O’Conor & Power Abogados - Propiedad Industrial

With more than 35 years’ experience in the handling of IP portfolios for domestic and international clients in Argentina and Latin America, O’Conor & Power Abogados - Propiedad Industrial’s lawyers, industrial property agents and select network of engineers and technical professionals combine their broad backgrounds and experiences in different disciplines and industries to work closely as a team – which is underpinned by fluent English communication representing international, regional and local companies in trademarks, patents, utility models, designs, copyright, software domain names, transfer of technology, franchising, licensing and related matters. We have the necessary specialties and professionals to handle all of our work in-house, and understand all of the IP needs of our clients. Our main objective is to be proactive in our attitude.    

We are wholly responsive to clients’ needs and use our vast local and international IP experience and expertise in Argentina and Latin America to satisfy the changing requirements of the IP community in a globalised world, following the principles of reliability, quality, efficient action, adaptable and tailored pricing and flexibility, with equal emphasis on providing customised and personalised services. The firm serves clients from multiple industries, including automotive, optical, chemical, pharmaceuticals, beer, wine, food, coffee, technology and telecoms, toys, clothing and sportswear. Practice areas: trademarks, searches, patents of inventions, utility models and industrial designs, copyright, domain names and the internet; IP litigation; Anti-counterfeiting and border measures; annuity payment services; due diligence, IP audits; unfair competition and consumer law; trade secrets and confidentiality matters; licensing, franchising and technology transfer; e-commerce; Interface with general legal and M&A departments of corporations in Argentina and Latin America. The broad experience of O’Conor & Power’s team in the management of local and international IP portfolios in Argentina and across Latin America makes it a superior one-stop resource in the region. We are qualified to protect and enforce clients’ IP interests through transactions, dispute resolution, litigation, border enforcement measures and unfair competition-related actions.  

Our professionals and staff regularly participate in seminars and conferences nationally and internationally, thus keeping updated on the latest IP legal developments in Argentina, Latin America and throughout the world. The role and experience of O’Conor & Power in the management of IP portfolios in Argentina and Latin America put it in a unique position in relation to other IP firms in Argentina – a result of the team’s creative approach to the different procedures and systems of the region, while also considering the different cultural aspects. This makes communication and the fulfilment of clients’ objectives and requirements swift, easygoing and thus cost effective.  The firm’s success is also a result of the broad experience and knowledge of its managing partner, Santiago R O’Conor, who has over 30 years’ experience practising IP law in the region. The firm holds a unique, solid position of understanding the needs and requirements of international companies not only in Argentina, but in the rest of Latin America. It presently handles IP portfolios for companies from a diverse variety of industries, including Bata Industries, Ltd; Asahi Chemical Corporation; Molson Coors Brewing Company; Codorniù SA; Jockey International, Inc; Eisai R+D Management Co, Ltd; Jvc Kenwood; Fage Dairy Industries, Inc; Keurig Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc; Foo Fighters; Mastercard International, Inc; Magna International, Inc; Thomas Pink Limited; Hulman Motorsports Corporation (Indycar); Selfridges Retail Limited; Cloud B, Inc; H Lundbeck A/S; Raybestos, Inc; Energizer Brands, LLC; J Walther Thompson;  and Colgate-Palmolive Company, among many others.   

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