Guillermo Carey

Guillermo Carey



  • Consumer Law and Advertisement
  • Data Protection
  • Intellectual Property
  • Licensing, Franchising and Distributorship

WSG Practice Industries




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.

Bar Admissions

Chile (1994).


  • Law, Universidad Católica de Chile.
Areas of Practice

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

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

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

Professional Activities and Experience

  • 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 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 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).



Privacy, Technology and Telecommunications blog

Learning to Lead (Aprendiendo a Liderar)

The objective of the "Learning to Lead" program is to support young female lawyers to promote the development of their professional career and aquire/enhance leadership skills, both professionally and personally. The program is part of the Women in the Profession (WIP) project of the Cyrus R. Vance...

Legal Microsite COVID-19

Aware of the great challenges that our clients, are and will continue to face, in Chile and in the world, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have prepared a microsite that aims to answer what we believe are currently the main legal questions. The answers contained in this microsite are, by nature,...

Pro Bono

Pro bono work is essential in Carey's legal practice. We believe that our lawyers may make a possitive impact in society, collaborating in socially important cases where free legal support is required. This microsite summarizes our pro bono work and our commitment to public service.


New Temporary Measures Implemented by the National Institute of Industrial Property (CLPTO) due to National Pandemic Contingency for COVID-19
Carey, May 2020

On April 30, 2020, the CLPTO announced the temporary application of new measures issued in relation to deadlines, procedures and legal requirements in administrative and contentious processes, with the aim of facilitating the compliance of legal obligations by applicants and users. Previously, the CLPTO had granted ex officio, through the Exempt Resolution No...

Additional Articles

  • Co-author of the Chilean chapter in ICLG – Consumer Protection, Global Legal Group (2020).
  • 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.