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Latin-America Guide

Intellectual Property — Chile


Carey - Intellectual Property

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Band 1

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 30 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Renowned full-service firm occupying a market-leading position in Chile. Experienced team of lawyers and patent specialists frequently assists clients across diverse sectors, including cosmetics, pharmaceutical and food and beverages. Offers particular expertise in anti-counterfeiting cases, regulatory issues, and patent and trade mark infringement. Further capabilities include advising companies on software and copyright matters, technical licences and sanitary registrations. Pfizer and Oracle are new client wins.

Strengths Sources say: "Carey is one of the top firms; they are very good, with large groups of lawyers attending different matters."

Another interviewee adds: "They do a good job in IP, and are also strong in regulatory and patents matters."

Work highlights Co-ordinated action against a criminal network in conjunction with the Chilean Investigation Brigade of IP Crime, regarding counterfeit North Face, Wrangler and adidas products, and prepared prosecution charges against the infringers.

Significant clients adidas, Nestlé, BASF, Pfizer, PepsiCo.

Notable practitioners

Renowned practitioner Guillermo Carey co-heads the department and offers a wealth of experience handling complex IP litigation, licensing and data privacy issues. He is acclaimed by peers for his expertise in this area, and clients say: "He is the best in Chile, one of my top-five favourite lawyers."

Fernando García specialises in the protection and defence of IP assets, with particular expertise in regulatory issues in the pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. Sources say: "He is a very good lawyer and does a good job."

Francisco Carey focuses his practice on complex litigation, licensing, and distribution and franchise agreements. Clients say: "He provides the best delivery of services and professional advice. He is highly technical and offers viable solutions to the company's problems. He easily understands operational issues and adapts his solutions to them."

Department profile by Carey

Carey is the market leader in Intellectual Property matters in Chile, with a portfolio of more than 5,000 patents and 29,000 trademarks. The team has ample experience assisting clients with issues related to the prosecution and litigation of patents and trademarks, regulatory matters, copyright, licensing, and anti-counterfeiting.

The firm understands that the most important concern for clients is often the protection of their intangible assets, a task that Carey fulfills proactively by always looking for the best possible results. Our commitment to our clients’ success is demonstrated by the large number of lawyers and patent specialists we employ and their high level of specialization in the field.

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Sargent & Krahn - Intellectual Property

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Alfredo Montaner, Juan Pablo Egaña and Rodrigo Lavados.
- 3 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Outstanding IP boutique maintaining a strong market presence in Chile. Possesses a wealth of experience handling a range of matters, with particular specialisation in trade mark and patent prosecution in the technology, agribusiness and healthcare industries. Well equipped to advise on bioequivalence and biosimilarity in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Additional expertise in data privacy, consumer protection and domain name issues. Here (Nokia) is a new client win.

Strengths Sources enthuse: "I have the best opinion of the lawyers. They provide quick answers, are accurate in legal matters and are very agile and flexible. They have a broad international network with excellent co-ordination. Their services are outstanding."

Market onlookers also say: "The team possesses rock solid legal skills with a perfect mixture of a commercial and political view when they give legal answers."

Work highlights Represented Unilever in proceedings before the Industrial Property Court regarding the alleged lack of an inventive step in a patent application.

Significant clients Johnson & Johnson, Google, BMW, GlaxoSmithKline, Facebook.

Notable practitioners

Peers describe partner Juan Pablo Egaña as an IP "heavyweight," while clients add: "He is very knowledgeable, gives good advice, and can react and resolve issues efficiently." He focuses his practice on regulatory matters and patent prosecutions, with particular expertise in the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries.

Partner Alfredo Montaner is recognised for his expertise in the IP field, offering particular capabilities handling patent and trade mark prosecutions and regulatory issues in the pharmaceutical industry. He is highly praised by clients, who say: "With Alfredo we always have a direct line of communication, and he always has the necessary business insight."

Rodrigo Lavados comes widely praised by sources, who note: "Rodrigo is very practical, he knows our industry well, he knows Chilean IP law well, and has a sense of how business people think, which makes his advice very pertinent and useful. He is also very easy to get hold of and responsive. He is more flexible than the majority of civil lawyers I have worked with."

