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.
Simões, Garcia, Corte-Real & Associados is a firm with offices in Lisbon and Porto, specializing in IP law and providing a full range of services in all matters of Industrial and Intellectual Property. It was founded in 1998 by a team of leading patent and trademark attorneys and lawyers with longstanding experience in the field of Industrial and Intellectual Property.
The firm provides IP services primarily in Portugal and the European Union however since the beginning the firm’s IP practice extends to other jurisdictions with historical links with Portugal and where Portuguese is an official language namely, the Portuguese speaking countries in Africa, such as Angola, Mozambique, S. Tomé e Principe or Cape Verde as well as Macao, a special region of China.
Simões, Garcia, Corte-Real & Associados has been representing and assisting notable Clients of national, international and multinational profile. We aim at establishing long lasting relationships with our Clients based on the core values and commitments of the firm: reliability, quality, the highest standards of professional competence and ethics.
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.
A.G. DA CUNHA FERREIRA LDA is an Intellectual Property Office the services of which aim at the maintenance, the surveillance and the defense of the Intellectual Property rights.
These rights are namely, Patents of Invention, Utility Models or Designs, Trademarks and other distinctive commercial signs, Copyright, Designations of Origin and Geographical Indications, New Plant Varieties and Domain Names.
We provide a wide and varied range of Intellectual Property services based on the most modern technologies.
We provide services to our clients in 52 countries, through specialised correspondents.
We have a very significant number of clients working with our office for more than a hundred years.
Our long experience of over more 139 years justifies our clients continued trust.
A.G. da Cunha Ferreira has been indicated by the publication MANAGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, as one of the three best Intellectual Property Offices in Portugal, being considered as one of the Top Tier and is also considered as a PME leader on a Portuguese level.
Association Memberships: ACPI, AIPPI, ECTA, FICPI, EPI, ICC, INTA, MARQUES, UNION