Relevance of Brazil

Brazil is among the ten largest world economies and plays an important role as a commercial partner in the MERCOSUR and in the international scenario.

The country is a vital market for those willing to develop and maintain a global intellectual property portfolio.

Failing to accurately protect intellectual property rights may prevent a company from obtaining the full commercial value of its assets and in many cases getting involved in lengthy and expensive litigation. With a modern law enacted in 1997 and a strong legal system, Brazil provides effective legal tools for those seeking protection for their intellectual property assets.

Brazil is a member of the TRIPS, Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, and Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods.

Hugo Silva & Maldonado – Brazilian Intellectual Property Partners

Hugo Casinhas da Silva
Hugo Casinhas da Silvamanager@hugosilva.com
Education – Chemical Engineer; Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal, 1967); Attorney at Law (Brazil, 1984).
Languages – Portuguese, English, French, Spanish.
Practice – Admitted in Brazil (1984). Patents, trademarks, designs, litigation, prosecution, licensing.
Lucia Maldonado Silva
Lucia Maldonado Silvamanager@hugosilva.com
Education – Attorney at Law; Candido Mendes University, LL.B. (1997).
Languages – Portuguese, English, Spanish.
Practice – Admitted in Brazil (1997). Consultant’s coordination, paralegal and office management, deadline compliance, accounting.
Pedro Maldonado Silva
Pedro Maldonado Silvamanager@hugosilva.com
Education – Attorney at Law; Candido Mendes University, LL.B. (2003) LL.M. Civil Procedure (2004); MBA Public Law (2005).
Languages – Portuguese, English, French.
Practice – Admitted in Brazil (2003). Civil and criminal litigation, appellate practice, patent infringement, unfair competition.
Eduardo Maldonado Silva
Eduardo Maldonado Silvamanager@hugosilva.com
Education – Attorney at Law; Rio de Janeiro State University, LL.B. (Brazil 1996) LL.M. Intellectual Property, University of New Hampshire School of Law (U.S.A, 1998)
Languages – Portuguese, English, Spanish.
Practice – Admitted in Brazil (1996). Patents, trademarks, designs, prosecution, litigation, licensing

LOCATION OF THE LAW FIRM

Hugo Silva & Maldonado is strategically located in downtown Rio de Janeiro, near the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office, Federal and State Courts.

In addition to reducing expenses with travel costs, this provides a convenient location for interviews with judges, examiners and easy access to several government databases.

The firm maintains association with prestigious firms in the cities of São Paulo and Porto Alegre.