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Silver - Individuals: litigation
Operating three offices across Brazil, specialist IP outfit Bhering Advogados offers comprehensive patent coverage and has everything from filing to litigation on lock Although it draws clients from a variety of corporate sectors – pharmaceuticals, transportation and technology, to name a few – it earns special commendation for its life sciences prowess; in the past three years it has significantly expanded its practice in this area, having made some very astute moves in the lateral recruitment market. Hallmarks of its service are “excellent communication, cost-effectiveness and dynamic teamworking”. Founding partner Pedro Bhering is known for his deft handling of complex patent transactions. Trained pharmacist and PhD Alice Rayol Ramos Sandes takes the lead on patent prosecution and attracts effusive praise from innovators who have followed her between firms. Patrons commend her big-picture international understanding and unrivalled expertise in the biotechnological field. “An expert like Alice is extremely rare to find in Brazil.” In São Paulo, Philippe Bhering takes the reins and gives the team strong leadership; he also oversees the litigation department. Recent work highlights for the group include representing MAN TRUCK & BUS in connection with the management of its patent portfolio – a task it was entrusted with having done such a fantastic job for the company on the trademark side – and undertaking extensive prosecution and contentious work for L’Oréal; LG Electronics is another of the set’s many blue-chip clients.