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Matías Somarriva

Matias Somarriva


CMS Carey & Allende
Avda. Costanera Sur 2730, Piso 9
Parque Titanium, Las Condes
7550000 Santiago
Languages Spanish, English

Matías is a partner and leads the Intellectual Property group for CMS Carey & Allende. He has 20-years of experience in cases relating to trademarks, patents, industrial designs, litigation, copyright, and unfair competition, among other matters.

He is the React partner In Chile.

Endorsed in Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers, and WTR 1000. Ranked among Latin America’s best anti-counterfeiting experts by World Trade Review, 2018. He was recognised with the Membership Champion Award  by International Trademark Association (INTA) for helping to grow membership, increase awareness, and promote member benefits, demonstrating his passion for trademark and related intellectual property law.

Prior to joining CMS Chile, he worked at Sargent & Krahn (1998-2016).

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"Somarriva is an expert on trade mark enforcement, anti-counterfeiting cases, seizures and customs activities. He possesses further capabilities in handling IP infringement matters and related litigation"

Chambers and Partners Latin America

"Matías is among those who shine brightly in its constellation, showcasing superlative litigation and enforcement capabilities. He is the React anti-counterfeiting network’s partner for Chile"

World Trademark Rewiew 1000

"Matias Somarriva focuses his practice on trade mark enforcement, anti-counterfeiting cases, seizures and customs activities.He has further expertise in unfair competition matters"

Chambers and Partners Latin America

Relevant experience

Among his prior clients are the following:

  • International clients: Hugo Boss, Tous, Red Bull, NSK, NHS, SKF and Dassault.
  • International clients through REACT: Universal Studios, Samsung, Asics, Christian Dior, Longines, Omega, Prada, Panasonic, Audi, Porsche, Manchester United, Chelsea, etc.
  • Local clients: Viña Requingua, Caravana, Dollversity, Alican, Tesla, Segin.
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  • 1993 - Law Degree, Universidad Diego Portales School of Law
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  • Parallel Imports Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA).
  • Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI).
  • Chilean Industrial Property Association (ACHIPI).
  • International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC).
  • Former member of the Enforcement and the Anti-Counterfeiting Committees of the International Trademark Association (INTA).
  • Chilean Bar Association.
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Lectures list

  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Professor of Intellectual and Industrial Property Protection (2009 - to date).
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