Luiz Edgard Montaury Pimenta
Senior Partner at Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello
Luiz Edgard Montaury Pimenta is a trial lawyer who has been the president of the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property (ABPI) since 2018. He has over 30 years of experience in the IP field and heads our firm’s litigation team, as well as coordinates the different departments within the firm. Mr Montaury Pimenta has litigated a diverse range of complex IP cases before the Brazilian federal and state courts. His experience includes cases related to patents, trademarks, copyright, domain names, designs and unfair competition practice.
Mr Montaury Pimenta advises and represents domestic and international clients in different industry and technology sectors. He has conducted numerous trials before the Brazilian appellate and superior courts, presenting oral arguments and attending in-chambers hearings and meetings. Furthermore, he is a panellist at the domain name disputes resolution centres of WIPO, the National Arbitration Forum and the ABPI, and has been responsible for several important decisions involving cross-border IP disputes.
He has published extensively in his area of expertise, among which the following articles:
- “The Brazilian Patent: A Soap Opera or Novel”, Lexology, August 2019;
- “Intellectual Property is the key to Brazilian development”, ABPI Newsletter, May 2019;
- “Disclaimers in Trademark Examination”, Expert Guides, May 2016; and
- “New procedural rules in Brazil and their impact on IP litigation”, World Trademark Review, March 2016.
He has been recognised by numerous international ranking publications such as Chambers and Partners, IAM Patent 1000, WTR 1000, The Legal 500, IP Stars and Leaders League, and is frequently invited to speak at IP conferences in Brazil, the United States, Latin America and Europe.