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Alessandri - Intellectual Property

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Band 2

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Rodrigo Velasco Alessandri
- 3 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected department offering strong expertise in IP-related litigation and regulatory work. Team is highly experienced in patent and trade mark prosecution, with additional capabilities in copyright issues in the music and publishing industries. Frequently advises on technology-related matters including software and domain name issues. Clients hail from fields such as engineering, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. New client wins include Grupo Security and AB Electrolux.

Strengths Clients appreciate working with the firm, noting: "We have a very close straightforward relationship with the firm, we work very smoothly with the lawyers because they are very efficient. They know how to do their work, they help us make the right decisions, there is quick communication for every case, they explain everything to us; we're very happy working with them."

Work highlights Represented Whirlpool in defence of a trade mark application concerning a kitchen appliance.

Significant clients Jack Daniel's, Lenovo, Twitter, Sanofi, Mars.

Notable practitioners

Partner and head of department Rodrigo Velasco Alessandri is highly experienced in handling a range of matters related to trade marks and patents, with specialised expertise in software, internet and data privacy issues. He is praised by market sources for his strength in copyright matters.

Partner Rodrigo Velasco focuses his practice on domain name matters and trade mark infringement cases. He is praised by clients for his expertise in this area. They note: "He has a very good knowledge of trade mark prosecution and is also very good on enforcement issues and alternative ways of handling matters."

Loreto Bresky offers a wealth of experience in handling trade mark protection and licensing agreements, as well as sector-related antitrust mandates. Clients highlight the depth of her expertise in this area, praising her "great knowledge of everything related to registration matters."

Jaime Silva leads the firm's patent department, and specialises in advice on patents, industrial designs and franchising agreements, with extensive experience in this field. He is praised by market commentators, who view him as a "good lawyer."

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Johansson & Langlois - Intellectual Property

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Band 2

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 7 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly respected IP boutique widely recognised for extensive expertise in trade mark and patent prosecution, regularly retained by a range of international clients across various industries. Strong team possesses particular capabilities in advising on registration and domain name issues, in addition to handling sector-related disputes, consumer protection and technology transfer.

Strengths Sources say: "They offer a good service in intellectual property matters, and as a company we have a lot of trust in them."

Notable practitioners

Sources praise Max Montero for the strength of his IP knowledge, describing him as a "good professional." He focuses his practice on patent, trade mark and copyright infringement matters and has a long-standing experience working in this sphere.

Christopher Doxrud is well recognised for his IP expertise and is adept at handling trade marks and domain name matters. He also possesses solid capabilities as a litigator in IP disputes.

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Porzio Ríos García - Intellectual Property

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Marino Porzio
- 4 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established IP practice well versed in handling patent and trade mark portfolios for a range of local and international clients. Team is highly experienced in handling patent prosecution and enforcement before the relevant authorities, in addition to arbitration matters related to domain names. Regularly seen advising key players from the technology and automotive sectors. Facebook, eBay and Juventus Football Club count among the firm's new client wins.

Strengths Interviewees claim: "Working with Porzio Ríos García allows me the assuredness of knowing that I am protected in my business from the legal perspective, as well as from all other possible angles. The department has an integral insight of our strengths and also areas of opportunity, so that they can support us with key strategies that safeguard the company and put it in a safe position to do business every day. Furthermore one should emphasise the outstanding personalised treatment."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to L'Oréal Chile in a lawsuit filed against Laboratorios Prater regarding the advertisement and sale of products that infringed the client's IP rights.

Significant clients WhatsApp, Jaguar Land Rover, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Aguas Andinas, Kimberly-Clark.

Notable practitioners

Highly-regarded senior statesman Marino Porzio achieves widespread recognition for his experience and prestige in the IP field, and is described by peers as "a great professional." Clients add: "Marino is the best possible option, he is very well prepared, very solid in his knowledge, and careful in his resolving of problems."

Cristóbal Porzio focuses his practice on patent and franchising matters, as well as advising on relevant aspects of unfair competition mandates, and is described by sources as a "very serious and professional person with respect to his work with clients. He makes it his priority to understand clearly the business matters of his clients and his situation in all aspects. He is a highly respected person in whom I trust completely for the management of our issues."

