Licks Attorneys

Licks Attorneys is one of Brazil's most respected litigation law firms, having unparalleled commitment to local and worldwide clients in the country. It focuses on complex litigation and its lawyers boast an outstanding track record in handling the highest-profile IP and regulatory disputes. The firm's practice shapes the development and direction of IP, technology and regulatory law.

With offices in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Curitiba and Tokyo, the team combines industry knowledge with legal expertise to assist a wide variety of clients – from Fortune 500 companies to high-tech start-ups making their debut in the Brazilian market.

The firm's multidisciplinary attorneys have handled complex commercial and corporate claims over the past 20 years in major sectors, including technology, the internet, telecommunications, life sciences, medical devices and finance.

Licks Attorneys, doesn't just solve problems; it anticipates and helps clients plan accordingly. This carefully crafted approach is why it is Brazil's leading firm in litigation and patent matters. The firm puts its client’s interests at the forefront of every operation, always seeking the quickest and most cost-effective solutions. The firm also relies on the strengths of a multicultural team which not only speaks its clients’ language, but also understands their legal and business cultures.

Employing a litigation practice which combines legal expertise, technical industry knowledge and a pragmatic approach to dispute resolution, the firm has an overall success rate of 82.6% and has been engaged in most of Brazil's highest-profile IP, life sciences and technology cases.

The firm has the most extensive patent litigation practice in the country. It is involved in almost every high-profile case concerning complex technologies in Brazil. With outstanding results, Licks Attorneys has the most successful telecom practice working for both patent owners and implementers.

Licks Attorneys' patent prosecution group consists of professionals with a technical background and well-experienced lawyers. This combination has produced a 100% success rate in expediting patent prosecution before federal courts and 88% of allowance before the Brazil Patent and Trademark Office. Challenging established practices and reshaping the boundaries of patentability in Brazil, the firm develops strategies to move Brazilian patent practice to the next level, ensuring high standards of protection for its clients.

The communications technology group is one of its core practice areas, with a successful track record for the fastest expedited prosecution, the highest allowance rates, having the ability to engage with members of the government and policymakers at the cabinet level, and the largest and most qualified team of patent litigators. The group has the proven proficiency to maximise the availability, enforcement and monetisation of broad patent rights, backed by the support of the largest investment in information technology and dedicated computer systems in Brazilian patent practice.

ISO certifications and security ratings

Protecting client information and ensuring the highest standards of services, the firm’s management system is based on ISO 27001 and ISO 9001. Licks Attorneys is rated "A98" by Secure ScoreCard and rank 98.39% at the Microsoft Secure Score Center.

Main Areas of Practice:

  • Patent Litigation
  • Strategic Patent Prosecution
  • Policy Making & Government Relations
  • Unfair Competition
  • Trademark Copyright
  • Food & Drug
  • Life Science
  • Cyber Law, E-commerce & Software
  • Cyber Security, Privacy
  • Counselling & Transactional
  • Regulatory
  • Complex Business Litigation


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Contact details

Licks Attorneys
Via Binário do Porto 299
Aqwa Corporate - 9º Andar
Rio de Janeiro
RJ 20220-364

Professional contacts

Other offices

  • Brasilia
  • Curitiba
  • Sao Paulo
  • Tokyo

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