Managing Partners: Gabriel Di Blasi and Paulo Parente Marques Mendes
Department Heads: Marcelo Oliveira de Souza and Renata Hohl
Number of partners: 14
Number of lawyers: 25
Patents: Gabriel Di Blasi; Marcelo Oliveira de Souza
Trademarks: Paulo Parente; Renata Hohl
Legal: Gabriel Di Blasi; Paulo Parente, Renata Hohl
Di Blasi, Parente & Associados has been providing legal services in Brazil and around the world to businesses and innovators for 30 years. A full-service intellectual property firm, it specialises in patent and trademark prosecution and enforcement, copyright registration, business transactions, regulatory law, sports and entertainment law, unfair competition, franchising and corporate law. The mission of the firm is to provide superior services to clients – with agility, competency and security.
Main Areas of Practice:
Full services related to the filing and prosecution of trademark, patent, utility model and industrial design applications in Brazil and abroad, along with the management and protection of trademark and patent portfolios and the monitoring of patented technologies, trademarks, company names and domain names. Copyright registration of software and artistic, literary and scientific works. The firm’s patent and trademark teams, including a task force specifically dedicated to the life sciences in Brazil are some of the best in the business.
Corporate Law & Contracts:
Expert advice for navigating complex agreements in the highly regulated Brazilian environment, the firm provides assistance with negotiating agreements, joint ventures, technology transfer and asset management. The firm offers full drafting and analysis, along with review and consultation on all matters involving corporate law and contracts in Brazil.
Services range from construction and elaboration of full franchising systems to providing individual franchisee support, implementation of franchises, due diligence, drafting and recordal of contracts and ongoing client in accordance with the Brazilian franchising law.
Domain Name Services:
Procurement and administration of domain names in compliance with specific regulation and requirements in Brazil. Full agency services, along with monitoring and protecting intellectual property related to domain names.
Customs & Anti-Counterfeiting:
Offering tailored and robust anti-counterfeiting programs developed specific to each client’s needs. The firm participates at every level – from initial reporting, ongoing filings, educating customs agents, accompanying police on seizures, evaluating suspect product, and supervising the destruction of counterfeit goods. When necessary, the firm assists its clients in taking judicial measures to stop counterfeiting activity, including the illegal manufacture and commercialisation of such products on the ground in Brazil.
Media & Entertainment:
In addition to the providing intellectual property services related to media and entertainment, the firm offers complete licensing solutions, protection of image rights, agency and advertising assistance, drafting and negotiation of agreements related to production, distribution, talent agreements and options across a spectrum of industries. The firm covers film, multimedia (including software, video games and other technologies), music, publishing and print media, television, radio, theater and the visual arts with adherence to the strictest confidentiality standards.
Regulatory & Administrative:
Facilitating the commercialisation of IPR, the firm works with various agencies to secure authorisation operation, assists with obtaining special permits and approvals, import licenses, product registrations, use allowances, and the like. The firm leads the way to filing and registering contracts with the appropriate agencies, amending ownership titles, revalidating records and other recommended or required procedures, specific to the industries in which its clients operate.
Representing some of the biggest names in Brazilian and international sports, from surfing to MMA and every sport – the firm helps athletes, clubs and the companies that work with and sponsor them in securing their rights, negotiating agreements and protecting their interests.
Tax (Related to IP):
The firm provides analysis on the specific contractual elements in various agreements that trigger complicated tax requirements in Brazil, and the firm advises clients on compliance with local regulations and procedures to minimise exposure, comply with the law, and continue to operate effectively.
The firm represents domestic and international clients across a wide range of industries, from agriculture, biotech funds and clusters and pharmaceutical companies to aerospace, telecom, banking, academia, sports and entertainment clients. The firm’s clients range from entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to multinational corporations. For a representative client list, please contact the firm.
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