Karl Mutter > CMS Rodríguez-Azuero > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

CMS Rodríguez-Azuero
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Karl is Partner and leads the Intellectual Property and Life Sciences & Healthcare areas.




Karl is a Partner and leads the Intellectual Property and Life Sciences & Healthcare areas. He has 18 years of experience advising clients on the protection of trademark rights, patents, industrial models and designs, plant breeders’ rights, copyrights and management of trademark, patent and health registration portfolios at the national and international level. In addition, he has extensive experience in IP due diligence processes for the purposes of internal control and mergers and acquisitions of companies. He has also carried out processes to claim rights for infringement by third parties.

Karl has over 12 years of experience assisting clients with all of their life sciences and healthcare law needs. This includes advice for products such as foodstuffs, alcoholic beverages, cosmetics, dietary supplements, medical devices and equipment, and pharmaceuticals; in everything related to market approvals, and issues related to labelling, functional claims and product advertising.


Spanish and English


  • 2006 – Scholarship recipient, Franklin Pierce Law Center, -FPLC-, Institute of Summer in Intellectual Property–IPSI, Concord, EE. UU.
  • 2004 – Master of Laws (LL.M. Degree Cum Laude) with Specialization in Intellectual Property, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
  • 2002 – Summer Course on Intellectual Property, Scholarship recipient, World Property Organization Intellectual -WIPO,Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2000 – Lawyer, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Intellectual property

A team that takes ownership of cases‘, CMS Rodríguez-Azuero impresses sources with its responsiveness and extensive practice knowledge. The group handles a comprehensive range of IP matters, with notable niche strength in the plant breeder’s rights sphere. Karl Mutter co-heads the department and handles trade marks, patents, copyrights, industrial models and plant breeder’s rights. Dispute resolution specialist Felipe Andrade now co-leads the team following his July 2021 arrival from Sanabria & Andrade. The group also includes associate director Lola Kandelaft, who specialises in IP portfolio management, protection and defence.

Colombia > Life sciences

(Leading individuals)

Karl MutterCMS Rodríguez-Azuero

CMS Rodríguez-Azuero‘s life sciences practice is recognised for its specialist focus on regulatory matters, including market approval procedures, labelling, and advertising issues. Department head Karl Mutter also co-heads the IP practice and is recommended for his expertise in regulatory matters related to consumer and life science products. Associate director Luz Helena Vargas is noted for her record in health registrations and sanitary and phytosanitary regulation. Associate María Ximena Castellanos provides support to the life sciences and healthcare, and consumer products teams.