Silva

Chile

Address:
Hendaya 60, 4th floor
Las Condes
Santiago
Chile
7550188

+56 224387000


Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Juan Pablo Silva
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Partner: Francisco Silva
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Partner: Rodrigo León
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Partner: Andrés Grunewaldt
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Partner: Ricardo Montero
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Quick facts:

Established: 1990
• Number of Partners: 5
Number of IP Practitioners: 12
Languages: Spanish, English, French, German and Portuguese
Network Memberships: INTA, ECTA, AIPLA, ASIPI, ACHIPI, LES, PTMG, IAPP


Silva is a leading IP firm in Chile, originally founded in 1990 by Patricio and Juan Pablo Silva. It sees intellectual property as key for the integral development of the country, with its purpose of protecting and enhancing creativity and innovation. The firm has actively participated in major milestones of change both practically and legislatively: driving the establishment and operation of the dispute settlement system of NIC Chile, implementation of electronic signatures, protection of geographical indications and designations of origin, and the legal defense of infractions committed by technological means. Silva has a multidisciplinary and expert-level team, prepared to deal with every client’s needs. The attorneys are opinion leaders who are frequently consulted on intellectual property issues by media as well as by governmental entities. It also has a strong enforcement department that conducts civil, criminal and administrative actions related to IP and issues related to new technologies. 

Regarding the department’s international experience, a key strength for Silva is its experience in managing international clients' portfolios across Latin America and domestic clients’ IP rights across the world. The firm defends client’s interest in each stage of administrative and judicial actions, both in Chile and abroad. The firms' international network embraces specialized and prestigious firms, enabling the firm to act on behalf of its clients anywhere.

A distinguishing factor has been the development of Silvanet: unique legal software that manages and coordinates all facets of IP work, from instructions to docketing to production and invoicing. The comprehensive system integrates data from government entities to ensure quick and automated responses. It also allows clients to access and examine their own IP assets directly.

 

Last updated 18th March 2020

Practice Areas: Copyright, IP transactions, Patent contentious, Patent litigation, Patent office proceedings, Patent prosecution, Patent strategy & counseling, Trade mark contentious, Trade mark litigation, Trade mark office proceedings, Trade mark prosecution, Trade mark strategy & counseling, Life sciences

Sector Expertise: Advertising, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer technology & services, E-commerce, Fashion & luxury goods, Film, Financial services, Food & beverage, Healthcare, Media, Mining, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Sports, Telecommunication, Universities & research, Music, Life sciences, Artificial intelligence, Industrials, Internet, Publishing, Renewable energy, Professional services, Technology hardware, Manufacturing, Electronics, Agriculture, ICT & software, Medical device