Moreno Baldivieso Attorneys

Founded in 1931, Moreno Baldivieso Attorneys developed into a leading full-fledged corporate and commercial law firm in Bolivia. With offices in four of the most important cities in the country, the firm caters to domestic and foreign clients in most areas of law.

With a highly specialised team of 44 lawyers throughout the country, the firm serves as local counsel to leading multinational corporations and international organisations such as the World Bank, the International Development Fund, the International Finance Corporation, the US Embassy and others.

Moreno Baldivieso is an internationally orientated law firm. Some of the firm's members are admitted to practise law in several jurisdictions (eg, Spain and Argentina) and most have obtained postgraduate qualifications from some of the most prestigious universities in the world, including: Harvard Law School, New York University, Sloan School of Management MIT and Yale School of Management in the United States; Oxford University in the United Kingdom; Instituto de Empresa IE, Universidad de Comillas ICADE and Universidad de Salamanca in Spain; and Université Panthéon - Assas Paris II in France.

Almost 80% of the firm's clients are international organisations, and members of the team are fluent in Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese and Mandarin.

Operating through Gabriel Patent & Trademark Office, Moreno Baldivieso has been the undisputed market leader since 1931 in the management of IP portfolios and protection if intellectual property for both multinational and early development companies in all aspects of the acquisition, protection, enforcement and exploitation of their IP rights.

Our firm is a cross-functional group of attorneys structured to service all of our clients' IP needs in a variety of industries. Our attorneys handle the most complex issues facing a large array of companies, including in the food and beverage, sports and entertainment, mining, medical devices, pharmaceutical, chemical, software and a variety of other high-tech industries. Gabriel Patent & Trademark Office the largest IP practice in the nation with a deep bench of attorneys, patent agents and other professionals.

Our team specialises in providing legal advice, strategic branding, portfolio management and trademark enforcement matters, advising on IP infringement matters both in Bolivia and internationally, and providing a mechanism for handling infringement, piracy and unauthorised use.

Our main activity focuses on acquiring and maintaining IP rights, their compliance and defending them in the event of oppositions and infringement. Much of this work involves administrative authorities having power over various aspects of intellectual property.

Historically, the main IP legal services in Bolivia have been trademark registrations and renewals. Our firm is trusted with protecting and advising clients with a broad trademark portfolio that includes all areas of intellectual property and most of the industries present in the country. We specialise in providing strategic IP and technology solutions for clients from more than 70 countries worldwide.

Knowledge frequently makes the difference between success and failure in the Bolivian market. Understanding the local market and local legal procedures is one of the core elements of our firm. Our team has a global mindset, with a profound understanding of the global and local legal norms and regulations, as well as the capacity to monitor and adapt to the ever-changing provisions that govern IP rights.

Our team manages a broad portfolio, advising more than 1,800 active national and international clients every year.

We work with over 180 law offices and industrial property agents.

Contact details

Moreno Baldivieso Attorneys
Av Sánchez Bustamante #977
Edif Torre Pacífico
La Paz

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Sample client list

  • Abbott Laboratories And Affiliates
  • EI Du Pont De Nemours
  • FIFA
  • Gloria SA
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken International Holdings Llc
  • Yum! Brands Inc

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