Orlando Cardoza

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Orlando is a BLP Partner based in Nicaragua. His practice areas are Intellectual Property law and Sanitary Registration of Products.

Throughout more than 16 years of experience in the IP field, he has developed great expertise managing national and international portfolios of trademarks, patents, as well as Copyright and advertising issues for clients from various industries. Orlando is in charge of the registration and protection strategies of the oldest cigar manufacturer in Nicaragua with a presence in more than 50 markets worldwide.

He also has vast experience in Sanitary Registrations, providing clients with effective strategies for compliance with health regulations in the country, coordinating a multidisciplinary team to ensure the timely solutions for our clients.

He has been a member of INTA since 2008 serving in several committees. He is currently a director of the INTA UNREAL Campaign committee, which aims to educate students about the importance and value of IP assets, particularly trademarks and the negative aspects of trademark counterfeiting.

Since 2005, he has been a contributor to the official publication of the World Bank “Doing Business” in the “Starting a Business” section for Nicaragua.

He joined the BLP team in 2015, prior to which he worked as a lawyer at the Obregón & Asociados Law Firm for 11 years. He was also a member of the Oppositions Department at Estudio Caldera, S.A.

  • Intellectual Property
  • Sanitary Registration of Products

Education

  • Specialization in Legal Advice for Corporations, Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), Nicaragua, 2015.
  • Law degree, Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), Nicaragua, 1999.

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • International Trademark Association (INTA): Member
  • INTA UNREAL Campaing Committee: Director
  • World Bank Group – Doing Business: Contributor for the section “Starting a Business in Nicaragua”