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.
A.G. da Cunha Ferreira, Lda. is an Intellectual Property Office specialized in the protection and internationalization of Patents of Invention, Utility Models or Designs, Trademarks and other distinctive commercial signs, Designations of Origin and Geographical Indications, Copyright, New Plant Varieties and Domain Names.
Our specialized team of professionals in the Intellectual Property field guarantees the providing of services such as the protection, maintenance, surveillance and defense of the Intellectual Property rights. We can also provide to our clients the same services all over the world, through a highly specialized and trustful peers in IP work.
As we are the very first Intellectual Property Office established in Portugal we proudly have a significant number of clients (both national and international) working with us for more than a hundred years. Our more than 140 year-experience justifies our clients´ continued trust.
A.G. da Cunha Ferreira, Lda. has been continuously ranked 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 both for Patents and Trademarks. On a Portuguese level, A.G. da Cunha Ferreira is also a PME leader.
ACPI (Portuguese Association of Intellectual Property Consultants)
AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
AMEP (Portuguese Association of European Patent Attorneys)
ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association)
FICPI (International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys)
EPI (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office)
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.
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.