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Chile > Life sciences Tier 2

Dedicated to strategic IP work, Covarrubias' four-member practice has a strong market reputation for its experience in patent, trade mark and, internet domain work (among others). Its life sciences expertise covers a broad range of associated industries, including agriculture, biological, biochemical, biotechnology, neuroscience and pharmaceuticals, with the team highly active in regulatory matters relating to food, drugs, cosmetics and medical devices. The practice is co-led by founding partner Arturo Covarrubias, a specialist in industrial property and copyright-related protection strategies; and (non-legal) associate and biochemist Matías Valenzuela, who focuses on the protection of patents for inventions, particularly those related to the chemicals, pharmaceutical and biotechnological sectors.


The team has solid training in different areas and a lot of empathy for clients.

The lawyers are able to identify strengths and weaknesses, and use them to increase the value of intangible assets in life sciences.

Empathy, speed and tremendous efficiency are the standout features.

The team of professionals at Covarrubias is one of the best in Chile and has top-level specialists. The differentiation lies in the speed and effectiveness of the services they provide.

Each and every one of the professionals of the firm transmit full confidence in their abilities and knowledge of IP matters.’

We are delighted with the services provided by Covarrubias, with Arturo Covarrubias supervising all cases to ensure that the needs of his clients are well covered.

Arturo Covarrubias has notable leadership in the fields of patents and life sciences regulation.

Matías Valenzuela is an excellent technician.

Key clients

Virbac Centrovet

Crop Microclimate Management

Nuseed Americas


Kaneko Seeds

Empresas CMPC

Work highlights

  • Successfully acted for Virbac Centrovet in filing a nullity action against a granted patent.
  • Successfully defended Crop Microclimate Management against Nutriprove’s patent nullity action.
  • Successfully assisted Kaneko Seeds with registering a family of plant varieties.

Chile > Intellectual property Tier 3

The 10-strong practice at specialised IP firm Covarrubias fields experts in patents, national and international trade marks and internet domains, as well as litigation; and can also call on the expertise of an in-house technical team comprising biologists, chemists, engineers and designers. Founding partner Arturo Covarrubias is a specialist in industrial property litigation involving the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, tissue paper, food, retail, and telecoms sectors; and international trade mark department head Sofía Covarrubias is a recently promoted partner. Within the associate pool, biochemist Matías Valenzuela is patent department head; former Bock Abogados lawyer and 2021 recruit Diego Bilbao leads the firm’s litigation practice; and Victor Ahumada recently joined as national trade marks head (the role previously occupied by associate Juan José Prieto, who moved to Morales & Besa).

Practice head(s):

Arturo Covarrubias; Sofía Covarrubias; Matías Valenzuela; Diego Bilbao; Víctor Ahumada


The firm stands out for immediately acknowledging receipt of a request and sending all the required information within an expedited period of time. The depth of analysis of their reports is extraordinary, which has allowed us to provide a high-quality service to our clients for their matters in Chile.

The rates the lawyers offer are much more advantageous than other firms in Chile, and do not affect the quality of the work they do or their response times. They have efficient staff in all their areas, which allows even the billing process to be quick and easy.

The firm’s lawyers and engineers are very good, practical and fast.

Special mention goes to Arturo and Sofía Covarrubias, who are very open and versatile. They are always available to you as a client and ready to provide a fast and efficient service. Their knowledge of IP issues is vast and, supported by an efficient work team, they offer us practical solutions for our clients in Chile.

Key clients

BRF Singapore Foods

Samsung Electronics

Quality Is Our Recipe

AB Electrolux

Hertz System


Hyundai Motor Company

WaterRower (UK)

Shopify Inc

Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol

Kia Corporation


AMVAC Chemical Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Samsung Electronics on the application and registration of the trade mark “Samsung Family Hub”.
  • Represented Shopify in domain name litigation against the owner of, a quasi-identical domain to the “SHOPIFY” trade mark.
  • Assisted Exelixis with negotiating the transfer of rights to an invention patent.

Covarrubias is a boutique law firm exclusively focused on Intellectual Property and Technology. We specialize on matters pertaining to invention patents, plant varieties, and life sciences, trademarks and internet domain names, advertising, data privacy, copyrights, and litigation.

