A graduate of the Universidad Santa María La Antigua and Franklin Pierce Law Center (now University of New Hampshire), Miguel De Puy worked for twelve years as a senior associate for the prestigious law firm Morgan & Morgan before opening his personal law practice.
Mr. De Puy´s main field of expertise is Intellectual Property law, specializing in the registration and protection of trademarks, patents of invention, utility models, industrial designs and copyrights. He is an expert on trademark applications, nullities and cancellations and criminal actions against infringers. Mr. De Puy drafts contracts and trademark patent licenses, and handles matters regarding franchising and technology transfers.
His practice area includes the filing and obtaining of approvals according to the local regulatory requirements, relevant for products such as for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food/beverages. Mr. De Puy is also experienced in real estate, corporate, tourism and immigration matters.
Mr. De Puy has lectured for many years as an intellectual property law professor at his alma mater, where he wrote an highly praised thesis regarding Debt-or-Nature Swaps in Panama’s legislation. He also holds regular seminars for customs personnel and other organizations.
As a lawyer, he has been identified by Who´s Who as an expert in patents and trademarks in Panama and has been recognized for his work in business and international operations of intellectual property.
The IP Law Practice:
Panama´s rapid economic growth, its central geographical location and the constant movement of goods through the Panama Canal and the Colón Free Zone make it imperative to secure your IP rights in this country.
Intellectual Property (IP) includes trademarks, copyrights, patents and related interests. It is key and valuable business asset for both natural and juridical persons.
In today´s increasingly interconnected world, it is vital to protect your IP rights. The better you protect your property, the easier it is to enforce your rights.
Our law team at De Puy & Asociados is regarded as a local expert in IP matters. The firm is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the Asociación Interamericana de Propiedad Intelectual (ASIPI), the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Intellectual Property Panamanian Association (APADEPI) and the International Anti Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC).
De Puy & Asociados:
Many large law firms treat clients as mere case numbers, having their valuable assets often managed by secretaries and assistants instead of qualified, professional attorneys. As a boutique law firm, De Puy & Asociados prides itself in personal, effective and efficient service from top-rated lawyers to each one of our valued customers.
Established in the Republic of Panama, the firm´s experienced attorneys specialize in Intellectual Property (IP) matters and offshore corporations in both Panamá and Belize.
De Puy & Asociados has ample experience in immigration and real estate transactions. It also counsels clients on regulatory affairs, provides ship registry services, and organizes private interest foundations.