Established in 1942, Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque (HPCD) has 75 years of experience. It has been the pioneer and leading firm of intellectual property in Venezuela and one of the most recognised names in the market
with a strong international reach.
HPCD continues innovating by adding new practice areas, such as Life Sciences & Healthcare, Sports Law, Media & Entertainment, Data Protection and advice on Start-Ups, among others, covering a wide range of specialised services. It seeks clients’ satisfaction by providing quality personalised services, understanding clients’ needs and being their trusted advisors and allies in the development and protection of their IP portfolios and related work in Venezuela, Latin America and the Caribbean.
HPCD is held in very high regard, standing head and shoulders above much of its competition with a team of 14 specialised and experienced Attorneys and 2 patent engineers, combining extensive knowledge while covering all areas of Intellectual Property.
HPCD’s IP services are renowned for their expert handling of trademark and patent portfolios, to secure IP rights in Venezuela and in the region. The firm has heavily invested on technology, allowing its different departments to handle cases in the most efficient/cost-effective manner in compliance with all procedures and deadlines, and minimising human error through the Firm’s automated case management system.
For 15 years, HPCD has been the first and only law firm in Venezuela to be ISO 9001 certified, demonstrating its commitment to maintaining the quality management systems implemented by the firm and the outstanding level of its services.
HPCD has an office in Aruba, offering services across the islands of the Caribbean and the rest of Latin America, focusing on intellectual property, as well as business and commercial transactions.
In 2017, HPCD was the driving force in the formation and launch of the Caribbean Anticounterfeiting Association (ACC) of the World Jurist Association.
Last updated 14th May 2018
We are a law firm in Venezuela specializing in Intellectual Property and other areas related to intangible assets. We direct our work to guarantee protection on all kinds of intellectual property, including trademarks, works of the mind or technological inventions. In this sense, we also prevent the marketing of fake products by implementing strategic anti-counterfeiting measures.
INTA, AIPF, GALA , ASIPI, PTMG, ICC, IACC
Last updated 26th March 2018
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:
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.
Last updated 8th March 2020