Mr Luiz Edgard Montaury Pimenta > Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello
Av. Almirante Barroso, 139
20031-005 RIO DE JANEIRO

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Senior partner- Head of Litigation


Luiz Edgard Montaury Pimenta is a trial lawyer, Industrial Property Agent and the firm’s senior partner. With over 30 years of experience in the Intellectual Property field, he heads the firm’s Litigation team, as well as coordinates different departments within the firm. He is currently Vice President of the international association The Global Network of National IP Practitioner Associations (GNIPA), based in London and was the president of ABPI (Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property) from 2019 to 2021.

Luiz advises and represents domestic and international clients in a wide range of medium and high complexity IP disputes, covering several technologies and areas in the Federal and State Courts of Brazil, including the Superior Courts. Among the cases represented by him are those related to patents, trademarks, copyrights, domain names and unfair competition. Luiz is a member of the Intellectual Property Task Force of AMCHAM (American Chamber of Commerce in Brazil) and is a panelist at the domain names dispute resolution centers of WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization), NAF (National Arbitration Forum) and ABPI and, as such, has been responsible for several important decisions involving crossborder IP disputes.

Recognized by the highest international rankings, he is an active speaker at IP events in Brazil, USA, Latin America and Europe and is the author of numerous publications in his area of expertise. In 2021, in recognition of the relevant services that Luiz has been providing to the legal practice, the Rio de Janeiro State School of Judiciary, awarded him the EMERJ MEDAL OF MERIT.

Areas of Expertise

IP Litigation, Patent Litigation, Trademark Litigation, Unfair Competition Litigation, Software Litigation, Copyright Litigation, Life Sciences Litigation, Trade Dress, Trademarks, Domain Name Disputes, Fashion Law, Advertising Law, Anti-Piracy Programs.


Portuguese, English, Spanish

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Intellectual property

Trade mark and patent infringement lawsuits are points of focus for Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello‘s ‘cohesive‘ IP group, which has a wealth of experience in filings and prosecution matters, domain names, licensing and franchising issues. The firm, which acts for clients from the telecoms, life sciences, IT, fashion, and food and beverage sectors in contentious and advisory matters, recently launched a desk dedicated to assisting start-up clients with the protection of their IP rights in Brazil and abroad. The firm’s trade mark offering is overseen by Eduardo Magalhães, whose expertise covers contractual, licensing and enforcement matters. Luiz Edgard Montaury Pimenta steers the team in a number of high-profile litigation cases related to the full range of IP rights and unfair competition. Ana Paula Brito is a ‘specialist in intellectual property’ who focuses on contentious matters. IP litigation is a notable area of practice for both Marianna Furtado Mendonça and Luisa Ferreira Gonzalez Penna, while Roberto Vieira de Mello is highly regarded for his experience in patent-related work.