Practice Areas

MHOV is a law firm specializing in Intellectual Property, Corporate and Aviation Law, and Regulatory Affairs.

Certain intangible properties (trademarks, patents and copyright) are the main assets of any company and, as such, must be protected and guarded by specialists. Our activity within the law firm provides legal assistance in processing applications, obtaining registration, surveillance, custody and protection of trademarks, patents and works protected by copyright; as well as defense in infringement proceedings (litigation) and comprehensive advice: such as consulting, corporate planning of intangible assets, audits, drafting licensing agreements, franchises, concessions, among other services. En tal sentido, dentro de nuestra actividad la firma de abogados ofrece asistencia legal para la tramitación de solicitudes, obtención de registro, vigilancia, custodia y defensa de marcas, patentes y obras protegidas por el derecho de autor. También ofrecemos defensa en materia de infracción (litigios) y asesoría integral como la consultoría, planificación corporativa de los activos intangibles, auditorías, redacción de contratos de licencia, franquicias, cesiones, entre otros servicios.
Intimately associated with copyright and related rights, our law firm provides legal advice on commercial exploitation of image of famous people; musical and audiovisual consulting management, especially but not exclusively: negotiations with music publishers, collecting societies and authors, analysis and development of policies for synchronization of musical works and the limits to the economic rights of authors, protection and licensing of TV formats and radio, and all issues related to the production and exhibition of films, including legal services related to entertainment intimately associated with copyright and related rights.
We offer legal advice, recruiting talent, contracting for advertising material, sponsorship, and advertising analysis. Analysis includes comparative, disparaging, adhesive and everything related to regulations, prohibitions and limitations of specific laws, “product placement”, surreptitious advertising, teaser campaigns, “ambush marketing”, promotions and consumer protection law.
Our law firm has adapted to new technologies and part of our daily work is monitoring and implementing legal practices in social networks through “take down notice”. We are concerned with the protection of digital content protected by intellectual property rights on all digital platforms and social networks. We also specialize in personal data protection, “Big Data”, Terms of Conditions of uses, and comprehensive advice on the constitution, added value, contracts and App licensing on technology platforms.
We offer legal advice in all matters related to intellectual property rights as it relates to “broadcasting and performance” in our country; in particular: emissions, transmissions, retransmissions and capture signals containing -or not- creations protected by Intellectual Property Rights. Processing permit and legal advice on all regulatory matters related entities regulating telecommunications in our country. We also offer legal advice and management on all new trends, such as “simulcasting” and “webcasting” and all new TV, Digital TV and web business models.

Legal advice in all matters relating to the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Discipline, linked or not linked to intellectual property. Litigation in this matter.

We offer legal advice on regulatory issues related to the pharmaceutical and food industries (consulting, contract review, processing and obtaining permits, among others).

Since its inception, MHOV took great interest in studying and advising various clients in matters related to air law in Venezuela. We have particularly focused our work on issues such as financing, importation, registration, nationalization and sale of aircrafts in our country.

In 1990, as a product of excellent performance achieved in this area, Dr. Leopoldo Marquez Lefeld won sole legal representation of Cessna Finance Corporation and Cessna Aircraft Company – both belonging to Textron Company. He has worked uninterruptedly for more than 15 years for both companies, providing legal guidance and advice on everything related to the study, preparation, drafting and issuance of more than one hundred (100) finance aircraft leases based on our country. Contracts included non-compliance, recovery of aircraft, reexport, refinancing agreements, assistance in case of accidents, among other activities.Transactions

In 1990, as a product of excellent performance achieved in this area, Dr. Leopoldo Marquez Lefeld won sole legal representation of Cessna Finance Corporation and Cessna Aircraft Company – both belonging to Textron Company. He has worked uninterruptedly for more than 15 years for both companies, providing legal guidance and advice on everything related to the study, preparation, drafting and issuance of more than one hundred (100) finance aircraft leases based on our country. Contracts included non-compliance, recovery of aircraft, reexport, refinancing agreements, assistance in case of accidents, among other activities.Transactions included Venezuelan and International constitutional guarantees, the special structuring of contracts based on the aircraft (private, commercial and training), cooperation and negotiation for registration and deregistration of aircrafts with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 

Since its inception, MHOV took great interest in studying and advising various clients in matters related to air law in Venezuela. We have particularly focused our work on issues such as financing, importation, registration, nationalization and sale of aircrafts in our country.

In 1990, as a product of excellent performance achieved in this area, Dr. Leopoldo Marquez Lefeld won sole legal representation of Cessna Finance Corporation and Cessna Aircraft Company – both belonging to Textron Company. He has worked uninterruptedly for more than 15 years for both companies, providing legal guidance and advice on everything related to the study, preparation, drafting and issuance of more than one hundred (100) finance aircraft leases based on our country. Contracts included non-compliance, recovery of aircraft, reexport, refinancing agreements, assistance in case of accidents, among other activities.Transactions included Venezuelan and International constitutional guarantees, the special structuring of contracts based on the aircraft (private, commercial and training), cooperation and negotiation for registration and deregistration of aircrafts with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).