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Intellectual Property

3 ranked lawyersBand 1PortugalEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Strong IP practice group with refined experience in patent infringement proceedings, settlement agreements, trade mark enforcements and anti-counterfeiting measures. Experience includes work with key players in the pharmaceutical and telecommunications sectors, as well as in the technologies industry.

Strengths

Clients state that the team benefits from "very good know-how acquired from working with big multinationals, which accentuates their value."

Interviewees further praise it as "a technically strong firm with enthusiastic and client-oriented people,"and add: "In the context of cross-border and international elements the team is acutely aware of clients' needs and is able to present information succinctly and obtain results quickly."

Work highlights

Advised Novartis on a subpoena against the Ministry of Health, which is currently under appeal in the Administrative Courts, seeking the protection of a second medical use patent held by Novartis.

Notable practitioners

António de Magalhães Cardoso has a broad practice that takes in litigation and arbitration, as well as licensing and complex infringement cases. One client describes him as "the guru of this area" and adds: "He is excellent technically and understands the needs of the market."

Paulo Pinheiro regularly assists prominent multinationals including pharmaceutical companies. He represents clients in litigation and provides regulatory guidance.

Managing associate Sara Nazaré enters the rankings due to strong client endorsement and visibility on arbitration and litigation proceedings related to patent rights. One client highly values her "prodigious ability to do hard work," adding: "She is a great advocate and has the ability to effectively lead complex cases and teams of lawyers to get the desired outcome."

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Overview

Our team are led by one of the foremost experts in the market and excels on advising on the creation, exploitation and protection of IP from the outset and throughout its whole life. Both domestically and abroad we have a stellar reputation on patent trademark and copyright litigation. Vieira de Almeida’s IP practice has been involved in many of the most complex patent litigation cases in the country, having developed a very significant expertise in the negotiation of IP rights; we provide assistance in the licensing, franchising and brand extension process over the years.
We are a legal and strategic partner, able to help the client meet the challenges of safeguarding intellectual property rights and have accumulated a high degree of specialization in the health industry, working on a regular and continuous basis with many of the most preeminent pharma companies operating in Portugal.
For a comprehensive list of the services we provide both internationally and in the Portugal, visit the VdA website for more details: http://vda.pt/en

Intellectual Property

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Location

Rua Dom Luís I, 28

Lisbon

Lisbon

Portugal

1200-151

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Portugal

Intellectual Property


António de Magalhães Cardoso
Band 1
Sara Nazaré
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Life Sciences


Paulo Pinheiro
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