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Sargent & Krahn

Intellectual Property

3 ranked lawyersBand 1ChileLatin America 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Market-leading firm providing outstanding advice on a vast array of matters related to intellectual property, with strong expertise on patent matters. Also sought after to assist with judicial and administrative trade mark oppositions, complex counterfeiting mandates and contentious copyright proceedings. Often retained by multinational companies hailing from the technology, media and food and beverage industries. Here (Nokia) and Syngenta count among the firm's new client wins.

Strengths

A client endorses their service for being "of the highest quality," while another remarks: "They are very good and must be one of the best in Chile due to the full-service approach they provide." A source goes on to add: "You know the work will be good when they are involved."

Work highlights

Represented Subafilms in an opposition action against a trade mark application for SUBMARINO AMARILLO - FUENTE DE SODA due to its potential confusion with the famous Beatles song.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Alfredo Montaner is held in high esteem by peers and clients alike for his vast experience in the field, especially in trade mark prosecution and counterfeiting cases. Sources acknowledge him as a leading figure in the market, with one interviewee saying: "He is a star in trade marks." Clients praise his knowledge and experience, with one source adding: "He is an excellent lawyer always providing prompt responses."

Acclaimed practitioner Juan Pablo Egaña enjoys a distinguished practice in the intellectual property arena. He focuses his practice on the whole range of patent-related matters, from prosecution to complex administrative and judicial litigation. A source claims: "He is the benchmark for patents in Chile," while another goes on to add: "I highlight his professional robustness, solid knowledge and rigour."

Co-head of department Rodrigo Lavados is praised by interviewees for his practice on the technology side of this area. A client emphasises his "vast experience, promptness, attentiveness and great deal of knowledge of the field."

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Chile

Intellectual Property


Alfredo Montaner
Band 1
Juan Pablo Egaña
Band 1
Rodrigo Lavados
Band 3