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Carlos  Corrales
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology
  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Advertising
  • Entertainment
  • Administrative
  • Commercial
  • Notary Public Services
  • International

Costa Rica Attorney
Carlos Corrales

Phone: +506 2280 1718


Languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian

Carlos in the areas of Intellectual Property and Technology, Antitrust, Advertising and Entertainment-Fashion Law.

Related Areas and Abilities:

Administrative Law/Commercial Law/Notary Law/International Law.


Carlos leades Core IP, the Intellectual Property División of Guardia Montes. He has broad experience counselling an important portfolio of national and international clients in IP matters to protect their interests, to close deals and to resolve contingencies that may arise from any conflict of the intellectual property. Carlos has advised national and multinational companies -as well as investors- in litigations and disputes related to intellectual property rights, technology and software licensing, patents, data security and privacy, copyright and counterfeiting issues, and related matters. Also, Carlos has broad experience in corporate, notary and administrative matters, especially when it comes to the international context. Carlos has demonstrated excellent skills and capabilities.


  • LL.M., Franklin Pierce Law Center, New Hampshire, 1999
  • Law Degree, Universidad de Costa Rica, 1997 (Honors with Distinction)


A) Professional

  • Partner, Guardia Montes & Asociados, 2017-present
  • Partner, Core IP, Ltda. 2016-present.
  • Senior Manager, EY Law, 2013-2016
  • Partner, ARA Law Abogados, 2008-2013
  • Legal Advisor and Negotiator of International Trade Agreements related to IP, Ministry of Foreign Commerce of Costa rica, 1999-2000
  • Internship, Ladas & Parry, New York, 1998
  • Associate, Corrales & Asociados, 1993-1997/ 2000-2008

B) Academic

  • Professor for the course of Introduction to IP and copyright, 2008-2015
  • Visiting Professor for the course of IP and Telecommunications for the Law Degree Program at Universidad de Costa Rica, 2009-2010
  • Visiting Profession for the course of Comprative Law and the Common-Law System for the Law Degree Program at Universidad de La Salle, 1999-2000


  • Costa Rican Bar Association, 1997


  • Spanish: Native
  • English: Fully Proficient
  • French: Fully Proficient
  • Italian: Proficient

Recognitions and Honors:

  • Honors Thesis with Distinction at Universidad de Costa Rica on “The international liability of the pollution of the international rivers”, 1997


  • Founding member and President of the Board of the Costa Rican
  • Intellectual Property Association APPICR, 2010-2012
  • Member of the the International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Member of the Interamerican Intellectual Property Association ASIPI
  • Member of the Costa Rican – American Chamber of Commerce AMCHAM
  • Participant at Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition, Washington, D.C., 1995 and 1998.

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Guardia Montes & Asociados

Ofiplaza del este, edificio C, 2nd floor
P.O. 7-3410-1000
San José, Costa Rica,
Costa Rica

Law Firm Contact: Luis A. Montes

Tel: +506 2280 1718

Fax: +506 2253 6685



Member Since: 2014

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