Rafael Freire

Technical Services Manager at ClarkeModet

Rafael Freire is a Brazilian industrial property agent who graduated in electrical and electronic engineering from the Federal Centre of Technological Education in 2004. He began his professional career at ClarkeModet Brasil in 2001, carrying out technical activities related to patents, utility models and industrial designs. Over the years he has acquired extensive experience in conducting prior art searches, freedom-to-operate searches, infringement/patentability analyses, drafting patent and industrial design applications, among other technical activities.

Mr Freire moved to Daniel Advogados (now Daniel Legal IP) in 2012, where he also performed technical activities related to patents, utility models and industrial designs. In 2015 he became the coordinator of the technical team for patents and industrial designs, heading a team made up of engineers, biologists and pharmacists.

In 2016 he returned to ClarkeModet Brasil to lead the technical team for patents and industrial designs, as well as the legal and trademark teams. Since 2020 he has also been working with the firm’s committee responsible for client experience, performing an essential role in respect of meeting clients’ needs when doing IP business in Brazil.

His main areas of expertise are electronics, mechanical, software and industrial designs.

He is also a faculty member of the Brazilian Industrial Property Agents Association.

Publications

  • International Comparative Legal Guide to Patents 2016 (6th edition), Brazil chapter 
  • World Trademark Review’s Designs 2016 — A global guide, Brazil chapter
  • Industrial Design Rights — An International Perspective (2nd edition), Brazil chapter

Languages

  • Portuguese 
  • Spanish 
  • English

Professional associations

  • ABAPI
  • CREA-RJ

Firm details

ClarkeModet
Passeio st number 38
14st floor
Centro
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

Contact details

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