Manuel Lopes Rocha

Head of the IP department , PLMJ - Sociedade de Advogados

Manuel Lopes Rocha is a lawyer and head of the IP department at PLMJ. His main areas of practice include all aspects of intellectual property, litigation and arbitration, computer law and e-commerce. Mr Lopes Rocha graduated from thePortuguese University Law School, Lisbon, in 1982 and obtained a master’s degree in Community law from Lusíada University Law School in 1996. He is a visiting professor of the Portuguese Catholic University (Institute of European Studies and Law School) and was recognized as an expert lawyer in IP law by the Portuguese Bar Association in 2006. Mr Lopes Rocha is a member of the Information Technology Law Group – Europe and of the Advisory Board of the Foundation for National Scientific Computation for Domain Names, among other professional organizations. He speaks Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.

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