Hall Of Fame

Firms To Watch: Intellectual property

Housing trade mark and patent attorneys, engineers and consultants under the same roof, boutique Inventa is experienced in the prosecution, enforcement and protection of the entire spectrum of IP rights. Vítor Palmela Fidalgo is the key name to note for both contentious and non-contentious matters.
With strong roots in Latin America, specialist IP firm ClarkeModet continues to expand its presence in Europe. Under the leadership of Maria Cruz García and Manuel Gil Fernandes, the Lisbon-based team handles trademark, patent, and other IP matters.

Intellectual property in Portugal

Abreu Advogados

Abreu Advogados fields a ‘very dynamic’ team, praised for its ‘consistent high quality service’ in the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious IP matters. With a diverse roster of domestic and international clients on its books, the ‘top-notch’ practice covers trade mark and patent prosecution, litigation, unfair competition, copyright protection and licensing matters, among other matters. The practice is jointly steered by three IP specialists: Manuel Durães Rocha, who works primarily in the areas of intellectual and industrial property in the health and pharmaceuticals sector; António Andrade, noted for his focus on pharmaceutical patent litigation and issues related to the health sector; and Ricardo Henriques, who advises clients on the gamut of IP matters, focusing particularly on the technology sector. César Bessa Monteiro, jr  is recommended for his vast experience in matters related to innovation, inventions, brands, trade secrets, unfair competition, copyrights and design.

Practice head(s):

Manuel Durães Rocha; António Andrade; Ricardo Henriques

Other key lawyers:

César Bessa Monteiro Jr.; Gonçalo Malheiro; Ana Panão


‘The Abreu team offers us enormous confidence in the work we entrust them with. We consider that their mastery of the subject, the experience of the professionals and above all their permanent updating and practical sense when advising us makes them unique.

‘The team is very dynamic and provides us with effective and direct solutions.’

‘Quality service; speed ​​in resolving issues.’

‘Partner Manuel Durães Rocha is very helpful and agile in the solutions presented.’

‘Abreu is a top-notch firm in Portugal and also has great access to its international network. The firm stands out for its consistent high-quality service.’

‘I had the pleasure of working with Ricardo Henriques and Gonçalo Malheiro. Ricardo stands out from other lawyers as he is tech-savvy. Ricardo and Gonçalo are a great pleasure to work with, they work together as a reliable experienced team. They keep calm and focus on the case also in stressful circumstances such as high-stakes litigation.’

‘Gonçalo Malheiro is a seasoned litigator and is able to combine his outstanding knowledge of corporate law aspects with his outstanding expertise in IP. He is a keen negotiator and an experienced litigator.’

‘I approached António Andrade for his specialist knowledge in patent litigation. He was able to deliver the guidance I needed, and he did so in a timely and efficient way.’

Key clients

Antylia Scientific

Bausch Health Ireland Limited

Betty Blue Spa

Boehringer Ingelheim

Calvin Klein


Corinthia Hotels


Domingos Alves De Sousa’s Wines




Festina Lotus

Fundacción Universitaria San Pablo – Ceu


Groupe Canal+

Hema Bv


Hewlett Packard (Hp)

Ikea Group

Lidl & Companhia

Magnum Cap – Electrical Power Solutions, Lda

Novo Verde



Sacoor Brothers

Salvor – Sociedade de Investimentos Hoteleiros, S.A.

Secil – Companhia Geral de Cal e Cimento


Sociedade Ponto Verde – Spv

Sunny CARS

Syler Gibraltar Limited



Vemedia BV


Work highlights

  • Assisted Pestana Hotels and Salvor Hotel with a lawsuit brought by RTL.
  • Assisting Valoren with trade mark registration in several jurisdictions.
  • Assisting Brisa – Auto Estradas de Portugal with trade mark registration and protection issues, and negotiation of IP agreements with third parties.

