Managing Partner: Alicia Daniel-Shores
Number of partners: 23
For six decades, Daniel Law has been helping to protect and carefully manage the ideas, assets and innovations that give dynamic businesses their competitive edge.
Daniel understands the opportunities and risks their clients face, and how to prepare for them. With a deep knowledge of Brazil’s complex legal and regulatory environment, the firm combines leading-edge technical and litigation expertise with real-world business experience to deliver tailor-made, proactive legal services and advice that fit its clients’ unique goals, business considerations and resources.
Most of Daniel’s IP attorneys and technology specialists also have advanced degrees or hands-on experience in engineering, physics, computer science, biology, materials science and chemistry. Their expertise enables the firm to provide strategic guidance on the development, use and enforcement of its clients’ IP portfolios, advise them on critical risks, recommend strategies for asserting their IP rights, and even provide analysis related to the IP assets of the key competitors.
Daniel is proud to be the largest woman-owned, woman-led law firm in Latin America and to be certified as a Women-Owned Business by WEConnect International, guaranteeing that the firm meets the universal standards for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs). Because Daniel understands and appreciates that the firm’s success is due to its people, Daniel has long embraced diversity in the workplace.
Main Areas of Practice:
At Daniel, the deep bench of trial lawyers have extensive experience in all aspects of patent litigation, including highly complex cases involving cross-border matters, cutting-edge technologies and multiple-party disputes.
The team of patent prosecution experts offers a rare combination of legal expertise and technical acumen, enabling the firm to have a deep understanding of the details of both the law and technology behind even the most complex of client inventions.
Daniel is currently responsible for more than 25,000 trademark applications and registrations (Brazil and foreign). The firm also regularly manages large trademark portfolios, including those totalling more than 10,000 registrations/applications covering more than 200 countries. The firm recognises that it isn’t enough to simply register clients’ trademark-it is also vitally important to ensure that the underlying trademark registration strategy is sound.
Trademark Litigation & Enforcement:
Daniel offers a complete range of services to protect, preserve and exploit trademarks and trade dress, such as unfair competition claims, domain name disputes, cybersquatting and breach of contract. The firm also has a track record of success managing anti-counterfeiting programs, including customs and border seizures, and ex parte evidential search and seizure orders to track down evidence of possible infringement, for some of the world’s most recognised brands.
At Daniel, many of the attorneys have significant experience in both prosecution and litigation—by design. This unique perspective gives them the ability to make the kind of split-decisions regarding issues that may be pivotal to a case at any stage of its life cycle. It also helps ensure that the litigation and BPTO teams work together so that their strategies are cohesive and align with the client’s position in each case.
Licensing & Commercial Transactions:
Daniel’s licensing and commercial transactions practice group is a cross-functional, experienced legal team dedicated to helping clients to develop, protect and enforce IP assets, expand market share, and commercialise their IP and technology assets. The firm serves clients in a broad range of industries, including biotechnology, software, electronics, electrical and computer technology, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, financial services and consumer products.
Daniel’s industrial design practice focuses on securing enforceable and sustainable design rights that further its clients’ business goals. Recognising the often-complex interplay between industrial design law and other forms of intellectual property, the industrial design attorneys collaborate closely with the patent and trademark practice groups to provide practical advice on design protection, whether through an industrial design registration, trademark registration or copyright.
Data Protection & Cybersecurity:
Information management is such a crucial driver of business today that the firm has created a special force called Daniel Forward to address data protection and cybersecurity. Daniel Forward team is uniquely qualified to guide clients through this challenging landscape. The interdisciplinary team of lawyers advises businesses on planning, drafting and implementing ‘best practices’ privacy, security and data protection policies, compliance with applicable laws, regulations and rules, and crisis management and litigation strategies for non-compliance. At the same time, the firm can help clients achieve their business goals while steering them through the myriad of local differences that can complicate data protection in Brazil and Latin America.
3M, Abbvie, Avon, Bosch, CNH, Cooley, Duratex, Google, GSK, Hasbro, Miyoshi & Miyoshi, Murgitroyd, NBC Universal, NGB Corporation, Philips, Thomson Licensing, Tokoshie Patent, Toyota, Whirlpool.