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Testemonials

What the rankings say about us

"What the team is known for Established Porto Alegre-based boutique, Guerra IP advises domestic and international companies on the full spectrum of intellectual property. Team has experience assisting clients from a range of industries, including entertainment, technology and automotive, with patent litigation, trade mark portfolio management and trade mark..."

Chambers and Partners

What the team is known for
Established Porto Alegre-based boutique, Guerra IP advises domestic and international companies on the full spectrum of intellectual property. Team has experience assisting clients from a range of industries, including entertainment, technology and automotive, with patent litigation, trade mark portfolio management and trade mark enforcement mandates.

Strengths
One interviewee says: “They are my go-to firm for IP work in Brazil,” adding: “They give clear, concise and practical advice.”

Chambers and Partners

"Guerra IP should be held in the highest regard for its exceptional patent work. Its highly skilled team provides fast and comprehensive responses, and the practitioners are very knowledgeable – especially in pharmaceuticals.” Playing host to both lawyers and patent attorneys, the nimble boutique takes the time to understand..."

IAM Patent 1000

Guerra IP should be held in the highest regard for its exceptional patent work. Its highly skilled team provides fast and comprehensive responses, and the practitioners are very knowledgeable – especially in pharmaceuticals.” Playing host to both lawyers and patent attorneys, the nimble boutique takes the time to understand clients’ businesses and industries before laying out a winning game plan. It operates out of offices in Porto Alegre and Rio de Janeiro, with the latter home to Ricardo Pinho and Flavio Leonardos The former effortlessly navigates the labyrinths of IP regulations and licensing negotiations, while also handling a range of nullity actions.

Patents head and transactional guru Leonardos is a founder of the Brazilian Association of IT Law and has made the high-technology sector his own; as a result, he is a highly sought broker of technology transfer agreements. Heading up the Porto Alegre branch, Alberto Guerra has “tremendous business sense, which is clear both in the drafting and filing of patents and in his day-to-day advice to clients

IAM Patent 1000

"With offices in Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre, Guerra IP fields a ‘seasoned team‘ of IP lawyers, trade mark attorneys and patent engineers, which acts for a diverse client portfolio of global and domestic local corporations across the chemical, biotech, pharmaceuticals and IT sectors. On the contentious side,..."

Legal 500

With offices in Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre, Guerra IP fields a ‘seasoned team‘ of IP lawyers, trade mark attorneys and patent engineers, which acts for a diverse client portfolio of global and domestic local corporations across the chemical, biotech, pharmaceuticals and IT sectors. On the contentious side, trade mark and patent oppositions and enforcement are strong points, and copyright, advertising and e-commerce matters are also handled. Alberto Guerra showcases particular expertise in anti-counterfeiting measures and sports law.

Head of the trade mark department Cristina Guerra is ‘well equipped to tackle the most complex legal cases’. Flavio Leonardos oversees patent-related matters. Since publication, Ricardo Pinho left the firm, in February 2022.

Legal 500

"Southern Brazil’s top IP outfit, Guerra IP also has a major presence in Rio de Janeiro and is a respected name across Brazil and internationally, too. Patrons benefit from easy partner access and a trademark service that is tailored and rigorous, but also price sensitive. Its appreciation of the..."

WTR 1000

Southern Brazil’s top IP outfit, Guerra IP also has a major presence in Rio de Janeiro and is a respected name across Brazil and internationally, too. Patrons benefit from easy partner access and a trademark service that is tailored and rigorous, but also price sensitive. Its appreciation of the business criticality of brands makes it well suited to transactional IP tasks and inspires its problem-solving approach to litigation, where costly proceedings are often avoided without compromising on results.

Helping to instil this commercial approach, Cristina Guerra presides over the trademark department. One long-term client reports: “We have worked with her for over a decade and never been less than extremely satisfied with her performance and responsiveness.” Another adds: “Cristina has represented us in Brazil for 20-plus years; she takes prompt action and implements creative solutions.” She designs international strategic blueprints for Brazilian companies and manages the Latin American portfolios of large multinationals with a deft touch. When she links up with polished litigator and deal maker Ricardo Pinho, great things happen; the pair are currently overseeing wide-ranging trademark matters for a leading global cannabis company. Pinho is “one of the best IP attorneys in Brazil in terms of substantive knowledge and strategic expertise”.

WTR 1000

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