Garrigues Portugal

Garrigues Portugal maintains its status as a ‘trusted and highly respected’ choice for a diverse clientele spanning the media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals, banking and software sectors. The team is well versed in the full scope of IP matters, covering trade marks, patents, design rights, copyright and unfair competition. Steering the practice is João Miranda de Sousa, dubbed by one client as the ‘best IP lawyer in the Portuguese market‘; Sousa is noted for his experience in European trade mark and design matters, as well as patent litigation. Associate Francisca Ferreira Pinto has wide-ranging experience and knowledge of trade mark issues, in both the contentious and non-contentious contexts, while André Piteira is active in judicial and arbitration proceedings involving IP rights.

Practice head(s):

João Miranda de Sousa

Other key lawyers:

Francisca Ferreira Pinto; André Piteira


‘Garrigues is highly differentiated in IP. What truly sets Garrigues apart is its commitment to innovation and the continuous search for innovative legal solutions to its clients’ complex IP challenges.’

‘Garrigues is a trusted and highly respected choice for those seeking exceptionally competent legal services in the area of ​​IP.’

‘João Miranda de Sousa – without a doubt, the best IP lawyer in the Portuguese market.’

‘It has a very qualified team. They are quick to respond to problems and questions posed to them. They are very organised.’

‘Francisca Ferreira Pinto is always available for any clarification that may be necessary. Very professional.’

‘Client care: quick advice and incredible responsiveness. Their experience gives enormous comfort!’

‘Very happy with João Miranda Sousa’s work. Huge experience! Strategic flair with impressive results.’

Key clients

Goat Fashion Limited

Grupo Media Capital

Nabeiro Group



INTEL Corporation

Altri SGPS



Sumol + Compal

Jose Maria Vieira Group

Gestvinus Group

Red Bull

Work highlights

  • Assisted Rolex with the filing of an opposition against the registration of a trade mark.
  • Assisted Chanel with a prosecution case related to the protection of the CC Chanel logo in Portugal against a request of cancellation.
  • Acted for IGB in the defence of its “Philadelphia” trade mark against “Vegandelphia” trade mark before EUIPO.

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

Praised for its ‘in-depth knowledge of technology law and intellectual property’, the team at Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados possesses capabilities across the gamut of IP matters. The practice is particularly active in patent litigation, primarily focusing on the telecoms, new media and pharmaceutical sectors. The team earns further praise for its ability to engage in multijurisdictional trade mark work, spanning prosecution, licensing and enforcement matters. Ricardo do Nascimento Ferreira  and Vasco Stilwell d’Andrade  jointly lead the team. Ferreira is noted for his focus on patent law and IP disputes, while d’Andrade has been lauded for his ability to ‘provide flawless and unique advice’. Associate Maria Almeida e Silva possesses the ability to advise clients on the full scope of contentious IP matters, including patent litigation, design and copyright infringement cases. Maria Luísa Cyrne is a name to note for software and media-related issues.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo do Nascimento Ferreira; Vasco Stilwell d’Andrade

Other key lawyers:

Maria Almeida e Silva; Maria Luísa Cyrne


‘The team is very professional. Their work is very neat and that is their selling point. They are helpful, supportive, responsive and easy to work with.’

‘They are very knowledgeable of the pharmaceutical sector. They are also very good in procedural matters, so we are happy to work with them in litigation. They always offer a practical solution, weighing up the potential costs and not just looking at the legal aspect.’

‘I have been working with Ricardo do Nascimento Ferreira since 2020 on patent litigation in Portugal in the field of pharmaceuticals. Everything has been great and we are very happy with his work. He is very responsive.’

‘We have really enjoyed working with the MLGTS IP team over the past few years as they are very easy to work alongside. We particularly appreciate their responsiveness and procedural creativity, as well as the fact that they are very good on the technical side.’

‘We work most closely with Ricardo Nascimento Ferreira and he is a great lawyer, very sensible with great judgment plus extremely personable and easy to get along with.’

‘What makes this firm unique is its multidisciplinary approach to law. They are not only competent jurists, but also consultants in business, technology and ethics. The team stands out for its in-depth knowledge of technology law and intellectual property, a rarity in the national legal market. They have a notable commitment to diversity and inclusion, with a department dedicated to these issues.’

