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Patent Litigation - Law Firms - Brazil - 2020 Rankings

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  • Gustavo de Freitas Morais, Joaquim Eugênio Goulart, Peter Eduardo Siemsen, Luiz Henrique O. do Amaral
  • Carlos Aboim, Otto Licks, Eduardo Hallak, Felipe Mesquita, Rodrigo Souto Maior
  • Leonardo Braune, Ricardo Nunes, Rafael Salomão Romano, Roberto Ribeiro
An IP Powerhouse

Gusmão & Labrunie Propriedade Intelectual


Jacques Labrunie, João Vieira da Cunha, José Roberto Gusmão, Marcos Blasi and Vanessa Ribeiro



Track record: Market-leading practice with an excellent record representing companies from the consumer goods, pharmaceutical and automotive industries on strategic trademark and patent litigation. Retained by heavyweights such as Unilever, Heineken and Sanofi for its counsel on cases involving copyrights, IP prosecution and technology issues. Also noted for its expertise assisting clients before the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO).
Team & differentiation: Headquartered in São Paulo, the firm’s patent litigation department is actively relied upon by high-flying corporations due to its outstanding success rate in must-win cases. The team is led by founding partners José Roberto Gusmão and Jacques Labrunie as well as key partners João Vieira da Cunha, Marcos Blasi and Vanessa Ribeiro.
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A Dominant IP Firm

Kasznar Leonardos


Claudio Barbosa, Elisabeth Kasznar, Gabriel F. Leonardos and Rafael Lacaz Amaral



Track record: Dominant IP firm widely sought out for its excellent track record handling the full range of sectoral disputes before both the judicial courts and the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO). Highly regarded for its superior expertise in patent litigation, trademark disputes and patent prosecution mandates. Also recognized for the quality of its technology, life sciences and copyright practices.
Team & differentiation: Captained by acclaimed figures such as Elisabeth Kasznar and Gabriel Leonardos, Kasznar Leonardos remains a household name in the Brazilian IP market even a century after its foundation. With 22 partners and 86 associates based in its Porto Alegre, Rio and São Paulo offices, attorneys enjoy the support of in-house biologists, engineers and pharmacists.
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Long-Standing Patent Advisors

Denis Borges Barbosa Advogados


Bernardo Guitton Brauer, Pedro Marcos Nunes Barbosa and Raul Murad



Track record: Esteemed Rio-based IP boutique admired for its track record in strategic patent litigation mandates involving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agriculture and life science sectors. Particularly noted for its activity before the Brazilian PTO and regulatory agencies such as ANVISA. Additionally singled out for its extensive knowledge of copyrights and entertainment law.
Team & differentiation: With branch offices in Brasília, Curitiba and São Paulo, Denis Borges Barbosa Advogados consists of 21 highly qualified attorneys all of whom are specialists in IP matters. With seasoned name partner Pedro Marcos Nunes Barbosa at the helm, the firm’s professionals actively assist leading Brazilian law firms and multinationals on the full range of their IP needs.
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Here is our 2020 ranking of the best Brazilian Law Firms in Patent Litigation. This ranking was created after a year-long investigation. Our team took into consideration data from multiple sources, such as peer and client recommendation, growth, and importance of different cases. This ranking intends to be a decision-making tool for leaders and is available online in five languages.

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