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Karl Mutter

Karl Mutter, LL.M.


CMS Rodríguez-Azuero
Calle 75 No.​ 3-53
Languages Spanish, English

Karl is Partner and leads the Intellectual Property and Life Sciences & Healthcare areas. He has 18 years of experience advising clients in protection of trademark rights, patents, industrial models and designs, plant breeder's rights, copyrights and management trademarks, patents and health registrations portfolios at a national and international level. Furthermore, he has extensive experience in IP due diligence processes for the purposes of internal control and mergers and acquisitions of companies. It has also carried out processes to claim rights for infringement by third parties.

Karl has more than 12 of experience assisting clients with all their needs in connection to life sciences & healthcare law. This includes advice for products such as foodstuffs, alcoholic beverages, cosmetics, dietary supplements, medical devices and equipment, and pharma products; in everything related to market approvals, and issues related to labelling, functional claims, and product advertising.

Professional Experience

  • 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 Abogdos, 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


  • Karl Mutter, Chambers Latin America 2020, Lifesciences (Band 4)
  • Area recognition: Leaders League 2020, IP litigation (Highly Recommended)
  • Area recognition: Leaders League 2020, Trademark prosecution (Highly Recommended)
  • Area recognition: Leaders League 2020, Lifescience Regulatory (Recommended)
  • Area recognition: Legal 500 Latin America 2019, Intellectual Property (Tier 4)
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  • 2006 – Scholarship recipient, Franklin Pierce Law Center, -FPLC-, Institute of Summer in Intellectual Property -IPSI, Concord, USA
  • 2004 – Master of Laws (LL.M. Degree Cum Laude) with Specialization in Intellectual Property, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • 2002 – Summer Course on Intellectual Property, Scholarship recipient, World Property Organization Intellectual-WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2000 – Lawyer, University of the Andes, Bogota, Colombia
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Gen­er­ic Trade­marks on the In­ter­net - The book­ing.com case
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20 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to ad­vert­ising of medi­cines and med­ic­al devices
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on phar­ma­ceut­ic­al ad­vert­ising reg­u­la­tion and med­ic­al device ad­vert­ising? Learn more about it in this CMS Ex­pert Guide.
22 June 2020
The Lat­in Amer­ic­an Gen­er­al Coun­sel
The first CMS Gen­er­al Coun­sel re­port in the Lat­in Amer­ica re­gion ex­plores the de­vel­op­ment of the GC role and how the world in which GCs work im­pacts them
20 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to can­nabis law and le­gis­la­tion
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27 April 2020
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21 October 2019
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08 July 2019
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07 June 2019
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07 February 2019
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