In today's highly technological (and relentlessly competitive) world, protection of intellectual property is critical to the survival of every business. Intellectual property represents the very essence of many businesses -its ideas, writings, product names, problem-solving techniques, unique manufacturing processes, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, copyrights, marketing strategies, list of customers, and on and on. Intellectual Property- and is the company's most valuable asset, requiring legal assistance in creating, managing, and protecting it.

Marroquín, Marroquín S.C., is a recognized leader in intellectual property law. We offer our clients comprehensive, in-depth services for creating, maintaining, managing, licensing, protecting, and enforcing intellectual property rights.

These services include:

Intellectual Property Audits - a comprehensive business review to identify intellectual property assets, detect weaknesses in present rights to those assets, and assist in identifying early steps to be taken to perfect those interests. We furnish specific recommendations for copyrights, patents, licenses, trademarks, trade names, non-disclosure agreements, non-competition agreements, and internal policies.

Assist clients in acquiring, perfecting, and transferring rights to intellectual property. We prepare all necessary documentation for registrations of copyrights, patents, trademarks, service marks, and other intellectual property rights. We also prepare assignments, licenses, or other forms of transfer for the acquisition or sale of rights in intellectual property.

Our firm also assist clients in: a) Drafting of non-disclosure arrangements (agreements) with employees and independent contractors; b) Designing and implementing intellectual property procedures and policies - including policies for surveillance of potential infringing uses; c) Advising on issues of technology management (this involves the creation and protection of intellectual property in computer software and other high technology industries); d) Representing clients in infringement and unfair competition disputes. This may involve trying to resolve disputes over the enforcement and defense of intellectual property rights and unfair competition through negotiation, counseling, demand letters, and settlement. It may also involve vigorously prosecuting or defending lawsuits involving copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade dress, trade names, trade secrets, non-competition agreements, non-disclosure agreements, misappropriation, unfair trade practices, antitrust, trade libel, and related claims; and, e) The prosecution of patents applications and trademarks and other representations of clients before the Guatemalan Patent, Trademark and Copyright Office.


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