Founding Partners

Franklin Hoet-Linares

Franklin entered Estudio Bentata in 1974, which three years later became Estudio Bentata Hoet & Asociados.


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Fernando Pelaez-Pier

Fernando Pelaez-Pier joined Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque in 1977. He is an active participant in the development of the corporate area in the Firm and contributes to its strategic management.

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Román José Duque-Corredor

Roman José Duque-Corredor became partner of Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque in 1992.


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Partners

María Milagros Nebreda

Maria Milagros joined HPCD in 1988, where she is the partner in charge of coordinating the intellectual property division. She previously worked at the Venezuelan Institute of Foreign Trade, gaining experience in intellectual property matters and community law. She also worked at Banco Consolidado, developing expertise in foreign exchange control and banking law.

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Patricia Hoet-Limbourg

Patricia began her career as an intern in HPCD (former Bentata Hoet & Asociados) in 1990, and became equity partner in 2003. She worked as a foreign legal counsel at Office Kirkpatrick (Belgium) from 1996 to 1998, and as an intern at Boden, De Bant, De Brauw, Jeantet & Uria (Belgium) in 1992.

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Hugo Bazzani-Aronne

Hugo has been HPCD’s IP General Manager since 2001 and became a partner in 2010, gaining vast experience in patents and trademarks.

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Alicia Molero-Moran

Alicia joined HPCD as an attorney in 2001, and has been a Partner since 2013. She worked as a Legal Assistant at Adair Law Firm in New York, USA. during 1996-1998, and also as Legal Assistant for Peter Winship, Specialist in International Commercial Law at Southern Methodist University in Texas, USA during 1998-1999.

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Joaquín Núñez-Landaez

Joaquín joined HPCD in 2012 and became  partner in 2016. He worked as International Trademark Counsel at Dineff Trademark Law in Chicago, USA, where he gained a valuable international perspective.

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Junior Partners

Delfina Alonso

Delfina obtained a Law Degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV) in 1981. She joined HPCD in 1997, and currently leads the Venezuelan Trademarks Department.

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Matías-Pérez Irazábal

Since joining HPCD during 2003, Matías has been advising and establishing strategies in the protection of the Intellectual Property Rights of his clients in Venezuela, on aspects such as trademarks, copyrights, inventions, multiple protection..

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Karen Incera de Bilbao

Karen joined HPCD in 2016 as an attorney in the Changes of Ownership, Renewals and Licenses Department and soon became a Junior Partner at the firm, coordinating the department.

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