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

The media and entertainment law practice at Pinheiro Neto Advogados provides comprehensive advice on matters pertaining to the gaming, audiovisual and music streaming sectors. The team has strong capabilities in copyright litigation and is regularly instructed by studios and production companies in lawsuits involving IP rights infringement. Other notable areas of expertise include IP and commercial agreements, transactional issues, advertising law and regulatory matters. The tax group has also witnessed a recent increase in work related to the taxation of video on demand services. José Mauro Decoussau Machado specialises in IP litigation and transactional work. Gustavo Gonçalves Ferrer and Márcio Junqueira Leite are other key practitioners in the team, who focus on commercial litigation, IP, media and entertainment law.

Brazil > Intellectual property

Under the leadership of José Mauro Decoussau Machado, Pinheiro Neto Advogados offers advice in the context of complex IP litigation, contractual issues and administrative matters, most notably trade mark prosecution. The team is a go-to destination for international technology companies with operations in Brazil due to its practitioners’ extensive cross-border experience. Márcio Junqueira Leite is highly regarded for his wide-ranging IP expertise. The ‘extremely qualified’ Carlos Strasburg focuses on litigation, which is also a key specialism for Tally Smitas. Gustavo Gonçalves Ferrer‘s key areas of practice include IP matters, technology, media and entertainment law.

Brazil > TMT: Tech, innovation and digital business

Pinheiro Neto Advogados is ‘extremely proactive and has a lot of knowledge on topics related to technology, innovation and digital business‘. The team regularly advises venture capital clients and digital businesses across an array of sectors, such as education, data analytics, gaming and e-commerce, in relation to transactional, corporate, IP, regulatory and litigation mandates. The firm, which already acts for leading Chinese tech companies in the social media and gaming segments, recently announced the opening of a Tokyo office in line with its Asia-wide strategy. Key individuals include José Mauro Decoussau Machado, who focuses on IP, data privacy and technology matters; André Zonaro Giacchetta, whose areas of expertise include technology transfers and software licensing; and Raphael de Cunto who is specialised in tech-related mandates and oversees the Palo Alto office. Larissa Galimberti is a standout practitioner; she has advised on the structuring of new tech businesses in Brazil, most notably in the banking, payments, healthcare, agribusiness and urban mobility sectors.