Maria Luisa Santacruz

Maria Luisa Santacruz

Baker & McKenzie S.A.S.


María Luisa Santacruz graduated from Universidad de los Andes in 2022 and has dedicated her practice to the Intellectual Property area since then. With over two years of experience, she has worked mainly in trademark law and has copyright and competition law.

Practice Focus

Maria Luisa's practice has focused mainly on obtaining, protecting, monitoring, and extending industrial property rights in Colombia and other jurisdictions, mainly in the field of distinctive signs.

In particular, she has managed the portfolio of distinctive signs of some of the most recognized companies in Colombia, outstanding in the food, pharmaceutical, construction, and home industries, and international companies participating in the Colombian market. In parallel, she has also advised different companies in recognizing and protecting their copyright.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Handles project management of international registration of two trademarks in 136 countries for a Colombian television channel.

  • Advising a Mexican television channel in a copyright infringement proceeding.

  • Handles management of the well-known status of the LOCATEL trademark as a health supermarket.


  • Colombia (2021)


  • Universidad de los Andes (JD) (2021)