Luiz Leonardos & Advogados
Luiz Leonardos & Advogados is an IP boutique with over a century of tradition, being one of the successors of Momsen Leonardos & Cia founded in 1919.
The firm combines the expertise and resourcefulness gained over 100 years of work devoted to intellectual property in Brazil with the advantages of a newly created framework, one that fosters more effective and personal interaction with clients.
Luiz Leonardos & Advogados has 15 partners and over 60 experienced professionals dedicated to all areas of intellectual property. The firm counts with highly specialised attorneys at law, engineers, biologists and pharmacists who can provide all the necessary assistance to protect IP rights before the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office and the courts.
We work continuously to provide our clients with outstanding IP services in a world that is constantly changing. Our team is always alert to the innovations and updates implemented by the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office in order to provide clients with the best advice, effectively fulfilling their needs.
Luiz Leonardos & Advogados very much values transparency in its relationship with clients, third parties, service providers and all its peers as we believe they are our most valuable assets.
In 2019 Luiz Leonardos & Advogados opened a branch office in São Paulo, strategically located in the Itaim Bibi neighborhood, the financial centre of the city, within walking distance of the regional branch of the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office. Its team of experienced engineers and lawyers is fully prepared to serve the national market and to meet the growing needs of international clients.
The firm’s practice areas encompass antitrust and competition law, contracts, transfer of technology, licensing and franchising, copyright, designs, entertainment and advertising law, food and drug law, geographic indications, litigation, patents, plant varieties, privacy and data protection, software, integrated circuit topography, trade secrets and confidential data, trademarks, trade names and domain names, unfair competition and anti-counterfeiting measures.
As regards our patent department, we count on a highly specialised team, with professionals having extensive experience in the prosecution of patents in the technical fields of chemistry, life sciences, biotechnology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical, metallurgy, medical devices electrical engineering, electronics, systems, telecommunications, mechanical and other non-chemical sciences, as well as in the prosecution of industrial designs, software, plant variety protection and National Health Surveillance Agency issues.
Our services cover the entire patent prosecution process, both in Brazil and abroad. Our professionals are skilled in performing patent searches, including freedom-to-operate, prior art and other searches, as well as drafting patent applications, prosecuting patent applications before the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office and providing patent consultancy. In summary, our team’s expertise allows us to take all measures necessary to maintain and protect our clients’ rights.
Our trademark and litigation departments are skilled to act on the whole spectrum of work in areas including administrative prosecution and litigation.
Luiz Leonardos & Advogados has great experience handling all kinds of litigation related to IP rights.
Our firm is a reference in the management of trademark portfolios, in Brazil and abroad, both for small and big companies. We perform all the prosecution work, as well as conflict searches and renewals, in addition to filing oppositions, appeals and administrative invalidity procedures. We also advise our clients on the registration and prosecution of trade names and domain names.