Perla Koziner U was born in La Paz, Bolivia, in 1974. She was educated at the Bolivian Catholic University, La Paz (licentiate in law, 1998), Oxford University and George Washington University, Oxford (international human rights and rights of minorities and indigenous people summer course, 1996) and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London (LLM in intellectual property and information technology law, 1999). She has been general executive director of the Bolivian Patent and Trademark Office, coordinator and leader of the intellectual property chapter at the Bolivian government observation process for the US-Andean FTA, as well as a researcher and an invited lecturer in both community law and intellectual property law at the Bolivian Catholic University, the Andean University Simon Bolivar, De Aquino University and the Bolivian Private University.
She currently leads (with partner Julio Quintanilla) the recently established firm Meliora IP SC, which was incorporated as the result of a merger of the IP practices of Bufete Aguirre Soc Civ and Quintanilla, Soria & Nishizawa. She is a member of the Bolivian Bar Association, the La Paz Bar Association, the Bolivian Industrial Property Association, the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Interamerican Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI). She was president of the Women Committee and Social Action Committee of ASIPI and is currently the president of the Social Responsibility Committee of ASIPI, national delegate of ASIPI, member of the Executive Committee of ABPI and member of the Unreal Campaign Committee of INTA.
Her practice areas are intellectual property and information technology law. She also handles IP enforcement and infringement matters.
She speaks Spanish, English and German.