JESSICA WARD

Associate

Jessica Ward is our Intellectual Property coordinator. She has more than 10 years of experience in Intellectual Property Law.  
Having worked at the Foreign Trade Ministry as a Trade Negotiator for the Intellectual Property Table she obtained a deep and thorough knowledge of the multiple IP legislations in the region. 
She has been active on trademark portfolio management in the Caribbean Islands and Central America, as well as in data privacy compliance programs and drafting and filing PCT patent applications. Jessica is a member of different Intellectual Property Associations. She currently serves as Board Director of the Intellectual Property Caribbean Association (IPCA) and co-chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Costa Rican Bar.
She also serves as assistant professor of the Intellectual Property Department at LEAD University in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Studies

  • 2010 UNIVERSIDAD ESCUELA LIBRE DE DERECHO, Notary Public (Cum Laude Probata)
  • 2008 UNIVERSIDAD ESCUELA LIBRE DE DERECHO, San José Costa Rica, Licentiate in Law (J.D. equivalent) (Summa Cum Laude Probata)
  • 2010 UNIVERSIDAD ESCUELA LIBRE DE DERECHO, Notary Public (Cum Laude Probata)
  • 2008 UNIVERSIDAD ESCUELA LIBRE DE DERECHO, San José Costa Rica, Licentiate in Law (J.D. equivalent) (Summa Cum Laude Probata)

Experience

  • 2019- IP Director at Colbs Legal Studio
  • 2014-2019 Senior Associate Attorney at Ideas Trademarks and Patents, Head of the Caribbean Division Intellectual Property Department.
  • 2013-2014 Associate Attorney Sfera Legal, Head of the Intellectual Property Department.
  • 2008-2010 Trade Negotiator in the Intellectual Property table (Negotiation Processes)
    • FTA CR-Singapore
    • FTA CR-China
    • FTA AACUE
    • CAFTA Implementation
  • Negotiator Central American Customs Union