Since its foundation in 1990, SILVA has strategically addressed the requirements of legal services in the area of intellectual property, innovation and corporate matters, for domestic and foreign customers around the world. With the aim to protect and enhance their clients’ business identity and assets, SILVA displays one of the best multidisciplinary teams of the market. Its attorneys and technical professionals, such as civil engineers, have graduated from the best schools and postgraduate studies in Chile and abroad; qualities that have led to a wide contribution and expertise in IP matters.
In terms of the services handled out, the firm has a recognised expertise in trademarks, patents, copyright, regulatory, enforcement and litigation, corporate and transactional iIP, information technology, and entertainment, media and sports. All assets that are complemented with a strong Litigation Department that conducts civil, criminal and administrative actions.
SILVA has achieved that 70 per cent of Chilean universities are currently working with the firm in technology transfer issues, which includes: drafting and reviewing co-research contracts, invention assignment agreements, NDA’s and material transfer agreements, among others.
Besides this, SILVA has also implemented with great success SilvaNET, a unique legal software that manages and coordinates all IP work of the departments, from instructions to billing. The system integrates the INAPI and the TDPI databases, to ensure a quick and automatised answer to all the firm’s work. SilvaNET also allows clients to examine their IP assets by their own, only using a password granted by the law firm.