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Gabriela Tejada de Britton


PHONE: +507 205-6188


Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property:
    • Trademarks
    • Patents
    • Utility models
    • Industrial designs
    • Slogans
    • Copyrights
    • Trade and domain names.

Career Trajectory

Gabriela Tejada de Britton is the Head of the IP Division of the firm. With over 30 years of experience in Intellectual Property, she provides expert counseling for the trademark portfolio of local and multinational companies in a wide range of sectors which include, among others, beauty and personal care, pharmaceutical, automobile, retail, luxury goods, food and beverages, finance and entertainment.

Counseling includes trademark and copyright licensing, franchising, trademark enforcement, trademark and patent prosecution, opposition and cancellation proceedings.

Gabriela performed a key role in drafting the country’s current Industrial Property Laws, and as the former President of the Panamanian Association of Intellectual Property Law (APADEPI) for 2020-2022, has been engaged in the revision of proceedings both in the Panamanian Trademark and Copyright Offices.

Year after year, she continues to be ranked as a leading lawyer by publications such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, Leaders League and WTR1000. Under her guidance, the Intellectual Property Department has also remained well-positioned in these rankings and has won as Panama’s best Trademark Firm in publications such as The Global IP Awards by WTR, IAM in 2020 and Managing IP in 2021 – 2022.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Political Sciences, Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua, Panama, (1989). Thesis: “Legal Challenge to Arbitral Decisions in the Panamanian Judicial Code”.
  • D.E.A in General Private Law, University of Paris Panthéon-Assas, (Paris II), Cum Laude, Paris, (1990).
  • License Certificate: 1990
    • Partner since 2000.
    • Associate (1990 – 2000). In charge of the IP Department.
  • Panama Conciliation and Arbitration Center.
  • Panama Canal Authority
    • Qualified Arbitrator (2002 – 2003).
  • She actively participated in the drafting and discussion of the Law in force regarding Industrial Property.
  • Panama Bar Association.
  • President of the Panamanian Association of Intellectual Property Law (APADEPI ) 2020-2022.
  • Inter-American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI).
  • Association Internationale Pour la Proteccion de la Propriete Intellectual (AIPPI).
  • International Trademark Association (INTA).