Partner, Head Trademarks & Copyright

Carrera 4 No. 72A-35
Bogota
110221

+57 13 47 36 11

Trade mark star 2022

Spanish
English


Jurisdictions:

Colombia

Practice areas:

IP transactions
Trade mark litigation
Trade mark strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:

Film & music
Food & beverage
ICT & software
Pharmaceutical


Eduardo Varela Pezzano is a partner at Cavelier Abogados in Bogota, where he is the head of the trademark, copyright and entertainment law practices. 

His day-to-day includes acting as outside counsel in Colombia for Amazon Studios, working in the development of original series and movies, and advising on local regulations for OTT content services.

Eduardo also represents recording artist Carlos Vives and his record label Vives Records in IP legal matters in Colombia. In 2020, Eduardo successfully represented Carlos Vives in litigation, obtaining a favourable ruling for his client in the famous La Bicicleta plagiarism case.

Eduardo leads a team of 18 attorneys/paralegals that are part of his trademarks team, allowing him to represent large-scale national and international trademark portfolios in a broad range of industries, handling hundreds of successful trademark applications, oppositions, provisional refusals and appeals before the local Trademark Office every year.

Eduardo otherwise focuses on entertainment clients from Japan, who have praised him as "the attorney for japanese entertainment in Colombia".

 

Education/Alumni:

2009. Specialist in Intellectual Property from Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Bogotá, Colombia)

2008. Attorney from Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Bogotá, Colombia)

Network Memberships: INTA, ASIPI, MARQUES

 

Last updated 16th October 2020