© 2011-2019 OURO PRETO ADVOGADOS

OUR FIRM

OURO PRETO ADVOGADOS brings together that which is essential for high quality intellectual property services in Brazil and overseas.

 

Founded in 2011 by partners Rodrigo Affonso de Ouro Preto Santos and Samantha Bancroft Vianna Braga, the firm handles prosecution, consultation, transactional and litigation matters, and offers creative and business-oriented solutions to its clients. 

 

The firm has expertise in all the fields of intellectual property laws, including trademarks, patents, designs, copyrights, licensing and transfer of technology, franchising, trade secrets, unfair competition and internet-related trademark and domain names disputes, entertainment and advertising.

 
 

PRACTICES

The firm offers prosecution work based on strategic portfolio management that protects intangible assets and prevents lengthy disputes, keeping costs at a reasonable level.

The firm’s consultation services are geared to deliver the best legal advice possible, that takes into account both legal and business considerations.

Licensing and technology transfer services require careful and detailed drafting of license and technology transfer agreements, focused on both the practical and commercial interests of our clients, while taking into consideration the legal requirements and the policies and inner workings of the Brazilian government authorities.

The firm’s litigation and anti-counterfeiting practices handle both highly sensitive strategic litigation and low-cost anti-counterfeiting measures, always with a focus on practical and sensible results, without losing sight of implementing alternative dispute resolution techniques to achieve our clients' objectives faster.

ATTORNEYS

There is a proliferation of smaller firms in Brazil, creating a more diverse market. Some have been very successful and Ouro Preto is one of the best examples.” It was established in October 2011 by Rodrigo de Ouro Preto Santos, a George Washington University Law School LLM graduate and former Arent Fox foreign attorney whose turnaround times are “simply amazing”. “He provides that high-level US or European standard of service that sophisticated companies demand.” His organisation now has three partners, including fellow founder Samantha Bancroft Vianna Braga, an effervescent lawyer with skills across the IP spectrum. The pair have had plenty of opportunity to flex their contentious muscles recently, securing great results through their laser focus on clients’ commercial objectives. They have also proven their ability to get to grips with large-scale international trademark portfolios. Further underlining their excellent credentials, both are very active in IP organisations such as INTA.

The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2016

World Trademark Review 1000

Rodrigo A. de Ouro Preto Santos

Senior Partner

  • Registered at the Brazilian Bar Association (RJ and SP) since 1993

  • Graduated in Law (JD) from Cândido Mendes in 1992

  • Master of Laws (LLM) in Patent and Intellectual Property Law from The George Washington University Law School, Washington DC

  • Member of ABPI, ABAPI, ADLAW, AIPPI, INTA and LES 

  • General Counsel and Member of the Board of the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property – ABPI

  • Counselor of the Brazilian Association of Industrial Property Agents – ABAPI

 

Practice Areas

Trademarks, Patents, Copyright, Unfair Competition, Domain Names, Prosecution and Litigation, Technology Transfer Agreements, Geographical Indication and Employee Invention

 

Languages

Portuguese, English and French

 

E-mail:

rodrigo@ouropreto.adv.br

Samantha Bancroft Vianna Braga

Senior Partner

  • Registered at the Brazilian Bar Association (RJ e SP) since 2006

  • Graduated in Law (JD) from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ) 

  • Master of Laws (LLM) in Intellectual Property Law from the Academy of Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development of the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (INPI)

  • Member of ABPI, ABAPI, ADLAW, AIPPI, INTA, LES and AIPLA

Practice Areas

Trademarks, Copyright, Unfair Competition, Litigation, Domain Names, Technology Transfer Agreements and Geographical Indication

 

Languages

Portuguese and English 

 

E-mail:

samantha@ouropreto.adv.br

Marcella Souza Gomes de Britto Freire

Senior Partner

  • Registered at the Brazilian Bar Association (RJ) since 2016

  • Graduated in Civil Engineering with emphasis on structures from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ) in 2002

  • Graduated in Law (JD) from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ)

  • Member of ABPI, ABAPI, ADLAW, AIPPI, INTA, LES and AIPLA

Practice Areas

Patents, Industrial Designs, Trademarks, Software, Transfer Technology Agreements, Integrated Circuit Topography and Civil Law

 

Languages

Portuguese and English 

 

E-mail:

marcella.freire@ouropreto.adv.br

Marcelo de Oliveira Müller

Senior Partner

  • Registered at the Brazilian Bar Association (RJ) since 1994

  • Graduated in Law (JD) from Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro - UERJ 

  • Master of Laws (LLM) in Intellectual Property and Technology Law from the J. Thomas McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property and Technology Law – University of San Francisco School of Law – San Francisco, California

  • Member of INTA, ABPI and ABAPI

  • Chair of the INTA Latin American Subcommittee of the Unreal Campaign

Practice Areas

Trademarks, Copyrights, Unfair Competition, Domain Names, Prosecution and Technology Transfer Contracts.

