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Annabelle Angarita is an Associate at Posse Herrera Ruiz. Her professional practice focuses on intellectual property, specifically in the management of brand portfolios and copyrights.
Her experience includes the provision of consulting services to national and international clients related to the presentation and follow-up of trademark registration applications, the design of strategies to overcome oppositions and the rejection of registrations before the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce, the preparation and monitoring of nullity actions before the Council of State, defense of cancellation marks for lack of use and preparation of cancellation actions based on notoriety.
Also provides advisory services in trademark licensing, coordinates the Intellectual Property Due Diligence team and the Quality Committee.
She manages trademark portfolios for Cencosud S.A. (Retail), Team Foods Colombia S.A. (Vegetable oils and fats), Productos Naturales de la Sabana S.A. – Alquería (Dairy products), Prebel S.A. (Cosmetics), Protección S.A. (Pension and severance fund), among others.
She has been successful in overcoming oppositions to obtain the registration of trademarks such as MG (Morris Garages), Flex (Flextronics International Ltd.), Recell (Avita Medical Ltd.), Aqua-Pak (H.J. Baker & Bro, LLC.), N.O.-XPLODE (Glanbia Nutritionals), Kold (Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.), Satrack (Satrack Inc. de Colombia Servisat S.A.S.), Maestri (Maestri Milano S.A.S.), Apropet (San Miguel Industrias Pet S.A.), B Sabadell (Banco de Sabadell S.A.), the design of the sole of Converse, Pague Cesantías Protección and the declaration of the Protection S.A. trademarks.
Before joining Posse Herrera Ruiz she was an associate of the Intellectual Property Departments of local law firms and worked in the Intellectual Property Department of Total S.A. (Oil & Gas) in France.
She received a J.D. from Universidad del Rosario, a graduate Degree in Business and Enterprise Law and a Masters in Intellectual Property both from Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II). Her native language is Spanish and she is fluent in English and French.