Alberto is a member of Ferrere’s Intellectual Property team. He provides legal assessment and legal defense to Bolivian and foreign companies in intellectual property and copyright proceedings, supporting all kind of clients from local startups to multinational corporations. His practice includes filing and defending trademarks and patents with successful results in IP litigation such as oppositions, cancellation of trademarks, annulment procedures and infringement actions. He has vast experience developing custom made strategies for each client, representing them in actions before the Bolivian Intellectual Property Office (SENAPI) and judicial reviews before the Bolivian Supreme Court.
He also works with artists, creators and entertainment and media companies protecting their copyrights, transfer of copyright ownership, defense and transfer of image rights as well as protection of Tv Formats. He also writes technology transfer agreements, know-how transfer agreements, license agreements, trademark coexistence agreements and distribution agreements.
In his corporate practice he provides legal services such as set up corporations, draft articles of association and incorporate subsidiaries of foreign companies. He assesses companies in the compliance of corporate rules and obligations in order to avoid sanctions due to infringement of corporate duties; he has also been invited to give lectures and to train inhouse personnel on the subject. He successfully represents companies in administrative proceedings conducted by the corporate regulator (AEMP). He also has experience drafting supply agreements, commercial agency agreements and franchise agreements.
Before joining the firm, Alberto worked in an important Bolivian law firm as head of its Intellectual Property team and managing trademark portfolios of leading companies in their fields, as well as assisting clients in civil law, corporate law and administrative proceedings before regulators.
He graduated summa cum laude and top of his class in the Bolivian Catholic University law school. He has completed a master degree program in International Business Law from Tilburg University (Netherlands) and a master degree in Intellectual Property, Industrial Property and New Technologies from Autonomous University of Madrid UAM (Spain).
Alberto is also member of the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI).