We offer to our clients the full range of services required to negotiate, restructure and expand their businesses, and in this context we recognize that many of our clients’ business transactions will involve aspects of intellectual property. We are skilled in providing the necessary IP due diligence required in such transactions, and in negotiating, drafting and finalizing the IP contracts and documents required to close your deal.
Among many services we provide the following: Trademark searches in Brazil and worldwide; preparing and filing trademark applications in Brazil and worldwide; monitoring and advice regarding conflicting trademarks; tracking registration process before the BPTO and corresponding international entities; administrative motions including oppositions, replies to oppositions, appeals, compliance with office actions; nullity actions; data alteration before the BPTO and corresponding international entities; renewals and trademark legal opinions.
We count with experienced and highly qualified professionals who provide our clients with specialized and personalized services in the defense of their intellectual property rights, as well as in the areas of cyber law, competition, publicity and media law.
Besides counting with a specialized team in order to provide services on Intellectual Property, we has partnerships with highly trained technical professionals which provides reliable, high quality representation at all stages of the patent process, from the preliminary administrative level to the courtroom. Services included: Prior art searches; patent analysis, patent applications, patent fillings.
Our professionals are highly qualified and has large experience on preparing technically precise and visually appealing applications for designs registrations that will not only enhance the commercial viability of the product, but will also satisfy the requirements for filing with the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO).
The firm provides expert advice on all aspects of copyright law, including the unique issues that arise around the protection of computer software and programs. Our professionals can assist their clients in all steps of the process, from registration of the copyrights to drafting and negotiating licensing and assignment agreements that protect your interests in these potentially valuable assets.
The firm has large experience on preparing and negotiating contracts pertaining to intellectual property portfolios (assignment of intellectual property rights, licensing of intellectual property and other information assets), in Portuguese or in two languages, such as Spanish, English, French or German. We also have a deep knowledge of the tax and labor laws which impact intellectual property rights.
The office has skilled professionals with wide knowledge and experience to provide services in the area of advertising and marketing.
We also act within CONAR – the Brazilian Advertising Self-Regulation Council. Our services include legal analysis of advertising campaigns to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and potential conflicts with the rights of third parties; Drafting regulations for cultural competitions, sales promotions, loyalty, and incentive programs.
The management and protection of intellectual property assets, if made correctly and structured, are important profit maximization tools in business activity. Remittances of royalties abroad, coming from the licensing agreements or technology transfer, are only permitted if their contracts are duly registered at the National Institute of Industrial Property.
The cautious and careful drafting of franchise contracts and circulars offerings can avoid a lot of inconvenience and damage to business people who use this type of instrument in their business.
Trade secrets and business need non-disclosure agreements in order to protect intellectual property assets.