Senior Partner

Dr. Rodrigo Bermeo Rosales

Corporate Law • Business Law • Intellectual Property • Litigation

With over 30 years of experience in IP, he is the head of our Firm. His main Practice is focused in all matters related to Intellectual Property and Corporate Practice. Rodrigo has represented many of the Global 500 companies in the prosecution of their patents and trademarks, as well as in the exploitation of their IP rights through franchising, licensing, distribution agreements, or by incorporating local branches or acquiring companies.

Rodrigo handles complex IP litigation, and is often dealing with high profile cases. In Ecuador’s largest IP case he was counsel for British American Tobacco against Philip Morris in the dispute for trademark Belmont. This case not only involved trademark issues such as the local ownership of the mark but also addressed issues such as free trade in the Andean Community, and required lobbying, legal reforms, and media.

Education

  • Doctor in Law, 1983, Catholic University of Quito
  • American and International Law, 1986, Southwestern Legal Foundation UT Dallas
  • Transfer of Technology, 1988, International Law Institute, Rome

Languages

English, Spanish

Admissions

  • Ecuador, 1983
  • Ecuadorian Supreme Court
  • Andean Court of Justice
  • Intellectual Property Office
  • All Courts in Ecuador

Publications

Leadership

  • Lecturer of Patent & Trademark Law, Catholic University, 1985.
  • Past President of Licensing Executives Society LES ANDINA.
  • Secretary and Member of the Board of Directors of several multinational companies.
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