Mr José Mauro Decoussau Machado > Pinheiro Neto Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Pinheiro Neto Advogados
SÃO PAULO, SP 01455-906
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Work Department

Technology, Intellectual Property, and Commercial Litigation.




José Mauro Decoussau Machado has significant experience in litigation and advisory issues in intellectual property (IP) and technology matters. In the IP area, José Mauro concentrates his practice in cases involving the misuse of confidential information, brands, unfair competition, copyright and franchise disputes. He also works on administrative cases before the Brazilian patent and trademark office (INPI). In the technology arena, he has a strong acumen with regard to regulatory analysis of innovative products and services, also serving clients on administrative and court disputes related to data privacy and protection (LGPD) and e-commerce matters.
He worked as a foreign associate in Fulbright & Jaworsky LLP (Houston, 2007/2008).


Portuguese, English, French and Italian.


Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI). 
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC): Member of the Intellectual Property Committee.


LL.M. from the Stanford University – 2009;
Master’s Degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP) – 2004;
Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP) – 1999.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > TMT: Media

Pinheiro Neto Advogados features a multidisciplinary media and entertainment practice that is a go-to choice for clients seeking advice on project financing, acquisitions and joint ventures, licensing and marketing, media rights, and regulatory matters. Its broad service offering covers the majority of media sectors, including digital and new media, social media, advertising, visual arts, and sports. José Mauro Decoussau Machado stands out for his track record in media-related IP litigation and transactional work. Raphael de Cunto focuses on the technology and the gaming industries. Senior associate Gustavo Gonçalves Ferrer and Márcio Junqueira Leite are other names to note for commercial litigation, IP, and general media and entertainment mandates.

Brazil > TMT: Cybersecurity and data privacy

Pinheiro Neto Advogados’ cybersecurity and data protection group is a popular choice for multinational and domestic clients in the financial services, healthcare and insurance industries. The full-service firm advises and consults on all manner of aspects related to the LGPD with a multidisciplinary approach. Outside of compliance programmes, the team also advises on increasingly complex cybersecurity challenges, assisting clients in managing risk and data breach remediation actions. In particular, social media clients trust the team to advise them in breakthrough matters, such as open banking technology in Brazil. Litigation is another area in which the team shines, representing companies in a number of high-profile cases involving free speech, privacy, and liability for third-party content and disclosure of user data in the Supreme Federal Court. André Zonaro Giacchetta and José Mauro Decoussau Machado are go-to individuals in the team for litigation matters. Larissa Galimberti is a technology transaction and data protection expert, with extensive experience in structuring new products, services and platforms for e-commerce. Ciro Torres Freitas is also highly specialised within the field, and advises some of the top global technology clients. In broader developments, the firm opened a Tokyo office in 2019, which is a strategic advantage for Asia-based clients.

Brazil > TMT: Tech, innovation and digital business

The technology practice at Pinheiro Neto Advogados advises on a range of regulatory and corporate matters for foreign clients seeking guidance in the Brazilian market. It represents clients from a wide range of industries, including medical diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, financial services, e-commerce and fintech, adopting a multidisciplinary approach in its advice, covering transactional, IP, regulatory and litigation mandates. Recent highlights for the department include acting for a number of social media giants including Facebook and Twitter. As part of its Asia-wide strategy, the firm recently announced the opening of its Tokyo office, bolstering the firm’s regional technology and digital business capabilities there. Litigation specialists André Zonaro Giacchetta and José Mauro Decoussau Machado are of note within the team, with specialisms in technology transfers and software licensing, and IP, advertising and unfair competition, respectively. Larissa Galimberti stands out as a technology expert and is trusted by clients for her new product, platform and services structuring expertise, particularly for financial services and life sciences clients. Ciro Torres Freitas focuses his practice on advisory and contentious support to digital and internet businesses in relation to data protection and privacy.

Brazil > Intellectual property

With a ‘pragmatic business-oriented approach’, the IP practice at Pinheiro Neto Advogados advises on complex litigation, administrative and contractual matters in the field, with a particular strength in trade mark prosecution. The team is sought out by digital and technology-focused companies with, or looking to establish, operations in Brazil, where clients can also benefit from the firm’s full-service structure. José Mauro Decoussau Machado is notable for his expertise in matters at the intersection of IP and technology, praised for his ability to ‘challenge or build a bridge between status quo and current business models’. Litigation matters are the focus for André Zonaro Giacchetta and Carlos Strasburg, particularly in cases involving ISP liability, technology transfers, software licensing and copyright. The team is notable for its expertise in matters that combine technology, entertainment and IP, with Larissa Galimberti and Márcio Junqueira Leite in particular excelling in these areas.