Di Blasi, Parente & Associados

Di Blasi, Parente & Associados has been providing legal services in Brazil and around the world to businesses and innovators for 30 years. A full-service IP firm, it specialises in patent and trademark prosecution and enforcement, copyright registration, business transactions, regulatory law, sports and entertainment law, unfair competition, franchising and corporate law. The mission of the firm is to provide superior services to clients — with agility, competency and security.

Main areas of practice 

Intellectual property
The firm offers full services related to the filing and prosecution of trademark, patent, utility model and industrial design applications in Brazil and abroad, along with the management and protection of trademark and patent portfolios and the monitoring of patented technologies, trademarks, company names and domain names. In addition, the team handles copyright registration of software and artistic, literary and scientific works. The firm’s patent and trademark teams, including a task force specifically dedicated to the life sciences in Brazil, are some of the best in the business. 

Corporate law and contracts
The firm provides both expert advice for navigating complex agreements in the highly regulated Brazilian environment and assistance with negotiating agreements, joint ventures, technology transfer and asset management. The firm also offers full drafting and analysis, along with review and consultation on all matters involving corporate law and contracts in Brazil. 

Franchising
Services in this area range from construction and elaboration of full franchising systems to providing individual franchisee support, implementation of franchises, due diligence, drafting and recorder of contracts and ongoing client in accordance with the Brazilian franchising law. 

Domain names
We handle the procurement and administration of domain names in compliance with specific regulation and requirements in Brazil. We also provide full agency services, along with monitoring and protecting intellectual property related to domain names.

Customs and anti-counterfeiting
Offering robust anti-counterfeiting programmes developed to meet each client’s needs, the firm participates at every level — from initial reporting, ongoing filings and educating customs agents to accompanying police on seizures, evaluating suspect product and supervising the destruction of counterfeit goods. When necessary, the firm assists its clients in taking judicial measures to stop counterfeiting activity, including the illegal manufacture and commercialisation of such products in Brazil. 

Media and entertainment
In addition to providing IP services related to media and entertainment, the firm offers complete licensing solutions, protection of image rights, agency and advertising assistance, drafting and negotiation of agreements related to production, distribution, talent agreements and options across a range of industries. The firm covers film, multimedia (including software, video games and other technologies), music, publishing and print media, television, radio, theatre and the visual arts with adherence to the strictest confidentiality standards. 

Regulatory and administrative
Facilitating the commercialisation of IP rights, the firm works with various agencies to secure authorisation operation, assists with obtaining special permits and approvals, import licences, product registrations and use allowances, among other things. The firm leads the way to filing and registering contracts with the appropriate agencies, amending ownership titles, revalidating records and other recommended or required procedures specific to the industries in which its clients operate.

Sports law
Representing some of the biggest names in Brazilian and international sports, from surfing to mixed martial arts and other sports, the firm helps athletes, clubs and the companies that work with and sponsor them in securing their rights, negotiating agreements and protecting their interests.

IP-related tax
The firm provides analysis on the specific contractual elements in various agreements that trigger complicated tax requirements in Brazil. The firm advises clients on compliance with local regulations and procedures to minimise exposure, comply with the law and continue to operate effectively.

Clients

The firm represents domestic and international clients across a wide range of industries, from agriculture, biotech, and pharmaceutical enterprises to aerospace, telecom, banking, sports and entertainment companies. The firm’s clients include entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and multinational corporations. For a representative client list, please contact the firm.

Contact details

Di Blasi, Parente & Associados
Avenida Presidente Wilson 231
13th Floor - Centro
Rio de Janeiro RJ 20030-905
Brazil

Professional contacts

Other offices

  • Sao Paulo

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