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Guillermo Carey

Guillermo Carey



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

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WSG Leadership

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

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, Technology and Consumer Law 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 artificial intelligence.

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

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Member of the Advisory Council of the Ministry of Science and Technology.
  • 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 vicepresident 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).
  • Panelist for the resolution of domain name disputes, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (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).


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.



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