Ángeles Puente Karolys


Tel: +593 2 256-1808 Ext. 1020
Email: apuente@falconipuig.com

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Ángeles Puente Karolys, is a partner of Falconi Puig Abogados, Head of the Anti-Piracy and Portfolio Management Departments. She has more than 18 years of national and international experience in the Intellectual Property area, including litigation and dispute resolution with emphasis in the field of industrial property.

Her experience and collaboration in anti-piracy matters with the country’s authorities, academia and clients, helps to combat the illicit trade of merchandise that infringes intellectual property rights and directly affects the consumer and its owners. During her career, Ángeles has won many legal actions to prevent counterfeit and pirated merchandise from entering the Ecuadorian market and to stop its commercialization.

As Head of the Portfolio Management Department, her practice focuses on advising on the proper protection and management of large portfolios of intangible assets of national and international companies, from small businesses to multinationals. The preventive advice he offers on intellectual property has allowed for the safe development of existing businesses and new ventures. Its extensive experience in the management of Intellectual Property portfolios, ensures a successful advice to meet strategic business objectives, through auditing of intellectual property rights, trademark background search, acquisition before the authority of intellectual property rights, licenses of use, transfer agreements, among others.

  • Degree in Law. Universidad de las Américas, Quito, Ecuador
  • Specialization in Administrative Law. Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador
  • Member of INTA Trademark Administrators Committee – 2019-2020
  • Vice-chair, Customs Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce, in representation of Ecuador – 2019-2021
  • Member of INTA Anti-counterfeiting Committee – 2018-2019
  • Leaders League 2022:
    Enforcement & Anti-counterfeiting – Excellent
  • Leaders League 2021:
    Enforcement & Anti-counterfeiting – Excellent
  • She represented a well-known handbag company in criminal action against the sale of counterfeit handbags, resulting in the raid of the offending party’s premises and confiscation of approximately 1800 handbags which were then destroyed.
  • She carried out an extensive investigation into a company distributing masks that were counterfeits of a globally recognized brand and assisted in the criminal action taken against the distributor.
  • Even though Ecuador has had no intellectual property regulation that allows measures to be applied at the border since 2016, in early 2020 she was successful in obliging the authority with responsibility for intellectual property matters to order the first border measures in four years. These measures were against two imports of counterfeit and pirated goods, which violated trademarks and the copyright of one of the main characters of a well-known entertainment company.
  • She has worked with the Legislative arm of the Government through international organizations, on analyzing regulatory issues regarding actions to combat the illegal trade of goods that infringe intellectual property rights. These include border and criminal actions.
  • She has implemented procedures and policies for handling the trademark portfolios of the firm’s clients.
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