License, Franchise & Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property (IP), Industrial Property, Criminal Defense, Copyright and Related Rights, Contentious IP Matters

Pilar Soruco is a partner at PPO and she leads the firm’s Intellectual Property team.

Pilar is one of the most recognized professionals in Bolivia within the legal sector. She has 50 years of experience, having made an incommensurable contribution to the protection of intellectual property rights in Bolivia as well as throughout the region.

Prior to her incorporation to PPO, Pilar was a founding partner of “Orpan”, a firm specialized in intellectual property that is recognized at the international level, through which she represented hundreds of clients having registered their trademarks, patents, designs and copyrights, and also sponsored them in thousands of administrative and judicial processes to protect them.

Pilar has taught the subject of Intellectual Property in the country’s most important universities, and chaired the Bolivian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI). She is an opinion leader in different regional as well as global forums, such as the Interamerican Intellectual Property Association (ASIPI) and the International Trademark Association (INTA).

Pilar graduated from Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA) having obtained a degree of Licentiate in Juridical, Political and Social Sciences (equivalent to a BA).


  • Chambers & Partners – Intellectual Property (Band 1)
  • Leaders League – IP litigation, Patent prosecution, Trademark prosecution.
  • Legal 500 – Intellectual Property (Leading Individual)

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