Carlos Corrales

Carlos Corrales
Partner – Intellectual Property and Technology, Antitrust, Advertising and Entertainment-Fashion Law
T: +506 2280-1718

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)



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


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 Associaation 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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San José, Costa Rica San Pedro de Montes de Oca Ofiplaza Del Este, Edificio C

Tel: (506) 2280-1718 / Fax: 2253-6685

Apdo. 7-3410-1000 San José

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