prosecution. As recommended at: i) Data protection, ii) Media & entertainment and iii) Regulatory law for health, pharma, and medical devices. And as valuable practice at: Technologies, internet & telecommunications.

The Firm was ranked in the top 5 of law firms in Colombia.

Fernando Triana has been recognized as a leading IP practitioner in Colombia.

Fernando Triana has been recognized as Litigation Attorney of the year in Colombia.

The most recent recognitions have been:

From World Trademark Review 2020

“Triana Uribe & Michelsen

A tightly run, reliable and business-oriented IP boutique, Triana Uribe & Michelsen consistently delivers “prompt and accurate legal advice” to a happy clientele, but its unique selling point lies in the unbeatable strength of its trademark litigation practice – by far one of the best in Colombia. Led by example, the team is co-run by Fernando Triana – an “extremely sharp”, “incredible” and “outstanding” litigator – and franchising genius Juan Carlos Uribe, who together form a fountain of knowledge, specialising in legislative and custom-made client service. Following in their footsteps, all-rounder Sandra Ávila is also taking the industry by storm, capitalising on former public and in-house experience to devise effective approaches to trademark enforcement”.

The most recent recognitions have been:

From World Trademark Review 2019

“Triana Uribe & Michelsen is one of the most experienced trademark litigation firms in Colombia; as a result, the team can give very accurate reads on chances of success, which enables in-house counsel to spend their money wisely on actions that will advance their commercial agenda. In litigation, as in all areas of its trademark practice, the set works with precision and can turn on a dime when market or other circumstances change. Its activities in the antitrust, data and consumer law areas have been expanding rapidly of late, bringing holism to the side’s brands practice. Fernando Triana co-pilots the group with Juan Carlos Uribe and they draw support from a splendid team of lawyers including Andres Medina, Marcela Gómez, Sandra Ávila and Sandra Méndez, who were all made partners at the end of 2017. Fernando Triana is a market leader when it comes to the mediation and arbitration of IP disputes”.

The most recent recognitions have been:

From World Trademark Review 2019

“Triana Uribe & Michelsen

Taking full advantage of its rigorous knowledge of black-letter trademark law as well as meaningful insight into international practice area trends and developments, Triana Uribe & Michelsen can analyse trademark issues meticulously in order to give clients accurate risk assessments. This is something that in-house IP counsel love, as they can present the advice they have received to the C-suite with total confidence. The 2016-2017 period has been another busy one for Fernando Triana and company. Triana’s negotiation skills were on show when he had an infringement charge levelled against his client Caracol Televisión dropped; he clearly has the magic touch when it comes to conflict resolution. He also got Gabrica SAS to down tools in a dispute with his client, Schell & Kampeter”.

The most recent recognitions have been:

From Chambers and Partners 2020

“What the team is known for Specialised IP boutique managing diverse trade mark portfolios for a variety of clients. Known to advise on prosecution and enforcement. Stands out in the market for its experience handling contentious proceedings. Particularly well regarded for dealing with copyright issues in relation to the entertainment industry.

Strengths An observer comments on the firm being “serious and truly dedicated,” while also endorsing its lengthy track record in the market. Another source describes it as “a high-level boutique practice.”

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Fernando Triana commands respect amongst peers for his long-standing IP practice, particulary his background in trade mark litigation. Sources call him “a very good lawyer” and highlight his recent involvement in IP-related arbitration and mediation.

Co-founding partner Juan Carlos Uribe continues to be held in high regard by market sources for his expertise and track record in copyrights. Uribe continues to represent some of the most relevant local and international clients of the firm”.

The most recent recognitions have been:

From Chambers and Partners 2020

“Respected boutique firm known to assist an array of domestic and international companies with trade mark and patent matters. Team also specialises in copyright issues. Work covers prosecution, enforcement and litigation mandates. Clients hail from the aviation and technology sectors, among others.
Strengths 

A client describes the team as “especially great,” explaining that they retain them to advise on their most complex and important trade mark matters.

Notable practitioners 

Fernando Triana is recognised by sources for his talent in trade mark issues, with particular strength in contentious matters. A client describes him as “an excellent lawyer, particularly in dealing with highly complex trade mark litigation cases.” A market onlooker goes further to state: “He is a wonderful IP litigator, we enjoy working with him.” 

Market commentators highlight noteworthy partner Juan Carlos Uribe ‘s strong abilities in copyright issues in the Colombian market, as one interviewee points out: “He is the lawyer for copyright matters.” Uribe continues to represent some of the most relevant local and international clients of the firm”.

The most recent recognitions have been:

From Legal 500 Latin America 2019 

“Triana, Uribe & Michelsen 

Market sources value Triana, Uribe & Michelsen’s in-depth knowledge concerning trade marks and advertising law, with the practice also active in commercial litigation, patent prosecution, domain names and unfair-competition litigation, among other IP-related matters. Fernando Triana and Juan Carlos Uribe head the seven-strong practice, which recently represented Pastelería Jassir before the Trade Mark Office in obtaining the registration of “Margarita Saieh De Jassir” and confirmation that the trade mark can co-exist with “Margarita”, owned by PepsiCo. Other highlights included the registration of the trade mark “Bio-Rad” in international class 5 on behalf of Bio-Rad Laboratories. Clients include Caracol Television, Casa Editorial el Tiempo and Biotoscana Farma”.

The most recent recognitions have been:

From iam 2019 

“The patent specialists at Triana Uribe & Michelsen relish working with innovators from the initial stages of ideation and accompanying them all the way through the prosecution process. The outfit’s workload is diverse; as well as assisting individuals supported by WIPO Inventor Assistance Programme, it also safeguards the interests of major companies and market leaders in the biotech and mechanical engineering industries. Pulling the strings are Fernando Triana and Andrés Medina. “Triana does a great job and displays stellar procedural and litigation skills.” His counterpart Medina knows how to overcome the obstacles presented by patent examiners and get robust rights on the register”.