‘Vasco Stilwell d’Andrade has a unique ability to present complex arguments in an understandable way, making him extremely valuable in large-scale cases.’

‘Vasco Stilwell D’Andrade is superb. He integrates well with our client teams and provides flawless and unique advice often seamlessly transitioning and modifying our US Strategy for compliance with the laws and practice norms of the European Union. Most importantly, Vasco is a swift and effective communicator.’


Drawing considerable praise from clients for its ability to marry its ‘deep knowledge of legislation’ with a ‘client-oriented’ approach, the team at VdA handles the entire spectrum of IP matters, ranging from patent, trade mark, design, and copyright non-contentious issues, to complex litigation and arbitration. Spearheading the team is Marta Alves Vieira, who has notable strength in IP litigation, regularly handling high-profile matters for a range of pharma clients. With over four decades of experience, António de Magalhães Cardoso is a reference for dispute resolution in this space, including pharmaceutical patent enforcement. Sara Nazaré is no longer at the firm.

Practice head(s):

Marta Alves Vieira

Other key lawyers:

António de Magalhães Cardoso; Ana Falcão Afonso


‘The team is multidisciplinary and has a client-oriented approach.’

‘VdA’s IP team stands out for the quality, consistency and innovation of the legal advice it provides, combining in-depth knowledge of legislation, doctrine and jurisprudence. They are always one step ahead in defining defence strategies and proposing solutions, with demonstrated gains in effectiveness and success in resolving problems and conflicts.’

‘Great breadth and depth in patent litigation and pharmaceutical regulatory matters.’

‘Very helpful team with good technical quality in responding to questions asked.’

‘Marta Alves Vieira is very diligent and technically competent. Always available to help the client find the most appropriate solution.’

Key clients



Bristol-Myers Squibb




Daiichi Sankyo


Luz Saúde

MEO – Serviços de Comunicação e Multimédia, S.A.

Merck Sharp and Dohme

Novartis AG

Takeda and Millennium Phamaceuticals

Vanguard Properties

Work highlights

  • Acting for Novartis in patent litigation and settlement negotiations.
  • Acting for Merck Sharp & Dohme in patent and SPC litigation (judicial actions, including main actions and PIs) and settlement negotiations.
  • Assisting Cloudflare INC in the context of preliminary injunction proceedings brought against Cloudflare related to copyright and related rights.

CCA Law Firm

Praised for its ability to offer clients a ‘comprehensive knowledge of the law’, CCA Law Firm counts major domestic and international brands among its client roster. The practice is adeptly positioned to assist with both contentious and non-contentious IP matters, including patent and trade mark infringements, licensing agreements and the management of IP portfolios. The practice is jointly steered by Filipe Mayer and Martim Bouza Serrano. Mayer is a key port of call for advertising agencies, media outlets and agencies on a host of IP-related matters, while Serrano regularly handles tech, privacy, IP and other TMT-related mandates. Senior counsel Cláudia Xara-Brasil assists national and multinational corporates across the media, IT, commerce, telecoms, retail, real estate and financial sectors.

Practice head(s):

Filipe Mayer; Martim Bouza Serrano

Other key lawyers:

Cláudia Xara-Brasil


‘The team has a comprehensive knowledge of the law and an ability to provide global legal services efficiently.’  

‘I particularly value the availability and involvement of partners and associates, their technical competence and market knowledge, the ability to perceive and respond to client needs and the overall quality of the advice provided.’

‘Constant availability and in-depth technical knowledge.’

‘I highlight Martim Bouza Serrano for his empathy, proximity, availability, creativity and in-depth technical knowledge.’

‘We feel that in terms of IP we are in good hands with CCA Law Firm in terms of expertise, cost and agility.’

‘Cláudia Xara-Brasil is our preferred contact and we are in good hands. I think she stands out for her organised and succinct thinking and writing.’

Key clients

Cofina Media, S.A.


Havas Group

Corbário – Minerais Industrais, S.A.

