Ms María del Carmen Alvarado > Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados > Lima, Peru > Lawyer Profile

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados
Av. Pardo y Aliaga 652 piso 8
San Isidro
Lima 15073

Work Department

Intellectual Property.


Partner María del Carmen Alvarado specializes in intellectual property with emphasis on trademarks, patents, copyright, and domain names, as well as on life sciences & healthcare.


She has been head of the Office of Distinctive Signs of the National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI).

Maria del Carmen was also foreign attorney at Frito-Lay Inc. in Dallas and President of the Peruvian Association of Industrial Property (2011-2013). She actively participates in the International Trademark Association.


Spanish and english.


Lima Bar Association, Peruvian Association of Industrial Property (APPI), International Trademark Association (INTA), Inter American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI), International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).


Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú – Lawyer (1995), Administration of Industrial Property Training Course, Tokyo, Japan (1996), Franklin Pierce Law Center Intellectual Property Summer Institute (2001).

Lawyer Rankings

Peru > Intellectual property

(Hall of Fame)

María del Carmen AlvaradoRodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados

Under the joint leadership of Héctor Álvarez and María del Carmen Alvarado, the IP team at Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados is well known in the market for its advice on trade marks, patents, copyrights and franchising and license agreements. On the contentious side, the practice handles administrative and court proceedings relating to IP rights, acting for a notable roster of high-profile clients. Álvarez advises domestic and foreign companies on the protection and registration of trade marks and patents, while del Carmen, who is a former head of the Trade Mark Office, is recommended for contentious IP matters. Senior associate Ricardo De Vettor has particular experience in the life sciences sector and associate Ximena Aramburu specialises in trade mark, patent, copyright and domain name mandates.

Peru > Lifesciences and healthcare

Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano – Abogados fields ‘a wonderful team that is always available with simple solutions to very complex problems’. It has recently been busy providing advice related to the Covid-19 pandemic, including mandates concerning medical devices, diagnostic reagents, vaccines and oxygen plants. More generally, the practice has strong expertise in IP, regulatory compliance, and marketing and advertising issues. Head of practice Maritza Reategui is a key name for IP-related healthcare and life sciences matters and is active in a range of educational roles at universities. María del Carmen Alvarado is the name to note for contentious and non-contentious IP matters and has recently been involved in advising companies on the new Peruvian cannabis regulation. Associate Solange Noriega-Zumaeta is recommended for IP and sanitary regulation matters.