Comte & Font - Legalsa - | Karina Calderón
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Karina Calderón


Professional Practice

Karina Calderón is a partner of Comte & Font – Legalsa. She leads the Firm’s intellectual property practice.


Karina’s professional practice focuses on intellectual property, international commerce and corporate law, including international contracts, due diligence processes, electronic commerce, trademarks, patents and unfair competition.


She is one of Guatemala’s foremost legal specialists in international commerce and intellectual property. In recent years she has held several prestigious posts, including: national expert designated by WIPO to develop Guatemala’s National Intellectual Property Strategy, as part of the agenda of the Guatemalan Ministry of Economics; Intellectual Property Consultant to leading liquor Company Industrias Licoreras de Guatemala; legal counsel to Technical Alliance for Support of the Legislative Branch, to deliver legal opinions on law bills before Congress; counsel to the Guatemalan Ministry of Economics, for legal review of free trade agreements with USA and Mexico, and for several different international trade negotiations.


Karina is a member of the Group of 100, a numerus clausus think-tank of 100 leading Latin American jurists at the Center for Legal Innovation, Development and Research for Latin America, which is jointly sponsored by Spanish law firm Garrigues and by Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey.


Karina is a graduate of Universidad Rafael Landívar. She holds Master’s Degrees in Industrial and Intellectual Property and in Information Technologies, from Universidad de Alicante (Spain); and in Commercial Law and Banking and Capital Market Operations, from Universidad Rafael Landívar (Guatemala). She also has a postgraduate certification in Commercial Law from Universidad de Salamanca (Spain).

  • JD, Universidad Rafael Landívar, 1995
  • Postgraduate certification in Commercial Law, Universidad de Salamanca (Spain), 1996
  • LLM in Commercial Economic Law and Banking and Capital Market Operations, Universidad Rafael Landívar, 1999
  • LLM in Industrial and Intellectual Property and Information Technologies, Universidad de Alicante (Spain), 2001
Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Corporate Law
  • International Commerce

Spanish, English, French

  • Guatemalan Bar Association.
  • International Trademark Association (INTA).
  • Inter-American Intellectual Property Association (ASIPI).
  • Commercial Law Institute.
  • Association Internationale Pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI).
  • Center for Legal Innovation, Development and Research for Latin America – Group of 100.
Academic work
  • Professor of Intellectual Property, Universidad Rafael Landívar
  • Professor of Jurisprudence, Intellectual Property Master’s Program, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala

Practice Areas




Karina Calderón

Contact Information
Telephone: (502) 2380-2600
Fax: (502) 2380-2626