WTR Research

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.

Gold - Firms

Regional powerhouse BLP provides 24/7/365 IP support to a slew of multinationals across the industry spectrum, although the pharmaceutical sector is a particularly happy hunting ground: the set-up is a sure choice for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, with this year seeing it protect the entire trademark portfolio of BioNTech SE and support GlaxoSmithKline in anti-counterfeiting matters. It has invested heavily in state-of-the-art technologies advanced solutions, with efficiency, effectiveness and expedience its watchwords. Founding partner Luis Ruiz and director of the Guatemalan IP practice Pamela López make for a dynamic duo. The entrepreneurially minded Ruiz brings the heat both in court and against counterfeiters; while López adroitly manages myriad trademark portfolios for household name brands.

Gold - Firms

The commercially attuned BLP “presents clients with multiple options to ensure the correct fit for their business in the long term”. Keeping clients’ interests front and centre on all instructions, it has attracted the attentions of A-listers in almost all imaginable industries. IP department co-heads Giselle Reuben and Uri Weinstok have done much to raise its profile, both at home and internationally. Marrying deep legal expertise with a keen business mindset, Reuben is hailed as “an experienced and excellent attorney”, with “an outstanding reputation”. The versatile Weinstok provides incisive counsel on ancillary competition, advertising and data protection issues. León Weinstok undertakes prosecution with precision and is a go-to for all things anti-counterfeiting: he recently orchestrated several campaigns for Microsoft together with Uri and coordinated seizures of take PlayStation 4 controllers for Sony alongside Reuben.

Silver - Firms

BLP is perfectly poised to meet the regional IP needs of A-list industry players. Adept at advising across all phases of the trademark lifecycle, it provides a satisfyingly complete service to the likes of Colgate-Palmolive and is also a go-to for a host of highly ranked international IP and commercial law firms. A solid team is captained by seasoned IP attorney Fernando Godoy, who is warmly endorsed by sources. One comments: “With Fernando, we feel we have a true partnership, defined by excellent communication, cooperation and commitment”. Another adds: “Fernando has broad IP experience and deep knowledge of Honduran legislation. He provides personalised attention to each case and gives clear and timely responses”. Making her WTR 1000 debut this year, Ingrid Campos is also central to the success of the practice. Alongside Godoy and fellow associate Stephany Padilla, Campos handles the portfolios of Laboratorios Pisa, Molino de Café Maya and many others with impressive organisation and an eye for detail.

Recommended - Firms

Well-integrated Central American firm BLP handles trademark clearance, filing and prosecution for Joya de Nicaragua, which has a presence in over 50 markets globally and is perhaps the country’s most international brand. The firm attracts prestigious clients such as this thanks to its skill in planning and executing cross-border IP protection and development strategies. Orlando Cardoza acquits himself with distinction in this regard and is recommended for his “attentive service, clear communication and high-quality advice”. He was recently promoted to partner.

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