Neosanté Health Solutions, S.A

OW Offshore

Encostas de Estremoz – Sociedade Agrícola, S.A.

A Padaria Portuguesa

Segur Estates

Align Technology, INC

Accor Hotels

Oceano Fresco

Chapters Holding, SGPS, S.A

Colep Portugal


Spinach Tours, Lda.

Trius Hotels


Lauded for its ‘excellent service‘ and ‘high technical competence’, CMS leverages its extensive global network to advise clients on the full suite of IP matters, encompassing a broad mix of transactional, advisory and contentious matters. Domestic and international clients turn to the team for assistance on patents, models, trade marks, licensing, franchising, copyright and other IP rights. Practice head José Luís Arnaut boasts extensive experience advising clients on patents, trade marks, domain names and new technologies. João Leitão Figueiredo is routinely engaged by domestic and international companies on IP, industrial property, copyright and technology matters, while counsel Miguel Quintans regularly handles large IP portfolios.

Practice head(s):

José Luís Arnaut

Other key lawyers:

João Leitão Figueiredo; Miguel Quintans


‘Knowledge, dedication and confidence.’

‘The general level of service is excellent, as they have a team that demonstrates good knowledge and in-depth understanding of the legal framework, high technical competence, professionalism and great negotiation skills.’

‘The team is always available and able to give their opinion and work within demanding deadlines.’

‘We have worked mainly with Miguel Quintans and José Luis Arnaut. They are both experts in their practice, with in-depth knowledge of the general legal framework, ensuring that all issues are handled professionally and efficiently.’

‘I would recommend Miguel Quintans for his excellent service.’

‘The firm provides excellent service in an efficient manner and in a cost-effective way.’

‘Their professional team is very large and their business fields are diversified. They can provide us with one-stop convenient services. Efficient and timely feedback.’

‘They are professional and efficient.’

Key clients

EDP Group


Super Bock Group

Amorim Group

Altice Group


Bensaude Group

Richemont Group

LVMH Group

Massimo Zanetti Beverage Iberia


Bacalhôa Wines of Portugal


Work highlights

  • Assisting EDP group with respect to the biggest rebranding in Portugal.
  • Advising Galp Group on brand protection and enforcement matters.
  • Advising Super Bock Group on counterfeiting issues related to SUPER BOCK trademark, both in Portugal and in China.


Praised for its ability to provide an ‘exceptional service’, the team at Cuatrecasas stands out for its expertise in strategic IP litigation and pre-trial negotiations, as well as trade mark and patent infringement proceedings, licensing agreements, IP prosecution and advertising matters. The practice is steered by Sónia Queiróz Vaz, whose expertise extends to the drafting and negotiating of contracts for the exploitation of IP rights. Ana Costa Teixeira advises clients on the gamut of IP matters, including unfair competition, advertising issues, distribution and licensing agreements.

Practice head(s):

Sónia Queiróz Vaz

Other key lawyers:

Ana Costa Teixeira; Francisco Branco Pardal


‘Cuatrecasas provides an exceptional service in IP matters.’

‘Sónia Queiroz Vaz – excellent professional, with high technical knowledge. Provides excellent service.’

‘Very quick response, excellent availability, very professional team and clear advice.’

‘I have worked with Sónia Queiroz Vaz. She provides advice in a simple and understandable language and makes sure that the processes are moving according to the timeline.’

Key clients



Central de Cervejas

Rádio Renascença


Paulo Muxanga

Plasticerveira – Transformação de Plástico, Lda. (“CPLAS”)

Laboratórios Verkos



Gulbenkian Foundation

Fundação Salesianos

Bene Farmacêutica



Champalimaud Foundation

Work highlights

  • Advising Fundação Champalimaud on the transfer and management of a worldwide IP portfolio acquired to Refuge.
  • Advising OpenAI on the enforcement of its trade marks portfolio (ChatGPT).
  • Advising Huawei on the definition of strategies to enforce and optimise IP portfolios.