Clients describe Marcelo Correa as "a very solid person, diligent, and very good in terms of his advice and responses." He offers particular expertise in acting as litigator in infringement and regulatory cases, as well as broad experience handling a range of IP issues.

Bernardita Torres focuses her practice on trade mark matters and administrative litigation. Clients praise her, saying: "She is very professional, very careful when giving advice, I would highlight her diligence."

Department profile by Porzio Ríos García

The Intellectual Property Department is composed by an experienced and coordinated team of lawyers, most of them completely devoted to advice national and international clients in their IP needs.  The IP team comprises lawyers graduated from the best Chilean law schools, most of them specialized in the most prestigious Chilean and foreign universities and many of them being professors in courses related to IP matters.

This solid group advises clients in the prosecution and litigation of Intellectual Property rights, including patents, trademarks, utility models, industrial designs, copyrights, domain names, advertising, plant varieties, anti-counterfeiting actions, drafting of contracts, and enforcement and litigation related to those rights.

This team offers as well specialized counsel in several IP related areas such as franchising, distribution and free competition. Same can be said in the areas of food law, entertainment law and transfer of technology, especially in its very close work as patent counsel for some of the main Chilean universities.

This department includes as well a qualified technical staff and scientists experienced in all fields of science and technology, many of them former examiners at the Chilean Patent Office.

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This Department offers advice and handles the registration, protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property rights of national companies outside Chile. In addition, this department helps international clients in the protection of their patents and trademarks portfolio by means of centralizing their matters for most countries of the region.


Silva - Intellectual Property

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Band 2

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Juan Pablo Silva and Francisco Silva
- 7 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected IP firm with a strong team representing key players in the media, food and beverage and telecoms sectors on the prosecution and enforcement of trade marks. Further capabilities include assistance with invention, engineering and construction patents, and sector-related litigation. Offers particular expertise in handling technology transfer issues for universities and local pharmaceutical companies.

Strengths Market onlookers state: "The lawyers are very proactive, provide answers to any consultations very quickly, and are available at any time to arrange meetings. They are highly oriented to the client. In international co-ordination they are very proactive and they adapt to any different requirements according to different customs."

Work highlights Assisted Drag Pharma with its defence against a civil action filed by Vericore, concerning an alleged patent infringement.

Significant clients HBO, Grupo Bimbo, Starbucks, YouTube, Facebook.

Notable practitioners

Partner Rodrigo León focuses his practice on copyright issues and internet matters, and comes highly recommended by clients, who say: "Rodrigo has the appropriate expertise and a high reputation in the industry, as well as international capacity. I would highlight his industry knowledge, prompt answers, and effective and innovative solutions."

Partner and co-head of department Juan Pablo Silva is recognised by peers as a leader in the field, while clients highlight the depth of his knowledge in IP matters. He offers considerable experience advising finance, telecoms and retail sector clients on related IP matters.

Partner Francisco Silva co-leads the practice, and is widely praised by clients and peers for his experience in IP matters. He has a particular focus on trade marks, patents and related contractual matters.

Sources recognise partner Gonzalo Sánchez as a key figure in the IP market, noting in particular his expertise in domain name matters. He is also an expert in related dispute resolution and copyright issues.

Up-and-coming partner Andrés Grunewaldt is described as a "brilliant lawyer" by market commentators, who add: "He's a really good arbitrator, very reasonable and serious." He is an experienced litigator and regularly handles trade mark enforcement and anti-counterfeiting cases.

Department profile by Silva

Since its foundation, the Silva’s Intellectual Property Department has strategically addressed the requirements of legal services in the area of Intellectual Property, Innovation and Corporate matters, for domestic and foreign customers around the world. With the aim to protect and enhance their clients’ business identity and assets, Silva’s Department displays one of the best multidisciplinary teams of the market. Their attorneys and technical professionals, such as civil engineers, have graduated from the best schools and postgraduate studies.

