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FIRM NAME: VILLASECA ABOGADOS
Website: www.villaseca.cl
Tel: (56-2) 223623500
Fax: (56-2) 242618032

Chairman: Max. F. Villaseca M.
Managing Partners: Max F. Villaseca M.; Bernardo Serrano S.
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 15
Languages: English and Spanish

FIRM OVERVIEW:
The firm, one of the oldest in Chile, is characterised for establishing personalised relationships between lawyers and clients. Traditionally, Villaseca Law Firm has focused major efforts in keeping organic and sustained growth standards, that have allowed the firm to answer the highest ethicalw and professional exigency in a constantly evolving world. In order to offer an agile and efficient service, the firm incorporates technology as a tool, in order to utilise with dynamism, the link with each and every one of its clients, both national and international. Partners and associates of the firm are members of renowned national and international associations related to the general exercise of the profession, the protection of the intellectual property and international commerce.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Trademarks & Distinctive Signs:
Including geographical and origin denominations; traditional denominations of quality, civil and commercial names, right to the image, to civil and commercial names.
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Competition, Unfair & Free Competition Rights:
In connection with industrial, intellectual property and related rights.
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Patents of Invention:
Utility models, industrial designs and drawings, integrated circuit lay-out design, confidential information and information given to the regulatory entities. Juridical protection of the innovations, investigation, and technological development, constitution of entities with such goals and the procedures to conduct the resources to that end, the exploitation of its results and technological right, in general. Surveillance of publications of new applications per technology area or by applicants for opposition purposes. Surveillance before the competent entity (Public Health Institute) of new sanitary registrations of pharmaceutical products on patents currently in force.
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Bioavailability & Bioequivalence, Biot Biotechnology Studies & Intellectual & Technology Non-material Rights:
About animal breed, plants and vegetable varieties, living organisms including microorganisms.
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Copyright:
Authors, interpreters, executors, TV organisms and radio broadcasting; signal transmission by satellite; technological measures of author’s right defense, author’s rights of exploitation by any means, representation or publication, marketing of the author’s rights, right of the entertainment; television and radio broadcasting and media in general (software). Amusement rights in general.
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Internet:
Domain name rights and disputes; communications, rights on publications, searches and internet services providers, e-commerce related to intellectual property.
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Innovation:
For over 15 years the firm has been steadily supporting both domestic companies and leading Universities, in the design of strategies, protection and enforcement of its intangible assets by rights of intellectual property
■ Focused on advising national universities and science- based entrepreneurship
■ Support at different stages of the technology transfer process (uprising technologies, protection, commercialization and defense).
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Transfer of Technology:
Through legal counselling in license agreements dealing with industrial and intellectual property.
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Anti Piracy & Unlawful Commerce:
Clandestine commerce and all kinds of illegal acts via intermediation or illicit circulation of products by any means that infringe intellectual property and related rights.
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Civil Commercial & Real State:
The firm has created an area with specialised lawyers in the subject, who have the necessary knowledge to advise in these matters; counselling in commercial matters and financing, investment funds, negotiations, contracts, counselling to directories, acquisitions of companies, fusions, divisions of societies and, in general, all those areas of business required by its clients for the development of their investments.
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Unfair Competition & Related Rights:
In this area, the Villaseca Abogados practice is oriented to give advice to enterprises about the way in which they may conduct business without infringing the rules of free competition. Its work includes preventive consultation with the legally qualified authorities, as well as the representation of its clients in Free Competition Courts, either as complainants or as defendants. The professionals of Villaseca Abogados who are vastly experienced in industrial property and related matters pertaining to competition rights are in the best conditions to advise their clients about this type of behaviour, and to represent them in the corresponding civil actions, if that be the case.
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Advertising & Advertising’s Ethics: 
Counselling the presentation of the correspondent claims before the Advertising Autoregulation Council.
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Labour: Through this department, Villaseca Abogados offers full advising on matters connected with labour and social security laws. Its professional assistance includes the analysis and drawing up of individual and collective work contracts, hygiene and safety regulations, agreements, and judicial assistance in administrative procedures.
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Litigation:
The department in charge of civil actions is specially directed to resolve conflicts in the area of intellectual and industrial property, the most common being those that involve litigation in cases of counterfeiting, piracy, and new plant varieties.
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Consumers Rights:
This subject matter is becoming increasingly important on account of a better access to information and to the consumer’s awareness of his individual and collective rights. The above, together with its consecration brought about by innovations that incorporate the reforms introduced to the Consumer Right Protection Law, such as the regulation of new types of transgressions, proceedings and sanctions, requires a serious and efficient treatment, as provided by the firm.
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Taxation:
The firm’s services include advice with regard to tax payment obligations resulting from business deals completed by the enterprise. The professionals at Villaseca Abogados provide assistance to foreign companies interested in making investments in Chile, this assistance including the applicable tax rates to capital payments from abroad and to dividend remittance.
Contact: [email protected]

Representative clients include:
Colgate-Palmolive, Novartis, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Bristol-Myers Squibb, DuPont, Philips, NBA, MasterCard, Sika, Japan Tobacco, Calor, Apple, Wrangler, Seiko, NBC Universal, Citizen, Hunter Douglas, Tyco, Sanrio Company; F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Microsoft; Eli Lilly, Syngenta, Burger King, Puma, IBM, Sony; Thomson Reuter; Intercontinental Hotels Group; The Coca-Cola Company, Hilton Hotels; Lotte Group; Yarur Group; Agrosuper; Catholic University; Schering-Plough Corporation; Soquimich; IST; Caterpillar; Praxair, Inc. and Banmedica Group.

PRACTICE AREAS
Intellectual Property
Free Competition
Consumer Rights
Litigation
Innovation (I+D)
Transfer of Technology
Corporate