Av. Almirante Barroso, 139 - 7º andar
20031-005 Rio de Janeiro
Display phone number +55 21 2524 0510
Eduardo Magalhães Machado
Iko Medina
Luiz Edgard Montaury Pimenta
Magnus Aspeby
Ricardo Vieira De Mello
Roberto Vieira De Mello


Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello, a global active IP law firm, was formed in 2010 when two of the leading Brazilian IP firms joined forces: Montaury Pimenta, founded in 1939 by Edgard Montaury Pimenta, and Vieira de Mello, founded in 1929 by Júlio Vieira de Mello.

With the head office located in Rio de Janeiro and a satellite office in São Paulo, Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello brings together highly experienced and capable attorneys, patent attorneys, engineers, industrial property agents and paralegals practicing in the field of IP law.

In order to provide the highest level of service for clients who require fast and reliable coverage in other Brazilian states and worldwide, the firm has forged alliances with carefully selected partners to support the clients’ needs, in addition to its talented and dedicated in-house professionals.

Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello is dedicated to establish high quality relationships with each client, providing individualized and cost-effective services to a diversified portfolio of companies including small and medium-sized enterprises, multinationals, research institutes and other public entities.

Besides protecting IP assets and tangential businesses relating to these property rights, the firm is particularly involved in patent matters, including patent preparation and prosecution, freedom- to-operate and infringement opinions and both domestic and international complex litigation and counselling. Technical specialties include electrical engineering, electronics, mechanical engineering, physics, life sciences and healthcare, biotechnology, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, software and computer sciences, telecommunications and nanotechnology.

Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Viera de Mello team offers expertise that is tailor made to each case. The clients have regular contact with the specialist in charge of the case; the specialists always endeavour to put forward useful suggestions and constructive solutions. The reputation was built on expertise, availability and proactiveness in defending clients’ IP rights and its multidisciplinary approach in several areas of practice.


  • Litigation

  • IP prosecution

  • Contracts

  • Plant varieties

  • Copyright and software

  • Advertising and marketing law

  • Regulatory laws

  • Franchising

  • Antitrust and unfair competition

  • Industrial and business secrets

  • Geographical indications and indications of origin

  • Trade dress

  • Technology law

  • Cybersecurity, privacy and data protection

  • Anti-piracy

  • Fashion law

  • Media and entertainment law