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Fernando García

Fernando García



  • Intellectual Property
  • Licensing, Franchising and Distributorship

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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.

Bar Admissions

Chile (1995).


  • 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).
Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property | Licensing, Franchising and Distributorship

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Named Lawyer of the Year in Advertising, Best Lawyers (2021).
  • Recognized in Intellectual Property and in Life Sciences, Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized in Intellectual Property and Life Sciences, The Legal 500.
  • Recognized in Intellectual Property, Latin Lawyer 250.
  • Recognized in Advertising, Entertainment and Intellectual Property, Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized as IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property.
  • Recognized in Patents, IAM Patent.
  • Recognized in Intellectual Property and Life Sciences, Top Ranked Legal.

Professional Activities and Experience

  • 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 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.


INAPI Makes Easier the Submission of Documents by Digital Means
Carey, July 2020

The National Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI) recently issued Notice No. 524, which provides that it will be possible to enter simple (scanned) digital copies of powers of attorney, without requiring the original document or an electronic document with an advanced electronic signature, thus making it possible to continue the processing of applications for registration, renewals, recordals, among others, during the quarantine period produced by Covid-19...

Apostille, Towards a Simpler Legalization Process
Carey, August 2016

From August 30th of 2016, the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents, commonly known as the “Apostille Convention”, and which changes the legalization process of foreign public documents, will enter into force in Chile. This treaty was signed on October 5th, 1961, and on December 2015 Chile completed the procedures to ratify it. In order to enforce this convention in Chile, Law No...

New guideline for the supervision and regulation of the nutritional composition and advertisement of foodstuff
Carey, June 2016

Recently the “guideline for the supervision and regulation of the nutritional composition of foodstuff and its advertisement (“the guideline”) was published by the Undersecretary of Health.The guideline´s main objective is to, “guide the process of supervision and regulation of foodstuff”, taking into consideration the upcoming implementation of Decree No. 13 (June 27, 2016), which modifies the Health Regulations for Food Products...

Additional Articles

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

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