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For the second year in a row MINIÑO is the lone occupant of the WTR 1000 gold tier for Dominican Republic

For the second year in a row MINIÑO is the lone occupant of the WTR 1000 gold tier for Dominican Republic, this being the highest distinction in the field of trademarks amongst law firms and practitioners in the field. It is also the only firm with four lawyers nominated individually: Urko Ochoa, Orietta Blanco, Arlene Herrera and Pamela Hernandez. We feel very proud for this achievement and recognition. Thank you to the team for the effort and passion put into the daily work and to our clients, collaborators, family and friends for all the support. THANK YOU!

“Put simply, “MINIÑO is extremely responsive, communicates quickly and provides outstanding client service all around”. The lone occupant of the WTR 1000 gold tier for the Dominican Republic this year, the firm continues to enjoy huge success as a domestic and pan-Caribbean IP protection and enforcement specialist. New clients are coming on board all the time: a recent one is Western Digital Technologies, which has tasked the set with strategic advisory and regional trademark protection instructions; Amazon Technologies and L’Oréal are others. Meanwhile, existing marquee clients such as Red Bull and Twitter remain pleased as punch with the team’s top-quality work and efficiency. A magnet for the most exciting and news-making brands, Urko Ochoa is the group’s award-winning talisman. “He has a brilliant understanding of trademark law in many jurisdictions, and provides tip-top advice on prosecution matters and much more.” Managing partner Orietta Blanco is another ace on multi-jurisdictional trademark protection; no matter how busy things get, she conducts herself with grace and poise, imbuing clients with great confidence that their matters are in the best of hands. Ochoa and Blanco are flanked by stars of the future Arlene Herrera and Pamela Hernandez, who have proved to be unstinting in their dedication to clients. Regional trademark portfolio management is Herrera’s strong suit; while Hernandez coordinates the litigation section and has particular expertise in anti-counterfeiting and customs intercepts, as brands such as Michael Kors know well.” WTR 1000 2018.

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