Intellectual property in Chile


The sizeable team at full-service heavyweight Carey includes two partners, two counsels, 29 associates and 11 patent specialists. It has vast experience in acting in the prosecution and litigation of trade marks, patents and industrial designs, geographical indications, designations of origin, plant varieties, and domain names. The practice also covers regulatory matters, copyright, anti-counterfeiting, technology contracting, privacy and licensing, along with franchising, consumer protection, labelling, trade secrets, IP management, and IP-related unfair competition. In recent highlights, the team advised Wenco subsidiary, HyB, on the filing of a civil patent infringement action against Sociedad Industrial de Plástico (SIDP), based on the latter's manufacture of plastic floats for salmon cages. Guillermo Carey and Francisco Carey co-head the firm’s IP and IT group, while pharmaceuticals specialist Fernando García and Paulina Silva, whose broad practice includes IP rights, are both highly regarded counsels.


Without a doubt, Carey’s IP practice is unique. The service is excellent and it is one of the best firms I know. This practice stands out among other Chilean firms. The agility in answering, precision of answers, substance and form of the documents presented and correspondence are great.

The Carey attorneys are results oriented, efficient, and technically very competent.

They have capabilities in different areas, so they can provide comprehensive advice to clients’ needs. They also have very good availability.

They are responsive and friendly, and deliver a fine service at a good price. I feel that I can trust them.

The outstanding lawyers are Guillermo Carey, Francisco Carey and Fernando García.

Guillermo Carey and Francisco Carey have a lot of experience.

Francisco Carey is exceptionally talented and helpful, and is supported well by his colleagues.

Key clients


Stokely-Van Camp

Skechers USA

Kipling Apparel


Altunis Trading Gestão E Serviços




Catalina Abbott Kramer

Work highlights

  • Acted for Kipling Apparel in an opposition procedure against a trade mark, which was filed by a third party and evidenced substantial similarity to a famous Kipling logo.
  • Assisted Skechers USA with its defence against IFA Import Export’s registration of several well-known trade marks in Chile, which were created by third parties, including one of Skechers’ famous logos.
  • Advised Stokely-Van Camp on the preparation and filing of a discovery measure against a competitor, which related to  the unauthorised use of an identical sign in the same market segment (isotonic drinks).
  • Advised Adidas on an opposition procedure against a figurative trade mark, which was filed by a third party and was substantially similar to Adidas’ three-stripe logo.

Sargent & Krahn

The 20-strong department at Sargent & Krahn handles one of the largest portfolio of trade mark and patent prosecution and contentious work in Chile. With litigation marking the core of the firm's IP practice, representative work covers trade mark and patent oppositions, domain name arbitrations, anti-counterfeiting procedures, civil and criminal actions and advertising claims, as well as IP-related antitrust actions and administrative recourses before governmental agencies. The firm also advises on new areas, such as technology, media and privacy, and related litigation. Regulatory affairs, particularly in the pharmaceuticals industry, is also a fast-growing practice for the firm. Alfredo Montaner heads the trade mark practice, Juan Pablo Egaña is patent team leader and Rodrigo Lavados heads copyright matters. Notable growth saw industrial property specialist Eduardo Lobos make partner in January 2020, followed by Cristián Barros - who is particularly noted for his pharmaceutical sector expertise- in January 2021. Key senior assoicate support comes from IP-infringement practice head Pablo Cariola and Felipe Fernández.


Strong customer service levels and prompt responses.’

It is a very good team, with extensive knowledge and experience.

They are very good professionals.

Key clients

Johnson & Johnson


Viña Concha y Toro




Philip Morris

Red Bull



Dow Agrochemicals




Intervet International

Work highlights

  • Acted for Photocure in successfully prosecuting an appeal before the Industrial Property Court, which argued that an invention was not non-patentable subject matter.
  • Acted for Syngenta and Syngenta Participations in a successful prosecution  before the Industrial Property Court, which involved the granting of a patent term adjustment request.
  • Successfully represented Dekel Hostels Holdings before the Chilean Trademark Office in a cancellation proceeding against a local registration for the trade mark SELINA.
  • Successfully represented Subafilms in an opposition action against trade mark application, SUBMARINO AMARILLO – FUENTE DE SODA.
  • Acted for Red Bull in obtaining the permanent seizure of counterfeited wall clocks with the trade mark RED BULL.

