Maria Ximena Guavita

María Ximena Guavita Tamayo

Baker & McKenzie S.A.S.


Ximena Guavita has more than 20 years of experience in intellectual property, particularly in the patents practice and in plant variety protection. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie in 2008, she worked in the law firms Cavelier Abogados and Castellanos & Co. She also has experience as a sales engineer as well as in water and environmental projects. Ximena is currently involved in the prosecution of patents, utility models and industrial designs, including formal and substantive examination, litigation and prosecution on plant variety protection.

Practice Focus

Ximena's practice is focused on patent prosecution, drafting of patent applications, and patent searches, including freedom to operate, technical, legal advice and litigation for patent, utility models, and design applications filed in Colombia and abroad, as well as patent infringement analysis.


  • Loughborough University (Master's Degree in Water and Environmental Management) (2002)
  • American University (Chemical Engineering) (1995)


  • Spanish
  • English