Murta Goyanes Advogados

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Close partner attention, a bespoke approach to each brief and prompt delivery of results are all baked into the philosophy of Murta Goyanes. Founded in 2008, the flourishing boutique is home to a team of first-class patent experts who are intimately familiar with the inner workings of INPI and provide vital assistance at each stage of the drafting and filing process. And when conflicts loom, they bring the heat in court for industry leaders – including, most recently, oil and gas giant Noble Corporation. Leading the charge on this was Antonio Murta Filho, who has a deep playbook to draw upon in invalidity actions and infringement suits; the versatile practitioner also has a percipient take on the management of large-scale IP portfolios. This is likewise the metier of prosecution ace and pharmacologist Vinícius Casciano, who brings a wealth of regulatory and plant variety know-how to the mix and effortlessly sews up office actions, patentability opinions, portfolio management and freedom-to-operate analysis for myriad chemistry and bioscience concerns. Bringing an internationally minded approach to the negotiation and drafting of technology transfer and licensing agreements is Luiza Duarte Pereira; qualified to practise in both New York and Brazil, she is a touchstone for both domestic and international clients.

Firm Profile

Murta Goyanes Advogados is a full-service IP law firm that assists clients in a personalised fashion, having regard for their own history, needs and expectations. With over 30 years of combined experience, the partners are committed to overseeing every case at the firm, and their work style yields exceptional results. The office strives to deliver efficient and tailored services at a reasonable price to all clients entrusting their intangible assets to the firm.

Murta Goyanes’s practice is distinguished by a philosophy in which every case is unique. This translates into better client handling and on-time delivery of services with outstanding technical excellence. Murta Goyanes built a reputation in developing and securing such vital intangible assets in all fields of IP law.

The firm’s attorneys, patent agents and other professionals combine IP legal and technical knowledge and advanced degrees, and most team members have previous professional experience in large companies. This spread of expertise creates a work environment that fosters cooperation, growth and results to meet any challenge.

The firm’s clients span a broad spectrum of industries and range from start-ups to global corporations. Coordinating international IP portfolios and enforcement with well-known foreign law firms, the firm can deliver advice and assistance with any IP issue worldwide to Brazilian companies doing business abroad. Similarly, foreign companies can rely on the firm’s expertise to assist them in Brazil and other countries, in particular across Latin America.

Patents and designs

Murta Goyanes’s multidisciplinary team provides uniquely insightful technical advice and unmatched IP services, ranging from prosecution and legal support to innovation strategy services, in several technical fields. The firm renders consultancy services; reviews, consolidates, audits and assesses patent and industrial design portfolios; conducts prior art searches using specific search tool and provides freedom-to-operate, patentability and validity opinions; provides watching services of patent and design applications filed by third parties; and assesses conflicts and enforces patent and design rights in Brazil and internationally.

IP licensing, franchise and technology transfer agreements

Our experienced lawyers provide assistance with all aspects of a transaction, including evaluation, negotiation, drafting and execution of any IP rights agreements, as well as recordal and registration before the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and other competent authorities.


Introducing new products and services in the market requires a comprehensive knowledge of the regulatory environment. In addition to our experience, our team suggests a creative approach to solving problems of a regulatory nature. We help our clients with regulatory and administrative procedures in Brazil and abroad, working with relevant agencies to obtain authorisation for operations, such as import and export licences, project approval and product registration. We also offer consultancy services on products, labels and packaging rules.


The trademark team handles over 10,000 trademarks and domain names worldwide, including the portfolio of major international companies in the fields of food and beverage, clothing, marketplace, cosmetics and entertainment. Our team also has vast experience in obtaining well-known status for marks before the Brazilian PTO.

Copyright and entertainment law

The firm assists clients in securing global copyright protection and ownership of copyright assets, having extensive practice in reviewing and drafting copyright licence and assignment agreements, as well as other contracts relating to audiovisual, advertisement, musical and artistic productions.

Dispute resolution and litigation

Murta Goyanes has broad experience in all forms of IP enforcement, particularly alternative dispute resolution and litigation. The firm’s litigation team relies on the assistance of local correspondents in other Brazilian cities, and is able to provide outstanding litigation services throughout Brazil. The firm also provides assistance in foreign litigation through a network of carefully selected and trusted associates.

Recent accolades

  • The Global IP Awards 2019 (Trademark Firm of the Year in 2018)
  • Client’s Choice Awards 2019 (Copyright)
  • Ranked in WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2020
  • Ranked in IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2020
  • Ranked in Chamber’s Global 2020 (Intellectual Property; Media and Entertainment)
  • Ranked in Chamber’s Latin America 2021 (Intellectual Property; Media and Entertainment)
  • Ranked in Who’s Who Legal 2020 (Trademarks and Entertainment)
  • Ranked in The Legal 500 Latin America 2021 (Intellectual Property)
  • Ranked in the Leaders’ League 2020 (Trademark, Media and Entertainment and Copyrights Law)

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