Rua da Assembleia n. 10 sala 2422 - Centro
Rio de Janeiro
Senior Partner: José Carlos Vaz e Dias
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Firm - Year of Establishment: 2011
Number of Partners: 7
Total Number of IP Practitioners: 15
Languages Spoken at the Firm: Portuguese, English, Spanish
Network Memberships: 5. ABPI, ABAPI, AIPLA, AIPPI, ABA, IBA, IDI, INTA, LES BRASIL and LESI
One of the competitive edges of the law firm VAZ E DIAS ADVOGADOS & ASSOCIADOS is the high professional capacity and academic preparation of its attorneys and technical professionals, that make it possible to render a wide variety of services within the intellectual property field and permit a continuous and comprehensive connection between different fields of law and the use of legal developments that are supported by court actions for securing efficiently the intangible of businessmen or find legal solutions viable for the resolution of conflicts derived from market competition.
The law firm’s professional team is compiled of engineers, pharmacists, biotechnologists and attorneys holding postgraduate studies, masters, doctorate, besides our renowned experience of over 15 years. If law enforcement is required, court actions are initiated in favor of the clients. Our professional team has a victorious track record when applying the legal institutes for protection and enforcement of IP rights grounded by the Civil Code and commercial laws to reinforce the intellectual property rights. This applies especially in case of prohibition of illicit enrichment practice, the broadening of the interpretation to fraud in the trademark and those property actions, among others.
Our law firm also holds expertise in its legal service, accurate and insightful interpretation of the peculiarities of the fiscal, competitions laws and those of Foreign Exchange control (ruled by the Brazilian Central Bank) in the legal matters involving the use and exploitation of intellectual creations, by means of technology transfer agreements and licensing of trademarks, patents, plant varieties and copyrights. In this matter, it is stressed the knowledge and experience of the firm in supporting Brazilian businessmen, universities and research institutions to use the Brazilian Innovation Law in and the fiscal benefits secured to those who invest in new technological developments in an efficient and comprehensive manner.
Industry Sector Strengths
Our firm renders services on IP matters in all technical fields and market areas.
In the Trademark department, our office conducts research on the feasibility of registering trademarks, domain names, business names and other distinctive signs, in national and international databases, in order to provide entrepreneurs with the best strategies for protecting and reducing the risks of violating the rights of third parties.
Our office provides services for the surveillance of brands, domain names and industrial designs in order to prevent filing and request for the protection of conflicting brands and competitors from coming to prosper before the INPI.
We carry out the monitoring at the commercial boards to prevent the use of corporate names, assistance in the exploration of the business establishment, through advice and preparation of the transfer, among others.
Our Patent department is specialized in the promotion of innovation in both private and public intellectual property centers, implementing research and development partnerships, as well as in the management of intangibles.
Furthermore, our Patent department leads the elaboration of agreements and legal documents that protect the technological knowledge, preventing therefore the
misappropriation of technology by competitors.
The assistance provided also relates to the indication of existing controversies in the technological partnership, such as the co-ownership of the developed technology and the revenue sharing and exclusive licensing and exploitation of rights.
Key IP Areas: Intellectual property (prosecution), Intellectual property (contentious), Copyright & related rights, Designs, IP transactions, Patent, Patent prosecution, Trade mark, Trade mark contentious, Trade mark prosecution
Key Sector Expertise: Biotechnology, Advertising, Computer technology & services, Industrials, Universities & research
Last updated 5 July 2021