Team

Areas of practice

  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • COPYRIGHTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

  • INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY

Leticia Provedel

Partner

Professional experience

Leticia Provedel is a team leader with almost 20 years of experience in business transactions, commercial law and intellectual property rights, with deep expertise in technology-related issues. Leticia is highly skilled in deals involving large national and multinational corporations, cross-country operations, protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights, including highly regulated environments, such as pharmacy, cosmetics, mining, food & beverages, agriculture and biotech.

Frequent speaker in national and international events worldwide, Leticia Provedel’s international experience includes an Attorney Training Program at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP, California, and lecturing in several graduation courses, including the California School of Cinema, Los Angeles (UCLA). Leticia is also co-author of books and frequent author of articles worldwide published.

Leticia Provedel is currently co-chair of the AIPPI Standing Committee on Development and IP, co-chair of the Marques Association Education Committee, member of the European Owners Association (Marques) Education Team, active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), member of IBA’s Law Firm Management Committee and former chair of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI) trademark commission.

Recognitions

Chambers & Partners, Latin America – 2008 to 2015
Chambers & Partners, Global – 2015
Who’s Who Legal, Brazil – Trademarks – 2009 to 2015
World IP Leaders – 2015
Legal500 – 2009-2012

Current positions

Board of Directors of the São Paulo IP Association, 2010-2015
Vice-Chair of Education Committee, 2015-2016 (European Brand Owners Association, Marques)
Member of Law Firm Committee, International Bar Association (IBA)
Leadership Committee Member and former chair of Adjunct Professors Committee (INTA)
Co-Chair of Development and IP Standing Committee (AIPPI)

Academic background

HLS Executive Education, Harvard Business School, Boston
Master of Laws, UCAM, Rio de Janeiro
LLM in Technology Law, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro
LLM in Environmental and Biotechnology Law, FMU, São Paulo
Graduate in Law, Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC), Rio de Janeiro

Languages

Português (nativo), Inglês (fluente) e Francês (básico).

Areas of practice

  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Beatriz Pessoa

Lawyer

Professional experience

Beatriz Pessoa is an attorney with expertise in Intellectual Property matters. She has worked with a range of clients within the sectors of fashion, marketing, entertainment and media. While in Ireland she has developed a special interest in aspects of IP covering the technology and media sector, such as data protection and privacy.

Beatriz specializes in national and international trademark protection and portfolio management, social media, data protection, domain names, authors rights and others IP rights.

Academic background

Diploma in Technology Law
Law Society of Ireland, Ireland

Exchange in Law
University of Coimbra – UC, Portugal

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo – PUC/SP, Brazil

Languages

Portuguese (native), English (fluent), Spanish (intermediate)

Areas of practice

  • TAX

Gabriel Rocha

Lawyer

Professional experience

Gabriel Rocha is a partner of the firm and has expertise in Tax matters. With a broad experience serving clients from different corporate areas, including Regulated Markets, has been indicated by Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (Confederação da Agricultura e Pecuária do Brasil – CNA) to be an Advisor at Administrative Tax Appeals Council (Conselho Administrativo de Recursos Fiscais – CARF).

His strong background, which includes three post graduation courses  and more than ten years of experience, has enabled him to successfully deal with dispute resolutions, administrative and judicial litigation in Federal, State and Municipal levels.

His expertise also encompasses the draft of Legal Opinions and motions for each stage of the procedures, as well as oral argumentation.

Academic background

Pos Graduation of Laws in  Corporate Law
IBMEC, Rio de Janeiro

Pos Graduation of Laws in Tax Law
Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos Tributários (IBET, Rio de Janeiro)

Extension Course of Laws in Tax Planning
Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro – UFF/RJ

Bachelor of Laws
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro – PUC/RJ

Languages

Portuguese (Native), English

Areas of practice

  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • COPYRIGHTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

  • INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY

Leticia Provedel

Lawyer

Professional experience

Leticia Provedel is a team leader with almost 20 years of experience in business transactions, commercial law and intellectual property rights, with deep expertise in technology-related issues. Leticia is highly skilled in deals involving large national and multinational corporations, cross-country operations, protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights, including highly regulated environments, such as pharmacy, cosmetics, mining, food & beverages, agriculture and biotech.

Frequent speaker in national and international events worldwide, Leticia Provedel’s international experience includes an Attorney Training Program at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP, California, and lecturing in several graduation courses, including the California School of Cinema, Los Angeles (UCLA). Leticia is also co-author of books and frequent author of articles worldwide published.

Leticia Provedel is currently co-chair of the AIPPI Standing Committee on Development and IP, co-chair of the Marques Association Education Committee, member of the European Owners Association (Marques) Education Team, active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), member of IBA’s Law Firm Management Committee and former chair of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI) trademark commission.

Recognitions

Chambers & Partners, Latin America – 2008 to 2015
Chambers & Partners, Global – 2015
Who’s Who Legal, Brazil – Trademarks – 2009 to 2015
World IP Leaders – 2015
Legal500 – 2009-2012

Current positions

Board of Directors of the São Paulo IP Association, 2010-2015
Vice-Chair of Education Committee, 2015-2016 (European Brand Owners Association, Marques)
Member of Law Firm Committee, International Bar Association (IBA)
Leadership Committee Member and former chair of Adjunct Professors Committee (INTA)
Co-Chair of Development and IP Standing Committee (AIPPI)

Academic background

HLS Executive Education, Harvard Business School, Boston
Master of Laws, UCAM, Rio de Janeiro
LLM in Technology Law, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro
LLM in Environmental and Biotechnology Law, FMU, São Paulo
Graduate in Law, Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC), Rio de Janeiro

Languages

Português (nativo), Inglês (fluente) e Francês (básico).