In terms of the services handled out, the firm has a recognized expertise in Trademarks, Patents, Copyright, Regulatory, Enforcement and Litigation, Corporate and Transactional IP; Information Technology and Entertainment, Media and Sports. All assets that are complemented with a strong Litigation Department that conducts civil, criminal and administrative actions.

The Department has achieved that 70% of Chilean universities are currently working with the firm in technology transfer issues, which includes: drafting and reviewing co-research contracts, invention assignment agreements, NDA’s and material transfer agreements, among others. 

Besides this, Silva has also implemented with great success SilvaNET, a unique legal software that manages and coordinates all IP work of the departments, from instructions to billing. The system integrates the INAPI and the TDPI data bases, to ensure a quick and automatized answer to all firm’s work. 

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A key strength for Silva is its experience in managing international clients´ portfolios across Latin America and domestic clients’ IP rights across the world. The firm defends clients’ interests in each stage of administrative and judicial actions, both in Chile and abroad. The firm´s international network embraces specialized and prestigious firms, enabling the firm to act on behalf of its clients anywhere.

Languages: Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese.


Estudio Villaseca - Intellectual Property

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 6 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected IP boutique adept at handling a broad range of matters in this field. Strong bench of lawyers is frequently retained by clients for advice on technology transfer, copyright, trade mark and patent prosecution. Offers further expertise in issues regarding plant varieties and related litigation. Regularly acts as counsel to laboratories and universities in relevant R&D issues. Star Stabilimento Alimentare and Universidad Católica del Norte are new client wins.

Strengths Both peers and clients praise Estudio Villaseca, describing it as "a good and reliable firm."

Work highlights Advised the newly opened research centre Fundación Parque Científico Tecnológico de la Región de Antofagasta on its IP strategy for technology transfer processes.

Significant clients Sanrio Company, Hunter Douglas Industries, Microblend Technologies, Legal Publishing Chile, Havsterk.

Notable practitioners

Senior statesman Sergio Amenábar is widely recognised for his extensive experience in the IP field, and is highly praised by sources, who say: "I have a special regard for Sergio. He is a great intellectual property professional, I like him a lot. He is very radical in his positions and he will take a strong position and defend it; he is great."

Managing partner Bernardo Serrano is praised by sources for the extent of his experience in the field of IP. He focuses his practice on a range of intellectual and industrial property matters, with particular expertise in domain name issues.

Market sources describe partner Max Villaseca as a "good lawyer," and recognise his IP expertise. He specialises in trade mark matters, with additional areas of knowledge spanning domain names and copyright issues.

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Albagli Zaliasnik - Intellectual Property

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Band 3

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Eugenio Gormáz
- 3 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established firm with a strong IP practice, regularly seen managing trade mark portfolios for a range of major players from the retail, pharmaceutical and media sectors. Active in data protection, domain name issues and IP-related dispute resolution, including representing companies in anti-counterfeiting and patent infringement mandates.

Strengths Market onlookers enthuse: "The firm offers a very efficient service and is focused, practical, and very proactive. We are very satisfied with the quality of their service, commitment and results."

Work highlights Represented ONLY Retail Stores in opposition to trade mark applications by a third party, successfully obtaining their rejection.

Significant clients Monster Energy Company, Laboratorios Recalcine, Hasbro, Walmart, Universidad de Chile.

Notable practitioners

Ariela Agosin is well recognised for her expertise in the field of patent and copyright prosecution. She offers specialised advice on regulatory matters in the pharmaceutical sector. She is highly praised by clients, who say: "Ariela is intelligent, dynamic, innovative, very active and focused on resolving problems. She also shows a great deal of experience."

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Beuchat, Barros & Pfenniger, Abogados - Intellectual Property

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Andrés Melossi Jiménez
- 4 partners
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established IP boutique regularly retained by clients to advise on a variety of matters, spanning the prosecution of trade marks and copyrights, and patent infringement litigation. Singled out for its particular expertise in contentious mandates and frequently instructed by companies in the agribusiness, banking and media industries. Viña Undurraga, DPS Chile and Agria are new client wins.

Strengths Interviewees state: "The lawyers are well versed in the legal material and always send responses. I really like working with them. It's a serious firm with a lot of prestige, the partners in particular are very good, I keep in contact with them for legal issues and they give me a lot of support."

