ClarkeModet is the largest IP group in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries, with 10 companies in Europe and Latin America and a multidisciplinary team of over 500 experts.
In addition to provide prosecution and enforcement IP services (registration, maintenance, defence and monitoring of IP rights), ClarkeModet offers highly specialised advice to help clients to create impact on the market. The firm’s professionals do so by means of the transfer, use and profitability of IP assets and by implementing in the organisations work systems and policies aimed at generating a competitive advantage. The firm’s international presence and local knowledge enables it to offer a unified service of management of patents portfolios, based on unified work processes in all the countries it has a presence in and with the same quality standards and corporate policies.
ClarkeModet was founded in Spain in 1879, with the current structure dating back to 1892 following the merger between “Clarke y Cia” and “Agencia General de Patentes y Marcas”. It started its international expansion in 1940, establishing new IP firms in Portugal and Latin America.
The group is currently present in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Spain, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Uruguay and Venezuela with 24 offices and three international desks: Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. This large infrastructure allows a centralised management of large IP portfolios.
ClarkeModet Group is one of the largest applicants of Patents and Trademarks in all the markets in which its companies are present:
The greatest applicant of patents in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries
The second greatest applicant of trademarks in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries.
The company actually manages 1 out of every 10 patents within the Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries.
Technology & Innovation
ClarkeModet has incorporated new technologies in both customer services and internal processes to guarantee quality and speed. The company is a pioneer in the use of technologies such as blockchain or machine learning to increase the protection of its clients’ assets in order to face new challenges on digital markets.
Through its internal regulations and corporate culture, ClarkeModet supports different social interest initiatives, as well as inclusion and sustainability policies. The main lines of action of its CSR are focused on the promotion of diversity in its teams through its inclusive recruitment policies.
ClarkeModet minimizes environmental impact through a policy such as electronic invoicing and file digitization, as well as following programs such as Ecoembes for recycling.
CSR initiatives include the support for non-profit organizations and Universities through the sponsorship of various programs of Intellectual Property and stimulation of innovation.
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.
At Daniel Law commitment to clients is the cornerstone of everything that the firm does, especially when it comes to helping protect a client’s most powerful business tool – intellectual property.
For 60 years Daniel has built relationships based on strong ethical values, legal expertise and the insight needed to anticipate and act proactively on opportunities for its clients. Recognized as one of the best IP law firms in Brazil, Daniel is an exciting, forward-thinking organization that understands how innovation and creativity influence business.
Daniel has trusted relationships with some of the world’s most dynamic companies, serving as an extension of their legal and R&D departments to help them to build, leverage and protect their IP assets. With a deep understanding of Brazil’s legal and regulatory environment, Daniel works closely with its clients to design tailor-made and proactive legal solutions that fit its clients’ unique goals, business considerations, and resources.
Daniel’s services include:
Patents prosecution and litigation;
Trademarks prosecution and litigation;
Brand Protection & Anticounterfeiting;
Licensing & Business Transactions and
IT, Privacy & Data Protection
We are proud to be the largest woman-owned and woman-led law firm in Latin America and are also pleased to have women in over 50% of our leadership positions, moreover, we have closed our gender salary gap. Being recognized, in the begging of 2018, as a Women-Owned Business by WEConnect International, guaranteeing that our firm meets the universal standards for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBE’s).
We have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Our inclusion program is designed to recruit and retain the best candidates by seeking talented individuals from a variety of backgrounds, worldviews, and life circumstances. One of the goals of our program is to close education gaps that prevent diverse candidates from reaching our organization.
We also understand the need of including diversity in our supply chain and are taking initial steps in this direction. Our aim with these programs is not only to create a mosaic of perspectives for our firm and our clients but also to have an impact that goes beyond our organization.
Licks Attorneys occupies a unique position amongst Brazilian firms, at the intersection between IP, regulation and health. For example, such expertise lends itself remarkably when representing patent holders facing the challenges of compulsory licensing. The firm represents all current patent holders of medicines for Covid-19 treatment in compulsory licensing processes in the country.
Licks Attorneys has acted on behalf of ICT (information and communication technologies) patent owners in every single litigation filed in Brazil this year, representing global companies in IP complex technology cases like DivX against Samsung, which resulted in a global patent licensing agreement just a few weeks after obtaining a preliminary injunction on behalf of the client.
Licks Attorneys is also the most active firm in IP policy making in the country, with clients ranging from global companies to trade associations and international organizations such as WIPO. Before starting in private law, Otto Licks worked for the Brazilian government supporting Itamaraty in the implementation of the WTO-TRIPS Agreement. During this time, he worked with two other partners, Ambassador Regis Arslanian (retired), then the main negotiator for bilateral and multilateral IP issues, and Nuno Carvalho - who, after leaving the Brazilian government, joined the TRIPs Secretariat of the WTO, going on to a long career at WIPO.