Noted for its ‘knowledgeable, engaged and hands-on’ approach, the team at PLMJ is well positioned to handle the full scope of IP matters, including patent litigation, unfair competition, trade secrets, copyright disputes and trade mark prosecution. Its sectorial expertise is equally broad, covering the media, entertainment and life sciences industries, among others. Practice head Hugo Monteiro de Queirós is recommended for his focus on IP contentious matters, with special emphasis on the technology, mobility and communications sectors. Managing associate Inês de Castro Ruivo boasts extensive experience in the drafting and negotiation of contracts involving IP rights, particularly software licences and IT services agreements, while Vasco Granate stands out for his strong performance in arbitration and litigation involving pharmaceutical patents.

Practice head(s):

Hugo Monteiro de Queirós

Other key lawyers:

Inês de Castro Ruivo; Vasco Granate; Marta Salgado Areias


‘PLMJ has a solid patent practice in Portugal.’

‘The individuals I have worked with at PLMJ have been knowledgeable, engaged and hands-on.’

‘Cross-functional knowledge that can be leveraged at any moment for any kind of legal request a corporation may require.’

‘Friendly and available team, with deep technical knowledge in their areas.’

‘PLMJ is a firm that stands out, above all, for the excellence of its lawyers and the value they add to their clients. They do not limit themselves to answering the questions posed to them, often adding ideas, suggestions and possible innovative solutions.’

‘Hugo Monteiro de Queirós stands out for his knowledge, availability and ease of dialogue. Vasco Granate stands out for his efficiency and technical capacity.’

‘The personalised service and knowledge demonstrated by the IP team is clearly above average, reflected in the timely and clear responses about the possibilities of action, complemented with practical advice supported by previous experience of numerous similar processes.’

Sérvulo & Associados

The ‘Responsive, competent, and agile’ IP practice at Sérvulo & Associados maintains a robust track record in patent and trade mark litigation, specifically within the life sciences sector. Best known for her in-depth knowledge of trade marks, Ana Rita Painho, whose expertise covers the development of branding protection strategies, and the drafting of franchise, distribution and agency agreements for food, beverages and retail clients, heads up the practice. Mariana Costa Pinto is noted for her experience in litigation and arbitration proceedings involving patents.

Practice head(s):

Ana Rita Paínho

Other key lawyers:

Mariana Costa Pinto


‘Responsive, competent and agile.’

‘Very efficient and competent team.’

‘Mariana Costa Pinto is very efficient and competent. ’

‘Mariana Costa Pinto is highly professional and always responds without delay. She is keen to find productive and business-oriented solutions.’

‘Sérvulo is a reliable law firm. We haven’t had anything but a positive experience working with them.’

Key clients

Aurobindo Pharma Group

Laboratórios Leon Farma S.A.


Laboratórios Liconsa (Insud Pharma Group)



Exeltis Healthcare SL

Generis Farmacêutica, S.A.

Teva Group

Rota Vicentina – Associação para a Promoção do Turismo de Natureza na Costa Alentejana e Vicentina

BF Software, Lda

Ibema Companhia Brasileira de Papel

Inforcerta Sistemas Informáticos, Lda.

Les Industries Trovac, Ltée.

Torrent Pharma

Doc Generici

Work highlights

  • Representing Les Industries Trovac against Globovac Lda. in the enforcement of the patent for one of its central vacuum cleaning products, Retraflex.
  • Representing Generis in several legal proceedings regarding the supply of Fingolimod generic medicine.
  • Representing Liconsa (Insud Pharma Group) in an infringement action filed at the Lisbon Intellectual Property Court by Merck over the active principle Sitagliptina/metaformin.

Caiado Guerreiro

Caiado Guerreiro‘s IP team provides an ‘excellent’ quality of service, excelling in both contentious and non-contentious matters. The team earns further praise for its strong relationships with offices across Europe and Africa, enabling it to advise on a host of cross-border matters. The group is led by Ricardo Costa Macedo, who is well versed in patent litigation in the pharmaceutical sector.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Costa Macedo

Other key lawyers:

Adriana Magalhães


‘What sets Caiado Guerreiro apart is the excellent relationship it has with other offices in Europe and Africa, making it a true legal hub. Its leaders are clear, objective and have excellent interpersonal relationships with our teams.’

