The Firm

A Firm Especialized in Intellectual Property

The firm of MARTINEZ & ASSOCIADOS specializes in the practice of intellectual property law, and represents a diverse international clientele, from major and small businesses in Brazil and abroad to associated law firms, providing all services related to patents, trademarks, transfer of technology, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, and related licensing and litigation.

The firm is located at Rua Constantino de Sousa, 1416, in São Paulo, the largest city in Latin America and center of all industrial and commercial activity in Brazil, and is equipped with all necessary telecommunications, processing and computing equipment.

The Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial - INPI) has a Receiving Office in São Paulo, through which more than half of all trademarks and patent applications filed in Brazil are processed, whereby, if necessary, we can prepare and file a new application the same day the instructions are received.

The members of the firm have large experience in the practice of all aspects of intellectual property law, from analysis of novelty, infringement, validity and registrability to preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent, trademark and copyright applications, including enforcement of intellectual property rights, and general client counseling relative to the protection of intellectual property rights, trade secret and confidentiality agreements.

The firm offers a complete range of services for the protection of intellectual property rights, and is able to render services in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French. Also, a worldwide network of colleagues abroad enable us to expeditiously obtain intellectual property protection throughout the world.