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Brazil Best Law Firms - Trademark Litigation - Ranking 2017

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BRAZIL’S IP STARS
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Dannemann Siemsen Advogados

Leader(s)

Luiz Henrique do Amaral and Peter Eduardo Siemsen

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Luiz Henrique do Amaral

Since

2000

Track record : With more than one century of history, the firm has established a reputation not only in Brazil, but worldwide. Its portfolio of clients has over 500 companies, including Novartis, Claro and CBF, the Brazilian Soccer Federation. In 2016, the firm collected an impressive number of victories in courts for patent nullities and infringements.
Differentiation : The firm has 51 partners, 280 counsel and 21 associates and works on every facet of the universe of Intellectual Property. Dannemann Siemsen is one of the most admired IP firms in Brazil. Their prosecution abilities and impressive track-record in the court make them a toppick for high-stakes matters.
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INNOVATIVE AND UNANIMOUSLY TOP-TIER
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Kasznar Leonardos - Intellectual Property

Leader(s)

Gabriel Leonardos, Elisabeth Kasznar and Ronaldo Gomes

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Gabriel Leonardos

Since

1919

Track record : The firm has been able to adapt to the market’s latest tendencies and demands, developing new kinds of innovative services. Kasznar Leonardos, thanks to its consolidated network of partners, is often chosen to build the IP Strategy of foreign companies in the whole Latin American region. Regarding the universe of intellectual property, the firm’s work includes patent and trademark prosecution, data protection, technology, digital services and life sciences.
Differentiation : Kasznar Leonardos’ partners are seasoned and technically excellent. The team, comprised of 13 partners, one counsel and 18 attorneys, has one of the best leverage in the market. Kasznar’s lawyers have an in-depth understanding of their clients’ business; their proactive approach is highly satisfying for their clients, who often call on them for complex IP issues.
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BENCHMARK IN PATENTS
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Daniel Legal & IP Strategy

Leader(s)

Alicia Daniel-Shores, Rana Gosain, André Bastos Venturini

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Alicia Daniel-Shores

Since

1959

Track record : With close to 60 years of history, Daniel Legal & IP Strategy has helped to shape the Brazilian IP market. Recently, the team illustrated its know-how by obtaining a series of favorable decisions in trademark and patent disputes. The firm works with market leaders such as Facebook, Shell and 3M.
Differentiation : In 2016, the firm brought onboard two high-profile recruits: the litigator Ricardo Nunes and the seasoned engineer André Venturini. Daniel IP can now count on 17 partners and is arguably one of the best prepared IP firms in the market. Clients agree that the process of profound transformation the firm has undergone recently was beneficial and is already bearing fruit.
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A TEAM ENTIRELY DEDICATED TO IP
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David do Nascimento Advogados Associados

Leader(s)

David do Nascimento, Mar- cello do Nascimento and Ricardo do Nascimento

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Marcello do Nascimento

Since

1979

Track record : Entirely dedicated to intellectual property, the firm has built a portfolio of renowned clients in its three decades of existence, which include Disney, Adidas and Pepsico. They collaborated with Adidas in its fight against counterfeit products in São Paulo and helped them to protect the “3 stripes” trademark.
Differentiation : The firm has 17 attorneys dedicated to intellectual property matters. The team is principally known for its experience in trademark and patent prosecution and has a proven history of success in defending its clients’ IP assets in all the country’s courts. They regularly work with healthcare, electronics, foods and beverages and other industries that are key to the Brazilian economy.
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HOUSEHOLD NAME IN THE BRAZILIAN MARKET
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Di Blasi, Parente & Associados

Leader(s)

Paulo Parente Marques Mendes andGabriel di Blasi

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Paulo Parente Marques Mendes

Since

1987

Track record : With operations concentrated in the two most important markets in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, the firm provides full services in the field of intellectual property to national and international enterprises. In 2012, the firm started to work with Accor Hotels, one of the largest hotel chains in the world. The firm’s clients are blue chip companies such as Samsung, Merck & Co and Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare.
Differentiation : Paulo Parente’s go-getter attitude and Gabriel Di Blasi’s technical excellence have secured the firm a solid reputation in Brazil and internationally. The firm aims for an interdisciplinary approach, in which its attorneys can work in different departments as needed. Its team consists of 25 attorneys.
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IP AND ANTI-COUNTERFEITING SPECIALISTS
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Siqueira Castro Advogados

Leader(s)

Márcio Costa de Menezes e Gonçalves and Eduardo Ribeiro Augusto

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Márcio Costa de Menezes e Gonçalves

Since

1948

Track record : Siqueira Castro provides services to some of the largest companies in the country, including Nextel and SKY. The firm is currently working with COPAG (Company of Sao Paulo for Papers and Visual Arts) in its battle against piracy. Siqueira Castro is currently representing client Peixe Urbano in high-profile case against Hotel Urbano.
Differentiation : The intellectual property department relies on two partners and four associates. The firm aims to analyze the case of each client, considering every legal aspect, in order to reach the best decision possible. Moreover, the firm has a desk for international matters, ready to communicate with countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa.
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In 2017, as with every year, Leaders League publishes a new edition of its ranking dedicated to best Brazilian law firms in Trademark Litigation. This ranking intended for senior Executives came as a result of several months of investigations and recommendations from other law firms. This aims to define the IP industry in Brazil and help senior executives find the best firms and attorneys who excel in that area.

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