Intellectual Property

Our Intellectual Property practice is responsible for registering and following up on brands, patents and industrial designs with the National Industrial Property Institute (Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial - INPI). The team is prepared to enforce and protect industrial property rights, monitoring and taking the appropriate measures to safeguard them. We have wide experience in negotiating, drafting and registering several types of contracts related to intellectual property rights, such as licensing; technology transfer; assignment and technical assistance and franchise contracts; as well as structuring agreements related to biotechnology and research and development, including the employment of the Innovation Law.

TozziniFreire’s Intellectual Property team has achieved important results for national and international entertainment companies in cases involving television programs, reality television shows, movies, fashion and sporting events, thus proving our excellence in issues of copyright and subsidiary rights, image usage rights, and ambush marketing.

We have expertise in matters related to intellectual property on the internet, digital technology, and privacy and the Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet. Our lawyers specialize in drafting assignment, licensing, distribution, software development, and support contracts. They are also frequent participants in negotiations to commercialize software in Brazil.

Our Intellectual Property practice is highlighted in Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America in several editions of the international guides. We are among the best Latin American law firms according to The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250 and Análise Advocacia 500. World Trademark Review 1000 recognized TozziniFreire among the leading firms for Intellectual Property in Brazil. We also have our partners highlighted as the best professionals by LACCA.


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