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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:

Rodrigo Bermeo Rosales is our exclusively recommended Intellectual Property Law expert in Ecuador on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Rodrigo directly using the contact details listed above.

Ecuador is a country straddling the equator on South America’s west coast. Its diverse landscape encompasses Amazon jungle, Andean highlands and the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands. In the Andean foothills at an elevation of 2,850m, Quito, the capital, is known for its largely intact Spanish colonial center, with decorated 16th- and 17th-century palaces and religious sites, like the ornate Compañía de Jesús Church.

With over 30 years of experience in intellectual property, Rodrigo 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 intellectual property rights through franchising, licensing, distribution agreements, or by incorporating local branches or acquiring companies.

Rodrigo Bermeo Rosales handles complex intellectual property litigation, and is often dealing with high profile cases. In Ecuador’s largest intellectual property 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.

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 intellectual property practices in Latin America.

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