OUR TEAM

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Partner

Has an extensive experience in Intellectual Property Rights. During her career she was the Head of the Patent of Invention Government Office; Deputy Director of the Industrial Property Government Office and Head of Intellectual Property Department of Consortium Legal Costa Rica for nine years.  

Has received international intellectual property training courses and seminaries at Switzerland, Hungary, Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama.

Has given intellectual property training and educational speeches and lectures at the Universidad de Costa Rica UCR, Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Universidad La Salle, Universidad Estatal a Distancia UNED, CONAGEBIO, Cámara de Industrias de Costa Rica, Asociación de Abogados de Propiedad Intelectual and the Tribunal Registral Administrativo.

 

Has an extensive experience in Geographical Indications and Apellation of Origin. She was designeé by the European Union to protect 114 IG´s in Costa Rica and by the Consejo Regulador del Tequila to protect the first Apellation of Origin "Tequila". She also  defended the IG´s of Parmigiano Regianno, Provolone Valpadana, Queso Manchego y Emmental de Savoie against oppositions of third parties. 

She is in charge of the Intellectual Property Department of the Firm. 

EDUCATION

 

Intellectual Property Master Degree . Uned (2008)

 

Public Notary (2000)

 

Attorney at Law Degree Universidad ULACIT. (2000)

 

Law School Bachelor Degree. Summa Cum Laude Probata Honorary Mention. Escuela Libre de Derecho, Universidad Autónoma de Centroamérica UACA (1995).

MEMBERSHIPS 

Costa Rican Bar Association (2000). Intellectual Property Attorneys Association of Costa Rica (APPICR).

International Trademark Association (INTA).

Asociación Interamericana de Propiedad Intelectual (ASIPI)

Intellectual Property Commitee of Colegio de Abogados.(2015)

Intellectual Property Commitee of ANCHAM.(2015)

Chamber of Commerce Costa Rica

Chamber of Industries Costa Rica 

PUBLICATIONS

 Ana Catalina Monge drafted comments to the reform of the law “Ley de Patentes de Invención, Modelos de Utilidad y Modelos y Dibujos Industriales” on the “Código de Propiedad Intelectual” edited by the Asociación de Profesionales de Propiedad Intelectual (APPICR)

Author of the article: “Las Nuevas Marcas y la protección de acuerdos a las legislaciones de propiedad intelectual de los países de CA”, Revista El Economista. Net, “Blog Leyes” section.

Author of the Manual for the Handling of Applications for Patents, Designs and Trademarks of Costa Rica. Edited by Arnold and Siedsma. Kluwer Law International, 2015.

SKILLS

 

Her career in Intellectual Property started in Government, in the Register of Industrial Property where her biggest challenge was to develop a non existent Invention Patent Department and creating a team of different areas professionals to be in charge of the technical expert examinations of applications.

 

At Consortium - Costa Rica, her big initial challenge was to create a competitive and professional Department of Intellectual Property to provide services the firm own customer portfolio and to provide them consultancy services in all other areas of the firm.

LANGUAGES

 

Spanish / English

 

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Partner

 

Senior Consultant in Strategic Commercial and Financial Planning with international experience for several European companies in Denmark, Sweden and Norway with operations and business in Central America and the Caribbean. With 26 years as a Strategic Business Development consultant leading infrastructure projects in Central America and the Caribbean creating jobs, profitability on investment projects, transfer of know-how of management procedures of leading companies in the European Market for Latin America, as well as giving seminars, trainings and consultancies.

He is in charge of the Health Registrations and Business Development Departments of the Firm. 

 

EDUCATION

 

Master in Business Administration in International Finance and Commerce. (1997) ULACIT University,

Degree in Business Management. (1992) U.A.C.A. University

MEMBERSHIPS 

Chamber of Commerce Costa Rica

Chamber of Industries Costa Rica 

SKILLS

Administrative and Financial management

 - Negotiation and excellent communication skills

Achievements: Obtaining the 8,000 Mts2 Maritime-Terrestrial Concession for Floating Terminal. Approval of the Environmental Impact Study of the Project. Contract administration.

