Francisco Carey

Francisco Carey



  • Intellectual Property
  • Licensing, Franchising and Distributorship

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Patent Law Workshop Group
INTA Group



Partner of Carey and co-head of the firm´s Intellectual Property and Information Technology Group. His practice focuses on IP litigation, licensing, distribution and franchise agreement, trademarks and patents prosecution.

Bar Admissions

Chile (2004).


  • Law, Universidad de Los Andes.
  • LL.M., Duke University (2006).
Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property | Licensing, Franchising and Distributorship

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Recognized as a WIPR Leader, World IP Review (2020).
  • Recognized in Intellectual Property, Chambers Latin America.
  • Recognized as Best Individual Lawyer in Intellectual Property: Trademarks (2014 and 2015) and in Intellectual Property: Copyright (2019), Client Choice.
  • Recognized as IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property.
  • Recognized in Patents, IAM Patent.
  • Recognized in Trademarks, Who’s Who Legal.
  • Recognized in Intellectual Property and in Information Techonoly Law, Best Lawyers.
  • Recognized in Intellectual Property, Latin Lawyer 250.

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Member of the Board, Chilean Industrial Property Association (ACHIPI) (2017-2019).
  • Professor of Privileged Information in the Securities Market, Degree in Compliance and Good Corporate Practices, Universidad Católica de Chile (since 2017).
  • Chair of the Anticounterfeiting Committee, Latin America and Caribbean Subcommittee, INTA (2016-2018).
  • Member of the Chilean Bar Association.
  • Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA).
  • Member of Marques.
  • Member of FICPI.
  • Member of ASIPI.
  • Member of ACHIPI.
  • Foreign Associate, Lexis Nexis (2006-2007).


Learning to Lead (Aprendiendo a Liderar)

The objective of the "Learning to Lead" program is to support young female lawyers to promote the development of their professional career and aquire/enhance leadership skills, both professionally and personally. The program is part of the Women in the Profession (WIP) project of the Cyrus R. Vance...

Legal Microsite COVID-19

Aware of the great challenges that our clients, are and will continue to face, in Chile and in the world, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have prepared a microsite that aims to answer what we believe are currently the main legal questions. The answers contained in this microsite are, by nature,...

Pro Bono

Pro bono work is essential in Carey's legal practice. We believe that our lawyers may make a possitive impact in society, collaborating in socially important cases where free legal support is required. This microsite summarizes our pro bono work and our commitment to public service.


New Temporary Measures Implemented by the National Institute of Industrial Property (CLPTO) due to National Pandemic Contingency for COVID-19
Carey, May 2020

On April 30, 2020, the CLPTO announced the temporary application of new measures issued in relation to deadlines, procedures and legal requirements in administrative and contentious processes, with the aim of facilitating the compliance of legal obligations by applicants and users. Previously, the CLPTO had granted ex officio, through the Exempt Resolution No...

Patent Prosecution Highway Agreement Executed By the Member States of the Pacific Alliance
Carey, July 2016

On July 1st, 2016 the Pilot Patent Prosecution Highway agreement (PPH) executed by the member states of the Pacific Alliance (Chile, Mexico, Colombia and Peru1) came into force.The PPH Pilot Program is an agreement executed by the patent offices of said countries, which allows applicants to request an accelerated examination process of a patent application...

Additional Articles

  • Author of the Chilean chapter in «Legal Updates on Trademark Law in Latin America», Wolters Kluwer (2018).