Palacios & Asociados/Sercomi is a leading general practice firm in Guatemala, Central America, which counts with a specialized and re-known Intellectual Property division integrated with experienced attorneys and engineers. It was established in 1994 in Guatemala City and it currently renders services in Guatemala and coordinates legal services throughout the Central American region. The firm’s reputation is acknowledge in several areas of practice, among which Intellectual Property (including Franchising and Licensing), Pharmaceutical law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate law and Contracts, Banking, Advertisement law, International Trade and Central American Integration law and Regulatory Affairs are relevant. The firm’s reputation has been also developed through its Litigation practice (with specialized services in IP enforcement and landmark cases in trademarks, patents, test data protection, constitutional and tax matters) and its expertise in Central American Economic Integration legislation (Central American market operation) and trade agreements administration. In the M&A area, the firm’s experiences accounts for deals beyond US$500 million, having being 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, having been defined by several of its multinational clients as the preferred counsel for the Central American region. The firm’s highly qualified professionals and support staff, offer clients an integral service to suitably respond to the dynamics of today’s economic and business frameworks, in an efficient, effective and ethical manner. Firm members participate year round in education activities and, regarding intellectual property, are actively engaged in global and regional organizations such as the International Trade Mark Association (INTA), the Global Advertisement Law Association (GALA), the Inter American Industrial Property Association (ASIPI), the Inter American Copyright Institute (IIDA), the Guatemalan Franchise Association. The firm also actively supports social responsibility programs.
Members of the firm have been locally and internationally acknowledge for their commitment and expertise.