Orietta Blanco

Managing Partner

Orietta Blanco is the Managing Partner of MINIÑO and founder of the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Practice.

Her practice encompasses all aspects of Intellectual Property Law. Orietta also handles copyright matters and provides advice on consumer and advertising law issues. She is the head of the privacy and data protection practice, and frequently advises local and foreign companies as regard privacy and data protection regulations and compliance.

As part of her leadership functions at the firm, Orietta is responsible for the day-to-day and long term strategic management of MINIÑO.  She works closely with the firm´s heads and advisors in the areas of human resources, technology, marketing and finance.

Throughout her career, Orietta has taken an active role in a number of committees and organizations related to Intellectual Property law. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Dominican Intellectual Property Association (ADOPI) (2016-2018) and an active member of the Nation Branding Committee of the National Council of Private Enterprises (CONEP). She is also co-chair of the IAPP “KnowledgeNet” chapter for Dominican Republic.

 

TESTIMONIALS

“Clients are highly appreciative of the services provided by managing partner Orietta Blanco. They describe her as “a wonderful lawyer,” and add: “She is responsive, helpful and very good at communicating with us.” Chambers and Partners, 2017

“Committed to quality”, managing partner Orietta Blanco showcases a deft touch on the multi-jurisdictional management of IP portfolios. The quick, efficient operator also has “sparkling litigation and investigation skills”.”  WTR1000, 2016

“Sources say the “excellent” Orietta Blanco is “very knowledgeable about the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean,” and “responds very quickly and efficiently.” She focuses on cross-border trade mark and domain name issues.”  Chambers and Partners, 2016

“Managing partner Orietta Blanco has a particularly faculty for the multi-jurisdictional management of trademark portfolios, a task that she performs with “incredible efficiency”.” WTR1000, 2015

“Managing partner Orietta Blanco nets a score of recommendations from sources across Latin and Central America. “She is highly qualified and provides perfectly straightforward advice”.” WTR1000, 2014

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Intellectual Property
  • Unfair competition
  • Domain Names
  • Entertainment Law
  • Advertising and Marketing Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Technology Law
  • Privacy and data protection

EDUCATION

  • J.D. Universidad Iberoamericana of Santo Domingo (UNIBE), Dominican Republic, 1999
  • L.L.M in Intellectual Property (Magister Lucentinus), University of Alicante, Spain, 2000
  • Harvard Law School Executive Education, Leadership in Law Firms Program, September 2016

RANKINGS

  • Chambers and Partners
  • WTR 1000
  • Legal 500

MEMBERSHIP

  • Dominican Intellectual Property Association (ADOPI), member of the Board of Directors and coordinator of the patent committee
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), co-chair of the “KnowledgeNet” chapter for Dominican Republic
  • National Council of Private Enterprises (CONEP), member of its Nation Branding Committee
  • Dominican Republic Bar Association (CARD)

LANGUAGES

English, Spanish