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Patent Litigation - Law Firms - Brazil - 2019 Rankings

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Dannemann Siemsen: Intellectual Property Giants
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Dannemann Siemsen Advogados

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Joaquim Eugênio Goulart, Peter Eduardo Siemsen, Luiz Henrique O. do Amaral, Gustavo de Freitas Morais, Elisabeth Siemsen do Amaral and Attilio Gorini

Since

1900

Track record : Top-tier IP firm trusted by major domestic and foreign players to handle the full range of intellectual property mandates. Stands out for its superior track record in patent and trademark litigation as well as its unrivalled ability to manage sizeable IP portfolios. Also noted for its experience in cases involving life sciences, copyrights and technology issues.
Differentiation : Numbering close to 400 professionals, Dannemann Siemsen stands out as one of the intellectual property giants of Latin America. With seven offices located in Rio, São Paulo and Brasilia, the firm is widely considered a go-to name for each and every IP matter. Professionals routinely advise on cutting-edge issues involving e-commerce, biotechnology and genetic patrimony.
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Gusmão e Labrunie: IP Royalty
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Gusmão & Labrunie - Intellectual Property

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José Roberto Gusmão, Jacques Labrunie, Laetitia d’Hanens, João Vieira da Cunha, Amanda Fonseca De Siervi, Carolina Nakata, Juliano Ryota Murakami, Priscila Thereza, Thiago Arpagaus de Souza, Vanessa Bastos, Vicente Rosenfeld

Since

1988

Track record : Leading firm noted for its excellent track record representing key players from the consumer goods, pharmaceutical and automotive industries on big-ticket trademark litigation and patent disputes. Often retained for its counsel on mandates involving copyrights, IP prosecution and technology legislation. Also highlighted for its experience assisting clients before the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO).
Differentiation : Founded in 1988, Gusmão & Labrunie is widely recognised as one of Brazil’s premier intellectual property firms. This group of over 40 lawyers is well-equipped to assist key national and international clients from the US, French and German markets such as Nike, Sanofi and BASF with all of their IP needs.
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Licks Attorneys: High-Stakes Litigators
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Licks Attorneys

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Otto Licks, Carlos Aboim, Rodrigo Maior, Eduardo Hallak, Felipe Mesquita and Liliane Roriz

Since

2011

Track record : Dominant litigation firm respected for its superior track record representing leading pharmaceutical, medical devices and technology companies in high-stakes IP disputes before Brazil’s PTO, regulatory agencies and higher courts. Admired for its premier experience in the telecommunications, life sciences and food and drug industries. Key clients include Huawei, Uber and Merck.
Differentiation : Consisting of nine partners and 75 associates, Licks Attorneys’ patent litigation team is captained by seasoned litigator Otto Licks and stands out as one of the country’s finest. Noted for its expertise advising both plaintiffs and defendants, the practice has recently obtained ground-breaking victories for giants such as Eli Lilly and Ericsson.
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Bhering Advogados: Excellent IP Advisors
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Bhering Advogados

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Pedro Bhering, Philippe Bhering, Jiuliano Maurer, Isabel Milman Rafael Tögel and Alice Rayol Sandes

Since

1978

Track record : Distinguished record in complex trademark and patent disputes, technology transfer agreements and anti-counterfeiting mandates. Frequently sought out by blue-chip multinationals such as Warner Bros., L’Oréal and Nestlé for its counsel on the full range of IP law including patents, copyrights and entertainment issues. Also noted for its knowledge of the fashion and media industries.
Differentiation : With offices in Rio, São Paulo and Curitiba, the firm’s eight partners oversee a team of 18 associates in a range of complex IP matters. The practice group’s highly international background makes it well-equipped to provide counsel to leading American, German and French clients in challenging cases.
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Daniel Law: Six Decades of IP Excellence
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Daniel Law

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Ricardo Nunes, Robert Daniel-Shores, Rana Gosain, Isabella Cardozo, Breno Akherman and Andre Oliveira

Since

1959

Track record : Long-standing IP firm with a wealth of experience advising major domestic and foreign heavyweights from the pharmaceutical, consumer goods and technology industries on the full gamut of intellectual property issues. Stands out for its impressive handling of strategic trademark and patent cases. Clients include multinationals such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Abbvie and Bosch.
Differentiation : Consisting of over 50 legal professionals, Daniel Law stands out as the largest female-owned firm in Latin America. With over 60 years in the legal market, the firm is well-equipped to represent clients before the Brazilian Patent and Trademark office (BPTO) and advise them on patent protection, anti-counterfeiting and trademark litigation mandates.
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Kasznar Leonardos: A Centenary of IP Excellence
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Kasznar Leonardos - Intellectual Property

