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Lola Kandelaft, LL.M.

Associate Director

CMS Rodríguez-Azuero
Carrera 11 #77a-99
Edificio Revista Semana
Languages French, English, Spanish

Lola is Associate Director for the Firm in the Intellectual Property area. She has 10 years of experience advising clients from all industry sectors in the management, protection and defence of their IP portfolios, both nationally and internationally, including trademarks, patents, copyrights, domain names, industrial designs and appellations of origin.

She has experience in negotiating and drafting contracts, as well as in judicial representation in cases of IP rights infringement. Furthermore, she was professor of the Intellectual property diploma in the Institución Universitaria Politécnico Grancolombiano.

Professional Experience

  • 2018-present – Associate Director, CMS Rodríguez-Azuero, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2014-2018 – Partner, Muñoz Abogados, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2012-2014 – Lawyer in Industrial Property, Muñoz Abogados, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2012 – Stagiaire in Trademark Law, Schmit Chrétien, Paris, France


  • Best Lawyers 2022, Intellectual Property
  • Lola Kandelaft, Legal 500 Latin America 2022, Intellectual Property (Rising Star)
  • Lola Kandelaft, Legal 500 Latin America 2022, Intellectual Property (Recommended lawyer)
  • Area recognition: Legal 500 Latin America 2021, Intellectual Property (Tier 4)
  • Area recognition: Leaders League 2020, IP litigation (Highly Recommended)
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“She is a lawyer who, due to her training, has the knowledge to advise on both local and international issues. She is proactive and assertive as well as thorough. She is close to the client, efficiency, kindness and reasonable cost”.

Legal 500

Memberships & Roles

  • Organizer and speaker of the XII Annual Intellectual Property Congress of the Externado de Colombia University, 2016
  • Member of INTA
  • Member of the AFPI
  • Member of the Concorde Club
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  • Author, Chapter "Trademark Law in the Andean Community of Nations", Trademark Law practice in the world, Editions Larcier, to be published.
  • Author, "Civil Responsibility for Trademark Infringement. Proposals to grant a dissuasive function to the trademark infringement ", IARCE Magazine nº37, 2016
  • Speaker of the X International Encounter of Civil Responsibility organized by the Colombian Institute of Civil and State Responsibility, 2015.
  • Author, "The geographical indication as a ground for the rejection of the trademark application in Colombia: the special protection granted to 'Colombian Coffee'" (French), Revue Francophone de la Propriété Intellectuelle, 2015
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  • 2012 – Masters in Industrial Property Law, Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris, France
  • 2011 – LL.M., McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • 2010 – Lawyer, Trilingual Corporate Lawyer, Université Pierre Mendes France, Grenoble, France
  • 2010 – Lenguajes (English y Spanish), Université Stendhal, Grenoble, France
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The like­li­hood of con­fu­sion between trade­marks be­long­ing to a busi­ness...
Check here the up­dated CMS Ex­pert Guide to Trade Secrets
From pat­ents to pro­grammes, designs to data, your most valu­able busi­ness as­sets can be the things you can’t put un­der lock and key. But what leg­al re­course do you have to pro­tect these in­tan­gible as­sets...
The pos­sib­il­ity of fil­ing trade­mark nullity claims be­fore the Ad­min­is­trat­ive...
Un­til Janu­ary 26, 2022, the com­pet­ent au­thor­ity to re­solve a nullity claim in mat­ters re­lated to trade­mark law was the Coun­cil of State. However, with the entry in­to force of Law No. 2080 of 2021, it...
New value in of­fi­cial fees will boost the re­gis­tra­tion of trade­marks by...
Ap­pel­la­tion of Ori­gin, an un­der­val­ued tool that cre­ates value
Little known to the Colom­bi­an busi­ness­man, the Ap­pel­la­tion of Ori­gin is an ef­fect­ive tool to cre­ate value and dif­fer­en­ti­ate it­self from com­pet­it­ors. Today in Colom­bia there are 157 Ap­pel­la­tions of Ori­gin...
New re­quire­ment to keep your trade­marks in force in Mex­ico
The first de­clar­a­tions of use of Mex­ic­an trade­marks were filed this Au­gust, in line with the pro­vi­sions of the Fed­er­al Law for the Pro­tec­tion of In­dus­tri­al Prop­erty that entered in­to force on Novem­ber...
Coun­try Mark: The Com­mis­sion of the An­dean Com­munity es­tab­lishes a new...
On April 23, 2021, the An­dean Com­munity Com­mis­sion ap­proved De­cision No. 876 by which it es­tab­lishes a com­mon re­gime for the pro­tec­tion of the "Coun­try Mark". A new type of trade­marks is cre­ated, con­sist­ing...
Claim­ing of col­ors in trade­mark re­gis­tra­tion ap­plic­a­tions
On April 5, 2021, the modi­fic­a­tions in­tro­duced in sec­tion of the First Chapter of Title X of the Sole Cir­cu­lar of the Su­per­in­tend­ency of In­dustry and Com­merce came in­to ef­fect, in ap­plic­a­tion...
Change of courts for Nullity claims in In­dus­tri­al Prop­erty
Among the modi­fic­a­tions that are im­ple­men­ted by the re­form to the Code of Ad­min­is­trat­ive Pro­ced­ure and Ad­min­is­trat­ive Lit­ig­a­tion (CPACA), there is a change in the Judge that hears Nullity claims in In­dus­tri­al...
COV­ID-19 post­pones a his­tor­ic change in the In­dus­tri­al Prop­erty Law in...
After sev­er­al years of ex­pect­a­tion, last Novem­ber a pro­ject was presen­ted be­fore the Mex­ic­an Sen­ate for a new In­dus­tri­al Prop­erty Law that aims to up­date the cur­rent reg­u­la­tion, ap­proved in 1991. This...
Rob­bery to the Crown: The case of the SUS­SEX ROY­AL trade­mark - How to de­fend...
In June of last year, you could already per­ceive signs of the step down that the Dukes of Sus­sex, Meghan and Harry, were go­ing to take, away from their roy­al du­ties. One of these signs, which may have...
CMS Rodríguez-Azuero ex­tends its trade­mark watch ser­vices to 13 coun­tries...
The trade­mark re­gis­tra­tion is just the first step of a good trade­mark pro­tec­tion strategy. In­deed, re­gis­tra­tion is not enough for your rights to be re­spec­ted by oth­er mar­ket play­ers, and con­stant mon­it­or­ing...