Lawyer, University of Chile, 1963.
Master of Comparative Law, New York University, 1965.
Mr. Marino Porzio is a founding partner of the Firm. He is responsible for the overall direction of the same, in both its substantive and administrative aspects.
His professional practice is focused on advising clients and litigation for all aspects of Intellectual Property, with special emphasis on patents, trademarks, plant varieties, copyright and unfair competition issues.
In the past, he worked for 20 years in Geneva, Switzerland, as an officer of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), as Deputy General Director for almost 9 years (1979-1987). In this capacity he participated in the discussion of a series of international treaties regarding several Intellectual Property matters, as well as provided counsel to developing countries in the structuring of their Intellectual Property protection mechanisms.
Later he participated as Chilean delegate in the various meetings that led to the enactment of the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).
He was a professor at the Law School at the Universidad de Chile.
– Member of the arbitrator core of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
– Referee of the Dispute Settlement System of the World Trade Organization (WTO). In the latter capacity he was part of the arbitral panel that resolved the claim of the United States Government against the Government of the People’s Republic of China for alleged breach of the TRIPS agreement.
– Arbitrator for the Arbitration and Mediation Centre of the Santiago de Chile’s Chamber of Commerce (CAM Santiago).
Mr. Porzio has published several articles and papers about Intellectual Property in various specialized magazines.
– Chilean Association of Industrial Property (ACHIPI), of which he was director for various terms and President of the same.
– Chilean Bar Association.
– AIPPI, ASIPI (Honorary Member); INTA.
Languages: Spanish, English, French, Italian and Portuguese