Morgan & Morgan has one of the most complete Intellectual Property Departments in Panama. The firm advises clients in the filing and registration of trademarks, service marks, slogans, trade names, inventions, utility models, industrial designs and plant varieties under Industrial Property Law, as well as to how to protect their creations such as music, audiovisual works, phonographic productions, books, computer software and also representing clients in negotiations which involve the assignment or licensing of their copyright, for both a national and international protection, under Copyright Law.
Our attorneys are specialists in the drafting and reviewing of License and Franchise Agreements, assisting clients in all the regulatory proceedings for registering such license agreements and franchises of trademarks before the Industrial Property and IP Directorates.
Morgan & Morgan also assists in the protection of industrial property assets by registering the rights with the IP Department of the National Customs Authority and with the IP Department of the Colon Free Trade Zone Administration, to achieve maximum cross-border protection and to fight unauthorized use of intellectual property rights and other forms of infringements.
Our attorneys also advise clients in Litigation matters related to IP (Opposition claims against trademark applications, Nullity and Cancellation claims and Copyright Infringement) and criminal actions related to all sorts of Intellectual Property crimes.
Our IP Department is highly effective assisting clients in obtaining Sanitary Registrations before the Health Ministry and the Panama Authority for Medical and Food products, respectively.
Representative clients: Banistmo, BV Food Services, Grupo Omnilife, Hormel Food Corporate Services, Kraft Foods Group, Louis Vuitton Malletier, LVMH Group, Televisora Nacional (TVN), The Clorox Company, Volkswagen AG, among others.