What the team is known for
Dannemann Siemsen has a stellar practice group exceptionally skilled at handling all intellectual property matters. It excels in non-contentious mandates such as patent applications before the BPTO, royalty licensing and intellectual property rights agreements, as well as in litigation such as patent infringement actions. Deep bench has extensive experience representing major clients from an array of industries including food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and technology.
One client says: "The firm's professionals have a broad knowledge of both substantive and procedural law," adding: "They are very accessible and also understand our business needs very well."
Another source comments:"They are one of the biggest firms in Brazil and a very important name in this area."
Represented Boehringer Ingelheim in a patent invalidity lawsuit filed by a generic drug company against one of its Brazilian patents.
Cândida Ribeiro Caffé
is active assisting international clients from a variety of industries, including food and beverages and pharmaceuticals, with matters relating to the implementation of franchises and new licensing structures in Brazil, as well as intellectual property rights and technology transfer agreements. A market commentator states: "She is excellent at contractual matters."
Filipe Fonteles Cabral
joins the rankings after impressing clients and peers alike. One client states: "Filipe is a brilliant lawyer with an in-depth level of knowledge."
He has experience handling matters relating to trade marks and copyright. Clients additionally benefit from his knowledge of data protection.
Market commentators consider co-head of department Gustavo de Freitas Morais "a highly active lawyer in matters relating to patents,"
demonstrating particular expertise in the pharmaceutical sector. He maintains a good reputation in the market for his work representing multinational companies in contentious mandates.
Co-head of department Joaquim Eugênio Goulart
comes recommended by observers for his knowledge of contentious mandates, including patent infringement cases and judicial appeals relating to patent application rejections. One market commentator says: "He is an excellent litigation lawyer."
His client roster comprises international companies stemming most notably from the pharmaceutical industry.
Eminent practitioner and managing partner Luiz Henrique do Amaral
continues to be highly regarded by clients and peers alike, with one of them stating: "He is an excellent professional and a very significant figure in the IP arena in Brazil and around the world."
He has wide-ranging expertise in IP matters, offering particular insight into related dispute resolution cases. An impressed source reports: "He is certainly one of the best lawyers in Brazil."
Senior statesman Peter Dirk Siemsen
continues to be highly regarded by market commentators owing to his longstanding experience in the IP market. One source says: "Peter has the utmost respect from the entire IP community."
He is deeply knowledgeable of both contentious and non-contentious IP matters, with another interviewee stating: "He is an authority in the area."
Rodrigo Borges Carneiro
has noteworthy experience advising domestic and international companies on both contentious and non-contentious mandates. He is regarded by a market commentator as "a very experienced professional,"
with another source highlighting his expertise handling copyright matters.