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Patent Prosecution - Law Firms - Brazil - 2018 Rankings

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Dannemann Siemsen: Centenary IP Excellence
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Dannemann Siemsen Advogados

Leader(s)

Luiz Henrique do Amaral, Peter Eduardo Siemsen, Elisabeth Siemsen do Amaral, Gustavo de Freitas Morais, Joaquim Eugenio Goulart, Raul Hey

Since

1900

Track record : Market-leading practice actively counselling the biggest names from the German, American and Japanese markets on the complete range of intellectual property matters. Renowned for its strength assisting clients from the pharmaceutical and technology industries in patent applications, technology transfer contracts and software licensing agreements.
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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Daniel Legal - IP Strategy: Strength in Diversity
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Daniel Law

Leader(s)

Alicia Daniel- Shores, Breno Akherman, Rana Gosain, Rafael Rocha and Rafael Salomão

Since

1959

Track record : Established IP player with nearly six decades of experience advising major national and international heavyweights from the pharmaceutical, technology and publishing industries on the full range of intellectual property issues. Well known for its impressive handling of strategic trademark and patent cases. Clients include high-flyers such as Facebook, Shell, 3M and other multinational giants.
Differentiation : Consisting of 180 attorneys, engineers and specialists, Daniel Legal & IP Strategy stands out for being the largest female-owned firm in Latin America. 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 Household Name in IP Litigation
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Kasznar Leonardos - Intellectual Property

Leader(s)

Elisabeth Kaznar and Gabriel Leonardos

Since

1919

Track record : Front-running IP outfit Kasznar Leonardos stands out for its ability to handle all kinds of sectoral disputes such as infringement suits, anti-counterfeiting mandates and cancellation actions. Highly regarded for its knowledge of internet, technology and data protection legislation as well as the strength of its life sciences practice.
Differentiation : Captained by widely admired market figures – such as Elisabeth Kasznar and Gabriel Leonardos – the practice consists of nearly 90 legal professionals who are either based in Rio, São Paulo or Porto Alegre. Professionals within the team draw on their vast international experience to advise major multinationals on the full range of IP issues.
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Bhering Advogados: Forty Years Advising International Giants
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Bhering Advogados

Leader(s)

Philippe Bhering and Pedro Bhering

Since

1978

Track record : Excellent record in strategic patent and trademark litigation, technology transfer agreements and anti-counterfeiting operations. Valued by clients such as Warner Bros., FIFA and Facebook for its advice on the full range of IP law including patents, copyrights and licensing agreements. Also noted for its expertise in complex data protection mandates.
Differentiation : Eight partners lead a team of nearly 50 legal professionals in a range of complex IP matters. The practice group’s highly international background makes it well-equipped to frequently counsel leading American, German and French clients in challenging cases. Offices are in Rio, São Paulo and Curitiba.
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Montaury Pimenta, Machado e Vieira de Mello: Relied Upon by the Best
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Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello

Leader(s)

Eduardo Machado, Luiz Edgard Montaury Pimenta, Ricardo P. Vieira de Mello, Roberto P. Vieira de Mello

Since

1929

Track record : Well known by American, French and German multinationals doing business in Brazil, the firm is frequently sought out for its expert handling of patent litigation, trademark prosecution and enforcement mandates. Major clients include leading names such as Bayer, Uber and WeWork. Also recognized for its knowledge of software and copyright issues.
Differentiation : Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello has offices in both Rio and São Paulo and counts on a group of 45 lawyers and engineers to represent its colours in the Brazilian IP market. The team’s in-house philosophy focuses on fostering long-term business relationships and working closely with clients.
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David do Nascimento: Trusted at Home and Abroad
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David do Nascimento Advogados Associados

Leader(s)

Marcello do Nascimento

Since

1970

Track record : With nearly five decades of experience in the market, David do Nascimento Advogados expertly assists Brazilian, American, Dutch and Spanish companies with all of their intellectual property needs. The firm frequently provides counsel to a host of clients from the pharmaceutical, telecommunications and legal sectors on IP litigation, copyright law and franchising agreements.
Differentiation : With over 55 professionals based in São Paulo and Rio, this well-stablished practice relies on the know-how of its lawyers and industrial property agents to advise major names such as Disney, Philips and Adidas. Noted for its capabilities in anti-counterfeiting, patent litigation and technology transfer agreements.
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Di Blasi, Parente e Associados: Three Decades of Client Satisfaction
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Di Blasi, Parente & Associados

Leader(s)

Gabriel Di Blasi and Paulo Parente

Since

1987

Track record : Highly active firm capably assisting local and global players such as Rede D’Or, Samsung and IBM with the full gamut of intellectual property issues. Valuable experience advising clients from the electronics, information technology and life science industries on patent and trademark prosecution, regulatory litigation and copyright law. Offers additional strength in sport and entertainment law.
Differentiation : Led by seasoned 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-grade IP services. With over 30 years of experience under its belt, this trusted group is relied upon by major companies from the biotechnology, chemistry and agriculture sectors.
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Hugo Silva e Maldonado: Local Counsel to Major International Firms
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Hugo Silva & Maldonado Propriedade Intelectual

Leader(s)

Hugo Silva, Lucia Maldonado and Pedro Maldonado

Since

1998

Track record : Compact team with full-service capabilities routinely representing major law firms from the American, German and Korean markets on the complete range of IP matters in Brazil. Established track record assisting clients with patent prosecution, trademark litigation and regulatory life sciences mandates. Also provides counsel on the latest developments in technology law.
Differentiation : With offices in Rio de Janeiro and Washington, the team at Hugo Silva & Maldonado Propriedade Intelectual is well-positioned to counsel its select American clientele which includes leading IP firms such as Finnegan Henderson, Wood Herron and Cooley LLP. Celebrating their twentieth anniversary this year, the group is led by senior partners Hugo Silva, Lucia Maldonado and Pedro Maldonado.
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Here is our 2018 ranking of the best Brazilian Law Firms in Patent Prosecution. This ranking was created after a year-long investigation: our teams took into consideration data from multiple sources: peer and client recommendation, growth, importance of the different cases... This ranking is intended as a decision-making tool for leaders and is available online in five languages.

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