Sasha Mandakovic Falconi

Partner

Tel: +593 2 256-1808 ext. 1005
Email: smandakovic@falconipuig.com

«The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react».

George Bernard Shaw

Sasha Mandakovic Falconi is a partner at Falconi Puig Abogados. With more than 20 years of experience, Sasha is a lawyer admitted to practice law in Ecuador and New York. He focuses on the fields of intellectual property and commercial dispute resolution, particularly arbitration. He provides consultancy generally on multi-jurisdictional cases and disputes, to clients that include the following industries: drinks, food, pharmaceutical, consumer products, retail sale, clothing, financial services, IT programs and telecommunications.

His multi-jurisdictional work on intellectual property includes providing consultancy to companies at the executive level in relation to procurement strategies in Ecuador and worldwide of the rights to intangible assets, such as trademarks, patents and copyright.

His experience in IP-related disputes includes defense companies from product imitation and falsification, with particular focus on preparation of case strategy; obtaining interim measures; and making oral representations to trade mark and patent office bodies and ordinary courts of law.

His arbitration work covers all types of commercial matters, whether in representation of one of the parties or as an arbitrator. He is an arbitrator at the two best-renowned arbitration centers in Ecuador.

  • Master’s degree in Law, Columbia Law School, Columbia University, New York, USA
  • Advanced specialist diploma in Procedural Law, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar
  • Law Degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
  • Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and its Brand Restrictions Committee – January 2020 to present
  • Member of MARQUES and its working group on Handling Intellectual Assets – September 2015 to present
  • Member of the Ecuadorian Intellectual Property Association (AEPI) – 2009 to present
  • Member of the Arbitration and ADR Commission of the Ecuadorian chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) – 2018 to present
  • Member of the Spanish Arbitration Club (CEA) – 2019 to present
  • Member of the Ecuadorian Arbitration Institute (IEA) – 2009 to present
  • Arbitrator at the Arbitration and Mediation Centers of the Quito Chamber of Commerce and the Ecuadorian-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Ecuadorian Procedural Law Institute (IEDP) – 2018 to present
  • Chambers and Partners:
    Intellectual Property: Leading Individuals – Band 2
  • Leaders League:
    Competition, Antitrust and Investigations – Recommended
  • Leaders League:
    Administrative Litigation – Highly Recommended
  • Leaders League:
    Civil and Commercial Litigation  – Highly Recommended
  • Leaders League:
    Arbitration – Highly Recommended
  • WWL Who´s Who Legal IP 2022:
    Nominated by peers as World Leading Practitioner
  • WTR 100 2022:
    Ecuador’s top IP firm
  • Leaders League: Propiedad Industrial, Marcas:
    Registro 2022
  • IP STAR – TRADEMARK STAR, PATENT STAR – 2021:
    His work is of a high calibre, he is a very capable lawyer
  • CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS – IP/ Band 2 – 2021:
    Skilled partner Sasha Mandakovic Falconi boasts extensive experience assisting clients with a variety of trade mark matters, as well as patent applications and anti-counterfeiting actions. An impressed client reports: He was able to successfully protect our trade mark portfolio in Ecuador. Sasha Mandakovic Falconi is also well placed to advise clients on sector-related administrative and judicial litigation cases.
  • WTR – IP/ Gold Tier – 2021:
    Mandakovic – who is dual qualified in Ecuador and New York – plays the role of trusted adviser perfectly, dispensing wise counsel informed by high-level IP management, licensing and litigation experience.
  • LEADEARS LEAGUE – Arbitration, Civil and commercial litigation, Competition and Antitrust, Administrative Litigation, Industrial property, Trademarks: registration, Industrial property, Trademark prosecution: Litigation – 2021
  • LEGAL 500 – IP/LEADING INDIVIDUAL – 2021:
    Sasha Mandakovic has vast expertise in IP disputes
  • He represented one of the largest dairy companies in the world, successfully obtaining cancellation of copycat trademarks unlawfully registered by a third party in Ecuador.
  • He oversaw legal proceedings that resulted in the successful recovery of a US wholesale services trademark that had been illegally registered in Ecuador for approximately 10 years.
  • He successfully brought action against the counterfeiting of a well-known brand’s luxury goods, leading to the fake products being seized and destroyed.
  • He effectively protected the distinctive appearance of a famous brand of face and body cream against imitation packaging and ultimately negotiated a settlement agreement with the perpetrator
  • He successfully defended one of the largest banks in Ecuador and a telecommunications company in court cases where they were sued for moral damages, in both cases avoiding claims worth millions of dollars.
  • He has acted as legal counsel or arbitrator in multiple arbitration proceedings at the arbitration and mediation centers of the Quito Chamber of Commerce and the Ecuadorian-American Chamber of Commerce.
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