Firm Profile

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque

Firm Details

Established in 1942, Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque (HPCD) has 75 years of experience. It has been the pioneer and leading firm of intellectual property in Venezuela and one of the most recognised names in the market with a strong international reach. 

HPCD continues innovating by adding new practice areas, such as Life Sciences & Healthcare, Sports Law, Media & Entertainment, Data Protection and advice on Start-Ups, among others, covering a wide range of specialised services. It seeks clients’ satisfaction by providing quality personalised services, understanding clients’ needs and being their trusted advisors and allies in the development and protection of their IP portfolios and related work in Venezuela, Latin America and the Caribbean. 

HPCD is held in very high regard, standing head and shoulders above much of its competition with a team of 14 specialised and experienced Attorneys and 2 patent engineers, combining extensive knowledge while covering all areas of Intellectual Property.

HPCD’s IP services are renowned for their expert handling of trademark and patent portfolios, to secure IP rights in Venezuela and in the region. The firm has heavily invested on technology, allowing its different departments to handle cases in the most efficient/cost-effective manner in compliance with all procedures and deadlines, and minimising human error through the Firm’s automated case management system. 

For 15 years, HPCD has been the first and only law firm in Venezuela to be ISO 9001 certified, demonstrating its commitment to maintaining the quality management systems implemented by the firm and the outstanding level of its services.

HPCD has an office in Aruba, offering services across the islands of the Caribbean and the rest of Latin America, focusing on intellectual property, as well as business and commercial transactions.

In 2017, HPCD was the driving force in the formation and launch of the Caribbean Anticounterfeiting Association (ACC) of the World Jurist Association.

Top Listed National Awards

  • Top Listed in Venezuela in Intellectual Property Law with 9 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Caracas in Intellectual Property Law with 9 lawyers

Firm Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property Law

Office Locations



Caracas, Venezuela

Torre IASA, piso 3, Av. Eugenio Mendoza

Plaza La Castellana

Caracas 1060


58 212 201 8611

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