PATENTREE was founded in 2013 in order to provide specialized Intellectual Property (IP) services, in particular in relation to patents. Its partners and associates have extensive professional experience in IP prosecution, spanning over 20 years in all fields of IP.
PATENTREE is a highly qualified firm with extensive experience in drafting, prosecuting and enforcing patents in Europe, the United States as well as other jurisdictions. Our firm is characterized by our relentless commitment to excellence and strong IP strategies. Whether the work entrusted to us is patent drafting, patent searches, prosecution, oppositions, freedom-to-operate reports or patent validation, all our work is quality checked to ensure that they meet the highest standards. We are a ground-breaking firm in Portugal, and currently the only patent firm employing several qualified European patent attorneys. We specialise in both electromechanical and chemical technology fields.
We are known for our team of responsive advisers, our ability to communicate effectively with scientists and investors, as well as for our success rate in prosecution, opposition, intervention and appeal cases. Our team strive to do our best to help our client protect their IP rights. We work closely with clients in order to fully understand their technology and to provide solutions specially tailored to their needs.
We are a dynamic team of molecular biologists, bioengineers, mechanical and electrotechnical engineers. Amongst our team of professionals, some are former scientists, patent and trademark examiners, as well as IP consultants. They are dedicated to raising IP awareness in Portugal and to continuously be involved in providing patent law training courses in Portugal and abroad. We have been involved in providing tutoring for the University of Strasbourg Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies as well as the Institute of Professional Representatives (European Patent Office).
PATENTREE’s professionals have extensive experience before the patent and arbitration courts – in particular, as experts and technical assistants who have achieved the European patent litigation certification. Our firm also has extensive experience and in-depth skills in patent searching. We utilise using multiple world-class databases and tools when preparing reports in relation to patentability, freedom-to-operate and infringement.
Simões, Garcia, Corte-Real & Associados is a firm specializing in IP law and providing a full range of services in all matters of Industrial and Intellectual Property including assistance and consultancy services in the acquisition and maintenance of IP rights, enforcement and IP litigation. Our practice covers IP services for the European Union, Portugal and other Portuguese speaking jurisdictions namely, Macao, Angola, Mozambique, S. Tomé e Principe, and Cape Verde. In the trademark and design fields we represent clients and assist in particular with the following:
conducting trademark searches and advising on registrability, providing watch services or conducting design searches
filing and prosecuting trademark or design applications and helping in the management of the client’s portfolio
opposition and appeal proceedings
trademark and design enforcement and all kind of IP litigation matters
IP contractual issues
anti-counterfeiting procedures near the customs and criminal authorities
In the patent field, we are able to assist and represent clients in the prosecution of national patent or utility models applications, conducting state-of-the-art searches and assisting in the drafting of patent or utility model specifications. SGCR legal team deals with litigation issues and is familiar with the arbitration disputes under the special Law 62/2011. The patent department also deals with a large volume of EP validations, translation and monitoring services.
RCF – Protecting Innovation, S.A. is a leading IP Firm in Portugal. With more than 80 years old of activity and a total of 41 employees, RCF PI is one of the largest, oldest and most prestigious IP Law Firms operating in Portugal, with a strong international component and presenting itself as a reference partner for IP matters in Portugal.
With 70 years’ experience, we are a consultancy firm specialising in intellectual property (industrial property and copyright).
We started our activity in 1949 as a family company. Today we enjoy a solid reputation at both national and international level, always striving to build up a close relationship with our clients and delivering specialist legal advice, based on the principles of quality, excellence and attention to detail.
In our capacity as Official Industrial Property Agents and specialist consultants, we have vast experience in the field of industrial property, which enables us to ensure that our clients’ needs and interests are always put first.
We believe that the protection of creations and inventions, innovative production processes that aim to revolutionise the market and achieve success, must be committed to in full and one of the primary concerns of the entrepreneur.
ACPI (Portuguese Association of Intellectual Property Consultants);
AIPLA (American Intellectual Property Law Association);
AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property);
AMEP (Portuguese Association of European Patent Attorneys);
APRAM (Association of Practitioners in Trademark and Design Law);
BMM (Benelux Association of Trademark and Design Law);
CIPA (The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys);
CITMA (The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys);
ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association);
EPI (Institute of Professional Representativesbefore the European Patent Office);
FICPI (International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys);
GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property);
ICC Portugal (International Chamber of Commerce);
INTA (International Trademark Association);
LESI (Licensing Executives Society International, Inc.);
MARQUES (The Association of European Trade Mark Owners);
PTMG (Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group);
UNION-IP (Union of European Practitioners in Intellectual Property)