- Effective Management of Financial Resources

Achievements: Creation and implementation of Administrative and Financial Manual Procedures. Efficient structuring for the cost control for the administration and production costs. Short-term investment in financial markets of cash surpluses to improve the financial profitability.

 

 

SEMINARS - WORKSHOP

EDUCATIONAL SPEACHES AND LECTURES 

Valoración de los Activos de Propiedad Intelectual, Perspectiva Legal y Financiera, Cámara de Comercio de Costa Rica (2017).

 

Liderazgo Organizacional, Bocas del Toro Energía SA, Panamá (2015).

 

Sistema de Planeación Estratégica, Changuinola Civil Works JV, Panamá (2011).

 

Planificación de Costos, Editorial Fernández-Arce, Costa Rica (2000).

 

Sistema de Control de Gestión Estratégica, Corporación Cefa (Subsidiaria J.P. Nina), Costa Rica (2000).

 

 

RECEIVED SEMINARS

 

Considerations about the tax reform, Costa Rica, Chamber or Commerce, Costa Rica (2018).

 Tax update 2017, Costa Rica, Chamber of Commerce, Costa Rica (2017).

2017 Chamber of Commerce, Costa Rica Franchise management

2017 Chamber of Industries, Costa Rica. Treasury management techniques 

2017 Chamber of Commerce,Costa Rica.  Companies and  trademarks assessment

2016 KPMG “IRS and Tax Law Regulations 2016”.  Panama

2011 KPMG “Management Cost Control”.  Panama

“Understanding and Interpreting Financial Statements”, Dinamarca, MT Højgaard AS (2010).

2009 KPMG “Tax-Audit-Advisory”. Panama

“Project Management”, Sweden and Norway, NCC AB (2005).

2004 INCAE “Project Management”.  Dominican Republic

2001 FUNDES “Financial Reports Interpretation”.  Costa Rica

PUBLICATIONS

 

Economic News Magazine Costa Rica.   Author of the article: "Analysis and ranges of financial indicators".

LANGUAGES

 

Spanish / English

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ANDRES HERNANDEZ OSTI

Senior Associate 

Wide experience for over 30 years in Intellectual Property as an Examiner at the Trademark Registry and the Copyright Registry, National Registry, Ministry of Justice.

 

 

 Has received international training courses and seminars in Intellectual Property in Switzerland, The Netherlands, El Salvador, Brazil, Guatemala, United States, Panama and South Korea; as well as On Line WIPO courses. 

 

He is in charge in the managing of Costa Rica trademark portfolios

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Attorney at Law Degree Universidad Autónoma de Centro América (U.A.C.A.).

 

Public Notary.

 

 

 

RECEIVED SEMINARS

 

“Orientation Seminar on General Aspects of Industrial Property” 1994.

 

“Training Course on the Legal and Administrative Aspects of Trademarks” 1994.

 

“II Central American Seminar for Trademark Examiners” 1998.

 

“XVIII Industrial Property Seminar for Latin American Countries” 1998. 

 

“Seminar on Arbitration and Intellectual Property in Central America” 1999.

 

“Visiting Scholars Program United States Patent and Trademark Office” 2001.

 

“Ninth WIPO/SGAE Regional Academic Course on Copyright and Related Rights for Latin American Countries” 2002.

 

“IV Latin American Conference on Copyright and Related Rights” 2002.

 

“Study Visit to the Korean Copyright Related Organizations” 2017.

 

 

ON LINE COURSES

 

 “Copyright and Related Rights Specialized Course” W.I.P.O. World Academy, 2007.

 

 “Virtual Seminar Basic Module on Copyright and Related Rights” 2008.

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS / AFFILIATIONS

Costa Rican Bar Association 1994.

 

 

 

LANGUAGES

Spanish/English.