Sáenz de Santa María Welcomes New Partner
Chilean law firm Sáenz de Santa María Abogados has continued to strengthen its intellectual property department with the appointment of Alexandra Howard, who joins the firm as a partner.
With over 14 years’ experience advising several national and foreign clients in matters related to civil and commercial law, especially in the industrial and intellectual property areas, Howard specializes on the protection, management and enhance of intellectual property assets, processing and prosecution of industrial privileges, registration of plant breeder’s rights and intellectual property litigation, as well as the drafting and review of contracts in intellectual property matters.
Her former law firm experience includes, CMPC, where she worked as manager and directed the management and strategy of the company's intellectual property, and before that, she worked as a senior associate at Villaseca Abogados, advising clients on trademark, patent, copyright and counterfeiting issues.
She also has international experience having worked as a foreign lawyer at Australia’s Phillips, Ormonde & Fitzpatrick, a leading industrial property law firm.
A graduate of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, she holds a diploma in advanced procedural law and litigation from the same university and took courses on intellectual property at the University of Melbourne, Australia. In addition, she is part of the board of directors of Chilean Association of Intellectual Property (ACHIPI) and member of INTA.
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