Work Area: Intellectual Property

Brazil’s Pinheiro Neto opens in Silicon Valley

Pinheiro Neto Advogados has chosen Silicon Valley as the location for its first US office and will use the base to court clients in the technology and start-up sectors.

27 July 2018

Chilean airline beats US IP suit

Alessandri has helped Chilean low-budget airline JetSmart see off a local trademark registration challenge by Florida-based JetSmarter.

25 July 2018

BMA promotes six to partner

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has made six new partners, invigorating its competition, IP, corporate and capital markets practices in both Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

20 July 2018

News in Brief – 13 July

This month’s news in brief takes a look at how Brazil is edging closer to implementing a comprehensive data protection regulation; Peru’s plans for a corruption overhaul, as well as proposals to create stronger links between the UK and Latin American trade and investment.

13 July 2018

Vella Pugliese joins Brazilian law firm promotion spree

Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni - Advogados has joined the growing number of Brazilian firms prepared to make large partner appointments in 2018 by promoting five lawyers to the partnership.

09 July 2018

Brazil’s Lobo de Rizzo hires three partners

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados, after an early hire in January, has added partners again, recruiting three lawyers to strengthen the firm’s capital markets and IP practices.

15 June 2018

TozziniFreire expands its life science practice

New medical technologies and healthcare reforms have encouraged Brazil's TozziniFreire Advogados to recruit a life sciences lawyer in the firm’s first lateral hire of 2018.

24 May 2018

Sfera commits to regionalisation with El Salvador and Nicaragua openings

Costa Rica-based Sfera Legal has absorbed Ayala & Betancourt in San Salvador and hired a former Consortium Legal associate in Managua to open offices in both countries today.

15 May 2018

Venezuelan IP boutique bucks market trends and absorbs counterpart

Top tier Venezuelan IP firm Estudio Antequera Parilli & Rodríguez has merged with Caracas-based Markven Propiedad Intelectual in a market where most firms are reducing in size.

11 May 2018

Plan to monetise São Paulo citizens’ data could be unlawful, lawyers warn

A service that plans to charge companies to check customers’ identity using publicly held biometric data could violate citizens’ rights, lawyers familiar with Brazil’s data protection laws have said.

04 April 2018

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