María Eugenia Brenes is an associate in the IP department of Morgan & Morgan. She is experienced in IP prosecution and protection, serving clients for more than 15 years and personally handling portfolios in Panama for clients such as LVMH Group.
She has actively participated in the policymaking process for regulations of Law 35 of 1996, especially in the Trademark Chapter of said regulation.
She is a very business-oriented attorney with strong experience advising clients on medical regulations pertaining IP matters, health product regulations, as well as data protection regulations applicable to the health sector.
On competition matters, she has assisted in various transactions related to antitrust (including M&A approvals), anti-dumping and safeguard measures. She has been involved in several mergers and acquisition approvals before the antitrust authorities in different industries, such as beer, automotive, financial and dairy, among others.
Mrs Brenes is also very active in defending corporations in consumer protection actions before the Unfair Competition and Consumer Protection agency (ACODECO).
She has also led on tax matters, and advises clients on doing business and successfully obtaining all permits required to establish operations in Panama.
Chambers and Partners has profiled Mrs Brenes as an associate to watch in intellectual property.
Mrs Brenes is a member of the American Association of Intellectual Property, the Panama Association of Intellectual Property and the Interamerican Association of Intellectual Property.
She is also involved in the pro bono activities of the firm serving as counsellor in Panama of the Fundación El Caño, a non-profit that aims to promote, support and disseminate scientific research of the country’s archaeological history, specifically in the area of El Caño, developing projects for the conservation and education of this heritage.
Mrs Brenes obtained an LLB degree from the Universidad Catolica Santa Maria La Antigua Law School in Panama and an LLM degree from the Franklin Pierce Law Center in Hampshire, USA. She also obtained an LLM degree with high honours in tax law and the Panamanian taxation system from the Universidad Especializada del Contador Publico Autorizado in Panama.
WWL says: María Eugenia Brenes impresses clients and peers with her “sound reasoning” and “exceptional handling” of M&A approvals as well as defending clients before the commission
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