Falconi Puig Abogados is committed to the sustainable development of society and offers legal advice to the most vulnerable groups in the country. Our firm is thus consistently striving to contribute to the development of equality in our country.
Fundación Chankuap was established in 1996 by the Salesian Mission of Wasakentsa, and is located in Achuar. The Foundation was formed as a response to the need to create sustainability to the work of the Mission as well as to expand and structure activities with a special focus on community development. To achieve its objectives, the Foundation has established a strategy to achieve productive technological development as well as to strengthen social, socio-organizational and institutional efforts and external relations. These activities are essential to minority groups living in the jungle and the most deficient rural and urban sectors.
Since 2007, the relationship between Falconi Puig Abogados and the Foundation has been building up and we have had the opportunity to offer our Pro Bono sponsorship not only on Intellectual Property issues, but also to contribute to other parts of the laudable work carried out by the Foundation. The Firm has also contributed advising regarding matters related to the requirements and obligations of organizations and corporations and participated in advising on issues related to civil and commercial contracts.
The Procare Foundation was established in 1997 thanks to the voluntary contribution of a group of people committed to society who had decided to work with children in the formation of Christian virtues in marginal areas of the city of Guayaquil. Over the years, and responding to the needs of the community, Fundación Procare designs new programs that are not based solely on the spiritual aspects but encompass the complete training of the individual with the aim to cultivate universal human values. In addition to comprehensive training, through the Procare Action program, children receive monthly check-up, including breakfast and vitamins as well as a complete deworming process.
Since 2002 Falconi Puig Abogados has provided sponsorship to the Foundation on issues related to Intellectual Property, including trademark registrations, renewals and watching services of its distinctive signs in Ecuador and other countries of the Andean Community of Nations.
INVENTORS ASSITANCE PROGRAM
Falconi Puig Abogados offers pro bono legal assistance to the Inventor Assistance Program, a program of the World Intellectual Property Organization. The program assists both individuals and small entities who lack financial resources to effectively use the patent system. This important initiative promotes the development of research, innovation, technology transfer and creativity that will undoubtedly contribute to our country.
PLUG INTO MY LIFE
Plug Into My Life was created by Estela Serrano, after her first born son was diagnosed with severe autism and in response to the lack of different programs offered to people with special needs. She decided to research, advocate, and work to try to help individuals affected directly or indirectly by this cause. As part of these efforts, she decided to collect funds by partnering with artists and renowned companies to create a unique line of products. These partners produce their own products and label them for Plug Into My Life. The products are sold at special prices and a percentage of the sales go to the foundation.
Falconi Puig Abogados believes that assisting organizations that work to assist and improve the life quality of people with special needs is a moral duty. Thus, the Firm contributes with legal advice and free intellectual property counsel.