Monique Ferrer is a partner at the Intellectual Property Department and also the Head of the Regulatory & Compliance Department of the Panamanian law firm ALFARO, FERRER & RAMIREZ (AFRA).
Monique represents local and foreign companies and individuals on the prosecution of intellectual property rights before the Ministry of Trade and Industries of Panama, as well as the protection and enforcement of such rights before the Courts of Justice, specialized in intellectual property.
Her regulatory and compliance work includes representing and advising companies on advertising and labelling compliance for pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, agrochemicals, medical devices, biomedical equipment and food and beverages. She also has extensive experience obtaining marketing authorization for these products.
She holds a Law and Political Sciences Degree from the Universidad Católica Santa Maria La Antigua, Panama, and a Post-Graduate Degree in Intellectual Property from the Universidad de Castilla–La Mancha, Toledo, Spain.
Monique is an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA); the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI) -where she was a member of the Trade Dress and Industrial Designs Committee from 2012-2015; the Regulatory Affairs Committee from 2015-2018 and currently member of the Diversity and Sustainability Commitee; Board Member of the Panamanian Association of Industrial Property (APADEPI) and the Panama Bar Association.