Senior Partner at De Puy & Asociados
A graduate of the Santa María La Antigua University and Franklin Pierce Law Centre (now the University of New Hampshire), Miguel De Puy worked for twelve years as a senior associate for the prestigious law firm Morgan & Morgan before opening his personal law practice.
Mr De Puy's main field of expertise is intellectual property law, specialising in the registration and protection of trademarks, patents of invention, utility models, industrial designs and copyrights. He is an expert on trademark applications, nullities and cancellations and criminal actions against infringers. Mr De Puy drafts contracts and trademark patent licences, and handles matters regarding franchising and technology transfers.
His practice includes the filing and obtaining of approvals according to local regulatory requirements, for products such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food and beverages. Mr De Puy is also experienced in real estate, corporate, tourism and immigration matters.
Mr De Puy has lectured for many years as an intellectual property law professor at his alma mater, where he wrote a highly praised thesis regarding debt-or-nature swaps in Panama's legislation. He also holds regular seminars for customs personnel and other organisations.
As a lawyer, he has been identified by Who's Who as an expert in patents and trademarks in Panama and has been recognised for his work in business and international operations of intellectual property.