Positioning, mediation and negotiation


Specialization and a strategic view can help define the right move at the right moment and ensure the best deal and outcomes to managers and entrepreneurs.


Strategic Advice


Corporate Law Counsel
• We prepare opinions and answer clients’ inquiries on the extracontractual liability of legal entities and their members and officers, including property damages and pain and suffering.
• We draft opinions and answer inquiries on contractual and extracontractual obligations, such as those arising from loans, deposits, powers of attorney, insurance, suretyship, ownership, possession, guarantees and security interests, mortgages, pledges, sales agencies, franchise.
• We counsel our clients on issues pertaining to the legal aspects of ownership and possession.
• We assist our clients in debt negotiations and workouts prior to execution suits, collection suits and suits on non-executory documents.
• We represent our clients’ interests in judicial and extrajudicial notifications.
• We counsel our clients on negotiable instruments (such as checks, promissory notes, negotiable invoices and drafts).
• We help our clients build and train their legal teams.

Contracts
• We analyze documents and prepare, review and take part in the drafting of deeds and contracts for the sale of urban and rural real properties, condominium and subdivision developments.
• We analyze documents to prepare, review and help draft lease agreements.

Real Estate
• We provide full assistance to real estate managers and condominium ventures both in and out of court.
• We assist in the conclusion of land rectification and subdivisions both in and out of court.
• Our practice also includes dealing with real property developments, from the preparation of the venture statements and rules to compiling the dossier to record the development with competent authorities.
• We represent our clients before Real Estate Registry Offices and other registrars. Our practice includes helping clients with annotations, transcriptions, rectifications and corrections of real estate documents.

Due Diligence and Litigation


We devise litigation strategies and make recommendations aimed at managing and mitigating risks
• We undertake a comprehensive litigation survey on a company by listing all lawsuits involving it, preparing a report of all related risks, suggesting courts of action both in and out of court and recommending the best approach to mitigate and manage risks.
• Due diligence.

Pre-litigation consulting
• We study topics that tend to become contentious and advise our clients on the legal theses that can be advanced to defend their interests, suggesting the most suitable course of action and providing guidance on how to mitigate risks.

Civil litigation
• We defend our clients’ interests in court in all Civil Law and Family Law matters, by filing suits and defenses and representing them in every stage of the proceedings, and also pursuing administrative and judicial appeals.
• We take part in meetings of shareholders.

Corporate and business litigation
• We defend our clients’ interests by filling lawsuits and defenses in corporate disputes, partial or total dissolution of companies both in and out of court, judicial liquidation, removal of members, etc. We provide representation in every stage of court proceedings and pursue judicial appeals.

Intellectual property disputes
• We file suits and defenses on behalf of our clients in matters involving all types of intellectual property in civil cases, including search and seizure, cease and desist letters, annulment of trademark, patent and company name registrations. Our practice also includes acting against piracy and counterfeiting, representing clients in every stage of the proceedings, including by pursuing administrative and judicial appeals.

Arbitration
• We represent our clients in arbitration proceedings in all areas of the law.

Intellectual Property


Brand monitoring, technology and copyright Trademarks
• We conduct pre-filing searches.
• We help protect our clients’ company name.
• We assist in the incorporation and conduction of joint ventures.
• We assist in brand planning (investment) and take all steps needed for effective and efficient IP portfolio protection.
• We file for trademark registration and assist in the entire trademark registration process with the Brazilian industrial property office INPI. • We follow up and monitor the entire trademark registration process with the Brazilian industrial property office INPI.
• We counsel our clients in all aspects of administrative disputes with the Brazilian industrial property office INPI, by initiating proceedings on behalf of our clients or defending them in those initiated by third parties.
• As part of the monitoring of our clients’ trademarks we oppose to applications that impinge on our clients’ property.
• We provide extrajudicial consulting on trademarks, including by preparing notifications and responses to notifications, and negotiating settlements.

Patent and Industrial Design
•We search both Brazilian and international databases and provide legal and technical guidance on how to protect creations of the intellect through patent.
• Preparação, depósito e acompanhamento de Pedidos de Patentes junto ao INPI – Instituto da Propriedade Industrial (com utilização do sistema de depósito internacional PCT)
• We prepare, file for and follow up on patent applications with the Brazilian industrial property office INPI, following the PCT international patent system.
• We follow up and monitor the entire patent registration process with the Brazilian industrial property office INPI.
• Our practice involves the protection of industrial design, from the application to the monitoring of the registration process.
• We counsel our clients in all aspects of administrative disputes with the Brazilian industrial property office INPI, by initiating proceedings on behalf of our clients or defending them in those initiated by third parties.

Copyright
• We prepare legal opinions and answer inquiries on whether a copyright protection is possible and convenient as well as on all other aspects of Copyright Law.
• We prepare legal opinions and answer inquiries on software-related issues, including registration with the Brazilian industrial property office INPI.
• We provide extrajudicial consulting on copyright and software, including by preparing notifications and responses to notifications, and negotiating settlements.

Domain Names and Ecommerce
• We provide assistance on issues related to the internet, especially those involving domain names.
• We draft and review electronic contracts.


Legal guidance in International Commercial Relations


Analysis, Management and Preparation of international contracts

• Extrajudicial negotiation of contracts.
• Assistance in international commercial relations.
• Preparation and analysis of contracts. Our practice involves different types of contracts, whether or not involving intellectual property. Among the contracts we prepare and analyze are representation agreements, distribution agreements, loans, partnership agreements, transfer of know-how and technology, internet and ecommerce arrangements, trademark assignment and use, patent licensing or assignment, copyright licensing or assignment and franchise agreements.
• We counsel our clients in negotiating terms and conditions involving intellectual property.
• Our practice involves the strategic planning of contracts that can be successfully registered with the Brazilian industrial property office INPI to allow for the payment of royalties in Brazil or abroad.
• Registration of contracts involving industrial property with the Brazilian industrial property office INPI. • Payment of royalties in Brazil and abroad: our practice involves strategic planning of contracts that can be successfully registered with the Brazilian industrial property office INPI to allow for the payment of royalties in Brazil or abroad.

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