With one of the best professional teams in Colombia, Carolina Vera and her team are prepared to offer their utmost best to always achieve the greatest for their clients. And so, Lawyer Monthly thought it was vital to get in touch with Carolina, to find out her secrets to how she has shaped the legal world with her expertise.
Now at the top of you game, what made you want to become a lawyer?
I was born in a family of lawyers and readers and so I always felt interested in humanities; therefore, I finally took the decision to study law.
What in particular led you to specialise in intellectual property law?
VERA ABOGADOS was founded by my father in 1972, as a law firm specialized in IP.
From when I had started my studies in LOS ANDES University, I had the chance to work in the firm as an assistant; then I eventually began working as a paralegal and got involved in very interesting cases relating to IP, so after finishing university the logical decision was to do a Master’s in IP.
I have worked as a lawyer in VERA ABOGADOS since 1998 and as Head of the International Department since 2000. Fortunately, the firm has grown steadily in that time.
Currently, VERA ABOGADOS is one of the leading firms in Colombia in the areas of IP, administrative law and litigation.
How would you define the motto behind your work? What drives you to win?
Work hard with the highest standards of ethics and efficiency. That is our aim and thanks to that, our clients recognised VERA ABOGADOS as one of the firms with the best performance in IP matters. Our clients can be sure that the client- lawyer relationship is entirely loyal, and we always make our best effort to achieve the optimum results for our clients.
Currently, we have a winning team that is focused on building the best solution according to the laws and regulations.
In what way would you say your legal work is shaping an impact on your clients’ work/lives?
The impact of our work on our client´s lives and business are huge, because most of the time the development of their business activity depends on the security regarding the protection and the exclusivity of its IP rights.
Our clients can always be sure that with us, they will obtain the best legal advice, and the best protection for all their IP rights and a sense of security which will remain over time, because we have a great team and the best technological resources to keep our clients updated about all the matters they care about regarding IP.
Can you list and explain of the five fundamental values which underline the way you work with your clients at Vera Abogados?
- Experience acquired through more than 45 years working the IP area.
- Business ethics and a personalised and committed business relationship with our clients. That way of working has allowed VERA to keep clients with us since the year of our foundation.
- Efficiency that has allowed us to succeed in many remarkable litigation cases in IP.
- Loyalty with our clients, our colleagues and our commitments.
- Development of new tools of innovation in order to give the best service.
If you had one piece of advice for clients in difficulty when it comes to IP, what would this be?
A problem always has a solution, our work is to find it!
Carolina Vera Matiz
+57 1 3127928
Carolina Vera Matiz is a Lawyer specialising in Intellectual Property; after graduating from Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia, she decided to complete a Master’s at Universidad De Alicante, in Spain.
She is the adviser for many Colombian and international enterprises in the IP area, and is often an invited guest speaker in different Chambers of Commerce in Colombia, as well as a guest teacher at a variety of universities.
She is a member of INTA, ASIPI, ABPI, CAPIRA and partner of PRAGMA, international network of law firms.
Currently, she is a Lawyer and Partner at VERA ABOGADOS ASOCIADOS S.A., and has been the Head of the International Department of the firm since 2000.
VERA ABOGADOS ASOCIADOS S.A., is a Colombian law firm. Founded in 1972 by Jorge E. Vera Vargas. At present, with principal offices in the city of Bogota D.C., and offices in the cities of Cali, Medellin, Barranquilla, at national level, and at an international level in Ecuador.
VERA ABOGADOS ASOCIADOS S.A. offers professional services to prestigious Colombian and foreign companies in the following juridical areas: Industrial property, Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights, New Technologies, Disloyal Competition, Commercial Practices, Sanitary Rights, Community Right, Administrative law, Tax Law, Corporate Right and Foreign Investment and Business Rights.
The Firm offers of equal way a service of integral consultancy in Foreign Commerce, Business administration, Finance and Accountancy.
The team is made up of specialized lawyers in each of the workspaces and expert multilingual professionals (Spanish, English and French) that respond with efficiency and competitiveness to the needs and demands of our customers around the world.