Work highlights Advised Agrícola Nacional on its defence against an opposition by DuPont to the patent application for a fungicide.

Significant clients Consorcio Periodístico de Chile, Universidad de Chile, Syntheon, Santander, Apple and Pear Australia.

Notable practitioners

Andrés Melossi Jiménez is described by sources as "diligent, clear, and always willing to find solutions." Clients also praise his knowledge of the IP field: "He is an excellent professional who knows a lot about patents, as well as possessing good expertise on regulatory law in Chile."

Partner Santiago Ortúzar Decombe is an expert in patent litigation and prosecution. He is widely endorsed by clients, who praise his international experience, adding: "He is an IP specialist, and a very good lawyer."

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Claro & Cía - Intellectual Property

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Felipe Claro and Paulina Bardón
- 1 partner
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected full-service firm with significant capabilities in the IP sphere. Regularly handles IP portfolios for major domestic and international clients from industries spanning tobacco, technology, automotive, finance and telecommunications. Offers further expertise on infringement, prosecution and litigation related to trade marks, patents, domain names and data privacy.

Strengths Sources claim: "The firm delivers an excellent performance, in the correct time span and with a lot of efficiency. As the person responsible for everything to do with trade mark registration, I feel very satisfied with the attention we receive from Claro & Cía."

Significant clients Coca-Cola, BAT, GE, HBO, Wrigley.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Felipe Claro is recognised as a leading practitioner in the field, and possesses a wealth of experience in representing major multinationals in complex IP matters. Sources say: "He has had a wonderful career trajectory and he is a good professional."

Paulina Bardón heads the trade marks department and focuses her practice on issues including litigation and domain name matters. Market sources single her out for her expertise, describing her as a "great lawyer."

Associate-to-watch Claus Krebs focuses his practice on trade mark and patent litigation. Market commentators praise his skills, saying: "Claus is a very good professional, we have had an excellent experience working with him, he is very straightforward."

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Covarrubias & Cia - Intellectual Property

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Band 3

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded IP practice possessing significant experience in handling the registration and enforcement of patents, trade marks and copyrights, in addition to capabilities in second meaning and software issues. Regularly represents key players from the automotive, media, hotel and forestry sectors on sector-related litigation, with support from an in-house team of engineers, biologists and chemists.

Strengths Market observers underline: "All of the team are very punctual, effective and correct in their opinions, always available to attend to things immediately whether via telephone or email. They have a lot of experience dealing with firms in other countries and are able to co-ordinate with offices all over the world. They manage everything under a strict quality control."

Work highlights Assisted Hyundai with the filing of various trade mark registrations in Chile and Peru, including the handling of opposition lawsuits from third parties.

Significant clients Novartis, Shiseido Americas Corporation, Kia Motors, Samsung, Wendy's.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Arturo Covarrubias offers extensive experience in patent and copyright issues, in addition to IP litigation. Clients praise him, noting: "He is very willing to give precise and reliable responses."

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Baker McKenzie Chile - Intellectual Property

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Band 4

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Valentina Venturelli
- 1 partner
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Renowned international firm, with a respected practice in the IP market. Regularly retained by high-profile international companies across a variety of industries, including retail, technology, mining and automotive. Areas of expertise include patent and trade mark infringement, domain name disputes and anti-counterfeiting cases.

Strengths Sources say: "The firm offers a very efficient service, with good international co-ordination."

Work highlights Acted for Victoria's Secret in a trade mark dispute filed by a third party related to its prosecution of 'VS VICTORIA STAR'.

Significant clients Nissan, GE, Unilever, Caterpillar, Estée Lauder.

Notable practitioners

Valentina Venturelli is the key client contact.

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Garay Guerrero - Intellectual Property

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Band 4

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Jorge Garay
- 3 partners
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Solid IP practice with extensive experience handling anti-counterfeiting, trade mark protection and domain name issues. Regularly seen advising on patent and trade mark matters for a range of significant local and international names from the food and beverage, agribusiness, and engineering sectors. New client wins include Radio Mitre and MCI Group.

Strengths Sources highlight the firm and say that "the team is very responsive and works well."

