Intellectual Property

Palomo & Porras, through its corporate practice areas, acts as a corporate and business advisor to our national and international clients. As such, the protection of intellectual property rights has become a vital part of our service. This is why we contrived and undertook to build, a decade ago, a robust and comprehensive intellectual property practice.  The result has been the fastest growing practice at our firm, and an exemplary track record of protecting our clients IP rights in Guatemala. Our IP department is fully staffed and handles IP matters internationally including everything from basic trademark prosecution to complex litigation. We have invested heavily in modern processes and we pride ourselves in the quality of our work - delivered efficiently and expeditiously to our clients in Latin America and all over the world.    

We offer a complete and diverse set of IP services:

  • Industrial Designs
  • Utility models
  • Authoring rights
  • Trademark searches, registration, and watch service
  • Licensing contracts
  • Unfair competition
  • Piracy/counterfeiting, border measures
  • Enforcement
  • Patent protection/ prosecution and litigation
  • Copyright
  • Oppositions and litigation

Our attorneys and practice area directors actively participate in the Intellectual Property Committee of the American Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce (AmCham). In addition, through our collaboration with AmCham, we conduct periodic training seminars in IP for Judges, Magistrates, and Prosecutors in an effort to advance the culture of intellectual property in Guatemala both legislatively and academically. 

With respect to the ongoing struggle against intellectual property and enforcement, Palomo & Porras has made highly relevant judicial achievements at the national level, obtaining court orders and setting precedents in the defense of IP in Guatemala.     

Palomo & Porras is an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA).  When you need intellectual property representation in Guatemala and Central America, we believe our service to be the best in the region.