Cavelier Abogados


Carrera 4 No. 72A-35

Tel:+57 1347 3611

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Senior Partner: Jorge Chávarro
Partner, Head Regulatory: Adriana Duran
Partner, Head Patents & Life Sciences: Andres Rincon
Partner, Head Trademark and Corporate Litigation: Edna Sarmiento
Partner, Head Trademarks & Copyright: Eduardo Varela

Quick facts:

Establishment: 1953
Number of Partners: 5
Number of IP Practitioners: 49
Languages: Spanish, English, French

CAVELIER is an IP law firm with a very strong focus on trademark, patents and copyrights, including litigation, prosecution and transactional work. The main industry sectors of the firm’s practice are food & beverages, fashion & retail, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, AgroSciences, chemical synthesis, agrochemicals, oil & gas, mechanics, electronics & electrical equipment, software and IT, media & entertainment, and transportation.

We have an in-house experienced patent and regulatory affairs team of 24 experts in chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical chemistry, biotechnology, microbiology, biomechanical, physics, electronics, software and mechanical engineering, all very well trained in IP, including patent searching, patent drafting, prosecution, freedom to operate, infringement analysis, regulatory affairs and plant breeding rights that very few firms are able to offer. We are perhaps the single Colombian patent team highly qualified in Pharma, Biotech, Biomechanics and Software with very important clients in each of those fields.

Our Firm provides the region with patent prosecution work substantibely produced by our team in Bogota for the rest of Latin America.

The Regulatory Affairs and Healthcare compliance practice keeps growing every year as consequence of the top qualified service provided to the pharmaceutical industry, cosmetics, food and beverages and most recently, a key advisor on medical cannabis.

Our Prosecution and Litigation Design service is now consolidated, providing local clients with the opportunity to generate top quality graphic support for their patent and design applications, and foreign and local clients with the ability to graphically represent given situations of potential infringement or design around that have become very useful for settling cases in and out of court.

Our IP Innovation for Entrepreneurs, Startups and Companies service is bringing early IP strategy to innovative projects, mainly through technology surveillance, allowing them to invest its limited resources in the use of technological solutions freely available after FTO clearance, or start research and development on a higher level.

We have been recognized as Firm of the Year in Patents (2018), Innovation (2019) and Trademarks (2020) by Managing Intellectual Property .

Key IP clients of the Firm include Sanrio (Japan), Bayer, BASF, Microsoft, Siemens, Autodesk, Quanta Computer, The European Union, represented by the European Commission, Adobe, The Colombian National Coffee Federation, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, Quanta, Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals, Gilead Sciences, Cemex, Petrobras, Corteva, Dow Chemical, Shell, Louis Vuitton, Boehringer Ingelheim, Yahoo, Cisco, Adidas, Turner Broadcasting, The Cartoon Network, Wal-Mart Stores, Sony Pictures Television, Saban Brands, Nintendo, Red Bull, The Scotch Whisky Association, Dunkin’ Donuts, Faber-Castell, Nokia Corporation, Bic Corporation, Take-Two Interactive Software, Ermenegildo Zegna, Stanley Black & Decker, Nautica, Gucci, The Gloria Vanderbilt Estate, Hermes, Hyatt Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Wyndham Hotels, Hallmark, Crayola, The Comité Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne, General Mills, Under Armour, Iconix Brand Group, Smith & Wesson, among others.

Last updated 10th October 2020

Practice Areas: Copyright & related rights, Designs, Intellectual property (contentious), Intellectual property (prosecution), IP transactions, Life sciences IP, Patent, Patent contentious, Patent prosecution, Trade mark, Trade mark contentious, Trade mark prosecution, ITC litigation, PTAB litigation

Sector Expertise: Advertising, Biotechnology, Chemical, E-commerce, Fashion & luxury goods, Food & beverage, Life sciences, Media, Pharmaceutical, Tobacco, Telecommunication, Utilities