World Trademark Review 1000 2021

The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals - a unique guide that identifies the top trademark professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

El Salvador

El Salvador’s IP landscape has been relatively stable of late – its practitioners are well acclimatised to the effects of recent changes in administrative law, the most significant of which is the shortened timeframe for trademark office responses. Central America’s smallest country is a signatory to many global treaties and...

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El Salvador’s IP landscape has been relatively stable of late – its practitioners are well acclimatised to the effects of recent changes in administrative law, the most significant of which is the shortened timeframe for trademark office responses. Central America’s smallest country is a signatory to many global treaties and has an IP market which is predominantly reliant on imported work, yet it often poses challenges to those unfamiliar with its particularities; the first-to-file system can cause headaches and the law does not specify how much use is required to establish rights. The overall picture, however, shows signs of improvement. While the market has traditionally been dominated by tight-knit family outfits, new innovation-centric practices are emerging as the next generation enters the fray – a trend reflected in the addition of three new firms to the rankings this year.

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