Karina Calderón

karina.calderon@legalsa.com

Karina has advised Grupo Industrias Licoreras de Guatemala and the Holding Company of Cervecería Centroamericana, S.A. on the area of Intellectual Property. She is considered a National Expert of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), to develop the National Intellectual Property Strategy, agenda of the Ministry of Economy.

Karina is also part of Origin -Organization for an International Geographical Indications Network (Geneva, Switzerland): Vice President for Central America and the Caribbean period 2011 - 2013.

On the area of Corporate Law, she has been an in-house lawyer for the Holding Company of Cervecería Centroamericana, S.A. and a member of the Board of Directors of Compañía Agrícola Industrial Santa Ana, S.A. (Santa Ana Mills).

Karina has extensive experience in trademarks, patents, copyrights and related, unfair competition, due diligence processes, electronic commerce, as well as litigation related to these matters. Karina participated as Coordinator of legal audit of the Free Trade Agreement between the United States of America, Central America and the Dominican Republic (DR-CAFTA).

She has been a Professor of undergraduate and postgraduate courses of Intellectual Property and Jurisprudence at Rafael Landívar University and at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala.

Course of Political Science, Salamanca University, Spain.
Master Degree in Intellectual and Industrial Property and Communication Technology. Alicante University, Spain.
Master Degree in Corporate Economic Law and Banking Law (pending thesis) University Rafael Landivar of Guatemala.
Postgraduate Specialization in Corporate Law, Companies. Salamanca University, Spain.
Degree in Legal and Social Sciences, Lawyer and Notary Public. Rafael Landivar University of Guatemala.

Chambers & Partners Legal Publisher 2014 to 2018. Recommended as Leading Attorney in Intellectual Property.

Legal 500 – English Publication 2016 to 2018. Recommended as Leading Attorney in Intellectual Property.

Intellectual Property
International Commerce
Corporate Law
Entrepreneurship

English
Spanish
French

Guatemalan Chamber of Intellectual Property: Founding Member and President of the Board of Directors.
Corporate Law Institute: Member of the Board of Directors.
Competition Law Institute: Active member
International Trademark Association: Member of the Leaders Committee of Data Protection (2018 – 2020); Member of the Leaders Committee of Geographical Indications (2016 – 2018); Member of the Leaders Committee of Notorious and Famous trademarks (2013 – 2015);
Inter-American Association of Industrial Property: Secretary of the Normativity Committee (2016 – 2018)
Pharmaceuticals Trademarks Group (PTMG), London: associate
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP): associate

Denomination of origin Ron de Guatemala, the first Latin American denomination registered in Europe.

Negotiation of the acquisition of the trademark Zacapa by DIAGEO.

Cases of Efraín Recinos

Legal auditor of the Free Trade Agreement between El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico.

Negotiator on Intellectual Property and Protection for Free Trade Agreements with Mexico, Panama, the Dominican Republic, and Chile.