Marianna Furtado de Mendonça
Marianna Furtado de Mendonça has been working in intellectual property since 2000. She became a partner of the firm in 2001 and one of the heads of the litigation department in 2011. Her experience covers all aspects of intellectual property with special emphasis on civil litigation involving trademarks, copyright, unfair competition and trade dress, as well as in the development and enforcement of strategies to protect these rights.
Ms Furtado de Mendonça is highly specialised in digital law and data protection and privacy; she has solid experience in lawsuits involving digital law and in representing and advising clients in these fields. She has represented major technology and social media companies in litigation before courts across the country.
Ms Furtado de Mendonça is recognised as a skilled negotiator, managing to avoid litigation with creative solutions that benefit her clients or negotiating agreements that are beneficial to all litigating parties.
Ms Furtado de Mendonça’s practice includes evaluating potential litigation risks, collaborating with corporate departments to review IP issues, developing creative solutions and advising on litigation strategies.
Ms Furtado de Mendonça obtained her master’s in intellectual property and innovation from the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office Academy in 2011. She holds a postgraduate degree in civil procedure law from the Rio de Janeiro State University (2004) and another in IP law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (2003), as well as a law degree from the latter university (2001).
She is panellist for the Domain Names Dispute Resolution Centre of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI) with regard to ‘.br’ domain name disputes and is an active member of ItechLaw and the ABPI. She was also a coordinator of the ABPI Commission of Studies of Digital Law.
Ms Furtado de Mendonça frequently writes articles in her areas of expertise and participates in congresses and seminars as a speaker and moderator. She has been recognised by numerous international rankings, in particular WTR 1000, IP Stars, Latin Lawyers, Best Lawyers and Leaders League.