Carlos Castillo


Carlos is a Partner of the Firm and Director of the Litigation Department in the area of Intellectual Property.


DEPARTAMENT: Litigation Department

Carlos is a Partner of the Firm and Director of the Litigation Department, overseeing both Intellectual Property and Corporate matters.
Carlos is a consummate authority in Intellectual Property in El Salvador, having written one of the first Intellectual Property Treaties in the country. He has written numerous articles on Intellectual Property, which have been published by reputed institutions such as the Central American Economic Integration System (SIECA). He is currently a professor of Intellectual Property, Arbitration and Civil Procedures, in several universities in the country.

He has 30 years of experience in Intellectual Property, and he has supported the activities of defense of intellectual property rights. He has also given seminars on Intellectual Property within the framework of CAFTA-DR: Trademarks and Copyright. He was appointed by the Culture Committee of the Honorable Supreme Court of Justice as a lecturer on issues of Intellectual Property and International Trade.
In addition, he has participated in the Central American effort to modernize regional Intellectual Property legislation through various programs of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). From 2001 to 2002, he was part of the legal advisory team of the Ministry of Economy in the new Trademark Law. He also participated as an Advisor to the private sector at the Intellectual Property negotiations table of CAFTA-DR and CAFTA with Mexico.

As an international consultant, he has participated in events organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in the Dominican Republic (AmCham), Chemonics International, among others.
He is a member of the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI) and has worked with the different Subcommittees of the International Trademark Association (INTA). He is a member and advisor of the Salvadoran Association of Designers and has served as a founding member and Chairman of the Intellectual Property Committee of AmCham in El Salvador.
He was decorated in January 2011 by the Republic of Peru with the Order of Merit for distinguished services in the grade of COMENDADOR in recognition of the legal defense of the ownership and Peruvian origin of the PISCO Designation of Origin.


Unfair competition
Arbitration and Mediation
Intellectual property
Distribution and Agency
Consumer protection


Food, drinks and mass consumption
Life and health sciences
Hospitality and Tourism
Financial institutions
Marketing and advertising
Retail and consumer goods
Technology, telecommunications & entertainment