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Rodrigo Velasco A.

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Studies: Berklee College of Music, Bi-annual Program, 2003.

LLB graduated Law School, Universidad de Chile, 2001.
Languages: Spanish - English


Head of department Rodrigo Velasco Alessandri is singled out by an interviewee, who says: “I can give a very good reference for him in trade mark matters, I’m very happy with his work. He is an excellent and well-prepared lawyer.” Velasco Alessandri is further highlighted by an observer for his skill in copyright and technology law. (Chambers and Partners 2020)

Rodrigo Velasco A. is the managing partner of Alessandri’s ​​technology and intellectual property areas. He has specialized in matters related to licenses, contracts, tax aspects and litigation concerning domain names, trademarks, patents, data protection, software and internet. It has been highlighted by the specialized guide Chambers & Partners 2020, both in the areas of intellectual property and technology, media and telecommunications (TMT). Is an active member of the International Association of Privacy Practitioners (IAPP) and was recently appointed member of the board of directors of the International Technology Law Association (iTechLAw). He is also Vice-Chair of the Latin American Committee of the same association.

After graduating (Magna Cum Laude) from Universidad de Chile Law School in 2001, he was awarded a Distinction Diploma from the Chilean Ministry of Justice for his outstanding internship in the Public Legal Assistance Service. During 2002 and 2003, he studies at the Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, where he was, on two occasions, granted the B.A.S. scholarship (Berklee Achievement-based Scholarship) and specialized in the legal aspects of the music industry.

He is the author of the thesis work “Intellectual Property Rights on the Internet” (2000). He has lectured in several conferences and seminars, written several articles on Intellectual Property matters, and is a regular contributor to trademark and copyright journals.

He headed the team that granted the first registration of a sound mark in Chile, and filed the first certification trademark application in our country. He appeared before the Chilean Senate’s Committee on Education and was a member of the Advisory Committee of the National Council for Culture and Arts in connection with the latest amendment to Intellectual Property Law 17.336 and its Regulations.

In 2011, he was included, by the Minister of Culture, in the appointment of the first three arbitrators and mediators to resolve conflicts on the collective enforcement of copyright, of the National Council for Culture and Arts.


Awards and rankings

  • Chambers & Partners Leading Individual Intellectual Property
  • IP Star Managing Intellectual Property
  • Recommended Individual IAM 1000 Patent
  • Recommended Individual WTR1000
  • Marcasur Excellence Awards for outstanding Latin American lawyers LeadingLawyers 2013
  • LACCA, of Latin Lawyer


Professional Memberships

  • Chilean Bar Association
  • Inter-American Copyright Institute (IIDA),
  • International Literacy and Artistic Association, ALAI
  • International Trademark Association, INTA
  • iTechLaw Association (Latam Committee)
  • President of the Chilean Industrial Property Association Achipi, Copyright Committee
  • Inter-American Intellectual Property Association (ASIPI)
  • Asian Patent Attorney Association, APAA (observer)
  • Latin American Anti Counterfeiting Alliance, ALAF
  • Director of Foro Innovación
  • Advisory Board of Fundación Pro Bono
  • President of Fundación Beethoven.
  • Círculo Legal de Icare
  • Member of the Board at the University of Chile’s Centre for Biotechnology and Bioengineering (CeBiB) (go to presentation video and interview)
  • IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2018
  • Alianza Latinoamericana contra la Piratería y la Falsificación
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (



Speaker on ¿Cómo protegen las celebridades sus derechos digitales? Asipi, Montevideo 2020.

Thomson Reuters: Data protection in Chile: overview 

Thomson Reuters: Privacy in Chile: overview

September 2016, Acuerdo Transpacífico de Libre Comercio (TPP), propiedad intelectual e internet: Dos visiones. Debates de Política Pública, Centro de Estudios Públicos, Chile.

Propiedad Intelectual en el TPP: las verdaderas consecuencias para Chile. Revista del Abogado, número 66, mayo de 2016

Bloomberg Law: Privacy and Data Security 2015

Rodrigo Velasco Alessandri of Alessandri Abogados, Santiago, provided expert review of the Chile Country Profile and wrote the Risk Environment section.

Rodrigo Velasco A. colaboró en la publicación Manual para administrar empresas sociales, anexo 12: EMPRESAS CULTURALES O SOCIOCULTURALES.

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Academic activity

Rodrigo Velasco Alessandri is currently a professor in the Industrial and Intellectual Property Diploma program of Universidad Finis Terrae, and in the Masters in New Technologies and Intellectual Property program of Universidad de Chile.

Beyond legal

Rodrigo Velasco is a musical producer, pop music and jazz performer and compositor. He studied piano with Jorge Campos Aravena, classical guitar with Mario Zamorano, and electric guitar with Ignacio Díaz, at Escuela Moderna de Música. He was a member of La Trapananda and La Bicicleta ensembles during the 90s’, and has been a jam guitarist in recordings and live performances by such musicians as Fa García, Jairo Triviano, La Rue Morgue, Yo Soy Pérez, Yael Meyer, as well as in soundtracks (Azul y Blanco), and several commercials.

During 2002 and 2003, he studied composition and arrangement at the Berklee College of Music, at Boston, being granted the B.A.S. (Berklee Achievement-based Scholarship) and participated in the Collaborations group and in the Berklee World Music Ensemble. He is an active member of the Sociedad Chilena del Derecho de Autor (Chilean Copyright Association) – SCD. He evaluated projects applying for funding from National Council for Culture and Arts (2005-2006) and is currently Director of Trapananda Publishing, a music publishing company and President of Fundación Beethoven.

Former member of Corporación Música para Todos, National Music Development Council of the National Council for Culture and Arts (CFMN/CNCA) representing foundations and private corporations.

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