Practice Areas



Intellectual Property

  • Through our specialized IP Department (Bufelco Propiedad Industrial), with its own personel devoted to such specific area of practice, we have served for many years as IP agents for prestigious companies, both international and domestic. Also relevant to mention is that we serve as Guatemalan correspondents to a large number of US, European and Asian firms, which rely on us for the protection of their clients interests in Guatemala.

  • Our practice in the IP field is rendered in accordance to the following guidelines:
  • Professional intervention and/or supervision in all matters under our responsibility;
  • Quick turnaround time;
  • Keeping client constantly informed of the progress of their cases;
  • Proper disclosure and avoidance of conflict of interest situations;
  • Competitive pricing and transparent billing (no unexpected and/or undisclosed charges made at a later time)
  • Total embrace of available technology for the rendering of services.
  • We have been rated by Chambers Latin America as one of the leading firms in Guatemala in the Intellectual Property field.
    Amongst the services we offer in the IP area, the following can be mentioned:

  • Registration and enforcement of trademarks, trade names and slogans
  • Registration of patents, industrial designs and utility models
  • Entering national phase in patent applications filed under the PCT system
  • Renewals, assignments and changes of name
  • Industrial Property Licensing
  • Non use cancellations
  • Administrative oppositions and appeals
  • Trademark searches, both simple, complex, by owner, etc.
  • Filing and prosecution of civil actions of nullity and annullment of industrial property rights, as well as defense thereof.
  • Unfair competition actions
  • Protection of trade secrets
  • Trademark audits and due diligence procedures
  • Copyright protection
  • Local cctld (.gt) registration, renewal and litigation regarding ownership
  • For more information, please contact us.