Alessandri & Compañía Abogados

Alessandri & Compañía Abogados' patent and innovation department has longstanding experience in assisting with the protection and enforcement of IP assets. The 12-strong IP team has also expanded significantly from its filing service to providing clients with a global patent and trade mark commercial strategy, which includes advice on IP-related areas such as franchise agreements, associated tax issues, regulatory matters, data privacy, advertising and unfair competition litigation. Rodrigo Velasco A is IP managing partner and Santiago Ortúzar is a patent specialist. Strong support is provided at senior associate level by patent head Francesca Rodríguez and trade mark leader Carla Pacheco.


Alessandri has a very versatile and dynamic team that is attentive to customer needs. Its advisers respond quickly and efficiently, and propose courses of action suited to the interests of clients.

We consider that it is the best intellectual and industrial property firm in Chile.

Constantly updated on IP matters, Rodrigo Velasco A is an outstanding partner who is dedicated to his clients.

Rodrigo Velasco A and Francesca Rodríguez are both highly qualified for the work they do and the advice they provide on IP.

Key clients


Rio Tinto

Technological Resources

Universidad de Chile

Detnet South Africa

Codelco Chile

Air Products


Oculus Machina


Metro International

Parfums Christian Dior

Comercializadora y Elaboradora Ze Farms Spa

Uber Technologies

Inter IKEA Systems BV

Tresmontes Lucchetti

Asociación Nacional de Fútbol Profesional


Fiat Group Marketing & Corporate Communications



Work highlights

  • Acted for Codelco Chile in a patent-related cancellation action.
  • Advised Universidad de Chile on a local patent application.
  • Assisted Microplay with the registration of the sign, KITCHEN CORNER.

Claro & Cia.

Claro & Cia.'s full-service IP practice group is experienced in advising on traditional areas such as brands and patents. Other notable areas include advertising, software, data protection, and IP-related unfair competition and transactional IP-matters, along with consumer law, and food, technology and healthcare sector-related regulatory issues. The team has also developed a strong presence in relation to the agricultural, clothing and footwear, cosmetics, mining, pharmaceuticals and tobacco sectors. Unsurprisingly, given the firm's broader dispute resolution capabilities, it has a significant IP litigation track record. Department head Felipe Claro advises on highly complex -and frequently novel- IP matters; key support is provided by counsel Paulina Bardón, senior associate Claus Krebs, and associates Mahish Sadarangani and Bryan Kernitsky.

Practice head(s):

Felipe Claro


The firm has a very good IP practice.

The team is very friendly and always concerned about giving top-quality service.

When it comes to individuals, what I like most is how quickly they respond to our requests.

Key clients

American Airlines

General Electric


The Coca-Cola Company

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

UCB Biopharma

Weir Group

HP Hewlett Packard Group



Work highlights

  • Assisted British American Tobacco (Brands) with the opposition filed against its trade mark application for RICHMOND.
  • Acted for Argentina’s Perla del Norte in the prosecution and defence of the registration of its Chilean trade mark registration, BENSIMON.
  • Represented Klipsch Group in a cancellation action concerning Chilean domain name,, which was wrongfully registered in 2018 by a third party.

Johansson & Langlois

Johansson & Langlois has focused on industrial and intellectual property since its foundation in 1945. The firm provides a full consultancy service in relation to trade marks, patents, utility models, industrial designs and drawings, layout-designs of integrated circuits, and copyright. Additional areas of strength are domain names, geographical indications, appellations of origin and technology transfer. The practice also fields specialised lawyers and engineers, who consistently assist with the prosecution and obtaining of patents. Andrés Echeverría, Max Montero, Christopher Doxrud and Felipe Langlois are all experienced partners.


