Description: Admitted to the Brazilian Bar in 1981; Registered Industrial Property Agent
Education: Graduated in Law from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ, 1981 - Clóvis Beviláqua Award); Patent Technician by PUC/RJ and by the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (INPI, 1983); Former Guest Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute, Munich, Germany (1983-1984); Túlio Ascarelli Award by the Túlio Ascarelli Compared Commercial Law Institute, 1987; Doctorate (S.J.D.) in Commercial Law, University of São Paulo Law School (USP, 1999)
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; Recommended by the 2013 edition 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, in the category Intellectual Property; Recommended by the renowned trademark guide WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2013, 2014, and 2015; Recommended by the 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions of the guide IAM Patent 1000; Recommended in IP/Brazil by the guide The Legal 500 – Latin America 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015; 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); Listed among the Brazilian IP leading lawyers by Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America
Languages: Portuguese | English | French | German | Spanish | Hungarian | Italian