Partner at Pinheiro Palmer Advogados
Walter Palmer obtained his BA and MA from the University of Miami, Florida, before obtaining 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 firm. Mr Palmer was admitted to the Brazilian Bar (Rio de Janeiro) in 2004 and, since 2005, has been a partner with his wife, Cristina Pinheiro Palmer, in Pinheiro Palmer Advogados, an IP boutique in Rio de Janeiro.
Mr Palmer’s practice focuses on trademark clearance, prosecution and enforcement, unfair competition, copyright, litigation related to intellectual property, general counselling regarding IP issues and data privacy.
Mr Palmer is active in INTA, where he chaired the Bulletin Committee for two years, as well as 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 currently secretary and also a past president of the American Society of Rio de Janeiro.