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Elisabeth Kasznar, Gabriel Leonardos, Claudio Barbosa, Rafael Lacaz Amaral, Nancy Caigawa and João Luis Vianna

Since

1919

Track record : Stellar IP firm which stands out for its ability to handle the full range of sectoral disputes before both the judicial courts and the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO). Admired for its market-leading expertise in trademark litigation and patent prosecution mandates. Also sought out for the strength of its technology, data protection and life sciences practices.
Differentiation : Captained by acclaimed figures such as Elisabeth Kasznar and Gabriel Leonardos, Kasznar Leonardos remains a go-to name in the Brazilian IP market even a century after its foundation. With 21 partners and 87 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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Denis Borges Barbosa Advogados: Long-Standing Patent Litigators
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Denis Borges Barbosa Advogados

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Pedro Marcos Nunes Barbosa, Raul Murad and Bernardo Guitton Brauer

Since

1992

Track record : Highly regarded Rio-based IP boutique best known for its expertise in complex patent litigation mandates involving the pharmaceutical, electronics and life science sectors. Particularly noted for its activity before the Brazilian PTO and regulatory agencies such as ANVISA. Additionally singled out for its deep knowledge of copyrights and entertainment law. 
Differentiation : Founded in 1992, Denis Borges Barbosa Advogados consists of 22 highly qualified attorneys all of whom are specialists in intellectual property matters. With seasoned name partner Pedro Marcos Nunes Barbosa at the helm, the firm’s professionals actively assist leading Brazilian law firms and multinational corporations on the full range of their IP needs.
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Di Blasi, Parente e Associados: High-Quality IP Services
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Di Blasi, Parente & Associados

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Gabriel Di Blasi, Paulo Parente and Renata Hohl

Since

1987

Track record : Distinguished IP firm capably assisting domestic and international companies from the healthcare, electronics and technology sectors on the full range of intellectual property matters. Particularly valued for its experience handling patent and trademark litigation, regulatory disputes and copyright mandates. Offers additional strength in sport and entertainment law.
Differentiation : Led by seasoned founding partners Gabriel Di Blasi and Paulo Parente, the team at Di Blasi, Parente & Associados closely collaborates with in-house biologists and engineers to provide high-quality IP services. With over 30 years of experience under its belt, this trusted group is relied upon by major companies from the biotechnology, chemicals and agriculture sectors.
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Montaury Pimenta, Machado e Vieira de Mello: Trusted at Home and Abroad
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Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello

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Eduardo Magalhães Machado, Luiz Edgard Montaury Pimenta, Roberto P. Vieira de Mello, Iko Medina and Ana Paula Affonso Brito

Since

1929

Track record : Well known by American, French and German multinationals doing business in Brazil, the firm is actively sought out for its skilled handling of patent litigation, trademark prosecution and enforcement mandates. Often retained by mid-sized corporates and leading research institutes for its counsel on technology-related patent issues.  Key clients include household names such as Bayer, WeWork and Oi.
Differentiation : Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello has offices in both Rio and São Paulo and counts on a highly-qualified group of over 30 lawyers to represent its colours in the Brazilian IP sphere. The firm’s in-house philosophy focuses on fostering long-term business relationships and working closely with clients.
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David do Nascimento: Expertise at Home and Abroad
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David do Nascimento Advogados Associados

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Marcello do Nascimento, Ricardo do Nascimento and Ana Paula de Aguiar Tempesta

Since

1970

Track record : With nearly 50 years of experience in the legal market, David do Nascimento Advogados expertly assists Brazilian, American, Dutch and Spanish multinationals with all of their intellectual property needs. Respected for its deep knowledge of trademark litigation, patent prosecution and IP enforcement mandates on behalf of household names from the pharmaceutical, electronics and entertainment industries
Differentiation : With 90 professionals based in São Paulo and Rio, this well-regarded firm relies on its skilled lawyers, patent engineers and industrial property agents to advise major names such as Disney, Philips and Adidas. Also noted for its capabilities in anti-counterfeiting, patent litigation and technology transfer agreements.
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Here is our 2019 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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