The main strength of our IP practice derives from more than 29 years of experience working with key international clients, advising them on all aspects related to Intellectual Property. The IP Department is best known for its extensive expertise in Anti-Counterfeiting, complex IP Litigation, Patents and Trademark prosecution, as well as Advertising Law, those which are its strongest areas along with Consumer Law, Competition and Antitrust.
We tend to have IP matters with clients that are active throughout many industries, the most common being, Automobiles, Chemicals, Food & Drink, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical/Life Sciences, Retail, and Technology, Hardware and Electronics.
A few examples of key clients for AZ in the area of IP are Bandai Namco Entertainment, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, Mutual de Seguridad CCHC, FILA, Tricot S.A., Carl’s Jr., ASOS PLC, Jürgen Paulmann Holding, Monster Energy, Alicorp, Sky Airlines, Wal-Mart Inc, Rakuten, Harley Davidson and Studio Ghibli among others. We manage the above mentioned clients entire trademark portfolio as well as their subsequent brand protection in the areas of anti-counterfeiting and copyright matters.
Within the last 12 months we have had over 1,250 trademark applications and more than 550 trademark litigation related cases ongoing within the courts from the Chilean Trademark Office all the way up to the Supreme Court.
Our most prominent area of IP besides brand protection is in the area of Life Sciences. AZ has one of the strongest life science practices in Chile. Our firm is highly regarded for its expertise in the Pharmaceutical (Human and Veterinary), Biotechnology, Food and Beverage, Agro-Industrial and Pesticide Industries where we advise clients on administrative, sanitary regulations, guide them through complex litigation processes as well as all patent related filings, registrations, and litigation. AZ’s life science litigation team constantly advises on cases related to life science conflicts, regulatory issues of the pharmaceutical industry and patent infringement, litigation and prosecution. As well-recognized experts in this area, AZ regularly advises clients like Abbott Laboratories, Laboratorios Saval, and Farmacologia en Aquacultura Veterinaria Fav S.A., Mega Labs among others, in front of the Health and Drug Authorities and the Chilean Competition Authorities.
Subsequently, from the other side of the bench, AZ actively participates in the designing and drafting of regulations in the pharmaceutical, biological and biotechnological fields alongside key industry players and the Health Authorities. Deeping the IP powerhouse team, both partners, Gabriel Zaliasnik and Daniel Lopez are regularly invited and consulted with regarding the change in regulations and laws and their potential impact on the industry, within the life science and public law sectors.
The firm defines itself as the strongest firm in patent litigation in Chile through the combination of their litigation practice, which is regarded as one of the best in Chile along with the profound knowledge of their patent experts. Pharmaceuticals have traditionally been one of AZ’s main practices along with Mining and its suppliers, which is a considerably important industry for the country of Chile.
Over the last 11 years, AZ has presented approximately 1,150 patent oppositions, of which some 400 cases are currently active. Of all the cases that have been resolved by the Chilean Patent Office, the firm has obtained favorable verdicts in more than 80% of the cases, which proves a solid record of our legal and technical patent team.
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Asociación Interamericana de la Propiedad Intelectual (ASIPI)
Association Internationale de Droit Pénal (AIDP)
Cámara Chileno-Brasileña de Comercio
Colegio de Abogados de Chile A.G
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
International Bar Association (IBA)
Nextlaw Global Referral Network
International Trademark Association (INTA)
The Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
Licensing Executives Society International (LESI)
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
ASOCIACIÓN CHILENA DE EMPRESAS DE TECNOLOGÍAS DE
INFORMACIÓN A.G. (ACTI)
CENTRO DE ARBITRAJE Y MEDIACIÓN (CAM Santiago)
Member of the Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB)
ClarkeModet is the largest IP group in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries, with 10 companies in Europe and Latin America and a multidisciplinary team of over 500 experts.
In addition to provide prosecution and enforcement IP services (registration, maintenance, defence and monitoring of IP rights), ClarkeModet offers highly specialised advice to help clients to create impact on the market. The firm’s professionals do so by means of the transfer, use and profitability of IP assets and by implementing in the organisations work systems and policies aimed at generating a competitive advantage. The firm’s international presence and local knowledge enables it to offer a unified service of management of patents portfolios, based on unified work processes in all the countries it has a presence in and with the same quality standards and corporate policies.
ClarkeModet was founded in Spain in 1879, with the current structure dating back to 1892 following the merger between “Clarke y Cia” and “Agencia General de Patentes y Marcas”. It started its international expansion in 1940, establishing new IP firms in Portugal and Latin America.
The group is currently present in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Spain, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Uruguay and Venezuela with 24 offices and three international desks: Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. This large infrastructure allows a centralised management of large IP portfolios.
ClarkeModet Group is one of the largest applicants of Patents and Trademarks in all the markets in which its companies are present:
The greatest applicant of patents in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries
The second greatest applicant of trademarks in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries.
The company actually manages 1 out of every 10 patents within the Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries.
Technology & Innovation
ClarkeModet has incorporated new technologies in both customer services and internal processes to guarantee quality and speed. The company is a pioneer in the use of technologies such as blockchain or machine learning to increase the protection of its clients’ assets in order to face new challenges on digital markets.
Through its internal regulations and corporate culture, ClarkeModet supports different social interest initiatives, as well as inclusion and sustainability policies. The main lines of action of its CSR are focused on the promotion of diversity in its teams through its inclusive recruitment policies.
ClarkeModet minimizes environmental impact through a policy such as electronic invoicing and file digitization, as well as following programs such as Ecoembes for recycling.
CSR initiatives include the support for non-profit organizations and Universities through the sponsorship of various programs of Intellectual Property and stimulation of innovation.
Magliona Abogados provides legal services of excellence both to local and multinational companies. We specialize in corporate matters, tax services, complex business litigation and finance structures, telecommunications, technology law, intellectual and industrial property, government relations and public policies, including, among others, corporate structuring, due diligence planning, mergers and acquisitions, financial assistance, syndicated loans, liability restructuring and leasing. We are experts in licensing and software development agreements, technological platforms, franchises, data protection, cyber crime, distribution, production and financing of film and TV productions.
Magliona Abogados advises its clients in the registration of trademarks, patents and industrial designs, as well as in matters relating to copyright and the internet matters.
The protection of intellectual property has a special relevance for companies as they continue to expand and protect their technologies, brands, products, data and services.
Magliona Abogados is a leading firm in the Intellectual Property market, providing strategic, commercial and litigation advice in the area.
Carey is Chile’s largest full-service law ﬁrm. Our various corporate, litigation and regulatory groups are composed of highly specialized attorneys covering all areas of law. Our clients include some of the world’s largest multinational corporations and some of the most important local companies and institutions. We are recognized as one of the best-managed law ﬁrms not only in Chile, but in all of Latin America. The ﬁrm is a member of the Paciﬁc Rim Advisory Council, World Services Group, Terralex, The Interlex Group, TalkLaw and the Employment Law Alliance.
We are the market leaders in Intellectual Property prosecution in Chile, overseeing more than 5,000 patents and 28,000 trademarks. We have handled some of the most signiﬁcant patent infringement cases in Chile, and succeeded in protecting our clients’ interests.
We have extensive experience advising our clients in issues related to the prosecution and litigation of trademarks, patents and industrial designs, geographical indications, designations of origin, plant varieties, and domain names. Our areas of practice also include regulatory matters (pharmaceutical), copyright, anti-counterfeiting, licensing, franchising and distributorship, consumer protection and product liability, labelling and advertisement, data protection, trade secrets, intangible assets valuation, IP management, and unfair competition.