At well-known and respected IP firm Silva, the 12-member department is highly rated for its advice on trade marks, patents, copyright, transactional IP, privacy and data protection, along with IP-related regulatory, enforcement and litigation matters. Other areas of strength include the application of IP in relation to new technologies, IT, entertainment, media and sports. Over the last 30 years, Founding partner Juan Pablo Silva is a veteran of the sector with 30 years' experience advising companies from the financial services, retail, telecoms, media and sports sectors, among others on a broad range of IP protection and managment matters. Also key to the practice are Francisco Silva (major international trade marks and patent matters); Andrés Grunewaldt, who oversees both the enforcement and litigation department and the IT group; and experienced IP partner Rodrigo León. At associate level, Sebastián Alvarado is patent department director.

Practice head(s):

Juan Pablo Silva


Good availability of lawyers, when one needs them to participate in meetings or conferences, and with a high level of knowledge that gives clients a lot of peace of mind.

They provide advice directly without involving other less experienced advisers or attorneys, except as necessary. The relationship and advice is directly with the partner. In matters of IP, I believe that this firm has no comparison. They are highly qualified in terms of technical knowledge and their commitment to the customer is outstanding.

‘In our experience, this firm has a very strong team of professionals. The quality of the professional training is unusually high. Likewise, Silva’s team has repeatedly proposed alternative and creative solutions based on their extensive experience and knowledge of the law.

Juan Pablo Silva’s performance has been outstanding. In addition to his excellent technical skills and experience, I also highlight his human qualities and commitment to the client. Whoever hires Juan Pablo Silva knows that he or she is serviced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and that he is also concerned about issues that go beyond the legal mandate. He also shows great discretion and good judgement.

For more than ten years, Juan Pablo Silva has been the lawyer who has defended the companies I represent in IP matters, including trade marks. Trusting him for a decade is no accident. I definitely dare to say that he is the best lawyer in Chile in these matters.

Francisco Silva is a lawyer who is always very up to date with the developments that have taken place, which allows him to give very good guidance and advice.

Andrés Grunewaldt is a trial lawyer with very good analysis skills and extensive legal knowledge. He gives a lot of security in his opinions and gets good results by litigating.

Associate Sebastián Alvarado is a very knowledgeable patent law attorney, who knows the Chilean regulations very well.

Key clients




Uber Technologies

Turner Broadcasting System

National Football League

Starbucks Corporation

China Mobile Communications Corporation



Work highlights

  • Managing the trade mark portfolio (in over 20 countries) of food technology company, NotCo.
  • Acted for US heavy metal band Metallica, on both the annulment of a third party trade mark claim and successfully registering its name in Chile after an approximately 20-year legal battle.
  • Ongoing mangement of the IP portfolio of pharma company GIlead in Chile.

Albagli Zaliasnik

Albagli Zaliasnik's IP department is best known for its extensive expertise in anti-counterfeiting, complex IP litigation, patent and trade mark prosecution, and advertising law. Trade mark and patent specialist Eugenio Gormáz is intellectual and industrial property group director, and civil litigation and arbitration group partner Ariela Agosin is also heavily involved in IP matters. At senior associate level, Óscar Molina's broad practice includes the protection and defence of IP assets and domain names. Of additional note, approximately 50% of the firm’s workforce comprises women and 2019 saw the firm create a diversity and inclusion committee.

Practice head(s):

Eugenio Gormáz; Óscar Molina

Other key lawyers:

Eugenio Gormáz


They are a team with an immediate response capacity, excellent legal concepts and a great willingness to serve their clients. I had not previously worked in Chile with such an efficient office!

They are very fast and give very complete answers.

Eugenio Gormáz is outstanding.

