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Santiago Ortúzar D.

Studies: LLM (Merit), University of London, Queen Mary & Westfield College, 1995

Law Degree, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, School of Law, 1989
Languages: Spanish - English - French


Santiago specializes in intellectual and industrial property, contracts, cases of defense to free competition, defense in cases of infringement of intellectual and industrial property, internet, sanitary records, plant varieties. Designing strategies for the global protection and licensing of innovation and patents of Chilean companies, universities and inventors is his specialty.

Lawyer of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and with an LLM from the University of London, Santiago  is also director of the department of economic law of the University of Los Andes, where he has focused his work relating intellectual property with competition and regulation law in Chile.

In relation to the defense of his clients, he is one of the few Chilean lawyers who has to his credit an important success before the ITC (International Trade Commission). In addition, he has a large number of successes in defending patent lawsuits. Prior to his university education in Chile, Santiago lived for 11 years in Australia, so he benefits from the best of Latina American and Anglo Saxon cultures and is fully bilingual.

Before joining Alessandri, he was partner of Beuchat, Barros & Pfenniger.

He is a member of:

  • Chilean Association of Industrial Property, Former President (ACHIPI).
  • International Trademark Association (INTA).
  •  International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).


  • Coauthor “Unfair Competition”, Legal Extension Notebook No. 14, Faculty of Law, Universidad de los Andes, 2007.
  • Author of several articles in the Journal of the Bar Association and El Mercurio, such as “Security Facturing Electronics”, “Protection of technological innovations in Japan”, “The risk of ambush advertising” and “Lobby regulation”.

Academic activity

  • Professor in charge of the Department of Economic Law School of Law, Universidad de Los Andes
  • Professor of Economic Law, Faculty of Law, Universidad de Los Andes
  • Professor of Intellectual / Industrial Property, Master of Business Law, Faculty of Law, Universidad de Los Andes.
  • Professor of the Legislation and Ethics course at the DUOC Foundation (1993)
  • Assistant professor Tomás Menchaca of the Law School of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (1990).

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