NIDIA OSORIO LÓPEZ
Founding Partner of the Law firm
Postgraduate studies in Labor Law and Social Security
Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property
Languages: Spanish, English, French and Portuguese
Lawyer, Universidad del Rosario (Colombia) 1994, with Master's Degree in Intellectual Property in Universidad de Alicante (Spain) 1998, Diploma in Labor Law in Universidad Javeriana (Colombia) 2006, and Specialization in Labor and Social Security Law in Universidad del Rosario (Colombia), 2017.
She is a national and international consultant for the areas of intellectual property, for more than 25 years, and of labor law for more than 15 years. She represents national and foreign clients in litigation processes in both areas, in Colombia.
Nidia chaired the Latin-American Well-Known Trademarks sub-committee at the International Trademark Association (INTA), for the 2018 - 2019 term; she was also the chair for the Embargoes, Sanctions and Treaty Compliance sub-committee at INTA for the 2020-2021 period and has been reelected for the 2022-2023 term. Nidia has been ranked as one of the top Industrial Property lawyers in Colombia by different publications for many consecutive years. The most recent recognitions were by Leaders League 2021, Chambers Global 2021 and Chambers Latin America 2022.
Member of INTA (International Trademarks Association), Colegio de Abogados Rosaristas and Colegio de Abogados del Trabajo de Colombia.
ANGIE CAROLINA VIVAS
Litigates in Labor Law and Pensions
Postgraduate studies in Procedural Law
Languages: Spanish and English
Lawyer, Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca (Colombia) 2017, with Scholarship for academic excellence during six semesters and one semester of Scholarship at Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (México) 2016. She was included as one of the best SABER Pro students (Higher Education Quality Exam in Colombia), in 2017. Diploma in Conciliation in Law, Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca (Colombia) 2018. Specialization in Procedural Law in Universidad Libre (Colombia) 2021. Author of the article Terminación del contrato de trabajo frente al fuero de salud. Una aproximación desde la perspectiva del empleador en Colombia (To be published).
Angie has been working with Nidia Osorio since August 2017, and she currently heads the Labor and Pensions Department of our Law Firm. She is also the legal support for litigation and dispute resolutions. Prior to joining our law firm, she worked at the Criminal, Administrative and Labor Courts in Bogotá in the year 2015 and she previously worked at an important Insurance company in Colombia.
VALERIE VILLAR MEZA
Scholarship from Universidad de los Andes
Teaching assistant for the Industrial Property course
Languages: Spanish, English and German
Valerie received her degree in Law with a minor in international studies from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia) in 2021. She had a Scholarship from Universidad de los Andes during her whole career and took early courses from the Master in Intellectual Property Law. She was the teaching assistant for the Industrial Property course at the same university for the 2020-2021 term.
She joined NIDIA OSORIO & CO in 2021 as a junior associate for the IP Law practice of the firm. Valerie has previous firm experience, having worked for one year in antitrust matters and data privacy.
PILAR GONZÁLEZ GUZMÁN
Paralegal for foreign affairs
She worked as paralegal in a Colombian Law firm for 16 years, handling IP matters in Colombia and abroad. She was trained by Germán Cavelier, who help her to develop her skills with responsibility and honesty for a good performance in her personal and professional live.
Pilar assists NIDIA OSORIO & Co. since April 2019, focusing in international matters.
MARTHA LUCIA RINCÓN ESTRADA
Chemical Engineer Postgraduate
studies in Intellectual Property
Advisor in patent and new
Chemical engineer at Universidad Nacional, with post-graduate studies in Intellectual Property and New Technologies at Universidad Externado. She is a national and international patent expert, with focus in the fields of Industrial Processes, Biochemestry, Chemestry and Pharmacology. Martha is one of our patent engineers, assisting us with international advice, patents, utility models and industrial designs, and with patent searches and Freedom-to-Operate analysis.