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 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 data protection. 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 in Intellectual Property and Life Sciences, Chambers Latin America.
Recognized in Intellectual Property, Latin Lawyer 250.
Recognized in Intellectual Property, The Legal 500.
Recognized as IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property.
Recognized in Intellectual Property, LACCA.
Recognized in Patents, IAM Patent.
Recognized in Life Sciences: Patent Litigation, Data: Information Technology, Trademarks and Patents, Who’s Who Legal.
Recognized in Trademarks, WTR 1000.
Lawyer of the Year Award in Intellectual Property, Best Lawyers (2016).
Recognized in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, Best Lawyers.
Recognized as Best Individual Lawyer in Intellectual Property, Client Choice Guide.
Recognized with the Award of Merit, AIPPI.

Co-author of The Pharma Legal Handbook: Chile, Pharma Boardroom (2019).
Co-author of the Chilean chapter of Data Protection Q&A, Data Privacy Advisor, Thomson Reuters (2018).
Author of several local and foreign publications in intellectual property.

Frequent lecturer in Intellectual Property and Internet legal seminars, meetings and conferences both in Chile and abroad.


Spanish and English.


Member of the Board and Past President of the American Chilean Chamber of Commerce (AmCham).
Counselor 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 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 Vice-President 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).
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) panelist for the resolution of domain name disputes (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)

Guillermo CareyCarey

Carey‘s ‘team is always focused on understanding clients’ real needs and its huge experience allows the practice to possess deep knowledge of all new trends in the region‘. It is highly rated for its prosecution and litigation of trade marks, patents and industrial designs, geographical indications, designations of origin, plant varieties, and domain names. Other areas of strength include copyright, anti-counterfeiting, technology-contracting, licensing, franchising, advertising, trade secrets, IP management, and IP-related unfair competition. The practice’s active clients include Adidas, PepsiCo, Pfizer, Televisa and Nestlé; recent highlight work included acting for the latter in its successful opposition claim at the Supreme Court against a competitor’s LA CREM trade mark. Other matters included advising PepsiCo on a food labelling case filed by the National Consumer Service (SERNAC) against its subsidiary Evercrisp, which claimed that figurative trade marks constituted misleading advertising. Guillermo Carey and Francisco Carey  co-head the firm’s IP and IT group, while Paulina Silva and Fernando García are the counsels to note.

Chile > TMT

Carey ‘has proven to be a trusted partner; everyone is responsive and speaks excellent English‘. The practice fields lawyers who are specialised in telecoms media, technology contracting, the Internet of Things (IoT), online content transmission (OTT), online platforms, cloud technologies, robotics and blockchains, along with cryptocurrencies, algorithms, artificial intelligence, data protection and cybersecurity. The team’s ongoing mandates include advising Wom (formerly known as Nextel Chile) on the corporate, regulatory, financing and antitrust aspects of its mobile telephone and data transmission operations in Chile; and British Telecom on all its day-to-day activities in the coucntry, including electronic signature queries and applications for telecoms concessions. Inria Chile is also a  client. Alfonso Silva, Guillermo Carey and counsels Eduardo Martin and Paulina Silva are all highly regarded advisers; Javier Undurraga and Raúl Mazzarella are the associates to note.