Gabriela BoddenPartner

Expertize:

Gabriela has over 19 years of expertise in the intellectual property field. She is a recognized expert in international intellectual property law.

She practices in the Intellectual Property Department focusing primarily on trademark, copyright and patent matters, as well as advertising and legal disputes. Ms. Bodden also counsels clients in the selection and registration process of IP rights and their enforcement, adding a significant competitive advantage to clients’ portfolios.

She has extensive experience in handling complex international IP portfolios throughout the Latin-American and Caribbean region covering matters such as clearance searches, trade mark filings, prosecution and maintenance of trade marks (renewals, mergers, assignment and recordals of proprietor names and addresses), legal advice in relation to license contracts, franchising contracts, cautionary notices, advising clients on piracy and anti-counterfeiting matters and strategies in various countries, initiating and completing opposition actions, law suits and office actions before the respective Registries and Courts in various countries.

Gabriela’s experience means that she is able to provide advice with respect to foreign law at a general level, helping clients devise a suitable filing strategy.

Publications:

Filing Strategies in the Caribbean and Central America; don’t be ambushed

Filing a trademark in the Caribbean- What to expect

The future legislation before the Caribbean Court of Justice and CARICOM

The obligation of use of trade marks in the Caribbean

Trademarks in the Caribbean; Pirates, Plantations, rum and reggae, and intellectual property?

What to expect when conducting a search in the Caribbean

 

In addition to this, Gabriela Bodden has also written and collaborated in writing chapters on trademark practice and procedure for various publications highly prized within the IP field.

She manages the IP portfolios of a broad range of clients, in a wide variety of industries such as automobiles, hotels, finance, entertainment, pharmaceuticals, beauty, music, furniture, clothing, liquor and food businesses amongst many others.

In 2011, Gabriela was appointed as Partner at Eproint and whilst the majority of her work is still purely client facing, she also now spends time assisting in the management of the group and training the team that assists her.

Gabriela is also involved in business development, and will often visit new clients to assist them in formulating their company strategy regarding the protection of their IP rights  trade marks, as well as providing advice on the maintenance of records, branding and communication of brand values to their colleagues.

Qualifications:

Bachelors of Law with an emphasis in Business Management

Licentiate degree in Law

LLM in Intellectual Property Law

Attorney at Law / Notary Public

Workshop on patents and utility models of the Patent and Trademark Office and the Patents Center of the University of Barcelona

Languages:

English / Spanish (full proficiency)

Personal Interests:

Gabriela has a passion for reading and in her spare time she also enjoys traveling the world and designing jewelry with semi-precious stones acquired through her travels.

Aaron MonteroKarla Corrales