Marissa Lasso de la Vega Ferrari is a Partner at the firm and Head of the Intellectual Property Department. She also plays an active role in our Litigation Department regarding antitrust and consumer protection disputes, and intellectual property enforcement.
Marissa has a Law and Political Sciences degree and a Master of Commercial Law, both from the Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua. She also completed the Studies in U.S. Legal Methods at the George Washington University Law School and in Fashion Law at Fashion Law Institute Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Described by Chambers and Partners as “a very talented IP lawyer” and in Latin Lawyer 250 as “one of the best IP lawyers in the country”. She has also been voted by corporate counsel as a leading practitioner in LACCA for her work in Intellectual Property.
Marissa is member of the Panama Bar Association and the Panamanian Association of Industrial Property (APADEPI) where she occupied a place on the Board of Directors from 2008-2012 and acted as President (2017-2019). She is also member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and has acted in various committees since 2005. Marissa is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Panama (AMCHAM) where she has been Secretary of the Board of Directors and also the Chair of the Legislation and Taxation Committee. She is also member of the Panamanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIYAP) where she has continuously acted as legal counsel to the board of directors since 2009. Member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), where she is since 2018 chair of the KnowledgeNet in Panama City.
Marissa was one of the founders on 2016 of the Panamanian Public-Private Alliance against Illicit Commerce (smuggling, counterfeit and pirated products) and she is actually the Chair.
She is professor of Intellectual Property at the University