Practice Areas

Intellectual property

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We act in all matters involving trademarks, industrial designs, patent protection, copyright and unfair competition.

Our team focuses on helping its clients acquire and maintain intellectual property rights, and we provide further support if it becomes necessary to enforce and defend those rights in the case of violation. We also specialise in drafting licensing agreements. A single team deals with questions of technology and with intellectual property, including copyright, trade secrets, trademarks and patents. This approach ensures greater proximity to our clients' businesses, and we support our clients every step of the way, from defining strategy and dealing with registration applications, to marketing and licensing of rights, and litigation. 

By keeping abreast of the latest technological developments in the area of intellectual property, we can guarantee expert advice in areas of rapid development and growing impact, such as information technology and e-commerce. The team also keeps up to date with the most recent developments in areas as diverse as the cultural industries, fashion, biotechnology and nanotechnology. We have partners and concrete policies in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, and in supporting SMEs, and the intellectual property component is crucial in all these areas.

A large part of our work is done in the courts, but we also represent our clients before the administrative and police authorities with power over different areas of intellectual property. Besides this, we assist our clients with registration and all other day-to-day issues of intellectual property rights and the team regularly provide legal support in due diligence processes and in all forms of restructuring and transactions where it is necessary to verify and assess intellectual property rights and related issues.

Specializations

They handle our cases very efficiently and extraordinarily well. We have an easy understanding with them and they can adapt easily to our clients’ peculiarities. We have a very flexible relationship and they provide a very reliable and professional service, which is the most important thing.
Chambers Europe
2017 Intellectual Property Recommended Tier 1

"They render an excellent service, approach the cases with a very smart, quick and effective attitude and, above all, they are always very helpful."

2017 Intelectual Property: Life Sciences Recommended Tier 2

"They are responsive and multidisciplinary, with great knowledge of matters of interest. We consider them our working partners, as they are always available to assist us in doing business."

Legal 500
2019 Intellectual Property Recommended Tier 1
2018 Intellectual Property Recommended Tier 1
2017 Intellectual Property Recommended Tier 1
Best Lawyers
2017 Other Recommended Lawyer Other Recommended Lawyer
2016 Intellectual Property Best Portuguese Lawyer of the year
2016 Other Recommended Lawyer Other Recommended Lawyer
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