FERRERE

Senior associate

Ana Valeria Escobar

Her practice includes advice on trademarks, patents and copyrights for their protection in Bolivia, and counseling on strategy for and prosecution of a variety of legal processes, from simple observations before the National Intellectual Property Office to complex infringement actions.

Ana Valeria is a member of Ferrere’s Intellectual Property team. Over the course of her career she has worked with clients from all over the world and with all kinds of trademark and patent portfolios. She also works on the development of local marks, coordinating and supervising registrations around the world.

Her practice includes advice on trademarks, patents and copyrights for their protection in Bolivia, and counseling on strategy for and prosecution of a variety of legal processes, from simple observations before the National Intellectual Property Office to complex infringement actions. She has comprehensive knowledge of the Bolivian intellectual property system and advises clients in all types of administrative procedures as well as judicial processes before the Plurinational Constitutional Court. She also has vast experience in negotiating coexistence agreements, licenses, and cease and desists.

Prior to joining Ferrere, Ana Valeria was an associate with other important Bolivian law firms, specializing in intellectual property.  Also, while completing her Master's Degree, and through the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Trademark Clinic, she worked with the US Trademark Office, advising clients and carrying out registration processes, which gives her a unique perspective on the management of trademark portfolios for foreign clients in Bolivia, as well as international experience for Bolivian clients.

Memberships 

  • Ministry of Justice, Public Registry of Lawyers of the Plurinational State of Bolivia
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.), Universidad Católica Boliviana “San Pablo” (Bolivia), 2011. Graduated with honors.
  • Masters of Laws in Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property Law, University of California (USA), 2015.
  • Certificate, General Course on Intellectual Property, World Intellectual Property Organization, 2016.
  • Diploma, Investment Arbitration, Universidad del Pacífico (Peru), 2012.
  • Diploma, Post-conflict transition and Transitional Justice, International Peace & Security Institute (Netherlands), 2012.
  • Diploma, English Legal Method, University of Cambridge (England), Summer 2010.
21/04/2020
Bolivia

Status of IPissues in Bolivia - Update Date: 04/21/2020

As of today, April 20, 2020, the National Intellectual Property Service (SENAPI) has made available the possibility of electronic fillings via email. It is therefore now possible to file new trademark and patent applications, as well as renewals and modifications.

25/03/2020
Bolivia

Bolivia: National Intellectual Property Service closes due to health emergency

Due to the advance of COVID-19 in Bolivia, the government has declared a national health emergency and total quarantine in all the Bolivian territory through the Supreme Decree Nº 4199/2020. By virtue of the same, as of March 22, 2020, all public and private institutions are closed until April 5, 2020.

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