Partner at BMA- Barbosa Mussnich Aragao
Antonella Carminatti is a partner at BMA and head of the IP practice. Her work covers all aspects of intellectual property, especially portfolio management, transactional intellectual property, licensing, litigation and counselling – both domestically and abroad. She is admitted to practise law in Brazil and is also licensed by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals as a special legal consultant. Her experience includes developing IP strategy, management of IP assets and transactions involving intellectual property, including trademarks, patents, copyright, industrial designs and trade dress. She works on anti-counterfeiting programmes and litigation of IP and related rights, such as unfair competition, domain names and trade dress cases, before the Brazilian federal and state courts, and has earned a reputation as a successful litigator in IP matters. Ms Carminatti is also known for her skills in drafting and reviewing domestic and foreign licence agreements involving patents, trademarks and copyright, as well as franchise, technology and software agreements.
Ms Carminatti regularly counsels clients on the selection and adoption of trademarks, how to build and enhance rights in brands, and enforcement strategies. She has assisted clients in multimillion-dollar transactions involving the acquisition and divestiture of IP portfolios.
A frequent participant and speaker at IP seminars and meetings in Brazil and abroad, Ms Carminatti is a member of the board of directors of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association and of the INTA Editorial Committee and Trade Dress Task Force.
Ms Carminatti is frequently recommended in publications such as Chambers Latin America, Chambers Global, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer, IAM, Who’s Who Legal, LACCA Approved, Leaders League, Best Lawyers, World Trademark Review, IAM Patent 1000, Expert Guides and World Intellectual Property Review.
Recent highlights include being recognised as a top lawyer in intellectual property in: