About Us

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Our philosophy and story
“Leaders on intellectual property in Venezuela and Latin America”

For more than 100 years, Bolet & Terrero has promoted a vision where traditional values of integrity and loyalty are merged with contemporary client practices, acknowledging the importance of local and regional business networks.

Bolet & Terrero offers legal services of excellence, in a wide variety of areas associated with intellectual property. With notable strengths in key areas of the field: filing, management, protection and defense of trademarks, patents and copyrights, the firm has a resolved stance towards the fight against piracy.

In 1915, Venezuelans Leopoldo Terrero and his cousin Julio Bolet who had lived in the United States for many years returned to Venezuela and founded the firm Bolet & Terrero in Caracas. It was a first of its kind in the country.

Some years later, during the 1920s, a time when Venezuela was evolving into a world oil power, Bolet & Terrero played a fundamental role in the protection of brands and the technology of companies that had started operations in the country.

Julio Bolet died in 1935 and Leopoldo Terrero in 1944. Three children, Leopoldo, Carolina and Eurípides, his youngest, survived Mr. Terrero. Eurípides took charge of the management of the firm and remained in that position, uninterruptedly, for 49 years. After the challenging post war years, Eurípides was able to foster the firm’s growth and regional expansion.

In 1999, Manuel Polanco, the firm’s current Managing Partner, began a restructuring of the firm that included elevating the academic and professional standards of its staff. His aim was to allow Bolet & Terrero to become a mature firm well prepared for the challenges of the new millennium.

In 2018 Maria Elena Terrero a fourth-generation member of the family was appointed Partner to the firm and has been leading the International Business division since 2013.

Today Bolet & Terrero is a leading intellectual property firm in Venezuela and Latin America. Aware of the changing dynamics affecting the IP field, B&T’s strategy is focused on strengthening its adaptability in order to provide efficiency while managing intellectual property in the areas of: new technologies, life sciences, oil and energy, entertainment, and sports.


We are a firm, known for its integrity, that provides its clients effective, efficient and reliable services regarding the management of their intellectual property portfolio.


To be a Venezuelan firm where lawyers and professionals provide to both, domestic and foreign clients, a comprehensive and strategic management of intellectual property rights.

Quality Policy Guidelines

  • Satisfying needs and expectations of our clients
  • Comply with legal and regulatory requirements
  • A focus on the training of human resources
  • Continuous improvement of the Quality Management System

“A century providing outstanding IP services”

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