Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello

Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello, a global active IP law firm, was formed in 2010 when two of the leading Brazilian IP firms joined forces: Montaury Pimenta, founded in 1939 by Edgard Montaury Pimenta, and Vieira de Mello, founded in 1929 by Júlio Vieira de Mello.

The merger was a natural fit as both firms shared a common background: a commitment to upholding the highest ethical and legal standards, and long, distinguished histories in the Brazilian legal market. Montaury Pimenta was initially known for its expertise in civil and corporate law. However, in 1985 the firm expanded its IP practice by developing an extensive portfolio with an emphasis on international clients. For their part, the Vieira de Mello firm built a strong and equally solid reputation among the leading IP firms in Brazil, primarily working with major domestic corporations.

As their respective IP practices grew, both firms were known for their diverse and internationally recognised client portfolios that included noteworthy small businesses and individuals. The firms’ mutual quest for quality, efficiency and above all, success and a strong commitment to uphold the highest ethical standards were the determining factors that encouraged the partners to join forces by consolidating their practices in 2010.

With its main office located at the Brazilian Jockey Club building in the heart of Rio de Janeiro and a satellite office in Sao Paulo, Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello brings together highly experienced and capable attorneys, patent attorneys, engineers, industrial property agents and paralegals practising in the field of IP law.

In order to provide the highest level of service for clients with businesses that require fast and reliable coverage in other Brazilian states and worldwide, the firm has forged alliances with carefully selected associates to support its clients’ needs, in addition to its talented and dedicated in-house professionals.

The firm is dedicated to establishing high-quality relationships with each of its clients. It provides individualised, cost-effective services and has a diverse clientele, including small and medium-sized enterprises, multinational companies and research and other public entities.

Besides protecting IP assets and tangential businesses relating to these property rights, the firm is particularly involved in patent matters, including patent preparation and prosecution, freedom-to-operate and infringement opinions and both domestic and international complex litigation and counselling.

Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello’s technical specialties include electrical engineering, electronics, mechanical engineering, physics, life sciences and healthcare, biotechnology, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, software and computer sciences, telecommunications and nanotechnology.

The firm’s specialist teams offers an expertise that is tailored to each case. Our clients have regular contact with the specialist in charge of their case; our specialists always endeavour to put forward useful suggestions and constructive solutions.

The firm’s reputation was built on its expertise, availability and proactiveness in defending clients’ IP rights and its multi-disciplinary approach in the following areas of practice:

  • litigation;
  • IP prosecution;
  • contracts;
  • plant varieties;
  • copyright and software;
  • advertising and marketing law;
  • regulatory laws;
  • franchising;
  • antitrust and unfair competition;
  • industrial and business secrets;
  • geographical indications and indications of origin;
  • trade dress;
  • technology law;
  • cybersecurity, privacy and data protection;
  • anti-piracy;
  • fashion law; and
  • media and entertainment law.

Contact details

Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello
Av Almirante Barroso 139
7º andar
Rio de Janeiro 20031-005

Professional contacts

Other offices

  • Sao Paulo

Sample client list

  • Actelion
  • Bayer
  • F Hoffmann-La Roche
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Qualcomm
  • Samsung
  • VISA
  • Volvo

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