‘The Caiado Guerreiro team, especially Ricardo Costa Macedo, is efficient and objective, adopting the necessary measures to defend the interests of clients with the speed necessary for the cases.’

‘The quality is excellent. The team is always available and nearby. Proactivity can be seen, proposing solutions to the questions we ask and also a preventive attitude to avoid problems. I believe they have a very effective brand monitoring service and also a programme to protect companies’ business secrets.’

Key clients


Olympus Corporation

Cyan Trading Ltd.

Gold Generation, Unip., Lda.

Trackit Consulting, Lda.

Certisign Certificadora Digital Ltda.

Finpartner- Consultadoria, Contabilidade e Fiscalidade, SA

Roox – Business solutions, S.A.

Latinpotential Lda.

Portalex Aluminio S.A.

Infosistema – Sistema de informação, S.A.

Fábulas Celestiais Unip. Lda

Future Prime

South Accelerated Texas Research

In Vino – Sociedade Agrícola, Lda.

Silva e Barbosa, Lda.

Nutrien Ltd.

Takodana, Lda.

University of Southampton

APCSD – Associação Portuguesa da Cuidados de Saúde ao Domicílio

Forfar Education Ltd.

Zabala Innovation

DJ duo under the artist name “Tale Of Us”

Zand Computing AB

Swiss Bio-Nature, SA

Financefy, S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advising Ferring on patent-related proceedings against generic manufacturers.
  • Advising START on their contractual arrangements with Hospital de Santa Maria (CHULN) involving the launch of an Early Phase Testing Unit to perform research and development early phase clinical trial services in the field of haematology and oncology.
  • Acting for Olympus in IP matters.

PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL

Noted for its strength in copyright and image rights mandates, PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL houses a ‘diverse team’, praised for its ‘rigour, honesty, availability and in-depth knowledge’. The team, which handles both contentious and non-contentious IP matters, including patents, trade marks and licensing issues, is jointly led by Gonçalo Gil Barreiros, 'a specialist in the area of copyright law', and Augusto Almeida Correia. Associate Pedro Rebelo Tavares is also recommended for patent, trade mark, and design-related matters; he 'has a thorough grasp of the specific rules for obtaining industrial property rights'.

Practice head(s):

Gonçalo Gil Barreiros; Augusto Almeida Correia

Other key lawyers:

Pedro Rebelo Tavares


‘PRA has a very diverse team in different areas of legal practice. In the course of our joint work with PRA, we have found that PRA has excellent professionals who master not only the topic of industrial property, but also interrelated areas.’

‘Pedro Rebelo Tavares has a thorough grasp of the specific rules for obtaining industrial property rights. Gonçalo Gil Barreiros is a specialist in the area of copyright law, but also has solid knowledge of industrial property. Both seek to provide their clients with different options in order to meet their expectations.’

‘Rigour, honesty, availability and in-depth knowledge.’

‘Gonçalo Gil Barreiros – availability, cordiality, seriousness, rigour and competence.’

‘The services provided by PRA are distinguished by the proximity and quality of the team involved in the various contracts we have. PRA has a highly specialised and experienced team in various areas of law. The combination of in-depth knowledge in the areas necessary for our company allows the team to provide a high quality service, with tailor-made solutions for our company.’

‘We highlight Pedro Rebelo Tavares not only for his technical and interpersonal skills, but for his in-depth knowledge of intellectual property laws, including copyright laws, registered trademarks, but also combined with an excellent knowledge of the areas of commercial contracts.’

‘Gonçalo Gil Barreiros – in-depth knowledge of the topics covered, availability and speed of response.’

‘This law firm is very pragmatic when it comes to finding solutions to its clients’ problems, it simplifies legal language and is always determined to find technological solutions that allow greater interaction with its clients.’

