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Montevideo Attorney
Matias Cikato

Phone: 598 2 606 06 06


Languages: English, Spanish

Matias re-joined our firm in August 2013 after obtaining his LLM in IP Law and spending 4 and a half years working in the Legal Department of Philip Morris International in Switzerland.

Given his in-house role and his experience in a European jurisdiction overseeing a multinational portfolio, Matias brings a very unique skill set to the Cikato team.  Matias’ presence lends the Cikato Team a perspective and understanding that few if any IP firms in Latin America have.  Matias has also brought his knowledge of the very best and latest strategies in IP protection and enforcement to our clients’ matters in Uruguay and in the region, resulting in some precedent setting cases.

His current focus areas at Cikato are: trademark portfolio management, trademark Prosecution and regulatory litigation.


  • Lawyer, University of Montevideo, 2003
  • LLM in Intellectual Property Law, The George Washington University, Washington DC, United States. 2008


  • Matias worked as an associate at Cikato Lawyers from 2004 to 2007, before travelling to Washington DC to obtain an LLM in Intellectual Property Law at The George Washington University
  • In March 2009, he joined the Trademark Department at Philip Morris International in Switzerland as in-house, where he handled Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Portfolio Management and Litigation for the Latin American Region (and some broader trademark projects).
  • In April 2012 he moved to the Litigation Department within Philip Morris International as “Counsel, Litigation”.  He worked on complex smoking & health and regulatory litigation. For example, he worked in Arbitration proceedings, and in plain packaging issues.

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Cikato Lawyers

Araucana 1277
Montevideo, Uruguay, 11400

Law Firm Contact: Matias Cikato

Tel: 598 2 606 06 06



Member Since: 2021

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