Andrés Grunewaldt

Andrés Grunewaldt


“His innovative solutions for clients facing infringement problems in a digital context are particularly highly prized” WTR 1000, 2014

  • CV
  • practice area
  • acknowledgements
  • star cases

Professional Background

  • He worked in the National Prosecutor's Office, where he led the Department of Economic Crimes during 2008.
  • Arbitrator of NIC Chile for the designation of domain names ".CL" since 2013.
  • Invited by the Ministry of Justice to participate in a special commission in charge of the new Criminal Code, specifically to propose new regulation for crimes against industrial property and copyright.
  • Director of the Chilean Association of Intellectual Property (ACHIPI).
  • Participant in the International Trademark Association (INTA), Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI), Chilean Association of Intellectual Property (ACHIPI), and the Intellectual Property & Cyber Law Society, Duke Law School.


  • Lawyer of the Universidad de Chile, graduated in 2003.
  • Master in Law (c), Universidad de Chile (2004).
  • Master in Financial and Tax Law, Universidad de Valencia, 2005.
  • Master in Law (L.L.M.) Duke University, United States, 2011.
  • Post- graduate degree in Cybersecurity and Cyberdefense, Universidad de Chile, 2017

University and Academic Activities

  • Professor of post- graduate in customs Law, Universidad Finis Terrae.
  • Professor of Public International Law, international intellectual property module - Universidad de Santiago (2011-2014).
  • Professor of the undergraduate course "Copyright and new technologies", Faculty of Law, Universidad de Chile, direction of undergraduate thesis on the subject (2012).
  • Guest lecturer for the graduate course on white collar crime law, Universidad de Chile (2015 to present).
  • Guest lecturer for the diploma course on white collar crime law, Universidad Católica de Chile (2016).
  • Professor of Intellectual Property, Universidad de Artes, Ciencias y Comunicación, UNIACC, (2018).


  • Spanish
  • English
  • Litigation
  • Advertising Law
  • Designated “Associate to watch,” Chambers and Partners, 2016.
  • Silver category, World Trademark Review 2015.
  • Recognized by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) as a prominent lawyer on intellectual property in 2015.
  • Received scholarship given by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Spain (2004-2005).
  • Received scholarship given by the Chilean Government, Becas Chile (2010-2011).
  • Attorney for HBO in the context of a successful criminal action filed against the managers of a website called CUEVANA, which offered via streaming movies and series without the authorization of the copyright holders.
  • Attorney for Subway in the context of a successful criminal action against the misuse of this well-known brand by a commercial establishment in Santiago.
  • Successful defense of MAVESA, a subsidiary of Falabella, facing a civil suit based on alleged infringement of the trademark Bagir.
  • Successful defense of RTS, a subsidiary of an American company related to cellulose, facing a civil suit based on an alleged infraction of a utility model that protects a set of adjustable dividers.
  • Civil action filed on behalf of AGROSUPER against Frigomart for acts of unfair competition.
  • Action before the Council of Self-Regulation and Advertising Ethics (CONAR) in defense of PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP INC. against Movistar for misuse of a TV commercial and/or advertising campaign called "Despreocupado."