Luiz Leonardos & Advogados

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IP boutique Luiz Leonardos & Advogados is highly regarded in the patent market. “The firm’s services are of the highest quality. Taking a personalised and attentive approach, its professionals answer queries in less than 24 hours, providing complete and specific opinions. They are well prepared and up to date on all the latest reforms and changes to Brazil’s legal framework, and are exceptionally committed and dedicated to satisfying their clients’ needs. Leading individuals on the roster include founding partner and litigation and transactions specialist Gustavo Starling Leonardos, litigator Ricardo Pinho and prosecutor Ana Paula Jardim. Of Jardim, a client writes: “She is a top expert in the patent field who is respected by her colleagues and by the IP authorities in Brazil for her excellent work and experience. She is also an active member of many associations and is always seeking to collaborate for the betterment of the IP world.” Another source echoes these sentiments; “I can recommend her without qualification. She possesses that enviable combination of being both highly knowledgeable and very approachable. She is able to provide on-point advice in a manner that clients understand and appreciate. To top it off, Ana’s service is always top class. She is without doubt a leading patent attorney.”

Firm Profile

Luiz Leonardos & Advogados is an IP boutique with over a century of tradition having continued a part of the businesses of Momsen Leonardos & Cia, which was founded in 1919 and judicially split in 2012.

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 14 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.

The team works continuously to provide clients with outstanding IP services in a world that is constantly changing. The firm’s professionals are 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 cherishes transparency in its relationship with clients, third parties, service providers and all its peers as they are the firm’s most valuable assets.

In 2019 Luiz Leonardos & Advogados opened a branch office in São Paulo, strategically located in the Itaim Bibi neighbourhood – the financial centre of the city – within walking distance of the regional branch of the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office. The branch’s 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.

The firm’s patent department is made up of highly specialised professionals with extensive experience in the prosecution of patents in the technical fields of chemistry, life sciences, biotechnology, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, 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.

The department services cover the entire patent prosecution process, both in Brazil and abroad. The 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, the team’s expertise enables Luiz Leonardos & Advogados to take all measures necessary to maintain and protect its clients’ rights.

The firm’s 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 deep experience handling all kinds of litigation related to IP rights.

The firm stands as a reference in the management of trademark portfolios, in Brazil and abroad, both for small and large companies. Luiz Leonardos & Advogados performs all the prosecution work, as well as conflict searches and renewals, in addition to filing oppositions, appeals and administrative invalidity procedures. The firm also advises clients on the registration and prosecution of trade names and domain names.

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