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Márcio Ney Tavares CEO and Founding Partner

Márcio Ney Tavares

CEO and Founding Partner

Founding partner of Tavares Intellectual Property, Mr. Tavares graduated in Law one of the most renowned Brazilian colleges, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Law (in Portuguese: Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ, also known as the National Faculty of Law).

Since the beginning of his career, Mr. Tavares has been a true enthusiast of IP Law and lawyer specialized in this area - and more than 40 years heading his office, enforcing the IP Law and helping stablishing judicial precedents have not changed that. He can be seen talking to his clients, discussing new ideas on the field or directing his associates.

These are some of the professional associations that Mr. Tavares is a member:

- ABAPI (Associação Brasileira dos Agentes da Propriedade Industrial)
- ABPI (Associação Brasileira da Propriedade Intelectual)
- AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle)
- ASPI (Associação Paulista da Propriedade Industrial)
- AIPLA (American Intellectual Property Law Association)
- FICPI (Fédération Internationale des Conseils em Propriété Industrielle)
- INTA (International Trademark Association)
- OAB (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil)

Languages: Portuguese, English.





Leilda Ribeiro da Silva Founding Partner

Leilda Ribeiro da Silva

Founding Partner

Also a founding partner of Tavares Intellectual Property, Ms. Silva is a lawyer that has acted for more than 40 years in the field of Intellectual Property, buiding a career also as a Brazilian IP Agent (a professional formally recognized by the BPTO).

Ms. Silva is an active member of the OAB (Order of Attorneys of Brazil) and can still be seen in the office supervising or advising the associates.

Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish.





Marcos Alexandre Damazio Chief Financial and Operating Officer

Marcos Alexandre Damazio

Chief Financial and Operating Officer

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Accounting.

Areas of Expertise: Financial managing, strategic planning. Marcos is who oversees ongoing business operations within the company, and directly assists the firm on all tactical matters related to budget management and cost–benefit.

Marcos has been with Tavares IP since 2008, and in his time with Tavares IP, he has handled all aspects of financial management, invoicing and client and foreign associate coordination. He has been instrumental in the company’s growth.

Language: Portuguese, English, Spanish.





Leonardo Pessanha Partner

Leonardo Pessanha

Partner

Qualifications: Degrees in Law, Postgraduate in IP Law.

Areas of expertise: trademark search, copyright law, licensing law, IP contracts, commercial law, fashion law.

Active since 2008 in the area of IP.

Language: Portuguese, English.





Fábio Graça Sant'Ana Partner

Fábio Graça Sant'Ana

Partner

Qualifications: Degrees in Law.

Areas of expertise: IP litigation, unfair competition, anti-counterfeiting, extrajudicial settlements, commercial law.

Active since 1999 in the area of IP.

Language: Portuguese, English, German.





Bernardo Charruff Partner (Attorney in Brazil and Portugal)

Bernardo Charruff

Partner (Attorney in Brazil and Portugal)

Qualifications: Degrees in Law, Postgraduate in IP Law, Postgraduate in Media Law.

Areas of expertise: patents, trademark search, trademark law, licensing law, recordals, media and fashion law, extrajudicial settlements.

Active since 2007 in the area of IP.

Language: Portuguese, English.





Giovanna Chinait Patent Director

Giovanna Chinait

Patent Director

Qualifications: M.Sc. in Intellectual Property and Innovation, Degrees in Chemistry, Postgraduate in Food and Drug Law.

Areas of expertise: chemistry, pharmaceuticals, medical engineering, biotechnology, technology, cosmetics, patent search.

Active since 2006 in the area of IP.

Language: Portuguese, English.





Karine Mendes Patent Attorney

Karine Mendes

Patent Attorney

Qualifications: Bachelor of Biochemistry Sciences.

Areas of expertise: Biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, pharmacy, pharmacology, molecular biology, chemistry.

Active since 2009 in the area of IP.

Language: Portuguese, English.





Luciane Catalani Patent Senior Consultant

Luciane Catalani

Patent Senior Consultant

Qualifications: Bachelor of Civil Engineering (UFRJ), M.Sc. in Business Administration at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPEAD / UFRJ), Postgraduate in Management and Systems Analysis by the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ).

Industrial Property Agent.

Areas of expertise: Industrial Design, Utility Model, Patent of Invention.

Active since 2000 in the area of IP.

Language: Portuguese, English.





Alexandre Maia Patent Senior Consultant

Alexandre Maia

Patent Senior Consultant

Qualifications: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering - Member of Regional Council of Engineering and Agronomy (CREA-RJ).

Industrial Property Agent.

Areas of expertise: Cultivars, Industrial Design, Utility Model, Patent of Invention.

Active since 1996 in the area of IP.

Language: Portuguese, German, English.





Jorge Luiz Salles Teixeira Intellectual Property Paralegal

Jorge Luiz Salles Teixeira

Intellectual Property Paralegal

Qualifications: Administrative Technician.

Areas of Expertise: Communication with clients, monitoring deadlines and requests related to Industrial Designs, Utility Models, Patents of Invention.

Jorge has been with Tavares IP since 2012. His main goal is to assist the Patent Director.

Idiomas: Portuguese.





Jessica Rozario Intellectual Property Paralegal

Jessica Rozario

Intellectual Property Paralegal

Qualifications: Graduating in Business Administration.

Areas of Expertise: Communication with clients, monitoring deadlines and requests related to Industrial Designs, Utility Models, Patents of Invention.

Jéssica has been with Tavares IP since 2012. Her main goal is to assist the Patent Director.

Idiomas: Portuguese.





Yago Prudente Patent and Industrial Design Assistent

Yago Prudente

Patent and Industrial Design Assistent

Qualifications: Graduating in Production Engineering.

Areas of Expertise: Communication with clients, monitoring deadlines and requests related to Patent and Industrial Design.

Yago has as his main goal to assist the Patent Board.

Idiomas: Portuguese.





André Desterro Accounting Analyst

André Desterro

Accounting Analyst

Qualifications: Accounting technician.

Areas of Expertise: Financial managing, invoicing and financial analysis.

André has been with Tavares IP since 2012. His main goal is to assist the Chief Financial Officer.

Language: Portuguese.





Josiane Rodrigues Administrative Analyst

Josiane Rodrigues

Administrative Analyst

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Postgraduate in Human Resources.

Areas of Expertise: Office management, invoicing and human resources.

Josiane has been with Tavares IP since 2012. Her main goal is to assist the CEO and the Chief Financial Officer.

Language: Portuguese.





Alexandre Carneiro  Patent Trainee

Alexandre Carneiro

Patent Trainee

Qualifications: Graduating in Electrical Engeneering.

Areas of Expertise: Industrial Design, Utility Model, Patent of Invention.

Alexandre has as his main goal to assist our clients for computer implementing inventions.

Idiomas: Portuguese, English.




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  • Address: Rua da Assembleia 10
    Grupo 1313 - Centro
    Rio de Janeiro - RJ - BRAZIL
    CEP 20011-901
  • Email: info@tavaresoffice.com.br
  • Phone: +55 21 2216.6350