Intellectual Property

Ninoshka Urrutia

PARTNER - GUATEMALA

“Ninoshka Urrutia is well respected among peers for her profound expertise in employment, immigration and country border measures, acting for high-profile clients on a range of contentious mandates”.

Ninoshka is a partner in Consortium Legal - Guatemala. With more than 22 years of experience in the legal advice to companies and small entrepreneurs; she specializes mainly in the advice, protection and defense of the rights that assist the owners of distinctive signs, Apellations of Origin, Geographical Indications, domain names and the rights that assist the owners of works of Copyright. Advises on issues of trademark infringement, seeking above all an amicable settlement rather than a long and costly trial for the parties. Together with the litigation team, they advise on the defense and presentation of legal actions related to copyright infringement in criminal matters, border measures, actions for unfair competition, nullity, cancellation of trademarks for non-use and litigation for infringment of distinctive signs. Advice on the negotiation and drafting of various contracts, including the assignment of trademarks and licenses of use, various contracts related to copyright (artists, musicians, image rights, etc).

During her career she was the country's (Guatemala's) Delegate to the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property -ASIPI- (2013-2018) She is member of the Committee on Geographical Indications from ASIPI (2013 to 2023). She has also been part of several committees of the International Trademark Association (INTA) as of Harmonization of Trademark Law and Practice Committee (2018-2021) and currently she is part of the Famous and Well-known Trademarks Committee (2022-2023). For more than 15 year she has been part of the IP Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Guatemala (AMCHAM).

She has more than 15 years of teaching experience, having been one of the first professors who started the Intellectual Property Course in two Universities in the country. Likewise, she has more than 15 years as a lecturer and trainer in intellectual property issues for public and private entities. She also has experience in the selection of experts/collaborators in the elaboration of digital works related to current intellectual property issues, having recently collaborated with two works related to Geographical Indications, published by the Inter-American Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property -ASIPI-. In 2022 she updated his former collaborations with Kluwer and “Trademarks Throughout the World”.

  • Leading the new area for New Technologies assisting clients in NFT´s matters and other similar works.
  • Protection of more than 100 European Designations of Origin or Geographical Indications and defense of any of them, including legal actions and appeals.
  • Preparation and presentation of the Terms and Conditions of the first Denomination of Origin in Guatemala, Antigua Coffee, and its respective modification.
  • Draft and implementation of Trademark Policy in entities of the Food sector
  • Management of Trademark Portfolios of medium and large entities at international level.
  • Master’s Degree in Industrial Property, Intellectual Property and Information Society Law, Master Lvcentinvs, University of Alicante; Spain (2008)
  • Postgraduate Course in Commercial Law, University of Salamanca; Spain (2004)
  • Lawyer and Notary, Faculty of Legal and Social Sciences, Rafael Landívar University; Guatemala (2001)
  • Member, Guatemala Bar Association
  • Member, American Chamber of Commerce Guatemala
  • Member, International Trademark Association
  • Member, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
  • Member, Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property

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