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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

Within: Dispute resolution

Demarest Advogados ‘always responds in time and with good quality’; ‘value for money is extremely favourable’. It has been active in numerous energy sector disputes, and also represented Unilever in a case against a former logistics partner claiming indemnification, achieving a reversal of the previous decision. Luiz Fernando Henry Sant’Anna heads the team, which includes Celso Xavier, Rafael Gagliardi and Maria Helena Bragaglia. Marcelo Inglez de Souza is ‘greatly committed’, and ‘optimises the in-house counsel’s and executive’s decision-making processes’. Carlo Verona joined from Lefosse Advogados in December 2017, while Leonel Affonso Jr. left the firm.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Demarest Advogados provides a broad range of IP services to its clients, which include household-name international and Brazilian companies. ‘Incredible lawyer’ Tatiana Campello ‘thinks about all the factors that might affect a situation’ and ‘makes things happen by turning thoughts into action’; and the ‘very committed’ Marcelo Inglez de Souza provides ‘valuable insights’. Camila Biral Vieira da Cunha is active in IP litigation, and senior associate Julia Davet Pazos specialises in IP and data protection.

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