The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.
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“Full-service BMA is a high-quality, practical and dynamic outfit which delivers the goods in any trademark matter. Astute at portfolio management, its team also forms an extremely cordial but effective litigation unit when needs must. They will get you the right results – and quickly.” Leading from the front is IP head Antonella Carminatti, “one of the most tenacious lawyers in Brazil, who always keeps her finger on the pulse of the law. Carminatti drops everything to assist clients at a moment’s notice – her ability to think strategically and economically beyond the legal issues, and to tread unusual paths in search of solutions, is a rare characteristic”. As well as a first-rate litigator, Carminatti is a key player in a robust transactional practice, alongside fellow partner Claudia Christina Schulz. Schulz’s bird’s-eye view of Brazilian intellectual property comes to the fore in various areas, especially data protection and privacy. Schulz knows how to produce favourable outcomes in any transactional scenario. WTR 1000 debutants Pedro Frankovsky Barroso and Pedro Tavares complete the line-up. Litigation head Barroso is a force to be reckoned in the courtroom – alongside fellow “streetfighter” Carminatti, he went out to bat for L’Oréal in high-stakes infringement proceedings this year. IP all-rounder Tavares “provides prompt, accurate and reliable advice in any case, never compromising on quality”.
The combination of our scientists’ and engineers’ technical skills and the legal expertise of our lawyers means that BMA IP provides clients with a high-quality multidisciplinary service that is unmatched in the Brazilian market.
We provide a full range of professional services in the protection, management and enforcement of all types of IP rights — patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, industrial designs, domain names and plant varieties, as well as related fields such as advertising, franchising, e-commerce, entertainment, geographical indications and appellations of origin. Our range of experience covers every industry and technology – from electrical and computer technology to luxury goods, industrial manufacturing, consumer products, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and chemicals.
BMA IP’s team has won an international reputation for its ability to provide personalised services aimed at achieving our clients’ objectives through the highest standards of quality and efficiency.
Our practice is worldwide through a carefully tested global network of firms. As a result, we are able to direct and coordinate the international IP portfolios of our clients, assuring them of the same strategic focus and technical capabilities that we provide in Brazil. Likewise, foreign law firms are confident that their clients will find uncompromising excellence when they call on BMA IP for assistance in prosecution, litigation and consultation matters in Brazil.
What they say about us
“The patent practitioners at Barbosa Müssnich Aragão are a pleasure to work with. Their advanced technical knowledge and strong ability to anticipate market opportunities mean they provide advice aligned with business interests. The icing on the cake is the competitive rates that their advisory packages come at.” Antonella Carminatti and Ana Cristina Müller fill positions of leadership at the firm and stand out for their high level of strategic oversight in transactional scenarios. IP head Carminatti is superb from a commercial perspective when reviewing and drafting licensing agreements and negotiating portfolio acquisitions. As patent practice chief, chemical engineer Müller coordinates a deep bench of engineers and scientists to ensure that every instruction receives the closest possible attention. Fellow chemical engineer Lilian Ghitnick is another master of prosecution: bringing creative flair to the practice, she knows how to avoid obstacles on the path to successful grant.
Chambers and Partners
What the team is known for: Much-admired department within a well-reputed full-service firm boasting a notable track record in judicial disputes involving trade mark, trade dress, industrial design and patent matters. Often retained by major companies from the pharmaceutical, retail and consumer goods sectors due to its expertise in IP rights protection and management. Additionally known for the strength of its advice on related areas, such as competition, e-commerce and franchising.
Chambers Latin America
Strong track record advising a prominent domestic and international clientele on all their IP requirements including counterfeiting, trade mark infringement and nullity actions. Full-service capabilities enable the team to provide integrated advice.
The Legal 500
Full-service firm BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão fields a specialised intellectual property department, which advises on the protection, management and enforcement of IP rights. Leading the practice is Antonella Carminatti, whose expertise covers IP litigation and prosecution, as well as transactional matters and anti-counterfeiting programmes. Franchising matters are a particular area of activity for Claudia Schulz, who often advises clients operating in the retail sector. Ana Müller coordinates the patent team, while Pedro Frankovsky Barroso oversees the IP litigation work, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation.
The team led by Antonella Carminatti is very reactive, and provides straightforward advice. They are experts in the field of luxury products.
Antonella is one of the best lawyers in Brazil in the field of trademarks. She is always available and gives strategic advice.
According to MIP IP Stars, IP litigation practice leader Pedro Barroso represents companies in trademark and trade dress litigation matters, as well representing clients in copyright-related matters in the entertainment industry.