Work highlights Represented Russian Standard in the opposition against the trade mark 'RUSSIAN STANDARD VODKA' filed by a third party.

Significant clients Columbia Power Technologies, Otis Elevator Company, Société Civile du Vignoble de Château Latour, Solvay, ThyssenKrupp.

Notable practitioners

Partner Jorge Garay heads the department and offers extensive expertise in advising domestic and international clients on IP portfolio management. He offers additional expertise in contentious work, including trade mark and patent protection.

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García Magliona y Cía Abogados - Intellectual Property

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Band 4

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Claudio Magliona and Nicolás Yuraszeck
- 3 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-established IP practice with particular strength in copyright, new technology and data privacy issues. Advises clients from the TMT sector on patent and trade mark litigation and prosecution. Offers further expertise in public policy concerning domain names and software licensing matters. Falabella, Hertz and La Red TV Channel are new client wins.

Strengths Clients praise the firm's innovative approach and in-depth understanding of technology and IP law, adding: "García Magliona is a firm that adapts itself to the needs of its clients, with very agreeable response times and with a high grade of specialisation in the relevant material on which they are consulted."

Work highlights Advised Everis on several licensing agreements and software service agreements, and represented them in a court case against Ministerio de Hacienda regarding a licensing breach.

Significant clients Google, eBay, HBO, Pfizer, Chile Films.

Notable practitioners

Client describe managing partner Claudio Magliona as "a lawyer with a high sense of urgency and very committed to his clients, very punctual and responsible, direct and very practical." They also praise his "expert knowledge in intellectual property and IT matters."

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Senior Statesmen

Estudio Villaseca

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Sergio Amenábar is widely recognised for his extensive experience in the IP field, and is highly praised by sources, who say: "I have a special regard for Sergio. He is a great intellectual property professional, I like him a lot. He is very radical in his positions and he will take a strong position and defend it; he is great."

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Porzio Ríos García

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Highly-regarded senior statesman Marino Porzio achieves widespread recognition for his experience and prestige in the IP field, and is described by peers as "a great professional." Clients add: "Marino is the best possible option, he is very well prepared, very solid in his knowledge, and careful in his resolving of problems."

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Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Renowned practitioner Guillermo Carey co-heads the department and offers a wealth of experience handling complex IP litigation, licensing and data privacy issues. He is acclaimed by peers for his expertise in this area, and clients say: "He is the best in Chile, one of my top-five favourite lawyers."

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Claro & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Felipe Claro is recognised as a leading practitioner in the field, and possesses a wealth of experience in representing major multinationals in complex IP matters. Sources say: "He has had a wonderful career trajectory and he is a good professional."

Paulina Bardón heads the trade marks department and focuses her practice on issues including litigation and domain name matters. Market sources single her out for her expertise, describing her as a "great lawyer."

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Juan Pablo Egaña

Sargent & Krahn

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers describe partner Juan Pablo Egaña as an IP "heavyweight," while clients add: "He is very knowledgeable, gives good advice, and can react and resolve issues efficiently." He focuses his practice on regulatory matters and patent prosecutions, with particular expertise in the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries.

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Sargent & Krahn

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Alfredo Montaner is recognised for his expertise in the IP field, offering particular capabilities handling patent and trade mark prosecutions and regulatory issues in the pharmaceutical industry. He is highly praised by clients, who say: "With Alfredo we always have a direct line of communication, and he always has the necessary business insight."

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Albagli Zaliasnik

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Ariela Agosin is well recognised for her expertise in the field of patent and copyright prosecution. She offers specialised advice on regulatory matters in the pharmaceutical sector. She is highly praised by clients, who say: "Ariela is intelligent, dynamic, innovative, very active and focused on resolving problems. She also shows a great deal of experience."

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Cooper & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources describe Rodrigo Cooper of Cooper & Cía as "a very solid lawyer" as well as being "very well known in patents and trade marks." He frequently advises on copyright issues, invention patents and IP-related litigation.

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Silva

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Rodrigo León focuses his practice on copyright issues and internet matters, and comes highly recommended by clients, who say: "Rodrigo has the appropriate expertise and a high reputation in the industry, as well as international capacity. I would highlight his industry knowledge, prompt answers, and effective and innovative solutions."

