Carlos Arocha

Carlos José Arocha Moreán (Caracas, 1968)

carocha@mhov.com.ve

Education:

-Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas  (Intellectual Property Specialist, 2009).

Degree work: “Jingle as a musical work, sound trademark and source of commercial slogans”.

-Universidad Central de Venezuela (Lawyer, 1992)

 Courses and others:

– Probative Law (Second Module). “Inter-American Bar Association ” (Caracas, 2011).

– Probative Law (First Module). “Inter-American Bar Association (Caracas, 2010).

– Intellectual Property and Electronic Commerce. “World Intellectual Property Organization Academy ” (Switzerland, 2009).

-Advanced Copyright. “World Intellectual Property Organization Academy ” (Switzerland, 2007).

– Intellectual Property. “World Intellectual Property Organization Academy ”  (Switzerland, 2005).

-International Congress on Intellectual Property. “Universidad de Margarita” (Nueva Esparta, Venezuela, 2004)

Professional Activities:

-Independent Counsel in Copyright, Trademarks, Right of Publicity, Entertainment Law, Advertising Talents, Contractual Matters, Tort Law and Judicial Cases in Immaterial Matters (2009-2020).

– Co-Founder of  the Legal Firm “Gomes Arocha Advisers – Copyright”  (1994-2007)

-Coordinator of Legal Affairs at the Society of Authors and Composers of Venezuela / SACVEN (1993-1994)

– Paralegal assigned to the Presidency of the First Administrative Court (1992-1993)

– Research Assistant at the Institute of Public Law UCV (1989-1992).

Areas developed:

– Research and opinions.

– Transfer of rights and Licenses.

– Contract Analysis.

– Management and monitoring of registrations.

– Court notifications for cessation of use.

– Criminal complaints about  infringement of  intellectual property rights.

– Claims and actions on unauthorized use of works protected by copyright.

– Claims and lawsuits on right of publicity.

– Actions on moral damages: personal and corporate.

– Actions on contractual and extra-contractual liability.

– Unfair competition.

– Administrative lawsuits related to intellectual property.

– Commercial arbitration.

– Conciliations and out-of-court settlements.

– Investigation of ownerships and search for authorized uses.

– Advice on intellectual property about  musical production: phonographic and digital

– Advice on intellectual property about  publishing.

– Advice on intellectual property about  software, applications and videogames.

– Advising on intellectual property matters about digital products.

– Advising on intellectual property matters about franchises.

– Advising on intellectual property matters about advertising.

– Management and  talent representation

Languages:

-Spanish

– Instrumental English