De Sola Pate & Brown
Torre Domus, 16th Floor
Av. Abraham Lincoln
Irene De Sola is the co-chair of the Intellectual Property group of De Sola Pate & Brown. She joined the firm in 1982. Her practice focuses primarily on intellectual property matters, including trademark, patent and copyright registration, and litigation in these areas, as well on administrative law.
Formerly, Irene was Adjunct Judge of the Tenth Civil and Mercantile Court of Caracas.
Irene received her law degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela (1982).
Irene is a member of the Bars of Venezuela and the Capital District. She is an active member of the Venezuelan Association of Industrial Property Agents, COVAPI, of which she was President (1999-2001); the Inter-American Industrial Property Association, ASIPI, of which she was a member of the Board of Directors (1997-2003); the International Trademark Association (INTA); the Intellectual Property Committee of the Venezuelan-American Chamber; and the Venezuelan-French Chamber.
Irene has written and spoken extensively on Intellectual Property matters. Some of her more recent publications include “Trademark Piracy in Venezuela,” “Intellectual Property in Venezuela,” “The Principal Innovations in Trademark Registration Incorporated by Decision 344,” “Unfair Competition under the Venezuela Legal Framework,” “Trademark Infringement as Contemplated in Decision 486,” “Cutting-Edge Measures in the Scope of Andean Common Market Legislation,” and co-author of the chapter on Venezuela in Worldwide Trademark Transfers: Law and Practice, (published by the United States Trademark Association).
IP Law Practice:
De Sola Pate & Brown is recognized as one of Venezuela’s leading intellectual property law firms. About half of our attorneys concentrate the majority of their time in the intellectual property field, including licensing matters, and, likewise, the litigation department has accumulated considerable experience in the defense of intellectual property rights.
Consequently, the Firm’s intellectual property department is active in all areas of patent, trademark and copyright protection, as well as working on all related aspects. In this connection, the firm has successfully defended the interests of its clients in various landmark cases, such as by applying the concepts of unfair trade practices to package dress infringement, expanding the concept of “better right,” and in related evidentiary matters. The Firm successfully handled the first Venezuelan WIPO arbitration to defend against the infringement of Venezuelan Internet domain name.
The firm has also pioneered the information of such innovative concepts as co-ownership and co-licensing of intellectual properties. Our partners have been active in the leading international and national intellectual property professional associations, and frequently write on the subject of Venezuelan intellectual property.