 

Languages

Portuguese, English and French 

 

E-mail:

marcelo@ouropreto.adv.br

Ricardo Cardoso Costa Boclin

Senior Partner

  • Registered at the Brazilian Bar Association (RJ) since 2009

  • Graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ)  in 1992

  • Graduated in Law (JD) from Universidade Estácio de Sá

  • MBA in Business management from IBMEC-RJ

  • Member of ABPI, ABAPI, ANPEI, AIPPI, VPP and INTA

  • Counselour of the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property (ABPI)

Practice Areas

Patents, Industrial Designs, Software and Integrated Circuit Topography

 

Languages

Portuguese, English and German

 

E-mail:

ricardo@ouropreto.adv.br

Andrea Lerner

Partner

  • Registered at the Brazilian Bar Association (RJ) since 2009

  • Graduated in Law (JD) from Cândido Mendes University

  • Post-graduated in Corporate Social Responsibility from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

Practice Areas

Trademarks, Copyright, Unfair Competition, Domain Names and Technology Transfer Agreements

 

Languages

Portuguese, English, French, Spanish and Hebrew

 

E-mail:

andrea.lerner@ouropreto.adv.br

Camila de Souza Novis

Partner

  • Registered at the Brazilian Bar Association (RJ) since 2019

  • Graduated in Law (JD) from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ)  

  • Postgraduate student in Intellectual Property Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ)   

 

Practice Areas

Trademarks, Copyright, Unfair Competition, Prosecution and Litigation

 

Languages

Portuguese, English and French

E-mail:

camila.novis@ouropreto.adv.br

Claudia Badejo Miranda

Partner

  • Registered at the Brazilian Bar Association (RJ) since 2012

  • Graduated in Law (JD) from the Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets (IBMEC/RJ)

  • Post-graduated in Intellectual Property Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ)

 

Practice Areas

Trademarks, Copyright, Unfair Competition, Contracts, Internet and Domain Names, Advertising and Entertainment Law, Fashion Law

 

Languages

Portuguese and English 

 

E-mail:

claudia.badejo@ouropreto.adv.br

 Leandro Basilio

Partner

  • Registered at the Brazilian Bar Association (RJ) since 2015

  • Graduated in Law (JD) from the Presbiteriana Mackenzie Rio University

  • Post-graduated in Competition and Intellectual Property Law from Candido Mendes University

Practice Areas

Trademarks and Unfair Competition 

 

Languages

Portuguese and English 

E-mail:

leandro.basilio@ouropreto.adv.br

Mariana Schwab Guerra Corrêa

Partner

  • Registered at the Brazilian Bar Association (RJ) since 2014

  • Graduated in Law (JD) from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ) 

  • Postgraduate student in Civil Procedural Law from Cândido Mendes University

Practice Areas

Trademarks, Copyright, Unfair Competition, Prosecution and Litigation and Technology Transfer Agreements

 

Languages

Portuguese and English 

 

E-mail:

mariana.schwab@ouropreto.adv.br

Natália Menezes

Partner

  • Registered at the Brazilian Bar Association (RJ) since 2011

  • Graduated in Law (JD) from from Universidade Estácio de Sá

  • Master of Laws (LLM) in Entertainment Law from The University of Westminster, England-  UK 

  • Member of ABPI

  • Member of Compliance Women Committee - CWC

Practice Areas

Prosecution of Trademarks, Technology Transfer Agreement and Agreements in General, Copyright and related rights, Entertainment Law and Personal Data Protection

 

Languages

Portuguese and English 

 

E-mail:

natalia.menezes@ouropreto.adv.br

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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LOCATIONS

RIO DE JANEIRO

Rua Visconde de Pirajá, nº 430, 10º andar, Ipanema

Rio de Janeiro - RJ - CEP 22410-002

Tel:  +5521 22632211 

Email: opa@ouropreto.adv.br

CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS
SÃO PAULO

Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 3729, 5º floor, Itaim Bibi

São Paulo - SP - CEP 04538-905 

Tel.: +5511 3443-6398

Emailopa@ouropreto.adv.br

 

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