Carmen Paz Álvarez joined the firm as partner in 2015. She has extensively practiced in intellectual property matters –including trademarks, patents, plant varieties, copyrights, appellations of origin, geographic indications, domain names–, as well as unfair competition, consumer protection issues and civil litigation, advising domestic and foreign clients. She also has solid experience in public policies, legislative counselling and international negotiations.
Ms. Álvarez is a graduate of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile School of Law, being admitted to the bar in 1998. She earned her Master of Laws Degree at The London School of Economics, United Kingdom (2002).
Formerly, Ms. Álvarez practiced as an associate at Sargent & Krahn (1999-2009), and as Head of the Legislative Department and Head of the International Department at Instituto Nacional de Propiedad Industrial – INAPI, Chile (2010-2014).
Ms. Álvarez is an appointed Arbitrator of NIC Chile’s Domain Name Dispute Resolution Panel and country delegate for the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI). In 2001 she published the book “Wine Law, Appellations of Origin” (Editorial Jurídica de Chile).
Ms. Álvarez is a member of the Chilean Association of Industrial Property Law (ACHIPI), Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI) and through the firm, Ms. Álvarez is member of the International Trademark Association (INTA).
Languages: fluent in Spanish and English.