IP STARS Reviews


ClarkeModet is a large IP firm that operates in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking jurisdictions. The firm is well known in Latin America for IP filing and portfolio management. It has experienced lawyers and technical consultants who previously worked for well-known IP boutiques in Brazil. Rafael Freire, Silvia Costa and Flavia Lopes lead its patent filing practice, while Fabrize Pereira da Cruz and Arthur Lourenço are in charge of the trade mark practice. Other notable senior contacts for filing work are Jansen Moreira Viana and technical/legal services director Ricardo Boclin. Paula Coiro Chamoun and Natascha Ballestero Barão are junior practitioners to watch.

Daniel Law

Daniel Law is an established IP firm that is recommended for IP protection and disputes. The firm is headed up by IP lawyer Alicia Daniel-Shores, who has led its growth in recent years.

It has over 20 partners including André Oliveira, who runs the legal practice; Ricardo Nunes, who is in charge of the patent department; Isabella Cardozo, head of trade marks; and Rafael Rocha, who is responsible for brand protection and enforcement. Other notable soft IP practitioners are Carina Rodrigues and Robert Daniel-Shores.

The firm also has technical professionals such as chemists and engineers. Rana Gosain, Kene Gallois, Gustavo Sartori Guimarães, Leonardo de Oliveira Braune and Rafael Salomão Romano are among the experienced partners for patent work. Gallois oversees the life sciences practice. Eduardo Riess and Rafaella Gonçalves Franco are practitioners to watch.

Licks Attorneys

Boutique firm Licks Attorneys is respected in contentious matters, especially in the life sciences sector. It is also recommended for IP filing and portfolio management. The firm is led by founding partner and life sciences IP lawyer Otto Licks. He is supported by patent lawyers Eduardo Hallak, Carlos Aboim, and Rodrigo Maior. Hallak is also experienced in trade mark matters.

Other notable senior practitioners are Felipe Mesquita, Tatiana Machado, Roberto Rodrigues, and Liliane Roriz. The practitioners to watch are Juliana Neves, Luiza Cotia and Karlo Tinoco. Lopes leads the firm’s trade mark prosecution practice.

Luiz Leonardos & Advogados

IP boutique Luiz Leonardos is one of the established firms in Brazil. The firm is recommended for IP filing and disputes. Generalist IP lawyer Gustavo Leonardos is the firm’s managing partner. Ana Paula Jardim and Ricardo Pinho, who joined in 2022, are the leading patent practitioners in the firm. Patrícia Aragão Lusoli and Luiz Leonardos are notable partners for trade mark instructions.

Mattos Filho

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados rebranded as Mattos Filho in 2022. José Roberto de Almeida Junior and Paulo Marcos Rodrigues Brancher are key contacts for IP in the firm.

Vaz e Dias Advogados & Associados

Vaz e Dias Advogados & Associados is an IP boutique led by name partner José Carlos Vaz e Dias, a professor of IP law at the State University of Rio de Janeiro. Vaz e Dias is supported by Savana Castilho, who leads the trade mark practice; Marina Castro, who is in charge of patents; and Thiago Lombardi, who oversees the litigation department.