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PLMJ

AV. FONTES PEREIRA DE MELO, 43, 1050-119 LISBOA, PORTUGAL
Tel:
Work +351 21 319 73 00
Fax:
Fax +351 21 319 74 00
Email:
Web:
www.plmj.com
Faro, Lisbon, Luanda, Maputo, Oporto

Manuel Lopes Rocha

Tel:
Work +(351) 213 197 300
Email:
Web:
www.plmj.com/en/team/partners/manuel-lopes-rocha/242/
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 is ‘very selective and focused on what really matters’. The team primarily handles copyright and trade mark issues, but has experience representing pharmaceutical-sector clients in patent arbitrations. Highlights included acting for Tiger Coatings in legal action seeking the annulment of the trade mark Aqualac, which in Portugal is owned by CIN, and assisting the Gulbenkian Foundation with copyright and image rights of a digital catalogue of all the foundation’s exhibitions. Manuel Lopes Rocha is very regarded. Ana Teresa Pulido and senior associate Paula Martinho da Silva are the other names to note.

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