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Guillermo Carey

Guillermo Carey



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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
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Recognized in Intellectual Property and Life Sciences, Chambers Latin America.
  • 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, Client Choice Guide.
  • 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).


Technical Specification on Compliance Plans in the Context of the Amendment to the National Consumer Service
Carey, November 2019

On August 26th, 2019, the National Institute of Normalization (INN) published Technical Specification INN/ET1 on compliance plans for the protection of consumer’s rights (the “Technical Specification”), in accordance to which suppliers can develop the compliance plans referred in Article 24 subparagraph four of Law No. 19,496 Consumer Protection Act (“CPA”), included therein after the latest amendment to that Law...

Brexit and Its Effects on Intellectual Property Rights
Carey, July 2016

On June 23rd the United Kingdom (UK)1 decided, by means of a referendum, to exit from the European Union. This decision is known as “Brexit”. According to Art. 50 of the Treaty on European Union, the UK must notify the European Council – which for this purpose represents the EU – of its intention to exit, after which the parties will negotiate an agreement setting out the arrangements of that withdrawal and of the future relationship between the UK and the EU...

Bill of Law Which Will Modify the Chilean Data Privacy Act: Comments to the Minutes Sent by the Ministry of Finance to the Congress
Carey, June 2016

The government recently announced that a bill will be submitted to Congress to modify the Chilean Data Privacy Law N° 19,628 (“DPL”). In connection with the future bill (yet to be presented before Congress), the Ministry of Finance sent to several members of Congress a set of informal minutes outlining the structure and core aspects of the bill.The following is a summary of the minutes, and an initial legal analysis prepared by Carey...

Additional Articles

  • 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.

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