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Mina Spitz

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Bhering Advogados

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Trademark Department.


Attorney Ms. Mina Spitz specializes in Trademarks, Licensing, Franchising, Copyright and Neighbouring Rights, Enforcement against Unfair Competition and Counterfeiting.


Mina Spitz was admitted to the Brazilian Bar Association (State of Santa Catarina) in 2008. She was an academic excellence scholarship holder from the University of California, Los Angeles - UCLA and from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies - IHEID of the University of Geneva; a legal intern in the trademarks department at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California, United States; a trainee at the International Textiles and Clothing Bureau and in-house counsel at SWJM SA, both in Geneva, Switzerland; and visiting professor at the International Business Management MBA of the Complexo de Ensino Superior de Santa Catarina (CESUSC), Florianópolis, Brazil. She is currently a member of the Innovation, Intellectual Property and Enforcement against Piracy Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association (State of Santa Catarina) and of the Latin America & the Caribbean Subcommittee of the INTA Bulletin Committee.


Portuguese, English and French.


Mina Spitz is a member of the Brazilian Bar Association (States of Santa Catarina and Rio de Janeiro); and of INTA – International Trademark Association.


Mina Spitz holds a LL.B degree from the Federal University of Santa Catarina - UFSC (2003-2008); a M.A. degree in International Law and Intellectual Property from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies - IHEID of the University of Geneva, Switzerland (2008-2010); and a LL.M. degree in Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law from the University of California, Los Angeles - UCLA, United States (2013-2014). In 2009, she participated in the Summer School and Advanced Courses on Trademarks and Copyrights at World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland; and in 2012, she attended the Fashion Law Summer Intensive Course at the Fashion Law Institute of the Fordham Law School, in New York, United States.

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