Walter W Palmer

Ranked in Brazil
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Gold - Individuals

In the words of clients, “Pinheiro Palmer is our go-to prosecution and litigation firm in Brazil and has been for over 20 years. We have worked with both Walter Palmer and Cristina Pinheiro-Palmer and find their advice to be straightforward, concise and practical. We highly recommend them to others seeking Brazilian counsel. They offer registration services and are also good for oppositions and enforcement. The level of service they provide is very good. They are both very experienced and trusting their advice is easy. They also achieve results and leave no stone unturned in terms of attention to detail. We particularly value the personalized and proactive service provided by the firm. They are creative, capable, practical, and clear, concise communicators. We would highly recommend them. They punch above their weight. We always feel like we get 'Big Law' quality for small firm prices. They stand far above their counterparts in the Brazilian legal community in terms of service.”

Walter W Palmer's Profile

Walter W Palmer was admitted to the Brazilian Bar in 2004 and since 2005 has been a partner, with his wife Cristina Pinheiro Palmer, at Pinheiro Palmer Advogados, an IP law firm in Rio de Janeiro.

Mr Palmer obtained his BA and MA from the University of Miami, Florida, and his JD from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC. A member of the Florida Bar since 1995, he practised as a civil litigator in the United States for five years before moving to Brazil in 2000 to work as a foreign correspondent for a leading IP law firm.

Mr Palmer’s practice focuses on trademark clearance, prosecution and enforcement, unfair competition, copyright, litigation relating to IP and general counselling regarding IP issues.

Mr Palmer is active in INTA, where he chaired the Bulletin Committee for two years, as well as in the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association and the Brazilian Industrial Property Agents’ Association.

Mr Palmer speaks English and Portuguese and has been recognised in Chambers Latin America as having a "keen sense of [clients’] business needs".

Mr Palmer is the secretary and a past president of the American Society of Rio de Janeiro.

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