Ms. María José Jirón-Bendaña is a senior attorney at Bendaña & Bendaña. She has over 15 years of experience in trademark and patent matters in Nicaragua, as well as the Central American region.
She was part of the team responsible for setting up additional offices for Bendaña & Bendaña in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama. She also liaises with the firm’s correspondent office in Cuba, and has worked closely with attorneys in the United States on various Intellectual Property projects. Bendaña & Bendaña currently offers full Intellectual Property services in all of these countries, in addition to Nicaragua.
Besides having a Bachelor’s of Law from Universidad American (UAM) in Managua, Nicaragua, Ms. Jirón-Bendaña has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Miami International University, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration from the same institution. She is also licensed as a Title Insurance Agent in the State of Florida, which enables her to transact real estate closings in that state.
Ms. Jirón-Bendaña’s area of expertise includes patent and trademark prosecution across the Central American region and Cuba. This experience has enabled her to take on multi-country projects in Latin America, not only for filings but also for the prosecution of oppositions and infringement actions.