Lilian Ghitnick

Senior Patent Specialist at BMA Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão

Lilian Ghitnick Arcalji is a chemical engineer with over 20 years' experience in industrial chemistry, biosciences, pharmaceuticals, fast-moving consumer goods, biology, software, clean energy and renewables, and biotechnology.

She focuses her IP practice on advisory work for a range of clients – including large international corporations – planning and implementing effective strategies to provide IP protection in Brazil and abroad. She is also involved in filing and prosecuting patent and design applications, conducting prior art searches, drafting patent applications, and preparing landscape and freedom-to-operate analyses, third-party observations and infringement opinions. In addition, clients can rely on her assistance in post-grant actions. Her significant experience in the industry gained at one of the largest beverage companies in the world offers a unique perspective to her work.

Recent accolades

  • Named a “Rising Star” by Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars 2018
  • Recognised as leader in her field in the IAM Patent 1000 2019 and 2020


  • MBA in marketing, Getúlio Vargas Foundation, 2000
  • Chemical engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 1995

Professional associations

  • ABPI
  • CRQ

Firm details

BMA Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão
BMA Corporate - Largo do Ibam 1
4th floor
Rio de Janeiro 22271-070

Contact details

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