Palacios & Asociados/Sercomi is a leading general practice firm in Guatemala, which has a specialised and renowned intellectual property division with experienced attorneys and engineers. It was established in 1994 and it currently renders services in Guatemala and coordinates legal services throughout the Central American region. The firm’s reputation is acknowledged in several areas of practice, among which: intellectual property, pharmaceutical law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, advertisement law, international trade and Central American ontegration law and regulatory affairs. The firm’s reputation has been also developed through its litigation practice (with specialised services in IP enforcement and landmark cases in trademarks) and its expertise in Central American Economic Integration legislation and trade agreements administration. In the M&A area, the firm’s experiences accounts for deals beyond US$500 million, having been responsible for the legal process or having formed part of the legal team in operations throughout the Latin America and Caribbean countries and processes in the USA and Europe. Its client list is composed of top regional and multinational companies. The firm’s highly qualified professionals and staff offer clients an integral service to suitably respond to the dynamics of today’s economic and business frameworks, in an efficient and ethical manner. Firm members participate year round in education activities and, regarding intellectual property, are actively engaged in global and regional organisations such as the International Trade Mark Association (INTA), the Global Advertisement Law Association (GALA), the Inter American Industrial Property Association (ASIPI), among others.