Panama

IP STARS Reviews

Patent
Alfaro Ferrer & Ramírez

Alfaro Ferrer & Ramirez is a full-service firm with an IP department that handles all aspects of patent work, from prosecution to enforcement, as well as industrial designs and utility models. Key contact Marissa Lasso de la Vega chairs the IP department and is recognised for her work on patent matters.

Arias Fábrega & Fábrega

IP firm Arias Fabrega & Fabrega, also known as ARIFA, is recommended for patent work. Its IP practice is led by IP star Carol Durling, who deals with contentious and non-contentious IP work. Durling and rising star Melissa Del Busto assist clients such as Dolby and SAE International with IP protection.

Estudio Benedetti

IP firm Estudio Benedetti is recognised for its strength in patent matters. The firm's patent and design practice is led by IP star Jeane Johnson. Managing partner Ramon Benedetti heads the IP prosecution department. The firm handles patent filing programmes for clients such as Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua, Universidad Tecnologica de Panama, Universidad de Panama and other local innovative companies.

Icaza González-Ruiz & Alemán

Icaza Gonzalez-Ruiz & Aleman has expertise in patent protection and enforcement matters. Gabriela Tejada de Britton is a key firm contact for complex IP matters.

Trade mark
Alfaro Ferrer & Ramírez

Alfaro Ferrer & Ramírez is a full-service law firm specialising in IP services, including trade mark registration, enforcement, portfolio management, domain names, unfair competition, copyright, IP disputes and regulatory matters. Key trade mark practitioners include Marissa Lasso de la Vega and Monica Ferrer. Rodrigo Moreno is also recognised for litigation and enforcement of trade marks and copyright.

Arias Fábrega & Fábrega

Full-service law firm Arias Fabrega & Fabrega maintains a solid IP practice. This team of more than 20 IP practitioners is known for providing clients with prosecution, registration, litigation, licensing, and copyright assistance. Carol Durling heads the IP practice. She served as key partner representing Axa in a trade mark dispute. Durling also represented fashion company Guess in a nine-year long international legal dispute over the Guess logo and diamond pattern filed by Gucci. The case ended in July 2018 with Guess obtaining the registration of the trade marks. Rising star Melissa Del Busto assisted with both of these matters. The pair also assisted footwear company Skechers with the registration of its software copyrights for a new electronic invoicing system.

Estudio Benedetti

IP firm Estudio Benedetti provides a full range of IP services, assisting with trade marks, copyright, domain names, trade names, oppositions, cancellations and anti-piracy actions, unfair competition, trade mark licensing agreements, international franchising agreements and distribution agreements. Key contacts include managing partner Ramón Benedetti who heads the IP prosecution department, Audrey Williams who heads the anti-counterfeiting department and one of IP Stars Top 250 Women in IP, Diana Leandro who heads the IP litigation department, as well as Ramon Benedetti Aleman, who is in charge of the renewals and foreign filings department.

Icaza González-Ruiz & Alemán
Icaza González-Ruiz & Alemán is recognised for its ability to assist clients in the prosecution and defence of their IP rights ranging from filing, registration and enforcement, to licensing agreements and infringement actions before the courts. Hugo Moran and Gabriela Tejada de Britton are key partners on numerous trade mark matters including representation of clients such as Victoria's Secret. Rising star Moises Rivera is active in trade mark oppositions, infringement actions and nullity proceedings. In 2018, Rivera acted for Sky International, Unilever, Valentino, Abbott Laboratories, and Merck pharmaceuticals.