Description: Senior Partner; Attorney at Law member of the Brazilian Bar Association since 1981; Registered Industrial Property Agent; and Head of the Litigation Department in São Paulo.
Education: Doctorate in (S.J.D.) in Commercial Law from University of São Paulo - USP (1999); Túlio Ascarelli Award by the Túlio Ascarelli Compared Commercial Law Institute (1987); Former Guest Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute - Munich, Germany (1983-1984); Patent Technician by PUC-RJ and Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office - INPI (1983); Graduated in Law from the State University of Rio de Janeiro - UERJ (1981).
Associations: Permanent Council member and Arbiter of the Arbitration Board (CArb) of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI). Past President of both ABPI and AIPPI Brazilian Group (2014-2015). Member of the INTA Board of Directors, the Global Advisory Council, and the Adjunct Professor Interest Group; Senior Editor and Co-chair of the Article Solicitation and Development Subcommittee (ASD-SC) of the Trademark Reporter Committee (TMR). Member of LESI, ASIPI, ABAPI and of the ASPI Council (2009-2013).
Highlights: Published Book: "Trade secrets under Brazilian Law" (Editora Forense, Rio de Janeiro, 2003); Certified by the ICC-Brazil in International Commercial Mediation, 2004; Member of the AIPPI Programme Committee from 2009 to 2013; Member of the ASPI Council from 2009 to 2013; Member of the ABPI Council from 2000 to 2009, 1st Vice-President of the ABPI from 2010 to 2013, and President of the ABPI (2014-2015); Recommended by the 2013 - 2019 editions of the guide Best Lawyers and elected “2014 Lawyer of the Year” (São Paulo) and "2016 Lawyer of the Year" (Rio de Janeiro) by Best Lawyers guide; Recommended by the renowned trademark guide WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (2013 - 2019); Recommended by the guide IAM Patent 1000 (2013 - 2018); Recommended in IP/Brazil by the guide The Legal 500 – Latin America (2012 - 2018); Recommended by the guide Leaders League (2018 - 2019); Listed among the Brazilian IP leading lawyers by Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America (2014 - 2019).
Languages: Portuguese | English | French | German | Spanish | Hungarian | Italian