RÉSUMÉ OF DR. GUY JOSE BENDAÑA GUERRERO
1. Name: Guy José Bendaña Guerrero
2. Nationality, date, place of birth, and marriage. Nicaraguan citizen, born on the 19th of March, 1951, in the city of Managua, Republic of Nicaragua.
Married to Mrs. Blanca Estela Aragón Barreto de Bendaña, with whom he procreated two children: Julián, Lawyer, co-director of the Law-firm Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero y Asociados; and Guy Jr., who also is lawyer and at present has finished his studies of Philosophy at the Florida International University.
In 1971, Guy José Bendaña Guerrero, while studying Law, participated on the Competition of Essays on the Latin-American Union, sponsored by the Fundación Ottocar Rosarios of Argentina, obtaining, among ten thousand participants, one of the top five prizes, consisting of a gold medal and a diplomat.
3. Profession: Lawyer and Notary Public.
4. University and year of graduation. Universidad Centroamericana (UCA / Central American University), 1973.
Doctor at Law by the Central American University (Universidad Centroamericana) (UCA), 1973.
He has participated in many seminars on Intellectual Property and other legal fields, among others, the Congress of the Americas on Intellectual Property, held at Santa Monica, California, in 1996, as an ad-honorem advisor to the Nicaraguan Ministry of Economy.
Since1984 he has attended the annual Congress of the Inter-American Association on Industrial Property; and since 1992, the annual Congress of the International Trademark Association.
In 1995, he studied Forensic Medicine and Criminology, at the Central American University (Universidad Centroamericana) (UCA).
On the years 2000 and 2002, respectively, participated in the First and Second Inter-American Forum on Intellectual Property, in Madrid, Spain and Lisbon, Portugal, respectively
On the year 2001, he traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, as advisor of the Nicaraguan Government before the World Trade Organization (WTO).
In 2008, passed the course on Mediation and Arbitration of the Nicaraguan Chamber of Commerce, of which he is an arbiter.
In 2010, he participated in the seminar Development of skills in the practice of mediation (desarrollo de habilidades en la práctica de la mediación), in Santiago, Chile, sponsored by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the International Trademark Association (INTA).
Languages. Spanish (Native language). English: In 1989 studied English at the Florida International University (FIU), Miami, Florida, U.S.A., and passed the Toefl exam. Italian: Has taken all of the Italian courses at Dante Alighieri Academy in Managua. French: Took French courses at the Universidad Centroamericana, in Managua (1973.)
6. Teaching experience.
1979-1984: Professor of Civil Law (goods, successions and real estates) – School of Law of the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA).
1978: Professor of Civil Procedural Law I – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua (UNAN / National Autonomous University of Nicaragua).
1980-1986: Professor of Civil Procedural Law I – Universidad Centroamericana (UCA).
1994: Taught an Advanced Course on Civil Law (obligations and contracts) – Universidad Centroamericana (UCA).
1995: Professor of Civil Law (contracts) – Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) and Universidad Americana (UAM / American University); and taught a course on “Industrial Property in Nicaragua”, at UCA.
1996-1997: Professor of Civil Law (obligations and contracts) at the Universidad Católica (UNICA / Catholic University), and Civil Contracts at the Universidad Americana (UAM) and the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA).
1997: Taught a course on “Industrial Property” at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA).
1999: Professor of Trademark Law, Patent Law and Unfair Competition Law at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA).
2000: Professor of “Competition and Industrial Property Law” for the Master Degree on Corporate Law at the Universidad Católica (UNICA).
In February, 2000, gave a seminar on the “AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF NICARAGUA ON THE PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS”, for the Master Degree in Corporate Law at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA).
That same year, Professor of “Unfair Competition Law” at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA).
2001: Taught a course on “The new laws on Industrial Property in Nicaragua” at the Juridical School of the Supreme Court of Justice.
2002-2008: Gave seminars on Copyright and Industrial Property at the Juridical School of Nicaragua. In 2006, the Juridical School of Nicaragua honored him as an Outstanding Professor.
2002-2004: Taught courses on Contracts and Intellectual Property for the Master Degree at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua (UNAN).
7. Lectures given in seminars or congresses.
1984: “Study on Decree Nº 760 applied to people who left the country”, during the Seminar on International Law, sponsored by the Supreme Court of Justice of Nicaragua,
1996: “Study on the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property” during the “Seminar on the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property”, sponsored by Ministry of Economy and Development.
1997: “Comparative study of the Central American Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property and the Protocol of Amendment to said Convention” at the “National Seminar on Industrial Property” sponsored by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Ministries of Economy and Development and Foreign Relations.
1998: “Comparative Synthesis of Industrial Property Laws in Central-America” during the “National Seminar on Industrial Property” sponsored by WIPO, the Universidad Católica (UNICA) and the Ministry of Foreign Relations.
1999: “Arbitration in Central America” during the cycle of lectures of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Cancun, Mexico.
1999 (September): “Arbitration and Intellectual Property (Nicaragua)” during the cycle of lectures on Arbitration and Intellectual Property sponsored by SIECA in Guatemala.
2001: “Juridical Framework for Software Protection in Nicaragua”, in the II Law Congress on New Legal Challenges presented by Social Tendencies at the American University (Universidad Americana), Managua, Nicaragua.
