Born in Fortaleza, Brazil, in 1962. Admitted to the Bar on Rio de Janeiro in 1991. Joined GVA in August 2010. Education: LLB University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, 1987. Studies in intellectual property and unfair trade practices, George Washington University, Washington DC, 1989. Law master’s, international trade law; Tulane University, Nova Orleans, 1998. Further activities: former professor of intellectual property of the graduate studies course of Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Daniel Advogados, 1991–1996. Veirano & Advogados Associados, 1996–07/2010. Former member: commission of pharmaceutical trademarks and current member of Legislation and Regulation Committee of the International Trademark Association; editorial board of Revista Propriedade e Ética. Languages: Portuguese and English. Practice area: intellectual property.