Santa Cruz IP


Catalina Olivos



Catalina Olivos is a lawyer from the Universidad Diego Portales with a Master’s degree in Intellectual Property Law and Management from the University of Strasbourg, France.

She worked for nine years at the National Institute of Industrial Property of Chile (INAPI), both advisingthe International and Public Policy Department, and serving as Chief of Staff. During this period, she led important projects. These included the incorporation of Chile as a Depository Authority under Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure and a series of investigations carried out by the Chief Economist of WIPO, Carsten Fink. Moreover, Catalina participated in the implementation of Master Class IP, a training program run by INAPI and the French Industrial Property Office (INPI). This last program assists small and large companies in the administration of their intellectual property, ensuring that the administration of their intellectual property is aligned with their business development.

She was an advisor on Gender and Social Responsibility to the Undersecretary of Economy, in charge of the Gender agenda, and to the Executive Secretariat of the Public-Private Council for Social Responsibility of the Ministry of Economy.

Between mid-2020 and mid-2022, she was CLO (Chief Legal Officer) of the French start-up, Energysquare. Energysquare, a company with a strong Intellectual Property background, was awarded in 2021 by INPI France for its industrial property strategy. During this period, she negotiated on behalf of Energysquare license agreements with large clients in the United States, Asia and Europe. In addition, she oversaw the management of the Company’s industrial property rights portfolio

Catalina has taken specialization courses in the United States and France on negotiation and technology transfer, as well as courses on intellectual property in Switzerland and China.

She was a professor at the WIPO Intellectual Property Summer Course in Chile and has participated in conferences in both Chile and France on the strategic use of IP.

She is part of LES (Licensing Executive Society) France and the Innovation Council.


2008 Lawyer, Universidad Diego Portales

2020 Master of Intellectual Property law and Management, CEIPI, Strasbourg, France

2016 Technology Transfer Specialization Course, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and United States Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, United States.

2016/2017 Specialization course in Patents. (D.U. Brevets d’inventions), Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI), Strasbourg, France.

2016 Specialization course in technology transfer WIPO/French Industrial Property Office (INPI) – CEIPI, Strasbourg, France.

2012 Summer School at WIPO (Geneva, Switzerland).

2009 Diploma in Modern Civil and Commercial Contracting, University of Chile.

2008 Diploma in New Trends in Civil Liability, Universidad de Chile.


The Twenty-First Century Intellectual Property Office, Maximiliano Santa Cruz and Catalina Olivos, Understanding the Interfaces, Liber Amicorum Pedro Roffe, 2019.

Adding value to Chile’s heritage products with the Seal of Origin, Catalina Olivos and Francisco Carrasco, WIPO Magazine, June 2016

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