Intellectual Property

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega has one of the leading intellectual property practices in Panama. With extensive experience and a full understanding of the issues and challenges our clients face, ARIFA IP attorneys are well-positioned to effectively and cost-efficiently protect your interests.

A team of some 16 IP experts – including lawyers and highly trained personnel – offers clients a full range of legal services in this area, including IP registration, IP infringement prosecution, copyright and IP licensing.

ARIFA IP litigation lawyers regularly win complex and difficult cases for clients at the trial and appellate levels. 

In terms of trademark and other IP registration, ARIFA has been consistently ranked among the top three law firms in the country in number of applications filed and registered with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Through a well-established network of corresponding IP firms around the world, ARIFA coordinates registration of trademarks and other intellectual property rights globally, particularly in Latin America.

Throughout the years, the firm has been actively involved in ongoing projects to modernize IP legislation.

ARIFA IP lawyers have participated in roundtable discussions convened either by the Panamanian Ministry of Commerce or the Panamanian Association of Intellectual Property (APADEPI), in updating major pieces of IP laws and regulations. ARIFA lawyers have been instrumental in drafting key IP-related legislation as members of the Panamanian advisory commission with the Chapter on Intellectual Property of US-Panama free trade agreement (PAFTA). ARIFA partners have also served as members of the drafting commission whereby Panama Industrial Property Law is regulated. Further, they have been members of the drafting commission that adopted provisions on Industrial Property.

Representative Clients

Anheuser-Busch; LLC, AstraZeneca PLC; Audi AG; British American Tobacco; Castrol UK Limited; Compañía de Bebidas Das Ameritas-AMBEV; Consorcio Comex, S.A. DE C.V.; Champagne Moet & Chandon; Church & Dwight Co Inc.; Dell Inc.; Colgate-Palmolive Company; Escada AG; Industrias Alen S.A. de C.V.; Eveready Battery Company Inc.; Exxon Mobil Corporation; Facebook; FIFA – Federation International de Football Association; Grupo Televisa S.A.; Holiday Inn International; John Galliano S.A.; Kenneth Cole Productions Inc.; Herdez, S.A. de CV; Liomont S.A. de C.V.; Major League Baseball Properties Inc.; McCormick & Company Incorporated, BP p.l.c.; Medcom; Merck KGaA; Michigan Inc. (Harley-Davidson); Millennium Copthorne; Nikon Corporation; Nokia Corporation; Novartis AG; Siemens AG; Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.; Sony Kabushiki Kaisha; The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.; Toyota Motor Corporation; and Varela Hermanos S.A.

Representative Transactions