Key clients

Sub-Secretaría de Transportes

Mitsui Group


McCann Worldgroup

Frida Kahlo

Keto Club

Museo de la Moda

Penguin Random House

International Trademark Association


Work highlights

  • Advised US global advertising agency networkMcCann Worldgroup on filing a judicial recourse against a governmental agency, which banned an advertising campaign based on the application of food labelling law.
  • Advised medical cannabis producer Tilray, on the registration of its trade marks all over Latin America.
  • Acted for the Sub-Secretaría de Transportes (Ministry of Transportation) on researching, registering, and preparing new marks and logos for a new transport system.


The seven-strong team at specialised IP firm Covarrubias & Cía has expertise in sectors such as chemicals, technology, paper, food and drink, and mining and metals. The practice comprises lawyer, biologists, chemists, engineers and designers (among others), who are experienced in the regulations surrounding industrial property, copyright, new technologies, privacy and media. Managing partner Arturo Covarrubias is an industrial property specialist, who also manages the litigation and enforcement department. Notable associates include international trade mark department head, Sofía Covarrubias; patent group leader Matías Valenzuela; and Juan José Prieto, who heads the national trade mark and internet domain practice.


Wide range of services provided in the IP field.

Outstanding experience and track record, and extremely agile when it comes to answers, instructions and recommendations.

I would highlight the work, management and work of associate Sofía Covarrubias for her kindness, efficiency and professionalism.

Key clients


Hyundai Motor






Hankook Tire WorldWide

BRF Group


Work highlights

  • Assisted Samsung Electronics with trade mark matters in Chile.
  • Assisted The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) on the registration procedure for the trade marks associated with the 2019 America Cup in Chile.
  • Acted for Derrick Corporation in the prosecution of several patents.

Jarry IP

The five-strong team at specialised IP boutique Jarry IP focuses on the creation, processing, procurement and defence of intellectual property rights. Its portfolio includes handling innovative patents and trade marks of Chilean businesses and academic organisations in over 15 countries. Founding and managing partner, Allan Jarry, has over 20 years' IP experience; Olga Moreno heads the patent division; and legal department head Magdalena Barros has broad experience in multiple industries, including laboratories, retail and software. Notable support is provided by senior associate Javiera Diaz.


An outstanding team with the necessary skills to perform excellent work.

They understand our needs and carry out impeccable work on time.

Gives personal attention, is very on top of the topics and provides very quick responses.

They are very honest and direct, with a lot of knowledge of their subjects.

Key clients

Etex Group



GABA International Holding


Sioux Corporation


Dutch Passion

Work highlights

  • Acted for Colgate-Palmolive in an opposition case against a new trade mark.
  • Acted for Volkswagen in oppositions against local trade mark applications evidencing similarity to the company’s established trade marks and famous cars.
  • Acts forToyota in relation to counterfeited car parts imported into Chile.

Magliona Abogados

Magliona Abogados' 10-strong group is highly regarded for its assistance with the protection of both cutting-edge technologies and intellectual (and industrial) property. The firm's broad practice covers patent and trade mark litigation and procurement, software licensing, IP-related transactions, and performance-rights' related matters. The practice is also noted for its advice on IP public policy, copyright clearance for advertising companies, and IP enforcement campaigns. Claudio Magliona, Nicolás Yuraszeck and Giovanni Donati are the principal advisers.


The team is capable and experienced.

They are a young and experienced team, allowing them to be dynamic and to produce solutions quickly and effectively.

Key clients



Grupo ICB



Smart Mining


Correos de Chile








Amazon Studios


Orange France Telecom




Work highlights

  • Advised Grupo ICB on its trade mark portfolio and labelling strategy, as well as with trade mark infringement litigation.
  • Advises Google on an ongoing basis regarding IP issues, including copyright law.
  • Assisted Netflix with the IP protection of audiovisual works.

Porzio Ríos García

Porzio Ríos García is widely respected for its experience in obtaining IP rights; the registration of trade marks, patents, internet domain names and plant breeder rights; copyright; and the defence, protection and enforcement of IP rights before the authorities and courts. Other areas of strength include drafting intellectual and industrial property-related contracts; designing legal strategies for the protection of new information technologies; anti-counterfeiting; and data privacy. The key practitioners are founding partner Marino Porzio, trade mark, patent and copyright expert Cristóbal Porzio, and IP litigator Marcelo Correa.

