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.
ClarkeModet is the largest IP group in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries, with 10 companies in Europe and Latin America and a multidisciplinary team of over 500 experts.
In addition to provide prosecution and enforcement IP services (registration, maintenance, defence and monitoring of IP rights), ClarkeModet offers highly specialised advice to help clients to create impact on the market. The firm’s professionals do so by means of the transfer, use and profitability of IP assets and by implementing in the organisations work systems and policies aimed at generating a competitive advantage. The firm’s international presence and local knowledge enables it to offer a unified service of management of patents portfolios, based on unified work processes in all the countries it has a presence in and with the same quality standards and corporate policies.
ClarkeModet was founded in Spain in 1879, with the current structure dating back to 1892 following the merger between “Clarke y Cia” and “Agencia General de Patentes y Marcas”. It started its international expansion in 1940, establishing new IP firms in Portugal and Latin America.
The group is currently present in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Spain, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Uruguay and Venezuela with 24 offices and three international desks: Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. This large infrastructure allows a centralised management of large IP portfolios.
ClarkeModet Group is one of the largest applicants of Patents and Trademarks in all the markets in which its companies are present:
The greatest applicant of patents in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries
The second greatest applicant of trademarks in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries.
The company actually manages 1 out of every 10 patents within the Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries.
Technology & Innovation
ClarkeModet has incorporated new technologies in both customer services and internal processes to guarantee quality and speed. The company is a pioneer in the use of technologies such as blockchain or machine learning to increase the protection of its clients’ assets in order to face new challenges on digital markets.
Through its internal regulations and corporate culture, ClarkeModet supports different social interest initiatives, as well as inclusion and sustainability policies. The main lines of action of its CSR are focused on the promotion of diversity in its teams through its inclusive recruitment policies.
ClarkeModet minimizes environmental impact through a policy such as electronic invoicing and file digitization, as well as following programs such as Ecoembes for recycling.
CSR initiatives include the support for non-profit organizations and Universities through the sponsorship of various programs of Intellectual Property and stimulation of innovation.