Hoet Peláez Castillo & Duque

About the firm

Established in 1942, Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque (HPCD) has 75 years of experience. It has been the pioneer and leading firm of intellectual property in Venezuela and one of the most recognised names in the market with a strong international reach.

HPCD continues innovating by adding new practice areas, such as life sciences and healthcare, sports law, media and entertainment, data protection and advice on start-ups, among others, covering a wide range of specialised services. It seeks clients’ satisfaction by providing quality personalised services, understanding clients’ needs and being their trusted advisors and allies in the development and protection of their IP portfolios and related work in Venezuela, Latin America and the Caribbean. 

HPCD is held in very high regard, standing head and shoulders above much of its competition with a team of 14 specialised and experienced attorneys and two patent engineers, combining extensive knowledge while covering all areas of intellectual property. 

HPCD’s IP services are renowned for their expert handling of trademark and patent portfolios, to secure IP rights in Venezuela and in the region. The firm has heavily invested on technology, allowing its different departments to handle cases in the most efficient/cost-effective manner in compliance with all procedures and deadlines, and minimising human error through the firm’s automated case management system. 

For 15 years, HPCD has been the first and only law firm in Venezuela to be ISO 9001 certified, demonstrating its commitment to maintaining the quality management systems implemented by the firm and the outstanding level of its services.

HPCD has an office in Aruba, offering services across the islands of the Caribbean and the rest of Latin America, focusing on intellectual property, as well as business and commercial transactions.

In 2017, HPCD was the driving force in the formation and launch of the Caribbean Anticounterfeiting Association (ACC) of the World Jurist Association.

Torre IASA, piso 3
Av. Eugenio Mendoza
Plaza La Castellana
Caracas, 1060

Tel: +58 212 2018611


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