Sáenz de Santa María Abogados

Founded in 2016, Sáenz de Santa María Abogados focuses on advising start-ups and developing companies with intellectual asset protection requirements, and recently has been experiencing significant growth in its litigation caseload. Pablo Sáenz de Santa María is the highly rated founding partner; and José Manuel Urenda (a former Alessandri & Compañía Abogados patent attorney until late 2017) regularly advises on patent and trade mark prosecution, and intellectual and industrial property conflicts.


We firmly believe that the advice provided is of top quality, both in the clarity  and speed with which it is received, and we consider that the professionals who work in this firm are highly trained to handle our issues. We believe this relationship will last for a long time.

This office, being a boutique in IP issues, stands out from the rest, since its expertise is carried out in a great way. With other firms with which we have worked, we have often felt that they are not experts in the area or that they refer us to more junior lawyers, which triggers a slow response, something that has never happened to us with SSM.

Its main partner, Pablo Sáenz de Santa María, is always available to answer questions.

José Manuel Urenda always gives quick and clear responses to our concerns.

Key clients

Coasin Chile

World Editors

Fundacion Chile Lagos Limpios

Carola Carstens

Inversiones y Produccion De Eventos ByM

Infinity Esports


Restaurant Isidora


Adaptive Learning Chicureo


Work highlights

  • Assisted World Editors with the assignment of trade marks.
  • Advised Coasin Chile on the maintenance of IP assets.
  • Defended Roland Felipe Robinson Rios against a civil trade mark infringement claim.

Villaseca Abogados

Villaseca Abogados has a strong name in the market for its experience in trade marks, copyright, patents and distinctive signs. The practice groups' specialists also have expertise in image rights, domain names, geographic indications, appellations of origin, and the enforcement of IP rights. The principal advisers are trade mark and internet domain head, Max Villaseca; law enforcement and litigation leader, Felipe Pavez; copyright head Alvaro Arévalo P; and innovation and plant variety protection leader, Loreto Vera C. Also key to the group are patent specialist Eduardo Molina V (current director of the Chilean Association of Intellectual Property); and general counsel and industrial and intellectual property expert, Bernardo Serrano.

Baker McKenzie Chile

Particularly focused on the pharmaceutical, fashion, manufacturing and entertainment sectors, Baker McKenzie Chile's specialised team is led by partner Valentina Venturelli (a former Sargent & Krahn associate), who has over a decade of intellectual and industrial property experience. The practice's scope includes the registration and enforcement of patents, trade mark infringement and prosecution, life sciences-related IP issues, and counterfeiting and seizures; clients also benefit from the IP practice's access to Baker McKenzie's global networks. Associate Sebastián Doren is experienced in anti-counterfeiting matters, IP litigation and enforcement.

Practice head(s):

Valentina Venturelli

Key clients

British American Tobacco


The Estee Lauder Company

3M Company




L Brands

General Electric Company


Work highlights

  • Acted for Caterpillar in the successful prosecution of several domain name revocation actions.

Beuchat, Barros & Pfenniger

Beuchat, Barros & Pfenniger's broad IP practice offers assistance with obtaining and protecting patents; copyright (artistic and literary works and software); defending and prosecuting trade marks; obtaining industrial designs; plant variety and health product registrations; and IT-related IP issues. The firm also fields specialists with expertise in licensing and distribution contracts, unfair competition-related IP issues, and anti-counterfeiting operations (including the seizure of goods). Andrés Melossi Jiménez, Luis Felipe Vinagre Larraín and Rodrigo Puchi Zurita are all experienced practitioners.

CMS Carey & Allende

CMS Carey & Allende's IP group advises a number of major brands drawn from a range of sectors including banks, technology, media, life sciences and consumer goods. It specialises in the protection of industrial and intellectual property, particularly in relation to trade marks, patents, copyright, domain names, counterfeiting and piracy, litigation and data protection. Matías Somarriva leads the IP group, which includes senior associate Paz Marambio.

