Intellectual Property

Planning and Excellence in Protecting Intellectual Rights

The intellectual property field consists of copyright law (the rights of creators, such as authors of literary and artistic works, internet domains or other intellectual rights) and industrial property law (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, geographical indications and cultivars).

25 months
Average period to register a trademark in Brazil
28,010
Patent applications filed in Brazil in 2016


Almeida Advogados' intellectual property team creates customized solutions for Brazilian and foreign clients alike in protecting their assets, including:

  • Registering intellectual assets, such as trademarks, patents, industrial designs, utility models, cultivars, software, copyrighted works and domain names (gTLD and ccTLD);

  • Drafting and negotiating contracts for licensing, technology transfer, technical services, asset assignment, research and development, distribution and other intellectual property-related documents;

  • Undertaking due diligence on intellectual property assets;

  • Managing and advising on administrative and judicial proceedings involving intellectual property assets;

  • Actively assisting clients to define strategies and seek conflict resolution;

  • Preparing agreements and sponsorship regulations;

  • Providing representation in arbitration proceedings related to domain names (gTLD and ccTLD);

  • Drafting, negotiating and registering franchise agreements;

  • Counseling clients on advertising-related matters and specifically, administrative proceedings before the National Council of Self-Regulation Advertising (CONAR);

  • Adopting preventive and corrective actions to protect Brazilian and foreign clients’ intellectual property rights, including trademark infringement, unfair competition and parasitic use.

Our Practice Areas

Corporate, M&A and Contracts
BANKING & FINANCE CAPITAL MARKETS Private Equity
Infrastructure and Project Finance
ENERGY MINING Oil & Gas
Labor, Employment and Social Security
IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
Technology, Media and Telecommunications
DATA PROTECTION & CYBERSECURITY