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García Magliona y Cía Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Client describe managing partner Claudio Magliona as "a lawyer with a high sense of urgency and very committed to his clients, very punctual and responsible, direct and very practical." They also praise his "expert knowledge in intellectual property and IT matters."

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Andrés Melossi Jiménez

Beuchat, Barros & Pfenniger, Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Andrés Melossi Jiménez is described by sources as "diligent, clear, and always willing to find solutions." Clients also praise his knowledge of the IP field: "He is an excellent professional who knows a lot about patents, as well as possessing good expertise on regulatory law in Chile." 

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Johansson & Langlois

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources praise Max Montero for the strength of his IP knowledge, describing him as a "good professional." He focuses his practice on patent, trade mark and copyright infringement matters and has a long-standing experience working in this sphere.

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Silva

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner and co-head of department Juan Pablo Silva is recognised by peers as a leader in the field, while clients highlight the depth of his knowledge in IP matters. He offers considerable experience advising finance, telecoms and retail sector clients on related IP matters.

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Rodrigo Velasco Alessandri

Alessandri

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner and head of department Rodrigo Velasco Alessandri is highly experienced in handling a range of matters related to trade marks and patents, with specialised expertise in software, internet and data privacy issues. He is praised by market sources for his strength in copyright matters.

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Rodrigo Velasco S

Alessandri

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Rodrigo Velasco focuses his practice on domain name matters and trade mark infringement cases. He is praised by clients for his expertise in this area. They note: "He has a very good knowledge of trade mark prosecution and is also very good on enforcement issues and alternative ways of handling matters."

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Band 3

Claro & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Paulina Bardón heads the trade marks department and focuses her practice on issues including litigation and domain name matters. Market sources single her out for her expertise, describing her as a "great lawyer."

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Alessandri

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Loreto Bresky offers a wealth of experience in handling trade mark protection and licensing agreements, as well as sector-related antitrust mandates. Clients highlight the depth of her expertise in this area, praising her "great knowledge of everything related to registration matters."

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Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Francisco Carey focuses his practice on complex litigation, licensing, and distribution and franchise agreements. Clients say: "He provides the best delivery of services and professional advice. He is highly technical and offers viable solutions to the company's problems. He easily understands operational issues and adapts his solutions to them."

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Carey

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Fernando García specialises in the protection and defence of IP assets, with particular expertise in regulatory issues in the pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. Sources say: "He is a very good lawyer and does a good job."

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Barrios Muñoz Jeanneret y Cia.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Noelle Jeanneret of Barrios Muñoz Jeanneret y Cia garners widespread praise from peers and clients, who describe her as "a lawyer with excellent experience, very studious and meticulous in her opinions," adding: "She's very knowledgeable and really makes you feel comfortable knowing that you're in good hands and that there will be no problems."

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Puga Ortiz

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers highlight Cristián Mir of Puga Ortiz for his IP expertise, noting that "he is very experienced in this field." Clients also praise him, noting: "He stands out; his knowledge is excellent, and he's very accommodating and attentive in all matters."

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Cristóbal Porzio

Porzio Ríos García

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Cristóbal Porzio focuses his practice on patent and franchising matters, as well as advising on relevant aspects of unfair competition mandates, and is described by sources as a "very serious and professional person with respect to his work with clients. He makes it his priority to understand clearly the business matters of his clients and his situation in all aspects. He is a highly respected person in whom I trust completely for the management of our issues."

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Estudio Villaseca

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Managing partner Bernardo Serrano is praised by sources for the extent of his experience in the field of IP. He focuses his practice on a range of intellectual and industrial property matters, with particular expertise in domain name issues.

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Silva

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Francisco Silva co-leads the practice, and is widely praised by clients and peers for his experience in IP matters. He has a particular focus on trade marks, patents and related contractual matters.

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Estudio Villaseca

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources describe partner Max Villaseca as a "good lawyer," and recognise his IP expertise. He specialises in trade mark matters, with additional areas of knowledge spanning domain names and copyright issues.

