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 patent infringement litigation.

Recognized in Intellectual Property and in Life Sciences, Chambers Latin America.
Recognized as IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property.
Recognized in Patents, IAM Patent.
Recognized in Advertising, Entertainment, Information Technology and Intellectual Property, Best Lawyers.
Recognized in Intellectual Property, Latin Lawyer 250.

Frequent lecturer in seminars and conferences in Chile and abroad.

Co-author of The Pharma Legal Handbook: Chile, Pharma Boardroom (2019).


Spanish and English.


Director 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 Graduate Program and Master on Law and New Technologies of Universidad de Chile.
Professor of 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, Hague, Netherlands (1999).
Degree in New Criminal Procedure, Universidad del Desarrollo (2004).
Degree in Law on Unfair Competition, 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 > Life sciences

(Next Generation Partners)

Fernando GarcíaCarey

Heavyweight market leviathan, Carey, fields a nine-strong team that has broad expertise in the pharmaceuticals,  cosmetics and medical devices sectors, including product labelling, clinical trials and advertising, along with issues concerning biological, biotechnological and veterinary products, and agrochemicals. Other key areas include compliance, data protection, patents (and other associated IP matters), litigation and product liability. In addition, the practice is active in relation to infant milk formulas, food supplements, animal food product authorisations, customs clearance proceedings, distribution contracts, and assistance before food industry associations. IP head Guillermo Carey has built the life sciences practice, which also includes experienced partner Ignacio Gillmore, counsel Fernando García and associates José Santos Ossa, Cindy ThorsenCristina Busquets and José Ignacio Mercado.

Chile > Intellectual property

(Next Generation Partners)

Fernando GarcíaCarey

The sizeable team at full-service heavyweight Carey includes two partners, two counsels, 29 associates and 11 patent specialists. It has vast experience in acting in the prosecution and litigation of trade marks, patents and industrial designs, geographical indications, designations of origin, plant varieties, and domain names. The practice also covers regulatory matters, copyright, anti-counterfeiting, technology contracting, privacy and licensing, along with franchising, consumer protection, labelling, trade secrets, IP management, and IP-related unfair competition. In recent highlights, the team advised Wenco subsidiary, HyB, on the filing of a civil patent infringement action against Sociedad Industrial de Plástico (SIDP), based on the latter’s manufacture of plastic floats for salmon cages. Guillermo Carey and Francisco Carey co-head the firm’s IP and IT group, while pharmaceuticals specialist Fernando García and Paulina Silva, whose broad practice includes IP rights, are both highly regarded counsels.