Rodrigo Bermeo Rosales

Senior Partner

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Corporate Law | Business Law | Intellectual Property | Litigation


Senior Partner

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World Trade Center B-12
Av. 12 de Octubre y Cordero
Quito, 170517, ECUADOR

+593 (2) 255-6028
+593 (2) 256-4620
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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

Ecuador, 1983

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



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.


  • "The 85th. Decision of the Cartagena Agreement and Effects on the Distinctive Symbols";
  • Ecuadorian Chapters of Patents, Trademarks, Designs & Utility Models Throughout the World (Clark Boardman Publications);
  • "Legal Systems of the World (Herbert M. Kritzer)" Ecuadorian Chapters (2002).
  • Editorial writer for Diario El Tiempo, 1980's

Past Experience:
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.



  • Corporate Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Law
  • Litigation




Provides excellent client service and has sound knowledge gained from years of experience.