Gabriela Tejada de Britton

Partner
Areas of Practice:
Intellectual Property: Trademarks, patents, utility models, industrial designs, slogans, copyrights, trade and domain names.
Phone:
+507 205-6188

Gabriela Tejada de Britton is the Head of the IP Division of the firm. With over 30 years of experience in Intellectual Property, she provides expert counseling for the trademark portfolio of local and multinational companies in a wide range of sectors which include, among others, beauty and personal care, pharmaceutical, automobile, retail, luxury goods, food and beverages, finance and entertainment.

Counseling includes trademark and copyright licensing, franchising, trademark enforcement, trademark and patent prosecution, opposition and cancellation proceedings.

Gabriela performed a key role in drafting the country’s current Industrial Property laws, and she is the President of the Panamanian Association of Intellectual Property Law (APADEPI) for the 2020-2022 period.

Year after year, she continues to be ranked as a leading lawyer by publications such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, and WTR1000. Under her guidance, the Intellectual Property Department has also remained well-positioned in these rankings and has won as Panama’s best Trademark Firm in publications such as The Global IP Awards by WTR and IAM in 2020 and Managing IP in 2021.

Academic Instruction

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Political Sciences, Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua, Panama, (1989). Thesis: “Legal Challenge to Arbitral Decisions in the Panamanian Judicial Code”.
  • D.E.A in General Private Law, University of Paris Panthéon-Assas, (Paris II), Cum Laude, Paris, (1990).
  • License Certificate: 1990

Experience

  • ICAZA, GONZÁLEZ-RUIZ & ALEMÁN
    • Partner since 2000.
    • Associate (1990 – 2000).  In charge of the IP Department.
  • Panama Conciliation and Arbitration Center
    • Qualified Arbitrator (2002 – 2003).
  • She actively participated in the drafting and discussion of the Law in force regarding  Industrial Property. 

Memberships

  • Panama Bar Association.
  • President of the Panamanian Association of Intellectual Property Law (APADEPI ) 2020-2022.
  • Inter-American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI).
  • Association Internationale Pour la Proteccion de la Propriete Intellectual (AIPPI).
  • International Trademark Association (INTA).

Awards and Recognition

  • Chambers and Partners Global, Chambers and Partners Latinamerica, Marcasur,  Managing Intellectual Property 2014, World Trademark Review, Best Lawyer Panama. 
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