Based in Porto Alegre, Guerra IP is a well-regarded intellectual property boutique. It provides advice for domestic and international clients on the full gamut of matters, including copyright litigation, trade mark prosecution and transfer of technology and coexistence agreements. The team represents companies from various sectors, such as gaming, technology, shoe manufacturing and the chemical industry. Its clients also benefit from multi-jurisdictional portfolio management.
“They have good professionals who are constantly updated. Great level of economic and international knowledge. They have a very good world view perception.”
“Guerra IP are well known for their contentious trade mark capabilities, innovative and creative solutions, clear communication and successful outcomes.”
Guerra IP assisted Transamerica Corporation with trade mark registrations.
Alberto Guerra advises clients on patent issues including portfolio management, as well as theft of technology, violation of patent registration and breach of transfer of technology agreements. “Alberto is a client-focused lawyer.”
Cristina Guerra joins the rankings following a strong endorsement of her work and knowledge. Guerra is frequently sought out by clients to handle patent and trade mark prosecution and management of portfolios. “Cristina Guerra is an excellent and seasoned lawyer with a clear international view and high level of sophistication. She has close ties with international IP practices, and actively works in various well-known international organisations and committees, which provide her with well-deserved visibility.” “She is the go-to lawyer if I have an issue and want to question something. She’s a well-versed, very good lawyer. I respect her insights and judgements.” “I have known Cristina Guerra and her team for many years and her work is always of impeccable quality.” “We have worked with Cristina for a long time and we have always been pleased with her services.”
An elite patent drafting and enforcement service is the strength of Guerra IP, and has earned the boutique an international reputation. The team works with several distinguished companies, for example, in supporting the Chinese Academy of Railway Sciences in the field of metallurgy and civil engineering, carrying out a number of protective filings using the international Patent Cooperation Treaty system. Alberto Guerra was the lead attorney in this case. He has over 30 years of experience, which includes a long record of successful patent applications. He is joined by industry veteran Flavio Leonardos, who has spent more than four decades in the IP field. As a leading expert in software law in the country, Flavio is well suited to create bold protection and monetisation plans for clients’ innovations. The boutique continues to gain new patrons, thanks to its ability to negotiate amicable deals on their behalf, avoiding the financial consequences of lengthy litigation.
Guerra IP is praised for its ‘very serious, professional team’. The department draws from its dedicated trade mark and patent practices to advise its client roster of international and domestic clients regarding their IP needs. With offices in both Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre, the team advises on the full suite of patent and trade mark matters, from filing and prosecution to enforcement. The team is also notable for its work in negotiating and closing settlement agreements, licences, and similar technology transactions. Patent and litigation matters are led by Alberto Guerra, who stands out for his sports-related expertise, particularly in anti-counterfeiting and false marketing. Flavio Leonardos co-heads the patent and litigation department, focusing on IP licensing and commercialisation. Cristina Guerra spearheads the international trade mark arm of the practice, focusing on clients entering Brazil requiring IP planning and strategy assistance.
‘Responsive, provides commercial advice and cost-effective solutions.’
‘Guerra IP is a long-standing player for full IP legal services in Brazil. A very serious, professional team with a very responsive delivery.’
‘Alberto Guerra and Christina Guerra are leading professional practitioners. Both very knowledgable and people to trust with your work.’
“The very diligent and highly experienced team” at Guerra IP provides strategic advice on every aspect of the trademark lifecycle. Customers acknowledge the “decades-long relationships” they have maintained with the firm, praising their “thoughtful and timely delivery. They are a reference point for issues in Brazil.” The key point of contact is Cristina Guerra. She leads the trademark practice with deep knowledge of the market as well as skills in both litigation and prosecution for local and international companies. Under Cristina’s direction, the team works particularly in the electronics, gaming and cannabis industries.
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