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Name: Rodrigo Bermeo Rosales
Firm Name: Bermeo & Bermeo Law Firm
Country: Ecuador
Expertise: Intellectual Property Law

Telephone: +593 (2) 255-6028
Fax: +1 (646) 797-3070
Email: [email protected]

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Professional Biography:

With over 30 years of experience in IP, Rodrigo Bermeo Rosales is the head of our firm. His main practice is focused in all matters related to Intellectual Property and Corporate Practice. Rodrigo has represented many of the Global 500 companies in the prosecution of their patents and trademarks, as well as in the exploitation of their IP rights through franchising, licensing, distribution agreements, or by incorporating local branches or acquiring companies.

Rodrigo handles complex IP litigation, and is often dealing with high profile cases. In Ecuador’s largest IP case he was counsel for British American Tobacco against Philip Morris in the dispute for trademark Belmont. This case not only involved trademark issues such as the local ownership of the mark but also addressed issues such as free trade in the Andean Community, and required lobbying, legal reforms, and media.

Education:

– Doctor in Law, 1983, Catholic University of Quito
– American and International Law, 1986, Southwestern Legal Foundation, UT Dallas
– Transfer of Technology, 1988, International Law Institute, Rome

Admissions:

– Ecuador, 1983
– Ecuadorian Supreme Court
– Andean Court of Justice
– Intellectual Property Office
– All Courts in Ecuador

Firm Overview:

In 1948, Dr. Vicente Bermeo Lañas founded “Law Offices of Dr. Vicente Bermeo” in Quito, Ecuador. The sole proprietorship consisted of two attorneys which established what would become one of the most important Intellectual Property practices in Ecuador. The firm was chosen by many international companies and law firms throughout the years. Nowadays, we are proud to represent a large number of them. Two years later, we formed a strategic alliance with “International Patents & Trademarks,” since its foundation, Mr. Manuel García Enriquez selected our Firm’s team as of counsels to assist him with the most complex cases.

In 1978, when Dr. Vicente was appointed Justice of the Supreme Court, Dr. Rodrigo Bermeo Rosales joined the practice. Six years later, upon his graduation as a Doctor in Law, the firm adopted the name “Bermeo & Bermeo.” The new partners were confident that this name would last through the upcoming generations. Rodrigo Bermeo R. brought a new approach to the firm, focusing on strengthening client relationships and building a new client base. The firm quickly became well known internationally and developed to be one of the leading IP practices in Latin America.

The 90’s and 2000’s were years of expansion. Bermeo & Bermeo took control over Ecuador’s oldest Intellectual Property portfolio when the firm acquired “Sucesores de Aurelio Vallejo” which was established in 1900. Later on, the firm absorbed “International Patents & Trademarks.” Bermeo & Bermeo now manages a high percentage of Intellectual Property rights in Ecuador and is in charge of the regional filings of several national and international companies.

With Rodrigo V. Bermeo-Andrade, and Pablo Bermeo-Andrade, the third generation has joined the firm. Together, they contribute with strong education and valuable experience acquired while working abroad in top tier law firms of the United States and Argentina. Both are admitted attorneys in the State of New York.

Today, Bermeo & Bermeo is the most efficient law firm in the country. With the help of the latest technology we are able to manage a very large client base with a small team of high qualified people. We are proud to have been able to maintain our high standards from the inception of the firm and that our clients believe in our value propositions. The firm is stronger than ever, and rest assured our quality services will continue towards the future.

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