Key clients

Visapress – Gestão dos Conteúdos dos Media, CRL

APC Instytut Sp. Z.O.O.

Actforall, Lda.

AUDIOGEST – Associação para a Gestão e Distribuição de Direitos

Gedipe – Associação para a Gestão Coletiva de Direitos de Autor e de Produtores Cinematográficos e Audiovisuais

Work highlights

  • Representing Gedipe, the collective management entity that represents Cinematographic, Videographic and Independent Television Producers, in a lawsuit for enforcement proceedings against Google, Cloudflare and Cisco.
  • Represented food and tourism conglomerate Finançor Group in litigation proceedings before the Portuguese Intellectual Property Court.
  • Assisting Portuguese construction conglomerate Confrasilvas with cancellation proceedings against the registration, in bad faith, of the “Confrasilvas” trade mark by a third party.

APTS - Alves Pereira & Teixeira de Sousa, S.P., R.L.

APTS - Alves Pereira & Teixeira de Sousa, S.P., R.L. has a robust IP offering, which is noted for its expertise across the media, advertising and entertainment sectors. The team regularly acts for a range of domestic and international clients on trade mark registration and enforcement matters. The practice is steered by Belen Granados, who is recognised for her specialisation in IP and media-related matters.

Practice head(s):

Belén Granados

Key clients

The Interpublic Group of Companies

Mediabrands Portugal


Universal Media



Iniciativas de Meios

Work highlights

  • Assisting The Interpublic Group of Companies with several EU and domestic trade marks.
  • Advising Mediabrands Portugal on the negotiation of the ownership of IP rights and/or copyrights concerning the creative concepts or ideas developed by its agencies under several digital and media services agreements with the Portuguese media.
  • Assisting HUNGERIT Zrt with the conversion of an EU trade mark application with the the Portuguese Institute of Industrial Property.

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Praised for its ‘excellent expertise’, the IP team at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is divided into three different subgroups, focused on trade marks, patents and copyrights. The practice handles a variety of IP matters, including transactional and litigation issues, working in close collaboration with the firm’s offices in Spain. Practice head Cláudia Tomás Pedro enjoys a strong reputation among clients, earning praise for her ‘solid knowledge and extensive experience in the most diverse areas of IP and technology law’.

Practice head(s):

Cláudia Tomás Pedro


‘The law firm has excellent expertise in the area of ​​IP and technology law. They are extremely efficient in the advice they provide, always paying attention to details, without losing the global perspective of the case.’

‘They not only have in-depth knowledge of the main issues in current IP law but also of the main trends and developments in the field.’

‘Cláudia Tomás Pedro has solid knowledge and extensive experience in the most diverse areas of IP and technology law. She stands out for her agility and precision, being able, in a short time, to advise on complex national and international cases.’

‘The trade mark team is responsive, straight-forward, commercially oriented, and experienced.’

‘Cláudia Tomás Pedro has a competent knowledge of Portuguese and international trademark law. She perfectly considers the individual needs of every client and provides tailored advice.’

‘Cláudia is a well-rounded, remarkable lawyer that delivers outstanding work. Her knowledge, analytical skills and her capability of thinking outside the box are truly noteworthy.’

‘When considering legal representation, the expertise, acumen, and adaptability of a law firm become paramount. Gómez-Acebo & Pombo stands tall in this regard, offering unparalleled proficiency, even in the intricate arena of digital typeface licensing.’

‘This team of brilliant lawyers consistently exhibits an adeptness in evaluating the intricacies and potential pitfalls in our ventures. Their profound assessment of risk factors, especially in our cross-border asset purchase encompassing IP, intricate tax considerations, and GDPR complexities, showcased their unparalleled capabilities.’


Under the leadership of Helga Lopes Ribeiro, MGRA SP RL's IP practice earns praise for its ability to advise on patent, brand, copyright protection, software, IT and general day-to-day IP matters. Ribeiro is noted for her experience handling intellectual property, TMT, privacy and data protection mandates.

