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Raposo Bernardo Intellectual Property Law


Nelson Bernardo Sofia Enriquez Joana Correia Serena Escartín


Born Portuguese and grown International, Raposo Bernardo has been building for 15 years a solid position on the law global market, developing a full service practice in two continents, 9 countries. Our clients count with our offices in Portugal, Spain,


Romania, Poland, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé e Príncipe. This represents a daily work contribution of 14 different nationalities and 12 official languages. We currently serve a potential market of over 100 million


people, certain that our ability to think global and act local is an added value to our clients. Most importantly, at Raposo Bernardo we believe in building solid and long term relationships with all clients that trust us with their legal issues. Our underlying values of innovation, integrity and


technical excellence, allied to very hard work, sector insight and unshakable team spirit, have supported our path and hopefully will continue to keep us moving forward and deserving having handled the some of the largest M&A deals, the most symbolic disputes, the most complex financial operations, the most sensitive restructurings, the most challenging international expansions, the most cutting-edge projects, for the most important players in sectors like Banking, Energy, Shipping, Construction, Insurance, Tourism, Pharmaceutical and Bio-Tech, among so many others. And we have also helped our Clients’ in their day-to-day concerns, from corporate to tax, from labour to litigation, and of course Intellectual Property. We have defended their interests in different scopes and, through our multiple locations and unique work method, have synergized opportunities and bridged interests between Iberia, Eastern and Central Europe and Africa – creating and reassuring, through our local presence, a world of opportunities for our Clients.


IP Department The most recent award as Leading Advisor in Intellectual Property for Portugal is undoubtedly gratifying as it recognizes our best efforts by peers and specialists. This IP area of practice is an important testimonial of our technical capacity and lawyers’ competence in an area as specific as complex, where every project is different as well as its range of implications, which vary from important to critical according to business impact. In the IP


department we advise on the top mind innovative business areas as information technology, electronic communications and new forms of communication, along with the more traditional areas touching brands and patents, protection of intellectual work. This kind of broad experience has allowed this department to a strong growth supported by lawyers that beyond the legal domain, have significant expertise in technology, allowing them to develop projects together with other specialists such as computer engineers, telecommunications or IT consultants. We advice manufacturers and distributors of hardware


and software, access providers and Internet service providers, electronic communications services, IT consultants and telecommunications services, publishers, media groups, pharmaceutical companies, communication companies, media, advertising, marketing, contact center, as companies for venture capital and private equity firms or financial advisors.


Contact: Raposo Bernardo


Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo, Ed. Aviz, nº 35, 18º, 1050-118 LISBOA - PORTUGAL


Tel: (00351) 21 312 1330 Fax: (00351) 21 356 2908


E-mail: lisboa@raposobernardo.com Website: www.raposobernardo.com


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