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PLMJ Lawyers

EDIFÍCIO EUROLEX, AV DA LIBERDADE, 224, 1250-148 LISBOA, PORTUGAL
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Work +351 21 319 73 00
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Fax +351 21 319 74 00
Email:
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Faro, Lisbon, Luanda, Maputo, Oporto

Manuel Lopes Rocha

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Work +(351) 213 197 300
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PLMJ

Work Department

Intellectual Property, Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT).

Position

Partner; Head of Intellectual Property Team

Career

Manuel Lopes Rocha is Partner in PLMJ since 2007 and heads PLMJ Intellectual Property. He has over 35 years’ experience in intellectual property and telecommunications, media and technology. He acts as arbitrator in several pharmaceutical patents cases in Portugal. He is a member of the IP commission of International Chamber of Commerce Portugal, and was a member of the group that has prepared the protocol signed August 2015 between copyright and related rights collective management entities and Internet Service Providers to fight the IP infringements on Internet.

Languages

Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.

Member

Information Technology Law Group - Europe; High level office of APDSI – association for the promotion and development of the information society; Advisory board of the FCCN for domain names; Portuguese Bar Association

Education

Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 1982; Awarded the title of lawyer specialising in intellectual property by the Portuguese Bar Association, 2006; Master’s in EU law from the Faculty of Law of Universidade Lusíada, 1996.


Portugal

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

PLMJ provides ‘fabulous service’; its advice on copyright, design right and trade mark infringement cases ‘helps navigate stakeholder relationships’. The group successfully represented Humberto Delgado’s son in a search and seizure order aimed at preventing the publication of a novel written by his father while in exile. Other clients include Carhartt, Microsoft and Samsung. The ‘experienced, wise and positiveAna Teresa Pulido is ‘a very good listener and clear communicator’ and jointly heads the team with Manuel Lopes Rocha.

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TMT

Within: TMT

PLMJ recently advised online gaming and betting company Nossa Aposta on acquiring, from a software company, an IT system for gaming. The department’s impressive client roster includes Microsoft, SAP and Samsung. Manuel Lopes Rocha is recommended for e-commerce matters, and the ‘efficient, proactive and quickDaniel Reis is an IT expert.

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