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Porzio Ríos García

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients describe Marcelo Correa as "a very solid person, diligent, and very good in terms of his advice and responses." He offers particular expertise in acting as litigator in infringement and regulatory cases, as well as broad experience handling a range of IP issues.

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Arturo Covarrubias

Covarrubias & Cia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Managing partner Arturo Covarrubias offers extensive experience in patent and copyright issues, in addition to IP litigation. Clients praise him, noting: "He is very willing to give precise and reliable responses."

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Christopher Doxrud

Johansson & Langlois

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Christopher Doxrud is well recognised for his IP expertise and is adept at handling trade marks and domain name matters. He also possesses solid capabilities as a litigator in IP disputes.

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De la Barra, Ernst & Siebel

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Christian Ernst of De la Barra, Ernst & Siebel offers extensive experience in sector-related litigation and arbitration, and has further expertise advising on domain name issues.

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Garay Guerrero

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Jorge Garay heads the department and offers extensive expertise in advising domestic and international clients on IP portfolio management. He offers additional expertise in contentious work, including trade mark and patent protection.

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Sargent & Krahn

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Rodrigo Lavados comes widely praised by sources, who note: "Rodrigo is very practical, he knows our industry well, he knows Chilean IP law well, and has a sense of how business people think, which makes his advice very pertinent and useful. He is also very easy to get hold of and responsive. He is more flexible than the majority of civil lawyers I have worked with."

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Mackenna, Irarrazaval, Cuchacovich & Paz

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources highlight Rodrigo Marré of Mackenna, Irarrazaval, Cuchacovich & Paz for his expertise in domain name issues. He also specialises in patent prosecution and trade mark matters. Clients say: "He has great expertise in the area and negotiation abilities. It is a pleasure to work with people of this level of professionalism and quality."

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Santiago Ortúzar Decombe

Beuchat, Barros & Pfenniger, Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Santiago Ortúzar Decombe is an expert in patent litigation and prosecution. He is widely endorsed by clients, who praise his international experience, adding: "He is an IP specialist, and a very good lawyer."

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Gabriela Paiva Hantke

Paiva & Cia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Gabriela Paiva Hantke of Paiva & Cia is acclaimed by sources as a "great practitioner" in the IP field. She focuses her practice on domain names, patents and trade marks and plant varieties, in addition to negotiating licensing agreements and arbitration cases.

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Juan Enrique Puga Valdés

Puga IP

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected practitioner Juan Enrique Puga Valdés of Puga IP is highly experienced in IP-related litigation and arbitration, and is adept at handling the IP portfolios of major multinationals.

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Juan Francisco Reyes

SCR Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Juan Francisco Reyes of SCR Abogados is highly praised by sources for his IP expertise. They say: "I would highlight his knowledge.  He is a real professional and if I had doubts I would always choose to call him for comments and information."

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Silva

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources recognise partner Gonzalo Sánchez as a key figure in the IP market, noting in particular his expertise in domain name matters. He is also an expert in related dispute resolution and copyright issues.

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Alessandri

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Jaime Silva leads the firm's patent department, and specialises in advice on patents, industrial designs and franchising agreements, with extensive experience in this field. He is praised by market commentators, who view him as a "good lawyer."

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Matías Somarriva

Somarriva

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Matías Somarriva of Somarriva is an expert on trade mark enforcement, anti-counterfeiting cases, seizures and customs activities. He possesses further capabilities in handling IP infringement matters and related litigation.

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Bernardita Torres

Porzio Ríos García

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Bernardita Torres focuses her practice on trade mark matters and administrative litigation. Clients praise her, saying: "She is very professional, very careful when giving advice, I would highlight her diligence."

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Up and Coming

Andrés Grunewaldt

Silva

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Andrés Grunewaldt is described as a "brilliant lawyer" by market commentators, who add: "He's a really good arbitrator, very reasonable and serious." He is an experienced litigator and regularly handles trade mark enforcement and anti-counterfeiting cases.

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Associates to watch

Claro & Cía

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Claus Krebs focuses his practice on trade mark and patent litigation. Market commentators praise his skills, saying: "Claus is a very good professional, we have had an excellent experience working with him, he is very straightforward."

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