Matías Somarriva > CMS Carey & Allende > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile
CMS Carey & Allende Offices
Avda. Costanera Sur 2730, Piso 9
Parque Titanium, Las Condes
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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.
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.
- 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.
1993 – Law Degree, Universidad Diego Portales School of Law
‘Outstanding in planning and executing strategies for complex cases’, CMS Carey & Allende’s industrial and intellectual property practice consistently works with global brands from the banking, technology, media, life sciences and fast-moving consumer goods sectors on IP matters; its experience covers trade marks, patents, copyright and domain names, along with counterfeiting and piracy, litigation and data protection. With approximately 20 years’ IP experience, Matías Somarriva (trade marks, patents, industrial designs, litigation, copyright and unfair competition) leads the IP group. Former senior associate Paz Marambio left the firm in 2020 and has since moved in house at BAT.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Corporate and M&A
- Labour and employment
- Energy and natural resources > Mining
- Real estate
- Venture capital
- Banking and finance
- Data privacy
- Projects and infrastructure
- Capital markets
- Dispute resolution: litigation
- Intellectual property
- Energy and natural resources > Electricity and hydrocarbon