Inventa is a leading Intellectual Property Law Firm, specialized in the protection and internationalization of trademarks, patents, industrial designs, copyright and domain names. With over 50 years of experience in Portugal, the European Union and all the African jurisdictions, Inventa has served thousands of clients holding large trademark and patent portfolios, and other entities dealing with R&D daily. Furthermore, our experience allows us to understand the caveats of the different industries since we maintain relationships with clients from different sectors, including food and beverages companies, communications, IT, pharmaceuticals, manufacturers, oil & gas companies, financial institutions, business services companies and more.
Our headquarters are based in Lisbon, Portugal, and we also have offices in Angola, Mozambique, Nigeria, Cape Verde, Sao Tome, East Timor and Macau. Inventa also holds a large network of representatives all across the African region, including representation before the ARIPO and OAPI regional organizations, committed to delivering global coverage with local experience.
Due to our wide network of contacts and associate level, we offer our clients a highly specialized team of professionals in the Intellectual Property field and related strategic sectors. Our professionals guarantee personalized and efficient accompaniment in all our services.
RCF – Protecting Innovation, S.A. is a leading IP Consulting & Services firm in Portugal. With more than 90 years of activity and over 40 employees, RCF PI is one of the largest, oldest and most prestigious IP firms operating in Portugal, with a strong international component and presenting itself as a reference partner for IP matters in Portugal, the European Union and Portuguese speaking in Africa.
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.