Practice head(s):

Matías Somarriva


Follow-up and personal service are key components of a good working relationship between clients and a firm, and CMS Carey & Allende are excellent communicators.

They are very rigorous in the monitoring and development of all the cases that we have. I highlight their proactivity and advice on the best action for the protection of the brand. We can safely say that it is a professional team with high quality standards, and which is comparable to any large firm.

They have a great capacity to react to any subject. We would highlight, as our benchmark in the country, the great work of Matías Somarriva.

Matías Somarriva gives a very personal service as well as in-depth explanations of options and expectations, which is priceless information.

Key clients

Ingeniería y Proyecto Tesla

Work highlights

  • Defended engineering services group Ingeniería y Proyecto Tesla against a cancellation action filed by power and automotive group, Tesla, that was founded on alleged bad faith when obtaining registration of the TESLA trade mark.

Dellafiori Abogados

The five-strong team at IP boutique firm Dellafiori Abogados advises on corporate IP, trade marks, patents, domain names, industrial designs and utility models. Other areas of strength include copyright, trade secrets, internet, contractual issues, new technologies and data protection. The firm also has particular sector expertise in relation to food, wine, agriculture, technology and fashion. Founding partner Enrique Dellafiori has over 35 years' IP experience, and Mauro Dellafiori is a trade mark and patent law expert. Associate-level support comes from litigation and domain name department member, Cristián Carril; however, former international department head, Daniel de Santiago moved in house at PedidosYa in June 2020.

Key clients

Heineken Italia

Eurofarma Chile

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co


Fifty-Six Hope Road Music

Empresas Carozzi

Launch Tech Co

K+S Aktiengesellschaft


Beijing Didi Infinity Technology Development Co

Work highlights

  • Assisted Colun with a patent opposition process concerning a milk patent application.

Flores Acevedo

Founded in 2005 in Concepción, Flores y Asociados opened a Santiago branch two years later; today the firm is best known for advising start-ups, entrepreneurs, inventors, companies, and research and development centres across a range of IP matters. The five-strong department, with Pablo Acevedo Álvarez as its experienced partner in charge, is focused on trade mark and patent prosecution.

Practice head(s):

Pablo Acevedo Álvarez


This is an organised team where each person is clear about his or her field of work or specialty. We are very pleased with this team of lawyers, because of its understanding of the problems and recommendations associated with finding solutions.

A spectacular team that provides a quick and specific response to every need.

An excellent team (especially Pablo Acevedo Álvarez) that gives quick, honest responses.

They successfully help in difficult cases. Pablo Acevedo Álvarez is a careful lawyer – we are very happy to have trusted him to help us.

Key clients

MI Robotic Solutions

High Service

Grupo Lagos

Saponin Research Center



Textil Copper Andino



Guerrero Olivos

Intellectual property is an integral part of Guerrero Olivos' broad practice offering, with key areas of expertise including trade mark and patent prosecution, copyright registration, IP-related administrative and civil litigation, IP contracts and technology transfer. The team also assists with data privacy, criminal proceedings concerning anti-counterfeiting, and licensing and franchising agreements, among other matters. Senior associate Diego Morandé M (a current member of the International Trademark Association’s Enforcement Committee) leads the IP department.

Practice head(s):

Diego Morandé M

Key clients


National Assets Ministry


Under Armour


Volvo Financial Services

FEMSA Comercio

Comercial e Industrial OXXO


Exportadora Unifrutti Traders


Work highlights

  • Advised Exportadora Unifrutti Traders on various IP matters, including its global trade mark portfolio, new filings and renewals.

Larrain y Asociados Abogados

Larrain y Asociados Abogados' involvement in industrial property matters and copyright demonstrates particular expertise in music industry-related agreements, as well as issues combining constitutional law and IP. The practice group also includes experts in litigation (including domain name disputes), and is experienced in matters involving plant varieties and vineyards. Experienced partner José Pedro Baraona has assumed leadership of the group, following Pablo Ruiz-Tagle temporary departure to serve as Dean of the University of Chile's school of Law. Intellectual and industrial property-focused senior associate, Sebastián Prieto, is also noted.