Practice head(s):

Helga Lopes Ribeiro

Key clients

Eze Castle Integration Portugal

Ray Allen, Inc

Grohe AG

Simply Green

Pollet Water Group



Buggin Media



Work highlights

  • Advised Eze Castle Integration Portugal on the expansion of IP protection within the EU territory and related procedures.
  • Assisted TML – Transportes Metropolitanos de Lisboa with the maintenance and expansion of its IP portfolio.
  • Advised CLOUDOKI on several IP rights, notably API suite developed by the client.

Raposo Bernardo

Raposo Bernardo fields a ‘diligent, attentive and very knowledgeable’ IP team, noted for its ability to advise clients on a range of matters across the pharmaceuticals, telecoms, retail, technology and insurance sectors. The team is jointly led by Serena Argente Escartín, noted for her focus on IP disputes and agreements, and Maria Sirec.

Practice head(s):

Serena Argente Escartín; Maria Sirec


‘It is a unique law firm because it listens to us, values ​​us as a client and knows how to interact with our team in an effective, very productive way, achieving excellent results.

‘The team is super diligent, attentive, very knowledgeable about what they do in intellectual property in general.’

‘Serena Argente Escartín achieves fantastic results. She is an elite IP lawyer, with phenomenal performance.

‘I would like to highlight the procedures and the spectacular method in which Raposo Bernardo provides services, with extreme dedication, a generosity of spirit and commitment that is unparalleled.’

‘I have known Raposo Bernardo & Associados for some time now and its ability to still surprise us is impressive, whether through the high-level work it performs and the results we obtain, or through the initiatives it promotes and, above all, the treatment that they give us as their client.’

‘Raposo Bernardo is unique and exceptional.’

SRS Legal

With extensive experience in a variety of IP matters, SRS Legal excels in contentious proceedings involving copyright, trade marks, patents, industrial property rights and unfair competition. Practice head João Paulo Mioludo is noted for his experience in IP consulting and litigation, standing out for his proficiency in copyrights and industrial property rights. Dalila Simões is a name to note at associate level for trade marks and designs; software licensing and issues concerning new technologies are other core areas of activity for Simões.

Practice head(s):

João Paulo Mioludo

Other key lawyers:

Dalila Simões

Key clients

ENATUR – Empresa Nacional de Turismo, S.A.

Bluefish Pharmaceuticals AB

Alfred E. |Tiefenbacher| GmbH & Co. KG

Pernod Ricard

Stada| |Arzneimittel| AG

Renault |s.a.s.

Inditex, |S.A


Adamed| Pharmaceuticals


Securitas Direct Portugal, Unipessoal, Lda.

Dr. Ing. H. c. F. Porsche AG

OMG – Portugal, S.A.



Heritage – Hóteis, Gestão e M|arketing, S.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Securitas Direct with the filing of an infringement action against its main competitor in Portugal for trademark infringement and unlawful competition.
  • Assisting Immegras S.p.A. with both a trademark infringement action and an unfair competition action.
  • Representing Enatur – Empresa Nacional de Turismo, S.A. in IP litigation.

Vasconcelos Advogados

‘Very caring, friendly and informative’, the team at Vasconcelos Advogados assists artists, publishers, record labels and film production companies with a range of IP-related matters. The team is spearheaded by founding partner Duarte Vasconcelos, who is noted for his expertise in all areas of IP, specifically trademarks, designs and copyright. He is assisted by senior associate João Peixe, who advises clients across the music, food, fashion, media and software sectors.

Practice head(s):

Duarte Vasconcelos

Other key lawyers:

João Peixe


‘The people are very caring, friendly and informative. If there is a matter that is not one person’s area of expertise, they will introduce you to someone at the firm who can better assist you. They have been incredible in helping me with matters related to my company and I always recommend them for anyone in need of legal assistance.’

‘I have genuinely felt that the individuals at this firm have valued me as a client and always been very transparent with me when it comes to the issues I’ve been faced with.’

‘João Peixe – his dexterity and ability to problem solve in different situations.

Work highlights