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Latin America Guide 2023

Ranked in 1 Practice Areas
4
Life Sciences
4 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Karl Mutter

Latin America

Education

Franklin Pierce Law Center, -FPLC-, Institute of Summer in Intellectual Property–IPSI, Concord, EE. UU.

Scholarship recipient

2006

Universidad de los Andes

Lawyer

2000

World Property Organization Intellectual -WIPO,Geneva, Switzerland

Summer Course on Intellectual Property, Scholarship recipient

2002

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Master of Laws (LL.M. Degree Cum Laude) with Specialization in Intellectual Property

2004

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property

Life Sciences & Healthcare

Career

- 2018-present – Partner, CMS Rodríguez-Azuero, Bogotá, Colombia

- 2010-2018 – Founder and Managing Partner, Mutter & Asociados, Bogotá, Colombia

- 2006-2010 – Practice Director, Cavelier Abogados, Bogotá, Colombia

- 2006-2010 – Cavelier Abogados, Senior Associate, Bogotá, Colombia

- 2004 – Consultant and Associate Researcher, Academy of the World Intellectual Property Organization-WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland

- 2000-2003 – Senior Associate, Cavelier Abogados, Bogotá, Colombia

Clients

 Les Laboratoires Servier (www.servier.com) | Comprehensive advice on all health regulations matters for the company, including market approval procedures, advertisement, labelling, defense on administrative probes, for pharma products.

 Dr. Reddys (www.drreddys.com).- | Advice on intellectual Property (freedom to operate evaluations) and general advice to the local regulatory team.

 Advance Scientific Group (www.advancescientificgroup.com)- | Comprehensive advice on all health regulations matters for the company, including market approval procedures, advertisement, labelling, defense on administrative probes, for foreign pharma products imported by this local company.

 Nutriset (www.nutriset.fr) | Comprehensive advice on all health regulations matters for the company, including market approval procedures, advertisement, labelling, defense on administrative probes, for functional foodstuffs of medical use, in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador.

 Lohmann & Rauscher.- (https://www.lohmann-rauscher.com) | Comprehensive advice on all health regulations matters for the company, including market approval procedures, advertisement, labelling, defense on administrative probes, for medical devices.

 Otto Bock. - (www.ottobock.com)- | Comprehensive advice on all health regulations matters for the company, including market approval procedures, advertisement, labelling, defense on administrative probes, for medical devices.

 Livanova.- (www.livanova.com)- | Comprehensive advice on all health regulations matters for the company, including market approval procedures, advertisement, labelling, defense on administrative probes, for medical devices.

 Nobel Biocare.- (www.nobelbiocare.com)- | Comprehensive advice on all health regulations matters for the company, including market approval procedures, advertisement, labelling, defense on administrative probes, for medical devices.

 Alpha Bio Tec- (www.alpha-bio.net) | Comprehensive advice on all health regulations matters for the company, including market approval procedures, advertisement, labelling, defense on administrative probes, for medical devices.

 Coltene- (www.coltene.com) | Comprehensive advice on all health regulations matters for the company, including market approval procedures, advertisement, labelling, defense on administrative probes, for medical devices.

 Sci Can (www.scican.com) | Comprehensive advice on all health regulations matters for the company, including market approval procedures, advertisement, labelling, defense on administrative probes, for medical devices.

Awards

Leading Individual in the area of Lifesciences

Legal 500 Latin América

2022

Best Lawyer Life Sciences

Best Lawyers

2022

Recognition in the area of Intellectual Property (Karl Mutter, Key Partner)

Latin Lawyer 250

2021

Lifesciences (Band 4)

Chambers Latin America

2022

Recommended Lawyer in the areas of Lifesciences and Intellectual Property

Legal 500 Latin América 2022

2022

Experience

Karl is Partner and leads the Life Sciences & Healthcare practice and co-leads the Intellectual Property practice for the Firm. He has over 20 years of experience advising clients on the protection of trademark rights, patents, industrial models and designs, plant breeders’ rights, copyrights and management of trademark, patent and health registration portfolios at the national and international level. In addition, he has extensive experience in IP due diligence processes for the purposes of internal control and mergers and acquisitions of companies. He has also carried out processes to claim rights for infringement by third parties.

Karl has over 15 years of experience assisting clients with all of their life sciences and healthcare law needs. This includes advice for pharma products and medical devices and equipment, in everything related to market approvals, and issues related to labelling, advertisement and product liability. He also actively advises clients concerning health regulations for dietary supplements, foodstuffs, alcoholic beverages and cosmetics; in everything related to market approvals, and issues related to labelling, functional claims and product advertising.

Languages Spoken

English

Spanish

Expert in these Jurisdictions

Colombia

Industry Sector Expertise

Consumer Products

Work Highlights

 Les Laboratoires Servier (www.servier.com) | Comprehensive advice on all health regulations matters for the company, including market approval procedures, advertisement, labelling, defense on administrative probes, for pharma products.

 Dr. Reddys (www.drreddys.com).- | Advice on intellectual Property (freedom to operate evaluations) and general advice to the local regulatory team.

 Advance Scientific Group (www.advancescientificgroup.com)- | Comprehensive advice on all health regulations matters for the company, including market approval procedures, advertisement, labelling, defense on administrative probes, for foreign pharma products imported by this local company.

 Nutriset (www.nutriset.fr) | Comprehensive advice on all health regulations matters for the company, including market approval procedures, advertisement, labelling, defense on administrative probes, for functional foodstuffs of medical use, in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador.

 Lohmann & Rauscher.- (https://www.lohmann-rauscher.com) | Comprehensive advice on all health regulations matters for the company, including market approval procedures, advertisement, labelling, defense on administrative probes, for medical devices.

 Otto Bock. - (www.ottobock.com)- | Comprehensive advice on all health regulations matters for the company, including market approval procedures, advertisement, labelling, defense on administrative probes, for medical devices.

 Livanova.- (www.livanova.com)- | Comprehensive advice on all health regulations matters for the company, including market approval procedures, advertisement, labelling, defense on administrative probes, for medical devices.

 Nobel Biocare.- (www.nobelbiocare.com)- | Comprehensive advice on all health regulations matters for the company, including market approval procedures, advertisement, labelling, defense on administrative probes, for medical devices.

 Alpha Bio Tec- (www.alpha-bio.net) | Comprehensive advice on all health regulations matters for the company, including market approval procedures, advertisement, labelling, defense on administrative probes, for medical devices.

 Coltene- (www.coltene.com) | Comprehensive advice on all health regulations matters for the company, including market approval procedures, advertisement, labelling, defense on administrative probes, for medical devices.

 Sci Can (www.scican.com) | Comprehensive advice on all health regulations matters for the company, including market approval procedures, advertisement, labelling, defense on administrative probes, for medical devices.

Chambers Review

Provided by Chambers

Latin America

Life Sciences - Colombia
4
Band 4

Karl Mutter elicits recognition from interviewees for his life sciences practice in Colombia. A market onlooker declares: "Karl Mutter is very business-oriented and precise when explaining things." One client notes: "Karl Mutter has always been very professional and resourceful on every occasion."

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