VERÓNICA P. NATIVÍ NICOLAU
Practices since 1991. She leads the Department of Commerce that includes the areas of intellectual property, sanitary regulatory affairs, competition, consumer protection and advertising, and the assistance in commercial matters for clients in the industry area (transport and logistics, agency, representation and distribution, franchises and licensing, among others).
She represents both national and foreign clients in the registration and defense of their intellectual property rights before the Dirección de Registro de Propiedad Intelectual (General Directorate of the Registry of Industrial Property), and before the courts of justice specialized in this matter. She also coordinates the registration and protection of intellectual property badges for our clients throughout the region to facilitate the intermediation process.
She has extensive experience in advising clients regarding the sanitary regulatory area, which requires the regularization and maintenance of all permits, registrations and authorizations for the operation of their businesses and commercialization of their products, including legal guidance in the importation or nationalization process. These procedures reach the process of licenses or sanitary registrations of all types of products for their elaboration, distribution and/or commercialization in the territory of Panamá, such as drinks, food, cosmetic products and personal hygiene, cleaning and household cleaning products, veterinarian products, raw materials, medical supplies, medicines and biological products before the corresponding health authorities, including requests for therapeutic equivalence.
She represents and provides advice to our clients in the industry sector, which includes advice on contracts, permits, advertising licenses and labeling compliance for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, medical supplies, food and beverages, as well as obtaining authorizations before the Comisión de Publicidad y Propaganda de la Dirección General de Salud (Advertising Commission of the General Directorate of Health) for the approval of advertisements.
She actively participates in forums and deals with the public health administration regarding proposals for improvements to the processes and requirements in the sanitary regulatory area of cosmetics, medicines, food and beverages.
Spanish and English.