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Sonia Urbina

Partner, Honduras
sonia.urbina@ariaslaw.com

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Sonia Urbina

Partner, Honduras
sonia.urbina@ariaslaw.com

Experience

  • Sonia joined the firm as a paralegal in the Intellectual Property Department in El Salvador in 2004, working in the areas of trademark and patent registration, health registration (applications for sale of food and beverage products, cosmetics, medicines, agro-chemical products and legal assessment of these matters) and Consumer Protection matters (assessment and representation in administrative actions). After returning from her post-graduate studies, she was named the head lawyer of the Intellectual Property Department in Honduras (2009).

Career


  • Law degree from the Universidad Dr. José Matí­as Delgado, El Salvador 
  • Authorized as practicing Attorney and Notary Public by the Supreme Court of El Salvador.
  • Studies in Business Law of the University Jose Simón Cañas (UCA), and Fundación de Estudios para el Derecho (FESPAD).
  • She has an LLM in International Business and Trade Law in Fordham University, New York.
Recognitions

  • Listed as Rising Star by The Legal 500
  • Ranked as Associates-to-watch by Chambers and Partners Latin America and Chambers and Partners Global for he Intellectual Property practice.
  • Listed in the Silver category by World Trademark Review 2021.

Memberships


  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI)

Client's feedback

  • Sonia Urbina is "very knowledgeable of IP," a peer comments. She assists with trade mark issues for international clients, including cancellation and opposition actions. Urbina's expertise extends to patent prosecution. She is admitted to practice in both Honduras and El Salvador. – Chambers and Partners Global
  • Sonia Urbina is well regarded by an interviewee who highlights her work in patent prosecution. A client confirms that "she has worked in IP for a long time." Since publication, Sonia Urbina has been promoted to partner. – Chambers and Partners Latin America
  • ‘Sonia Urbina handles trade mark matters for us in Honduras. She has an extensive knowledge of the field and the ability to confidently resolve any issues.’ – The Legal 500"
  • "Sonia Urbina has great experience in the intellectual property practice area." - Chambers and Partners Latin America 2023.

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