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ABOUT TAVARES IP

The Tavares journey began in 1974 with the establishment of Tavares & Co. by Marcio Tavares, a renowned lawyer and industrial property agent. Evolving over the years, it transformed into Tavares Intellectual Property, expanding its operations to various legal fields. In 2016, under the continuous leadership of Marcio Tavares, the implementation of a Board of Directors marked the beginning of an innovation era characterized by the expansion of departments, the introduction of new services, and the welcome of exceptional talents.

Today, after half a century, Tavares IP stands out in Brazil, supported by the quality of its specialized services in intellectual property, ensuring a high level of technical and legal knowledge, successfully operating in Superior Courts.
Tavares IP’s approach is client-centered, offering customized solutions that meet the specific needs of each company, regardless of its size or industry.

Strategically located in the center of Rio de Janeiro, Tavares IP ensures quick and efficient access to the INPI and the main forums of the State and Federal Justice, which is crucial for the swift progression of judicial and administrative processes.

Comprised of highly qualified professionals and leaders in intellectual property knowledge, the Tavares IP team is prepared to advise in various legal areas, offering comprehensive technical and legal support.

These characteristics, combined, position Tavares IP as a strategic choice for foreign companies looking to protect their intellectual assets in Brazil, providing legal security and a competitive advantage in the market.

Located strategically in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, our headquarters facilitates immediate access to the State and Federal Justice forums, optimizing our procedural efficiency. Our team is composed of highly skilled experts in intellectual property, litigation, contracts, among other legal specialties. This expertise allows us to offer comprehensive legal support, consolidating our position as essential strategic partners in fostering innovation and knowledge.

OUR SPECIALTY

By choosing our services, our clients Comprised of highly qualified professionals and leaders in intellectual property knowledge, the Tavares IP team is prepared to advise in various legal areas, offering comprehensive technical and legal support.

These characteristics, combined, position Tavares IP as a strategic choice for foreign companies looking to protect their intellectual assets in Brazil, providing legal security and a competitive advantage in the market.

Located strategically in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, our headquarters facilitates immediate access to the State and Federal Justice forums, optimizing our procedural efficiency. Our team is composed of highly skilled experts in intellectual property, litigation, contracts, among other legal specialties. This expertise allows us to offer comprehensive legal support, consolidating our position as essential strategic partners in fostering innovation and knowledge.

We are guaranteed support from highly qualified specialists dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes. Our unique approach integrates advanced corporate and commercial law knowledge, focusing on intellectual property protection and ensuring comprehensive and customized solutions.

With a team composed of professionals from various fields – such as engineering, chemistry, law, pharmacy, biology, and management, all with advanced training, we offer an unparalleled level of specialization and technical skill. This diversity and depth of knowledge enable us to develop economical and innovative solutions to meet the specific needs of each client, a significant competitive advantage over our competitors.

Serving a wide range of clients, including multinational companies from various industrial sectors – from automotive and energy to chemical, food, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, electronics, telecommunications, and information technology – we stand out for our ability to provide an exceptionally personalized service. Our primary goal is to create innovative solutions that meet and exceed our client’s expectations.

WHY TAVARES?

Why choose Tavares? With a team of experienced and highly qualified professionals, we serve many clients, including individual entrepreneurs, researchers, inventors, universities, startups, and Brazilian and international corporations. Our focus is on delivering tailor-made legal and commercial solutions, always considering the particularities of each client, whether in Brazil or abroad.

We offer top-tier legal consulting, prioritizing excellence, and personalized service. We understand the importance of effective and customized management of our client’s intellectual property portfolios, shaping our services to meet their specific needs flexibly.

At Tavares, you’ll find a partner committed to seeking the best strategies and solutions for your legal and commercial challenges. Choosing Tavares means opting for a service that adapts to your needs, ensuring comprehensive and personalized support at every project stage.

OUR DIFFERENCE

At Tavares, we stand out for our dedication and seriousness in managing our clients’ intellectual assets. We offer an innovative approach to Intellectual Property management, moving away from conventional solutions with creative and efficient ones. We reinforce our commitment to excellence by a rigorous Compliance Program, complemented by a Service Level Agreement (SLA) that ensures quality, safety, and efficacy in all our services. Furthermore, our internal code of conduct and professional liability insurance allow us to deliver secure and superior results to our clients.

Tavares takes pride in providing comprehensive and extensive management of our client’s Intellectual Property portfolios, enabling clients to stay updated and involved in every process step, ensuring total transparency and detailed monitoring of their cases.

MARCAS EXPRESS

Tavares introduces Marcas Express, an innovative digital platform designed to cater to entrepreneurs, micro and small businesses, religious and non-profit institutions, NGOs, and startups in the early stages of formalization. This exclusive service offers affordable trademark registration and intellectual property consultancy, which aims to simplify and demystify the brand protection process for small businesses in Brazil.

The goal of Marcas Express is to be a powerful tool that enables entrepreneurs from various sectors to protect their trademarks without facing the financial and technical barriers associated with the trademark registration process.

In addition to trademark registration, Marcas Express also excels in supporting inventors and startups, offering specialized guidance on regulatory and intellectual property issues. This holistic approach ensures a solid foundation for developing and protecting innovations, guaranteeing that entrepreneurs have the necessary support to navigate the Brazilian business environment successfully.

100% PRO BONO

Tavares is committed to providing accessible services to civil society organizations that support children in economically and socially vulnerable situations. We have dedicated ourselves to Pro Bono partnerships, such as the one established with the Instituto Bola Pra Frente for over twenty years. This initiative paves the way for the education of young people from low-income communities.

