Eduardo Hallak > Licks Attorneys > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Licks Attorneys
Rua George Ohm, 230-A/112
Sao Paulo SP


Founding Partner



Eduardo Hallak is one of the founding partners at Licks Attorneys and is one of our leaders at the Sao Paulo office. For more than a decade, he has been working as a litigator before state and federal courts in Brazil, in several complex disputes and leading cases involving regulatory compliance, unfair competition and patents, most of them pursuing the interests of clients in the area of life sciences. He also has extensive practice in trademark litigation as well as technology transfer contracts, working together with multinational clients to establish strong brand protection and licensing programs in the country.

Mr. Hallak currently teaches IP litigation in the Post-Graduation course at the prestigious Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ) and is enrolled in the Masters of Law on Civil Procedure at the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). Eduardo lectures on procedural and strategic aspects of IP litigation and is a member of the Special Commission on Mediation of the Rio de Janeiro Chapter of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB-RJ) and the Enforcement Committee of INTA.


  • Portuguese
  • English


  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB – RJ);
  • Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI);
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA);
  • Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG);
  • International Trademark Association (INTA).


  • Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, currently enrolled as a Masters candidate in Civil Procedure Law (2011);
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (2005).

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Life sciences

Licks Attorneyscombines technical and legal knowledge, with professionals from interdisciplinary backgrounds‘. Led by experienced partners Otto Licks and Eduardo Hallak, the team benefits from the input of its in-house chemists, pharmacists, scientists and patent specialists. The department has also seen recent growth, with the promotion of several associates – including Juliana NevesRicardo Campello and Roberto Rodrigues – to the partnership. Its client base has also expanded, with new clients including CropLife Brasil and Silimed. The firm excels in patent litigation, and is also well versed in technology transfers, procurement, bidding processes and regulatory matters. Biotechnology and crop protection specialist Viviane Kunisawa also receives praise.

Brazil > Intellectual property

Licks Attorneys is highly regarded for its presence in the life sciences sector, most notably in patent prosecution and litigation. The IP team has seen recent growth, with several new client acquisitions and six promotions to partnership within the team. Otto Licks is regularly retained by international clients in relation to contentious IP matters. Patent litigation is a significant area of focus for Rodrigo Maior, who provides assistance to clients in the pharmaceutical, IT and telecoms industries. Trade mark-related work is overseen by Eduardo Hallak, who is extremely active in the practice. Other seasoned IP practitioners include former judge Liliane Roriz and Carlos Aboim, both of whom focus on IP disputes.