Areas of practice

  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Monica Nogueira

Lawyer

Professional experience

Leader of trademark prosecution practice, with 15 years experience in IP.

Expertise comprises international and Brazilian trademark law, geographical indications, domain names, patents and designs protection, IP licensing and technology transfer, as well as legal issues regarding trade, unfair competition and enforcement of IP rights.

Academic background

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property
University of London, Queen Mary, England

Specialization in Copyrights
University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
University of the State of Rio de Janeiro.

Languages

Portuguese (native), English (fluent), Spanish (fluent), Italian (basic)

Areas of practice

  • COPYRIGHTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Patricia Franco

Lawyer

Professional experience

Partner of the firm with almost 20 years experience in Intellectual Property matters, specialized in litigation and prosecution of trademarks, copyrights, domain names, company names, software and related issues.

 

Academic background

LLM in Corporate Law
Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro

LLM in Finance
Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro

Bachelor in Law
Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro

Languages

Portuguese (native), English

Raphael Jadão

Lawyer

Professional experience

Raphael Jadão is a partner of the firm with background in Disputes Resolution practices, including International and National Commercial Arbitration, Mediation and Civil Litigation.

With a master’s degree in International Disputes Resolution and PHD Candidate at University of Birmingham, pursue a strong academic background and also has a sound practice in arbitration proceedings representing leading companies across an array of industries.

His expertise in Mediation is certified by University of London also being an accredited mediator to manage a broad and complex negotiation matters.  His extensive experience encompasses a wide variety of judicial proceedings and commercial arbitrations brought before The National Courts and Courts of Arbitration faced by companies in the Sectors of Construction, Technology, Medicine, Intellectual Property, Shopping Centers and Textile.

Academic background

PHD Candidate in International Commercial Arbitration
University of Birmingham, England

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Commercial Law
University of London, Queen Mary, England

Postgraduate Studies in Corporate Law
FGV/SP-SP, Brazil

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
FMU/ SP-SP, Brazil

Languages

Portuguese (native-speaker), English (fluent), Arabic (speaking)

Areas of practice

  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY

Ari Magalhães

Consultant

Professional experience

Ari Magalhães is an expert in patent matters, highly regarded for his expertise in patent prosecution and litigation. Ari applies his technical experience in electrical, mechanical and systems engineering in providing technical support for patent applications (drafting, complying with objections and cancelation proceedings), FTO and patenteability studies and all kinds of disputes, including arbitration and litigation involving intellectual property rights, patents, know-how and technology.

Academic background

Bachelor of Law (in progress) – Instituto Presbiteriano Mackenzie / São Paulo, Brazil
Degree in Mechanical Engineering – University of Nebraska (USA) and Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (Brazil)

Languages

Portuguese (native), English (fluent)

Areas of practice

  • INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY

Christian Slaughter

Consultant

Professional experience

Christian has solid background as a field engineer in the metallurgy and mining industry. He has worked at the major aluminum producer of Brazil as an extrusion process engineer for the automobile and civil construction industries. Christian has also worked in one of the largest multinational mining firms, in the nickel segment.

His international experience in Chile and Australia enabled him to speak fluent Spanish and English.

In the academic field, Christian teaches Calculus, General Physics, General Mechanics and Solid Mechanics for university students in São Paulo.

Academic background

Master’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering – University of São Paulo – USP

Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering – University of São Paulo – USP

Languages

Portuguese (native), Spanish (fluent) and English (fluent).

Areas of practice

  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY

Denise Naimara

Consultant

Professional experience

Denise Naimara is a consultant in the area of technology  transfer and technical issues related to Intellectual Property (IP).
 
She worked as Intellectual Property Manager at a large and important national company for 29 years. Because of such a long managerial experience, she acquired extensive practical knowledge in implementing policies, standards, and procedures that encourage innovation and create value for the issues related to intellectual property in order to create an intellectual property culture within the company.
 
With this in mind, she developed tailor-made plans for training specific employees, focusing on technology protection strategies, minimizing patent infringement risks, the search for technological information and, consequently, freedom to operate in the markets of interest.
 
A skilled IP contract negotiator (both with regard to international and national partners), she always looks for alternative benefits, both for the joint development and the acquisition of know-how and/or technology transfer and joint venture creation. She has extensive experience in conducting due diligence on intangible intellectual property asset portfolios in order to assess their value when it comes to helping negotiations.
 
She effectively leads all activities related to contract registration (domestic and international) in accordance with Brazilian law.

Academic background

Graduate studies in Intellectual Property
FUNCEFET/INPI – Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
 
Copyright Specialization
ASPI – São Paulo, SP, Brazil
 
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
Universidade FUMEC – Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
 
Technology in Interior Design and Graphic Design
Faculdade INAP – Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
 
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education
Universidade FUMEC – Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

Languages

Portuguese (native speaker), English (intermediate), Spanish (intermediate)

Areas of practice

  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY

Patricia Rizel

Consultant

Professional experience

Specialist in counselling clients on a broad spectrum of patent issues including patent protection and enforcement assessment; innovation and competitive intelligence projects; patent portfolio strategic management aligned to business strategies; counterfeiting, validity, FTO and patentability opinions; and IP-related matters audit and due diligence. She also has extensive experience on R&D development program and patent prosecution.

Patrícia has 11 year-experience in Intellectual Property field and domestic and international patent portfolio management, representing bio- and technological industry-leading Companies.

 

 

Academic background

Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry with emphasis on Environmental Chemistry and Petroleum
PUC-RIO (Brazil)

Undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering
PUC-RIO (Brazil)

Patent Agent
(BPTO)

 

 

Languages

Portuguese (native), English (fluent), Spanish (intermediate)