CorralRosales is a full-service law firm in Ecuador with over 40 years’ experience advising national and international clients in a broad range of matters.

Xavier Rosales heads the firm, while Maria Cecilia Romoleroux and Francisco Gallegos co-head the IP department, all offering decades of experience in their respective areas.

In IP, we advise local firms and multinationals of all sizes, providing comprehensive portfolio management, strategies, and solutions to all of their IP challenges in Ecuador and throughout Latin America. We have for several years been the number one filer of both patents and trademarks in Ecuador.

The CorralRosales IP team has a significant litigation pedigree, handling some of the most contested matters affecting IP law in Ecuador in recent times, with a proven track record of successful outcomes.

We are considered an industry leader in the area of anti-counterfeiting, with a proactive approach to working with the relevant authorities seeking out counterfeits, conducting raids, and seizing goods. Our dedicated infringements and anticounterfeiting team will litigate when necessary, obtaining criminal sentences where appropriate

CorralRosales has the only full-time, full-service, in-house patent department in Ecuador, with a team of lawyers, engineers and technicians working on patent prosecution, enforcement and litigation. The patent department is led by Gabriel Kuri, widely considered to be the leading authority in this field.

We have the largest most comprehensive regulatory practice in Ecuador. Led by partner Felipe Samaniego, we advise clients not only on legal matters but on technical aspects as well. With a team of full-time in-house technicians, we are able to deftly navigate through the complex bureaucracy necessary to actually operate, advertise, market and sell in Ecuador. Our regulatory team also works closely with our IP department, making sure that all requirements for companies to get their goods and services to market are met with agility.

We also have significant strength in the media & entertainment fields, offering expert advice on securing permits and authorizations before the relevant entities. CorralRosales also represents clients in administrative procedures, relationship and regulatory management, and contract negotiation. Senior associate Ana Samudio is another key figure to our offering in this area.

Data protection is another key area; led by senior associate Rafael Serrano, we have advised and continue to train national and international companies on the effects of implementing national and international data protection legislation. CorralRosales is at the forefront of this fledgling legal area for Ecuador.

The key to our firm’s achievements stem from our ability to promptly deliver the highest quality results that clients can depend on, with guaranteed response times, accuracy, and precision.


  • Quito
  • Guayaquil


Patents & Utility Models
Industrial Designs
Data Protection


Maria Cecilia Romoleroux Partner
Francisco Gallegos Partner
Felipe Samaniego Partner
Xavier Rosales Partner
Ana Samudio Associate
Rafael Serrano Senior Associate

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