2006 (January): Seminar on Copyright at XEROX de Nicaragua.
On February 28, 2002, he presented two Works on Intellectual Property Law in the Forum on Intellectual Property sponsored by the Embassy of the United States of America and the American-Nicaraguan Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAN).
On October, 29, 2008, gave a lecture on Industrial Property in the Second International Seminar on the present state of Industrial Property in Central America: Reflections regarding a possible harmonization, at the University of Costa Rica, in San José, Costa Rica.
In 2010 and 2011, he taught courses of Intellectual Property at Central American University (Universidad Centroamericana) (UCA).
8. Work experience.
1973-1979L Attorney with the Law Office of Dr. Vicente Navas Arana.
1979-1985: Third Judge of the Civil Court of District of Managua.
1985-present: Became Director of the Law firm, GUY JOSE BENDAÑA-GUERRERO & ASOCIADOS. Such firm represents and acts as a consultant to many international companies on Intellectual Property and Corporate Law, and he is correspondent in Nicaragua of prestigious international law firms.
He was adviser to the Nicaraguan Government in the exam of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the observance of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property rights (TRIPS) in Nicaragua, June, 2001, at Geneva, Switzerland.
Co-writer of the Trademark and Patent Laws’ Rules and Regulations bill.
He is also a very successful trial attorney in the fields of Industrial Property and Civil and Trade laws. The cases on which he has appeared before the Supreme Court of Justice are included in the official publication of judicial decisions (boletines judiciales).
9. Association of which he is a member.
NICARAGUAN ASSOCIATION ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY,
INTER-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY,
INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARK ASSOCIATION
“The Judicial Branch in Nicaragua” La Prensa (1984).
“Technology Transfers” La Prensa (1984).
“The Concept of Law of the Sandinista Government” El Nuevo Herald (1988).
“The Poet’s Challenge” El Nuevo Herald (1989).
“On unilateral divorce” La Prensa (1990)
“Trademark piracy” SIECA magazine (1998)
“Comments on the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property”, Hispamer, 1996.
“Civil Law Course (CONTRACTS)” First Part (1997), Hispamer
“Industrial Property Manual” (1997), UCA
“International Arbitration In Nicaragua” (1997), essay published by the International Chamber of Commerce by request from the International Court of Arbitration.
“Parallel imports” (1997), magazine of the Universidad Católica (Catholic University).
“Industrial Property Laws issues” Hispamer, 1998.
“Industrial Property Laws Course”, Hispamer, 1999.
“Software Protection in Nicaragua”, BSA 2001.
“Study on Contracts”, Universidad Americana. 2001.
Industrial Property in Nicaragua, Industrial Property Manual; Katzarov, from 2003 to 2014.
“Study on new Industrial Property laws”, Universidad Americana. 2003.
“Copyright y related rights”, Pavsa, 2006.
As a contributor to the Industrial Property Encyclopedia, Katzarov, of world circulation, his article on Nicaragua is updated in the annual issues of the encyclopedia.
“New study on Contracts”, Hispamer, 2009.
“Industrial Property Laws Course” second edition, Hispamer, 2014.
I. Positions, awards and activities.
In 1973, he is elected Treasurer of the Nicaraguan National Chess Federation.
In 1979, he was reelected to that post.
In 1994, he founded and sponsored the Chess Academy “Julio Ramírez de Arellano”. He received a distinction from the World Chess Federation (FIDE, according to its initials in French) for his activities in the field of chess education.
From 1996 to1998: President of the Nicaraguan National Chess Federation.
On March 28, 2008, he became member of Nicaraguan National Sport Hall of Fame.
From 2001 to 2006: Vice-President of the Nicaraguan National Chess Federation.
From 2006 to 2010: President of the Nicaraguan National Chess Federation.
2006, Nicaraguan Chess Federation granted him the title of National Master.
2006, member of the bureau of FIDE America.
2009, FIDE granted him the title of FIDE Arbiter.
2009, Director and sponsor of the chess web-site:
In 2008 he was included in the Nicaraguan National Sport Hall of Fame.
In 2012, he got the title of superior chess trainer granted by the Federación Iberoamericana de Ajedrez (FIBDA).
From 2010 to 2014, he is Delegate and Secretary of the Nicaraguan Nacional Chess Federation before FIDE.
In 2014, he is elected as President of the Nicaraguan National Chess Federation for a period of four years.
In 2014, he is appointed Legal Adviser of FIBDA
II. As player on the board.
Nacional Master of Nicaragua, 2006.
He has been a member of the Nicaraguan National Selection of Chess Players a number of times. He has been a member of the Nicaragua Team for the World Chess Olympiads in 1992, 1998, 2002, 2004 and 2006; and Team Captain on 2008, 2012 and 2014.
III. As mail chess player.
Co-Founder of the Nicaraguan Correspondence Chess League, 1967.
Four Times National Champion of Correspondence Chess of Nicaragua.
Latin American Master of Postal Chess, 1986.
International Master Correspondence Chess, 1988.
Senior International Master Correspondence Chess, 2007.
Delegate and President of the Nicaraguan League of Correspondence Chess.