Founded on June 29, 2000, by World Cup football champion Jorginho, Bola Pra Frente is a Civil Society Organization that, for more than twenty years, has made a difference in vulnerable communities through sports and culture, serving as catalysts for human development. Located in the Complexo do Muquiço, in the North Zone of Rio de Janeiro, the organization supports children, adolescents, young people, and their families through various projects ranging from sports and culture to professional qualification, environmental education, and access to higher education.

The institute serves 400 people across various programs, such as Cruzamento Perfeito, Bola Juventudes, and Bola Comunidade. It has recently inaugurated the Toque de Mestre Training Center, a space capable of accommodating up to 1,000 people for various activities.

In 2016, Tavares expanded its commitment to Pro Bono practice by creating a team dedicated to public interest issues. Our goal is to support institutions that protect childhood, strengthen civil society organizations, and promote inclusion, tolerance, and diversity, reaffirming our commitment to social transformation and support for the communities in which we operate.

INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY

At Tavares, we fervently support inclusion and diversity causes, values fundamental to creating a welcoming and productive work environment. We have manifested our commitment to these causes through actively promoting a diverse setting where we love each individual for their unique contributions.

Our focus on diversity and inclusion unfolds across six main pillars: Ethnicities, Seniors, Gender Equality, LGBTQI+, People with various disabilities, and Religious Tolerance. This multifaceted approach allows us to embrace diversity in all forms, creating a workplace where everyone feels welcome and respected.

Within this vision, Tavares stands out for its initiative to empower women in our team, who represent most of our professionals today. We are committed to offering equal opportunities for everyone to reach their maximum potential.

Furthermore, our office is a model of inclusion, with the active presence of members from the LGBTQIA+ community, professionals from various ethnic and racial backgrounds, seniors, and individuals with physical, intellectual, or sensory impairments. This diversity enriches our work environment, promoting a culture of mutual respect and continuous learning.
Our team includes three senior professionals, aged over 80, who work on a flexible schedule. They are a living example whose contribution to Tavares’ success knows no age, bringing a wealth of experience and wisdom that benefits the entire team.

Tavares also strives to promote inter-religious dialogue, creating safe spaces for discussions about faith and belief, thereby reinforcing our commitment to tolerance and respect for diverse beliefs.

We still have a long way to go on the journey towards full inclusion and equal opportunities for all. We are constantly learning and seeking ways to improve, committed to making Tavares an exemplar of how diversity and inclusion can enrich our work environment and society as a whole.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

At Tavares, we are committed to promoting social responsibility through various initiatives. Our goal is to reinforce our team’s social engagement by investing in each individual’s personal and professional growth. In doing so, we focus our efforts on social challenges impacting our community and society.

We dedicatedly support organizations that facilitate access to education for children and young people from low-income communities. To assist these institutions, we offer pro bono legal support in intellectual property issues. Furthermore, we adopt inclusive hiring practices, seeking to balance our team in a way that reflects the diversity of our society. This balance includes promoting the rights of women, the elderly, people with disabilities, religious groups, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and ethnic-racial groups.

Through these actions, Tavares demonstrates its commitment not only to the development of its employees but also to building a more just and equitable society.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Tavares is committed to the continuous development of its employees, offering a comprehensive professional development program. This program includes total funding for undergraduate, postgraduate, master’s, and doctoral courses at the country’s most prestigious higher education institutions. We extend this benefit to employees seeking to expand their knowledge and skills, aiming for constant career evolution.

Furthermore, recognizing the importance of fluency in foreign languages in the globalized job market, Tavares provides total funding for English language courses. This program aims to help employees interested in enhancing their proficiency in English, open doors to international opportunities, and strengthen their communication skills.

At Tavares, we understand that our employees’ personal and professional development intrinsically links to the success of our company. Therefore, we invest in their growth, providing the tools and resources necessary for them to excel and evolve constantly. A work environment that values and encourages continuous improvement benefits each individual and significantly contributes to our organization’s success.

MEET OUR TEAM

Meet the professionals on our team.

MÁRCIO NEY TAVARES

FOUNDING PARTNER | LAWYER

LEILDA RIBEIRO DA SILVA

FOUNDING PARTNER | LAWYER

FÁBIO GRAÇA SANT'ANA

SENIOR PARTNER | LAWYER

BERNARDO CHARRUFF

SENIOR PARTNER | LAWYER

LEONARDO PESSANHA

SENIOR PARTNER | LAWYER

SERGIO NERY

PARTNER | LAWYER

ROBERTA DUTRA

PARTNER | PATENT COORDINATOR

KARINE MENDES

PATENT ANALYST

BRUNA POZES

PATENT ANALYST

ISIS ALANIS

PATENT ANALYST

DÉBORA RUFINO

PATENT ANALYST
Lucas Rocha

LUCAS ROCHA

PATENT ANALYST

JORGE LUIZ TEIXEIRA

PATENT ASSISTANT

RHAYNA TAYLOR

PATENT ASSISTANT

JESSICA ROZARIO

TRADEMARK ASSISTANT

MARCELY RODRIGUES

TRADEMARK ASSISTANT

ANDRÉ DESTERRO

EXECUTIVE ANALYST

ANA PAULA LEMOS

CUSTOMER ANALYST

MARIANA LEITE

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS ANALYST

ADRIANE TRINDADE

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ANALYST

NATASCHA SCAGLIUSI

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN CONSULTANT

CAREERS

Tavares is one of the most innovative firms in the country, with more than 45 years of history. Our team consists of highly qualified and dedicated professionals.

We are always looking for new talents, professionals with solid ethical conduct that seek challenges and have an interest in working in the area of Intellectual Property, regardless of the specialization area or accumulated experience.

If you want to be part of our team, send your resume to the email tavares@tavaresoffice.com.br.

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