Mr Fernando García > Carey > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

SANTIAGO, PO 755-0647
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Work Department

Intellectual Property, Licensing, Franchising and Distributorship


Counsel of Carey’s Intellectual Property and Information Technology Group. His practice focuses on intellectual property, especially on invention patents, including strategies for protection mechanisms, administrative and contentious registration processes, nullity procedures for granted registrations, technology transfer projects, and trademark and patent infringement litigation.


Spanish and English


Member and past president of Licensing Executives Society (LES) Chile.
Member of the Chilean Intellectual Property Association (ACHIPI).
Professor of Intellectual Property, Copyright, Trademarks, Patents and Litigation, Universidad Andrés Bello (since 2017).
Professor of the Graduate Program and Master on Law and New Technologies, Universidad de Chile.
Professor of the Graduate Program of Intellectual and Industrial Property, Universidad Finis Terrae.
Head of the Legal Sub-Department, Chilean Industrial Property Department (1998-2000).
Member of the Legal Division of the Comptroller General of the Republic (1995-1996).
Member of the Chilean Bar Association.


Law, Universidad Central.
Degree in Intellectual Property for countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, Industrial Property Office of Brazil (1997).
Degree in Administrative Management of Industrial Property, European Patents Office, The Hague, Netherlands (1999).
Degree in New Criminal Procedure, Universidad del Desarrollo (2004).
Degree in Unfair Competition Law, Instituto de Estudios Judiciales (2007).
Academy of American and International Law, Legal Foundation, Dallas, Texas, USA (2008).
Degree in Intellectual and Industrial Property, Universidad Finis Terrae (2008).
Degree in Economic Administrative Law, Universidad de Chile (2011).
Degree in Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs in Pharmaceutical, Biological and Cosmetic Products, Universidad de Chile (2013).

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Intellectual property

(Next Generation Partners)

Fernando GarcíaCarey

The sizeable intellectual property (IP) group at full-service firm Carey consistently provides IP-related commercial and litigation advice to companies from the infrastructure, energy, mining, transportation, technology, life sciences and healthcare sectors. Its experience covers the prosecution and litigation of trade marks, patents and industrial designs, geographical indications, designations of origin, plant varieties, and domain names; and the department’s expertise further extends to copyright, anti-counterfeiting, technology contracting, licensing and IP management. The practice is jointly led by IP expert Guillermo Carey, whose track record includes IP litigation, trade marks, patents, and licensing, distribution and franchise agreements; Francisco Carey, who focuses on trade mark and patent procedures and prosecution, along with anti-counterfeiting and IP-related agreements; and counsel Fernando García, an expert on invention patents. At associate level, the deeply experienced Catalina Aldunate is an intellectual and industrial property specialist, while Carla Encalada‘s practice includes IP litigation, trade marks, patents and domain names.

Chile > Life sciences

(Next Generation Partners)

Fernando García   – Carey

The best in the Chilean market’, Carey‘s life sciences practice has extensive experience in advising clients from the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, medical devices and food industries. Representative expertise includes advising on the incorporation of pharmaceutical companies in Chile before the sanitary authorities; and the sanitary registration and modification of pharmaceuticals, biotechnological products, cosmetics, and medical devices. Additional areas of strength cover product labelling, clinical trials, advertising, data privacy, patent defence work, compliance, and administrative procedures. The practice is co-led by Guillermo Carey, who routinely advises pharmaceutical laboratories on regulatory matters; pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, cosmetics and agribusiness sector expert Ignacio Gillmore; and counsel Fernando García, who consistently acts for life sciences companies. The impressive associate pool includes recently promoted director José Ignacio Mercado (pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food and medical devices regulations); José Santos Ossa, who focuses on life sciences, biotechnology and public law; food and beverages regulatory specialist Cristina Busquets; and Camila Suárez, who is also active in life sciences and regulatory work.