Firm’s working culture and team

The firm is widely known for being “great and fast-growing” and trustworthy. Respect that was earned due to a strategic look, focused on identifying potential risks, neutralizing them, and transforming them into opportunities.

Also, the firm has a highly proactive team that includes qualified attorneys, patent specialists, and paralegals who provide the legal and technical advice that our clients require, offering a much more specialized look into matters.

Finally, the firm actively participates in many international networks in the IP field, such as INTA, AIPLA, IPO, APAA, Marques, ASIPI, ABPI, ACHIPI, among others.


Practice specializations

Patents and plant varieties: A highly specialized team is dedicated to the protection of both local and foreign inventions in all stages. The firm offers: state of the art reports, drafting and filing of patents of inventions, utility models, design patents, industrial drawings, integrated circuits, and plant varieties, filing and prosecution of Paris Convention applications and PCT applications in Chile and/or abroad, analysis of examiners report (Office Actions), drafting and filing reply to examiners report, comparative reports on scope of protection of patents of inventions, utility models, designs patents, industrial drawings, integrated circuits, and plant varieties, feasibility and novelty analysis, surveillance, opposition and cancellation actions. Assignments, transfers, and licenses are also carried out.

Life Sciences: Life Sciences is a branch that specializes in a particular aspect of humanity, seeking its wellbeing and the continuity of different aspects of all lifeforms and the world itself. We help our clients overcome conflicts and obstacles, including a wide range of legal, regulatory, and strategic issues, patent and product liability, investigation and enforcement actions, and protect life sciences clients’ rights in disputes, both nationally and internationally.

Trademarks and Internet Domain Names: The firm assists national and international clients, offering complete assistance for trademarks in Chile and worldwide, search reports and feasibility analysis, filing, prosecution, and registration of applications, renewals, surveillance, opposition and cancellation actions, and litigation. Also, our firm provides complete assistance regarding all kinds of domain names in Chile and abroad. Assignments, transfers, and licenses are also carried out.

Advertising: Assistance is given on the creation and implementation of advertising campaigns, promotions, competitions, labeling of products, and other assets related to publicity.

Data Privacy: Due to the understanding of how the world quickly turned to digitalizing all of its services because of the pandemic, the firm offers its clients advice on matters of information technology, social networks, and the Internet, advice on the management and protection of personal data and sensitive data, drafting of models of electronic contracting, terms and conditions and other contracts related to web pages, drafting and implementing privacy policies and the authorization of the use of personal data, drafting of mandates and agreements of personal data transfer with particular attention to the international norms and agreements.

Copyrights: Assistance is given in the protection and enforcement of literary and artistic production, motion pictures and software, and related rights in Chile or abroad. Filing and prosecution of the advisable registration or protection regarding the client interests are executed. Assignments, transfers, and licenses are carried out.

Litigation: Complete assistance and legal representation regarding all kinds of litigations (administrative, arbitration, civil or criminal) in connection with Industrial Property, Copyrights, Unfair Competition, or Antitrust Law in Chile or abroad are given. Full assistance and legal representation before CONAR (Self-regulation and Ethical Advertisement Committee) are executed.

Regulatory Affairs: We are deeply involved in providing counseling on food, drug, cosmetic and medical devices, and products to both domestic and international clients to be registered at the Chilean Regulatory Agency.

Managing Partner Arturo 2887 2300
Patents Matias 2887 2300
Plant Varieties Matias 2887 2300
Life Sciences Matias 2887 2300
Trademarks Sofia 2887 2300
Internet Domain Names Sofia 2887 2300
Advertising Sofia 2887 2300
Data Privacy Camilo 2887 2300
Copyrights Juan Pablo 2887 2300
Litigation Diego 2887 2300
Diego Bilbao photo Diego BilbaoAttorney at Law – Associate – Head of the Litigation Department
Camilo Cammas photo Camilo CammasAttorney at Law – Associate – Head of the National Trademark and…
Sofia Covarrubias photo Sofia CovarrubiasAttorney at Law – Partner – Head of the International Trademark Department
Arturo Covarrubias photo Arturo CovarrubiasAttorney at Law – Founding and Managing Partner
Matias Valenzuela photo Matias ValenzuelaBiochemist – Senior Associate – Head of the Patent and Life Siences…
Partners : 3
Associates : 10
INTA - International Trademark Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA)
ECTA (European Communities Trademark Association)
Year of Establishment : 2010