Mr Guillermo Carey > Carey > Santiago, Chile > Lawyer Profile

SANTIAGO, PO 755-0647
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Work Department

Consumer Law and Advertisement / Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology / Licensing, Franchising and Distributorship / Intellectual Property / Data Protection / Telecommunications, Media and Technology


Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Information Technology, and Venture Capital and Private Equity Groups. Also, he is the head of the Life Sciences, Technology and Consumer Law Group.


His practice specializes in intellectual property, life sciences, IP litigation, licensing, distribution and franchise agreement, data privacy, technology law, trademarks, patents, electronic commerce, technology transfer and artificial intelligence.

Guillermo has advised high-impact Chilean technology companies on technology transfer, and the internationalization of these.

He has also advised the Chilean Government on various fronts related to IP and transfer of technology.

Recognized as a WIPR Leader, World IP Review (2020-2021).
Recognized in Intellectual Property and Life Sciences, Chambers Latin America.
Recognized in Intellectual Property, The Legal 500.
Recognized in Intellectual Property, Telecoms and Media, Data, Technology and Privacy Law, Latin Lawyer 250.
Recognized in Data – Data Privacy and Protection, Data – Information Technology, Trademarks and Patents, Who’s Who Legal.
Recognized in Intellectual Property, LACCA.
Recognized in Intellectual Property, Technology, Information Technology and Life Sciences, Best Lawyers.
Recognized as Best Individual Lawyer in Intellectual Property in Chile, Client Choice.
Recognized as IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property.
Recognized in Patents, IAM Patent.
Recognized in Trademarks, WTR 1000.
Recognized with the Award of Merit, AIPPI.
Recognized in Intellectual Property and Life Sciences, Top Ranked Legal.
Named Lawyer of the Year in Intellectual Property, Best Lawyers (2016).



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President of the Board of Directors of Foroinnovación.
Director of the Chilean Cybersecurity Alliance (Alianza Chilena de Ciberseguridad).
Member of the Advisory Council of the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Former director and past president of the American Chilean Chamber of Commerce (AmCham).
President of the Ethics Committee at Endeavor.
Member of the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI).
Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA).
Member of the Licensing Executives Society Chile (LES Chile).
Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
Former member of the Governing Board of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America and the Caribbean (AACCLA).
Former chief legal counsel, Crystal Lagoons.
Former member of “Grupo Acción Digital”, part of the Chilean government plan for the development of Chile’s digital agenda (appointed by the government).
Former vicepresident of the National Council for Domain Names and IP Addresses of Chile.
Former member of the Board of the Chilean Industrial Property Association (ACHIPI).
Former member of the National Consulting Council of the Computer Law Studies Center (Centro de Estudios de Derecho Informático-CEDI), School of Law, Universidad de Chile.
Assistant secretary general of AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) with responsibility over the Americas (2004 – 2010).
Intellectual Property Constituency’s representative, Names Council of the Domain Name Supporting Organization (DNSO) of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) (2000-2002).
Panelist for the resolution of domain name disputes, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (2002).
Chair of the Q-160 ICANN Task Force, AIPPI (2002).
Arbitrator, Chilean Country Code Name Registrar (NIC Chile) (1998).
Member of NIC Chile’s advisory board. Part of the group that drafted the local dispute resolution policy (1998).
Lawyer, Intellectual Property Department, Philip Morris International, New York (1995-1996).


Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.

Lawyer Rankings

Chile > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

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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 > Data privacy

The data protection practice at legal giant Carey fields ‘lawyers who are very good at describing things in a simple way‘, with its longstanding experience encompassing a wide array of privacy matters, cybersecurity issues and technology-related work. In addition to its assistance with the application of local data protection regulations, the seven-strong team advises on privacy by design, data processing agreements, employees’ use of technological devices, cookie policies, international data-transfers, codes of conducts, and privacy policies. Heading up the practice, the broad IP and technology expertise of Guillermo Carey (a past president of the American-Chilean Chamber of Commerce) covers a broad range of data privacy matters; recently promoted practice director José Ignacio Mercado focuses his data protection practice on health and pharma-related data issues; and senior associate Elias Mohor primarily acts on privacy, personal data and information security.

Chile > TMT

The 13-member department at legal giant Carey consistently advises on significant TMT-related regulatory, corporate, financial and contractual issues, including the multi-jurisdictional management of cross-border projects. The ‘powerful‘ practice’s representative expertise covers technology contracting, internet and net neutrality, Internet of Things (IoT) and OTT matters, along with online platforms, cloud technologies, robotics and blockchain. Other areas of strength include smart contracts, cryptocurrencies, algorithms, AI, data protection and cybersecurity. The practice is jointly led by Alfonso Silva, an expert in telecoms sector-related regulatory and transactional issues; IP expert Guillermo Carey, whose broad expertise covers licensing, e-commerce, technology transfers, and distribution and franchise agreements; and telecoms regulatory counsel Eduardo Martin. At associate level, senior Raúl Mazzarella‘s TMT practice includes blockchain and cryptocurrency work, while recently promoted director José Ignacio Mercado focuses on privacy, data protection and cybersecurity issues.

Chile > Life sciences

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.

Chile > Venture capital

The ‘extremely fast and responsive‘ 20-strong venture capital (VC) department at legal giant Carey has extensive experience in advising both domestic and international VC funds on the acquisition and sale of companies, along with supporting start-ups during both initial stages and internationalisation processes. Other areas of notable strength include advising VC funds on their formation; and assisting with the search for effective structures to meet the needs of both investors and organisations that provide financial resources, such as the Chilean Agency for Economic Development (CORFO). The practice is jointly led by current President of the Chilean Venture Capital Association, Francisco Guzmán, whose experience includes advising numerous VC investment funds on their incorporation and capital raising, along with investments in Chilean and foreign start-ups; Guillermo Carey, who routinely provides entrepreneurial clients and investors with VC and IP-related advice; and Cristián Eyzaguirre, an expert in fund formation, and the structuring, registration and management of investment funds. At associate level, Andrés Latorre‘s practice also includes VC transactions.

Chile > Consumer and advertising law

The advertising and consumer law practice at full-service legal giant Carey is particularly active in voluntary collective procedures before SERNAC; advertising, marketing and recall campaigns; safety and warranty policies; and importing and commercialising products in the Chilean market. Another area of strength is e-commerce, while the group also has broad litigation experience in class and individual actions surrounding product liability, misleading advertisements, consumer safety and contractual compliance. The practice co-heads are Guillermo Carey  and Aldo Molinari  , whose recent activities include co-leading the defence of General Motors Financial Chile against a SERNAC-filed class action for allegedly infringing consumers’ rights in relation to extrajudicial collection practices. At associate level, Mónica Pérez‘s broad litigation and commercial arbitration practice includes consumer protection mandates, and Kureusa Hara  is an up-and-coming lawyer who focuses on advertising legislation and consumer regulation. Former senior associates María José Martabit and Eduardo Reveco both exited the firm in late 2021 (for an academic role at the University of Washington and PAGBAM Schwencke Chile, respectively).