Porzio, Ríos, García

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About the Author

Lawyer (adm. to practise 1994) and partner at Porzio, Ríos, García, Santiago, Chile.

Education: JD Pontificia Catholic University of Chile, 1993.

Practice areas

  • Intellectual and industrial property;
  • distribution law and franchising;
  • corporate.

Born in Geneva, Switzerland. Primary and secondary school, the Institut Florimont (Geneva, Switzerland). French Baccalauréat in 1986. Studied law at the Catholic University of Chile in Santiago, between 1987 and 1992. Graduated in 1993. Admitted to practise in 1994. Specialised course in intellectual property at Franklin Pierce University in Concord, New Hampshire, USA, in 1996. Professional practice at the law firm of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear in Newport Beach, California. Joined Porzio, Ríos & Asociados in 1993 and has been a partner of the firm since 2002.

He advises local and foreign clients in matters related to patents, trademarks and technology transfer. He also practises in the areas of distribution and franchises.

Moreover, he sits on the boards of directors of companies and acts as local counsel for foreign companies in Chile.

Professor, School of Law of the Pontificia Catholic University of Chile.

Immediate past-president of the board of the Chilean Association of Intellectual Property (ACHIPI), Chilean Expert for IDI (International Distribution Institute), and member of Honour of the AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats). Member of IdArb. Also a member of the Chilean Bar Association, AIPPI, AIPLA and INTA.