South America

Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello

Address: Av. Almirante Barroso, 139 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Phone: +55 21 2524-0510

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Leading Brazilian Intellectual Property (IP) law firm, specialized in complex IP Litigation, IP Prosecution and Enforcement. Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello is one of Brazil’s top IP law firms, working across national and international markets, with technical expertise in the areas of electrical engineering, electronics, mechanical engineering, physics, life sciences and healthcare, biotechnology, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, software and computer sciences, telecommunications and nanotechnology with a strong patent litigation practice.

Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello‘s  services include strategic consulting, legal analysis, searches, filings, filing of oppositions, administrative and legal disputes, as well as franchising agreements and technology transfer. The firm also helps in the process of negotiating agreements and taking actions before national and international arbitration chambers.

In addition, the firm has reported a remarkable growth, upholding an outstanding position in the market, especially regarding strategic and complex patent litigation, patent matters, including patent filing and prosecution, freedom-to-operate and infringement opinions.

The Patent Prosecution and Contentious department´s reputation for resolving disputes before Brazilian IP courts is one of the firm’s top remarks. The litigation practice is very active and combative, always focused on efficiency and obtaining results. The firm handles complex domestic and international patent litigation and counseling with a high rate of successful decisions in Federal and State courts. The agility in meeting clients’ needs and commitment to issues brought to the firm, along with the high success rate in cases handled are undoubtedly the firm’s strengths.

Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello has an integrated structure of correspondents throughout the national territory and abroad, providing local support and consequently agility and security for clients who demand services in other regions or countries.

Its professionals are members of several national and international IP associations. This engagement is extremely important so that the professionals are always up to date with the practices adopted not only in Brazil but abroad and with the current jurisprudence in the main issues of Intellectual Property in Brazil and worldwide, thus being able to contribute to a more effective performance in favor of their clientele.

The firm’s highly trained technical experts provide first-class representation through all stages of the patent process, from the preliminary administrative level to the courtroom. Roberto Vieira de Mello, one of the firm’s founding partners, leads the patent team, which is made up of a large group of engineers, lawyers and pharmacists.

Furthermore, the firm´s life sciences practice has been steadily growing over the past few years. Apart from patent filings, prosecution and litigation work, the team also provides prior art searches and freedom-to-operate reports. Gabriela Salerno, head of the technical team, is the current chair of the Patent Committee of the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property and vice-chair of the Intellectual Property Owners’ Association Committee on Intellectual Property Practice in Latin America.

The firm also has a start-up desk, working on a partnership basis, especially created to assist innovation-focused start-ups with issues related to the adequate protection of intellectual property rights (IP) in Brazil and abroad.



Team Members

Eduardo Machado

Founding partner

Luiz Edgard Montaury Pimenta

Founding partner

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