Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán’s Intellectual Property and Brand Protection practice assists in all aspects related to trademarks, patents, utility models, industrial designs, slogans, copyrights, trade, and domain names, Brand Protection and Anti-Counterfeiting, Data protection, as well as unfair competition and regulatory matters.
These legal services are provided in connection with a wide variety of products and services that range from chemicals to banking services, including colorants, cleaning preparations, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, electronic goods, software, surgical devices, vehicles, watches, jewelry, printed materials, furniture, clothing, games, food, beverages, tobacco, telecommunication, transportation, and education material, among others.
The firm’s highly active and recognized Brand Protection and Anti-Counterfeiting practice helps clients create and implement specific and practical strategies to protect their brands from counterfeit activities. In addition, we offer market surveillance in known hotspots where fake goods are usually sold, as well as in social media and e-commerce.
We also work closely with the IP Prosecutors Office, the National Customs Authority, and risk analysis officials in ports to target suspect containers with counterfeit goods in transit through Panama. Moreover, we provide regular training to public officials in the region on behalf of our clients on identifying fake goods.
The practice has been consistently ranked in publications such as Chambers Latin America, WTR 1000, and Managing IP. In addition, it has won Trademark firm of the year in Panama, awarded by WTR and IAM at The Global IP Awards in 2020 and by Managing IP in 2021.
Our team assists clients in the prosecution and defense of their IP rights locally and internationally, from creation, or acquisition, filing or registration, to management, licensing agreements, and infringement, through enforcement by a range of litigation procedures in both Civil and Criminal Courts.
The IP Litigation team has a high success rate in defending our clients’ Intellectual Property rights through oppositions, complaints, nullity and cancellation proceedings, unfair competition complaints, and criminal proceedings.
Gabriela Tejada de Britton
Mariela de la Guardia
Moisés Iván Rivera