Regulation & Law

Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property Announces New President

The Brazilian institution announced on October 2nd that Luiz Edgard Montaury Pimenta will be its President during  2018 and 2019.

The Brazilian institution announced on October 2nd that Luiz Edgard Montaury Pimenta will be its President during  2018 and 2019.


The decision was made in a general meeting held on September 29th, with Maria Carmen Souza Brito, the current Head of ABPI,  managers Ricardo Boclin, Rodrigo Ouro Preto and the general manager Erika Diniz.

 

Mr. Montaury Pimento has been a senior partner of the law firm Montaury Pimenta Machado & Vieira de Mello since 1990. He graduated from the Universidade Candido Mendes in 1982 and speaks Portuguese, English and Spanish. Apart from his occupation as a partner, he also has experience in  academia, having worked as a professor of graduate courses in some of the most renowned universities in Brazil, such as Fundação Getúlio Vargas, where he taught in 1999 and 2000.

 

The current President of ABPI is Maria Carmen Brito, who took  office in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Leaders League, she claimed that her goal was to bolster  communication within ABPI. “We are working with the objective of giving to our members from across the national territory the possibility of greater participation in our meetings and debates. The objective is to reach out to our members outside Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo,” she stated.

 

Apart from the election of Mr. Mountaury Pimenta as President of ABPI, the institution also announced new names for other roles, including:

 

1st Vice-President - Gabriel Leonardos

2nd Vice-President - Peter Eduardo Siemsen

Chief Prosecutor - Rodrigo A. de Ouro Preto Santos

Chief Secretary - Valdir de Oliveira Rocha Filho

Chief Editor - Márcio Merkl

Director Rapporteur - Benny Spiewak

Chief Treasurer - Tatiana Campello Lopes

Sectional representative (Bahia) - Carlos Ricci

Sectional representative (Federal District)- Alexandre Muller Buarque Viveiros

Sectional representative (Minas Gerais)- Sâmia Batista Amin

Sectional representative (Parana) - Maria Inez Araujo de Abreu

Sectional representative (Pernambuco) - Gustavo Henrique Eirado de Escobar

Sectional representative (Rio Grande do Sul) - Roner Guerra Fabris

Sectional representative (São Paulo) - Fabio Luiz Barboza Pereira

Sectional representative (Mato Grosso) - Geraldo da Cunha Macedo

 

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