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Interlaw’s Partner Firm in Central America Adds New Partners
Interlaw’s partner firm in Central America, BLP has strengthened its regional intellectual property, energy and infrastructure and banking and finance practices by admitting Orlando Cardoza and Pablo Umaña to the partnership.
From Managua, Nicaragua, Orlando Cardoza is responsible for the management and protection of national and international portfolios of trademarks, patents, industrial designs, copyrights, and advertising for clients from various industries. He also advises multinational companies on the strategies that guarantee compliance with health regulations in the country, coordinating multidisciplinary work teams.
“Our regional and local intellectual property practice is strengthened with the appointment of Orlando. Our clients with global businesses and interests in this part of the world have a reference point for health registry services and all the needs for the protection of their brands,” commented Ernesto Rizo, BLP partner based in Nicaragua.
Orlando has been an active member of the International Trademarks Association (INTA) since 2008. He has served on the Committee for Cancellation Actions, Denominations of Origin and is currently a member of the Committee of INTA's UNREAL campaign, an initiative that seeks to make new generations aware of the value of intellectual property and the dangers of trademark counterfeiting.
Pablo Umaña is based in San Jose. He will oversee energy and infrastructure projects in Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. He has vast experience in leading cross-border transactions in Latin America and the Caribbean. His practice focuses on corporate, infrastructure and energy financing, and financing of multilateral organizations in emerging markets, including energy infrastructure projects (conventional and renewable), hospitality, transportation, agribusiness, and manufacturing.
“Pablo's appointment as partner aligns with BLP's strategy of attracting investment on a global scale and goes hand in hand with the substantial growth in projects and investments in our region across a variety of areas, which also offers a range of opportunities for our clients,” said BLP partner, David Gutiérrez.