Defense of Intellectual Property Rights
What you need to know
Learn about the key legal proceedings involving Intellectual Property
Nullity of Registrations and Patents
Registrations of trademarks, industrial designs, invention patents and utility models granted by INPI – Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office may be rendered null through court orders before the Federal Courts, with retroactive effects and that, therefore, cause an impact from the time of grant thereof.
Violation and Infringement
Copying products protected by invention patents or utility models, registered industrial designs, or using trademarks in order to identify any products or services without any consent may result into legal proceedings, either as civil actions or criminal proceedings, subject to the enforcement of indemnity payment and even search and seizure.
Provisional Remedies and Search and Seizure
The use of provisional remedies in order to attempt to curb intellectual property-related right violation encompasses either search and seizure or decisions ruling the suspension of the product manufacturing and trading, as well as the broadcast of advertisements in all types of media.
O que você deve saber
Os direitos relativos a propriedade intelectual também são protegidos pelo direito penal.
O que são crimes contra a propriedade intelectual?
Praticamente todos os direitos relacionados a propriedade intelectual são protegidos na esfera criminal, o que significa que copiar uma marca registrada, uma invenção patenteada ou um desenho industrial registrado pode implicar em prisão.
Ação Penal: Acusado de crime contra a propriedade industrial. Como agir?
Todo acusado tem direito de ampla defesa no curso de um processo penal e você poderá produzir provas e construir um defesa que pode, por exemplo, ser focada em aspectos relacionados a infração e validade de registros.
Ação Penal: Copiaram meus produtos. Como agir?
Se você é titular de um direito relativo a propriedade intelectual e ele é violado, como no caso de uma marca registrada, uma patente de invenção ou um software, você pode acionar o(s) infrator(es) criminalmente, mas é preciso seguir alguns passos.
Investigação Policial: sou investigado. E agora?
Um investigação policial pode implicar na sua intimação para prestar esclarecimentos ou até mesmo na realização de uma busca e apreensão no seu estabelecimento comercial ou fábrica e, não raro, em sua casa.
Investigação Policial: Quando posso acionar a polícia?
Sempre que ocorre a prática de algum crime, o primeiro passo geralmente adotado pela vítima é informar a autoridade policial, para que sejam adotadas as providências necessárias. Em casos envolvendo propriedade intelectual pode ser diferente.
Táticas Desleais no Mundo dos Negócios
Desvio ilegal ou fraudulento de clientes, uso de táticas desleais, links patrocinados, meta-tags, embalagens de produtos, trade dress, fachadas de lojas e disposição interna, alinhamento de cores e elementos são temas que impactam os negócios.
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The Crime of the Century in the Crosshairs of the Law
How to face Piracy: Knowledge, Strategy and Global View as allies.
The violation of intellectual property-related rights is commonly known as piracy, despite the technical impropriety in using it. Piracy, in Brazil, taking into consideration such popular meaning of the term, is a criminal act that may be subject to the enforcement of penalties that may be longer than 4 years of imprisonment.
The manufacturing and trading of shoes, shirts, pants, purses and watches containing trademarks, without the consent by the holders thereof, are examples of piracy. On-line violations are increasing more and more.
The use of the expression Counterfeiting as a synonym for Piracy is very common, even though it is not a technical concept either. By the way, there are counterfeiting and tampering crimes, such as the cases of drugs, which penalties may reach 15 years of imprisonment, in many cases considered as heinous crimes.
Two decades acting in thousands of cases involving piracy, from the strategic development to the operation of actions in Brazil and abroad.
Our broad network of domestic and foreign contacts and collaborators contributes to the performance of the strategic action plans with longer reach.
Thorough knowledge on Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law, which allows the implementation of exclusive remedies designed in a tailored manner for your business.
Review of objectives and setting of client-focused goals, by setting deadlines and estimated outcomes in a realistic and transparent manner, with permanent follow-up.
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Interview with Franklin Gomes on Meu Direito show
Watch the interview of the associate Franklin Gomes broadcast on Meu Direito show at TV Cultura, where he speaks about Piracy (in portuguese).
The Chic Window of the Criminal Law
Fashion Criminal Law
The Criminal Law is potentially present in all aspects involving the fashion industry, and not only with respect to trademarks and copyrights, but also anything surrounding the activities developed by all of those acting in the so-called fashion world.
The Protection of Fashion in Criminal Proceedings
The call for the Criminal Law to protect fashion seems to have hatched with the return of the Fashion Law to the center of attentions in the business area, supported by the fast fashion industry and the search for regulation on this matter around the world.
We have the knowledge and experience to address and assess criminal issues under the Fashion Law, in order to assure the effective and proper use of the provisions at law, and in accordance with the review of any particular in the case presented.
We assist to protect the fashion rights in criminal proceedings
When you develop something amazing, with peculiar and exclusive characteristics, you certainly own a unique trade dress, which is used to distinguish from others and attract consumers and clients.
The trade dress is exactly this addition of visual and sensitive elements that translate a peculiar and sufficiently distinctive form, linked to its visual identity of presentation of the asset at the consumer market and not confused with patent, industrial design or trademark, even though it may be constituted by elements subject to registration, such as the composition of packages by trademark or industrial design.
Therefore, the so-called trade dress is, in summary, exactly that, the addition of distinctive elements that may not only assign an interesting visual aspect, but particularly protection against unauthorized reproduction thereof.
Quick solution for complex issues
A proceeding of preventive nature, the notification, which may be judicial or extrajudicial, is an act carried out as a form of providing any information to anyone receiving it, therefore, the notified party.
It is a formal and written statement of the will, which purpose may be just informing and, as it may be said, put the notified party in default, or even require from such party to take any arrangement; so it is an amicable alternative of the dispute resolution, which may avoid a litigation.
The Notification plays an extremely relevant role in the Intellectual Property, not only because it is successfully used to inform and obtain the suspension of different violations, either those concerning trademarks, business names, industrial designs or unfair competition practices, but, above all, because it is a fundamental tool to exercise, in event of inventions, the right to retroactive indemnities.
The preparation of agreements is fundamental to protect rights, set obligations and rules to be enforced in the relationships between the parties, and shall be preceded from a full survey of interests and technical and legal feasibility.
Entertainment and Sports Events
The holding of performances, concerts, sports and cultural events may involve a number of relationships. Hospitality packages, ticket sales, second ticket market and related activities require knowledge and expertise.
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