World Intellectual Property

Newsletter #152 / April 2023

We celebrate the World Intellectual Property (IP) Day on April 26. In commemoration, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) held its celebrations around the "Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity" subject.
The Guatemalan Chamber of Intellectual Property, to which Carrillo & Asociados is affiliated, celebrated this day by dedicating a space to art. The event began with a masterful dissertation by José Mario Maza Ponce, an Architect and Museologist, who highlighted the value of women in the history of Guatemalan art and reviewed the role, work, and life of some artists. Today, we want to join in the celebration of the trajectory of some of them.
Delfina Luna emerged on the scene in the 19th century. Among her emblematic works, she painted the images of the evangelists Saint John and Saint Matthew, which are currently exhibited at the La Merced Church. The renovation of a portrait of Pedro de Alvarado in 1854 is attributed to her.
Antonia Clementina Matos Aycinena was born in 1910. She was an artist of the famous 20s Generation. She won third place at the Olympic Art Competition in 1932, even though the International Olympic Committee did not recognize Guatemala's participation because there was no local institution that endorsed athletes or artists at that time. She studied at the National School of Fine Arts in Guatemala and at the École Nationale Supérieure de Beaux-Arts in Paris, France.
Margarita Azurdia emerged in the 1960s. She is described as a multi-faceted artist. She excelled as a painter, sculptor, performer , and poet. Her work delighted audiences recently at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid, Spain.
Finally, Lourdes de la Riva, a current artist, has focused her work on demonstrating the imprint of human activity on nature (and vice versa), highlighting the consequences of a close but not always fair relationship.
The journey of women in Guatemalan art needs to be more valued and appreciated. This short list may serve to arouse curiosity about the magnificence that exists behind each work.
IP is any creation of the human intellect, and IP rights protect the interests of innovators and creators by offering them privileges regarding their creations. Copyright constitutes a set of rules and principles that assert the moral and economic rights that the law grants to their authors, due to the mere fact of creating their published or unpublished work.
you wish to protect the rights to your creations, the Carrillo & Asociados team is at your service.

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