Francisco Silva

Francisco Silva

Partner

"He has been excellent at managing our portfolio and handles all matters with urgency and expertise." Chambers & Partners 2015

  • CV
  • practice areas
  • acknowledgements
  • star cases

Professional Background

  • Internship, Baker & Hostetler, Washington D.C 1994.
  • Partner of Silva. Lawyer in charge of the international department with emphasis on the area of trademarks, patents and litigation (1999).
  • Participates in the following associations: Bar Association Chile A.G., Chilean Association of Intellectual Property (ACHIPI), Inter-American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI), International Trademark Association (INTA), American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA).

Education

  • Faculty of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, graduated in 1992.
  • Masters of Laws in International Legal Studies, American University, Washington College of Law, D.C (1993)

University and Academic Activities

  • Moderator and speaker at seminars of the International Trademark Association (INTA), and president of the Annual Conference of the Trademark Administrators Conference in 2007. He has also been a speaker at seminars organized by the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English
  • Trademarks
  • Patents, sanitary registrations and plant varieties
  • Law of entertainment and sports
  • Gold category, World Trademark Review 2015.
  • Featured as a leading intellectual property lawyer in Chile, The Legal 500 2015.
  • Band 2, Chambers & Partners 2016.
  • Band 2, IAM PATENT 2015.
  • Successfully represented the French laboratory Bioderma in an unfair competition lawsuit against its former Chilean distributor.
  • After 3 years and more than 100 cases of opposition, he was able to reach an agreement of coexistence between his client, National Telecommunications Company (ENTEL), and INTEL.
  • Won legal dispute in Chile by "Great Place" representing Great Place to Work.