Ana Valeria is a member of PPO’s Intellectual Property team. Over the course of her career she has worked with clients from all over the world and with all kinds of trademark and patent portfolios. She also works on the development of local marks, coordinating and supervising registrations around the world.
Her practice includes advice on trademarks, patents, and copyrights for their protection in Bolivia, and counseling on strategy for and prosecution of a variety of legal processes, from simple observations before the National Intellectual Property Office to complex infringement actions. She has comprehensive knowledge of the Bolivian intellectual property system and advises clients in all types of administrative procedures as well as judicial processes before the Plurinational Constitutional Court. She also has vast experience in negotiating coexistence agreements, licenses, and cease and desists.
Ana Valeria’s practice is also developed in the field of entertainment, technology and especially in data protection. Her advice is complemented by her experience with consumer protection.
Prior to joining PPO, Ana Valeria was an associate with other important Bolivian law firms, specializing in intellectual property. Also, while completing her Master’s Degree, and through the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Trademark Clinic, she worked with the US Trademark Office, advising clients and carrying out registration processes, which gives her a unique perspective on the management of trademark portfolios for foreign clients in Bolivia, as well as international experience for Bolivian clients.
Escobar obtained a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the Universidad Católica Boliviana “San Pablo” in Bolivia in 2011 and she graduated with honors in her Master of Laws in Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property Law at the University of California (USA) in 2015. She also obtained a certificate from the General Course on Intellectual Property, World Intellectual Property Organization in 2016, and a diploma in Investment Arbitration from the Universidad del Pacífico in Perú in 2012. Diploma in Post-conflict transition and Transitional Justice at the International Peace & Security Institute in Netherlands in 2012 and a Diploma in English Legal Method from the University of Cambridge in england in summer 2010. 2015. She also has a Privacy Professional certificate issued by the IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals).