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Marcelo Inglez de Souza

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Demarest Advogados

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Intellectual PropertyLife Sciences & BiotechnologyLitigation and ArbitrationMedia, Sports and Entertainment




Marcelo has 17 years' experience and focuses his practice in Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution and Civil Litigation. He is recognized by the market as a very professional and praised by the clients for being prudent and consistent in his recommendations, and for showing sensibility when dealing with difficult situations. Major clients include Avon, Bayer, Bacardi, Biomet, Dow, Lan-Tam, Henkel, Infor, Komatsu, KPMG, Nike, Panasonic, Posco E&C, Posco ICT, Svitzer Group, Textron, Unilever, Votorantim. Invited professor for post-degree courses at ESA/SP, FGV/SP and ASPI. Former assistant professor at PUC/SP.


English, German


Member and representative of the São Paulo Section of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association - ABPI. Listed specialist and Board Member of the Chamber of Dispute Resolutions of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association - CSD-ABPI. Member of the Study Group on Intellectual Property, Arbitration and Mediation of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee - CBAr.


Graduated from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP) Law School in 2000. Obtained, with highest honor, the Master Degree in Procedural Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP) Law School in 2005. Earned a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and lived in Germany from 2005 to 2007, where he attended the doctorate course. Obtained, with academic distinction Magna cum Laude, the Doctor Degree at the German university Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg in 2008. Frequented the German institute Max-Planck-Institut für Geistiges Eigentum, in Munich, a worldwide reference in the study of Intellectual Property Rights.


Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime)

Within: Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime)

Demarest Advogados 'understands the client's needs and acts and thinks like the client's shareholder'. The disputes team is also noted for its 'great leadership' and 'exceptional communication in Portuguese and English'. A recent highlight from Celso Xavier's caseload was his representation of Comgås in a lawsuit seeking a rebalance of its concession agreement; in December 2018, the client was awarded R$500m. Rafael Gagliardi has 'deep technical and legal knowledge'; criminal and compliance expert Fabyola En Rodrigues is an 'exceptional' lawyer; and Carlo Verona is 'very meticulous' and 'gives sound legal and commercially viable advice'. Marcelo Inglez de Souza also recommended.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

When providing IP advice, the team at full-service firm Demarest Advogados 'always looks for out-of-the-box solutions'. Pirelli relied on the team for the drafting and registration of technology licensing agreements. On the trade mark side, it acts for clients such as video game developer, while banknote-sensor joint venture CI Tech Sensors is a client for patent advice. 'Incredible lawyer' Tatiana Campello has a 'great ability and serenity to negotiate' and 'makes things happen by turning thoughts into action'. Marcelo Inglez de Souza is 'very committed' and Camila Garcindo Dayrell Garrote is an up-and-coming senior associate.

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