THE FIRM

Established in 1942, Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque (HPCD) has over 75 years of experience. Our firm has been a pioneer and a leader in intellectual property services in Venezuela and one of the most recognized names in the market with a strong international reach.

We continue innovating by adding new practice areas, such as life sciences & healthcare, sports law, media & entertainment, data protection and advice on start-ups, among others, covering a wide range of specialized services as a full practice IP firm. We seek client satisfaction by providing quality personalized services, understanding clients’ business needs and being their trusted advisors and allies in the development and protection of their IP portfolios and related work in Venezuela, Latin America the Caribbean, and the rest of the world. 

Our firm is held in very high regard, standing head and shoulders above much of its competitors with a team of 14 specialized and experienced attorneys and 2 patent engineers, combining extensive knowledge while covering all areas of intellectual property 

Our services are renowned for the expert handling of trademark and patent portfolios and securing IP rights in Venezuela and in the region. We have heavily invested in technology, allowing our different departments to handle cases in the most efficient/cost-effective manner in compliance with all procedures and deadlines, and minimizing human error through the firm’s automated case management system. We have the capacity of assisting clients in large range of corporate commercial matters through a strategic alliance with Lega, formerly HPCD Abogados.

For 15 years, we have been the first and only law firm in Venezuela to be ISO 9001 certified, demonstrating our commitment to maintain the quality management system and the outstanding level of our services.

We have expanded our services to all regions of the Caribbean through our office in the Island of Aruba, focusing on intellectual property, as well as business and commercial transactions. Through this office, we also offer our IP services to the rest of Latin America, Europe and Asia.