Maria Milagros joined Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque in 1988, where she is the partner in charge of coordinating the intellectual property division. Prior to joining the Firm, she worked in the Institute of Foreign Trade, where she gained experience in intellectual property matters and community law; she also worked in Banco Consolidado, where she developed expertise in foreign exchange control and banking law. Maria Milagros started her professional career in the trademarks area.
She specializes in:
- IP portfolio management. Prosecution of domestic and foreign trademarks, patents and copyrights, including searching, filing, oppositions, cancellations and nullity actions, enforcing clients’ rights against infringers, trade dress infringements and unfair competition.
- Drafting and negotiating licenses and other trademark agreements. Advising clients regarding managing trademark risk in connection with brand ownership and licensing structures.
- Handling IP aspects of mergers and acquisitions.
- Counseling clients regarding all aspects of trademark strategy, including developing and implementing strategic approaches for ownership, authorization, protection and enforcement of global marks considering business goals, advising clients in enforcement, administrative and arbitrary matters involving intellectual property.
Maria Milagros has written numerous articles for important publications and newspapers, and, in particular, for magazines specialized in Intellectual Property.
A lawyer from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (1979), Nebreda has been recognized in numerous occassions by Chambers Latin America, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 and Best Lawyers in the area of practice of Intellectual Property.