Among senior associate Sebastián Prieto’s qualities, I highlight his accessibility and speed in answering requests.

Key clients


Universal Music

Grupo Osborne

Altos Vinos

Alimentos Eggless

Compañia Papelera Pacifico

AB Tetra Pack

Malva Kozmetik Petrol Gida Turizm

Telesat Canada

McCain Foods

Distribuidora De Alimentos Globe Italia


Privatbrauerei Eichbaum

Viña Santa Carolina

Sun World International


Warner Chapel

Datco Chile

Work highlights

  • Permanent advisory to Watt’s regarding its IP matters, including filing trade marks and domain name issues.

Muñoz Jeanneret Alvarez

The IP practice of Muñoz Jeanneret Alvarez (which changed its name from Barrios Muñoz Jeanneret in December, 2018 following the departure of name partner Vicente Barrios) assists with obtaining and preserving trade marks, patents, utility models, and industrial designs, along with copyright and domain names, and related due diligence procedures. It also advises on the protection and enforcement of IP rights, as well as contractual IP-related matters. Name partners Noëlle Jeanneret and Carmen Paz Alvarez have extensive IP experience.

Key clients


Comercial Kaufmann


August Rüggeberg

Yeti Coolers

Sto Corp


Colegio De Contadores De Chile


McCann Erickson

Work highlights

  • Represented Empresas Armas in the protection of trade mark DISTRITO.

Puga Ortiz Abogados

Puga Ortiz Abogados' knowledgeable IP specialists handle a range of areas, including trade mark portfolios, patents, industrial designs, appellations of origin, copyright, domain names and new technologies; the team also has notable, sector-specific, IP-related experience in food and agriculture. with 35 years in practice and over 15 as a partner at the firm, Cristián Mir has a strong reputation for his advice on trade marks, domain names and copyright. Key contentious-side support comes for senior associate Yair Riquelme, an IP litigator.

Santa Cruz IP

Specialised boutique Santa Cruz IP was founded by Maximiliano Santa-Cruz, a former head of the National Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI). Previously operating in association with legacy firm Aninat Schwencke & Cia, where Santa-Cruz was also senior counsel, the now fully independent four-strong team is experienced across the full array of IP-asset protection and enforcement; and also advises on the design of IP strategies, innovation and technology transfer.

Practice head(s):

Maximiliano Santa-Cruz


They are a very dedicated team that delivers excellent work and always meets the requested deadlines.

Maximiliano Santa-Cruz is an extraordinary lawyer, who has great technical knowledge and a vision that allows him to make strategic use of IP.

Key clients








Singular Asset Management

Editorial Universitaria



Work highlights

  • Advised Agrosuper on the creation of an IP strategy to support its business objectives and innovation division.

SCR Abogados

Founded in 2017, SCR Abogados advises Chilean and foreign companies on trade mark filing and prosecution, patent strategy and prosecution, plant breeders' rights registrations, and trade secret enforcement. The small team is also noted for IP-related transactions, regulatory compliance, and work involving the advertising and distribution of regulated products. Practice head and co-founding partner Juan Francisco Reyes was formerly head of the IP and healthcare practice at Baker McKenzie Chile.

Practice head(s):

Juan Francisco Reyes


Deep knowledge and expertise in IP.

Juan Francisco Reyes is a superb lawyer.

Key clients

Marcelo Coulon

Comercial Peumayen

Grünenthal/ Grünenthal Chile

Laboratorios Andromaco / Andromaco Research

Laboratorios Silesia

Universidad de Antofagasta

Little Kickers Chile

Efectividad 360

Palermo Soho Spa

Hotel Nippon

70 W Inmobiliaria

Work highlights

  • Represented Marcelo Coulon (a member of Chilean music group Inti Illimani) in an arbitration proceeding, which concerned the ownership of trade mark INTI ILLIMANI in Chile and abroad.