Jorge Chávarro

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Jorge is a lawyer from Universidad Externado de Colombia, with Studies on Advanced Legal terminology and Private International Law from the Sorbonne University – Paris II. With more than 34 years of experience, Jorge advises clients on matters relating to Compliance and management of IP Portfolios worldwide, as well as Geographical Indications and Appellations of Origin across the American continent.


Work Experience

  • 1993–currently. Partner and Head of the International Department at Cavelier Abogados (Bogotá, Colombia)
  • 1987–1993. Associate Attorney at Cavelier Abogados (Bogotá, Colombia)
  • 1982–1984. Attorney for the Superintendencia de Subsidio Familiar (Bogotá, Colombia)

Teaching experience

  • Professor of the Comparative Private Law, Private International Law, and Law for the Protection of New Plant Varieties courses at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Universidad Santo Tomás and Universidad Externado de Colombia.

Published Work

  • Rodríguez, J. (2015). Indicaciones geográficas. In E. Varela Pezzano (Ed.), Manual de propiedad intelectual (pp. 208-227). Bogotá: Grupo Editorial Ibañez.
  • Chávarro, J. (2000). Compilación de normas sobre obtenciones de variedades vegetales en los países de la Comunidad Andina. Cavelier Abogados, Bogotá, (P97ESPA).
  • Chávarro, J. (1996). Nuevas variedades vegetales: régimen común en el grupo andino. Cavelier Abogados (P79ESPA).

Co-author of the following works:

  • Chávarro, J. (2012). El despertar de las indicaciones geográficas en América. Bogotá: LEGIS S.A. ISBN 978-958-767-010-3
  • Chávarro, J. (2009). Estudios de derecho y propiedad intelectual. Colección de trabajos en homenaje a Arturo Alessandri Besa. Chile: Editorial Jurídica de Chile ISBN 978-956-10-1796-8


  • 1986. Advanced Studies in Legal Terminology and Private International Law FROM Université París II (Paris, France)
  • 1981. Attorney from Universidad Externado de Colombia (Bogotá, Colombia)

Practice Areas

  • Probono Coordinator
  • Commercial Law
  • Copyright
  • International Law
  • Health regulations
  • Corporate Law
  • Innovation Management
  • Geographical Indications
  • Trademarks
  • Opposition and Defenses
  • Patents and New Creations
  • Industrial property
  • Intellectual property
  • Out-of-court Claims
  • Plant breeding rights
  • Appellations of Origin


  • Spanish
  • French
  • English