Mrs Ana Rita Painho > Sérvulo & Associados > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Sérvulo & Associados
1200-204 LISBOA

Work Department

Life Sciences, Intellectual Property and TMT departments


Partner in the Life Sciences, Intellectual Property & TMT departments.


At SÉRVULO since 2019, Ana Rita Paínho is a partner in the Life Sciences, Intellectual Property & TMT departments, working in the areas of trademarks and patents, and Information Technology, focusing in software, E-Commerce, Data Protection, Marketing and Advertising. Before joining SÉRVULO, she was a consultant and partner at Anselmo Vaz, Afra & Associados between 2008 and 2019, a lawyer at Abreu, Cardigos & Associados between 2000 and 2007. She is a regular speaker in conferences related to her areas of specialisation.


Portuguese. English


She joined the Bar Association in 2000.
Ana Rita Paínho is Chairman of the Tax Council of AIPPI Portuguese Group and a member of UNION, IAPP and IBA.


Specialised Lawyer in Intellectual Property, by order of the General Council of the Bar Association of 2007 and Postgraduate in Industrial Property by the Faculty of Law of the Modern University, in 2003. Ana Rita Paínho made the CIPP / E (Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe) by the IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals), in 2018.

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Ana Rita Paínho – Sérvulo & Associados

Sérvulo & Associados is highly regarded for its presence in the life sciences sector, most notably in patent litigation. Additionally, the department is equipped to act for companies from the fashion and food and beverage sectors in relation to trade mark and copyright contentious matters. Department head Ana Rita Paínho handles a steady flow of matters involving trade marks, patents, franchising and distribution agreements, but particularly stands out for her track record in disputes concerning pharmaceutical patents. ‘A remarkable IP lawyer with extensive experience in litigation’, Mariana Costa Pinto excels in patents and European trade marks.

Portugal > TMT

Led by Ana Rita Paínho, Sérvulo & Associados‘ team is well known for its experience in the advertising and marketing sector, but is active across the whole spectrum of TMT matters. On the technology front, the group is skilled in advising on IT contracts, software agreements, internet law and e-commerce. Department head Paínho provides assistance to Portuguese and international clients from the technology and telecoms sectors.

Portugal > Data privacy and data protection

Sérvulo & Associados is equipped to advise a range of clients on data protection and privacy issues, ranging from GDPR compliance to privacy policies, impact assessments, data share agreements and notifications of breaches. The firm is a popular choice for banking, payment services and insurance clients operating in Portugal, and is also skilled at handling matters involving the retail, automobile and pharmaceutical sectors. The team is under the leadership of João Carmona Dias, José Lobo Moutinho and Ana Rita Paínho, the lattermost of whom is recommended for her ‘deep knowledge not only of data protection but also its application to clients’ business‘.