Matías Somarriva > CMS Carey & Allende > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

CMS Carey & Allende
Avda. Costanera Sur 2730, Piso 9
Parque Titanium, Las Condes
7550000 Santiago
Chile

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Matías is Head of the Intellectual Property Group at CMS Carey & Allende. He has over 20-years of experience in cases relating to trademarks, patents, industrial designs, litigation, copyright, and unfair competition, among other matters.

He is the React partner In Chile.

Endorsed in Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers, and WTR 1000. Ranked among Latin America’s best anti-counterfeiting experts by World Trade Review, 2018. He was recognised with the Membership Champion Award  by International Trademark Association (INTA) for helping to grow membership, increase awareness, and promote member benefits, demonstrating his passion for trademark and related intellectual property law.

Career

1998 Worked at Cariola Diez Pérez Cotapos law firm as associate
1998-2016 Head of the IP litigation group at Sargent & Krahn
2015 Appointed as React partner in Chile
2017 Joined CMS Carey & Allende as partner and head of the IP practice group
2019 He was recognised with the Membership Champion Award by International Trademark Association (INTA) for helping to grow membership, increase awareness, and promote member benefits, demonstrating his passion for trademark and related intellectual property law.

Languages

Spanish, English

Memberships

  • Parallel Imports Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA).
  • Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI).
  • Chilean Industrial Property Association (ACHIPI).
  • International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC).
  • Former member of the Enforcement and the Anti-Counterfeiting Committees of the International Trademark Association (INTA).
  • Chilean Bar Association.

Education

1993 – Law Degree, Universidad Diego Portales School of Law