280+

Professionals

2,600+

Cases litigated since 2011

200+

Patent litigation: Trial + Appeal

5

Offices

82.6%

Overall litigation success

Top 10

Patent prosecution firm in filings

Top 5

In PPH prosecution

94%

Allowance rate of patent applications

25+

Standard essential patent evaluations

Largest number

Of patent specialist per application

280+

Professionals

2,600+

Cases litigated since 2011

200+

Patent litigation: Trial + Appeal

5

Offices

82.6%

Overall litigation success

Top 10

Patent prosecution firm in filings

Top 5

In PPH prosecution

94%

Allowance rate of patent applications

25+

Standard essential patent evaluations

Largest number

Of patent specialist per application

PRACTICE AREAS & SECTORS

Litigation

Licks Attorneys has an outstanding reputation for complex litigation in Brazil. We combine legal expertise, unparalleled industry knowledge and a pragmatic approach to dispute resolution. The firm has an overall success rate of 82.7% and has been engaged in some of Brazil’s highest-profile IP, life sciences, and technology cases.

Government Affairs & International Relations

Licks Attorneys assists clients to achieve business goals by providing advice that aligns legal experience with strategic advocacy. We have developed a unique approach combining industry knowledge, legal thinking, and policy making expertise. We work across the globe for our national and international clients. We work closely with foreign governments and public agencies, as well as develop partnerships with enterprises and business associations. By operating in different sectors, we can deliver a holistic positioning for your company.

Regulatory

Understanding the business is of paramount importance to fully assess the impact of regulations. Our specialists have technical background in pharmacy, chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, and engineering. Our lawyers have years of experience in the regulated sectors : life sciences – including pharmaceutical, biotechnology and agrochemical - telecom and infrastructure.

Litigation

Licks Attorneys has an outstanding reputation for complex litigation in Brazil. We combine legal expertise, unparalleled industry knowledge and a pragmatic approach to dispute resolution. The firm has an overall success rate of 82.7% and has been engaged in some of Brazil’s highest-profile IP, life sciences, and technology cases.

Government Affairs & International Relations

Licks Attorneys assists clients to achieve business goals by providing advice that aligns legal experience with strategic advocacy. We have developed a unique approach combining industry knowledge, legal thinking, and policy making expertise. We work across the globe for our national and international clients. We work closely with foreign governments and public agencies, as well as develop partnerships with enterprises and business associations. By operating in different sectors, we can deliver a holistic positioning for your company.

Regulatory

Understanding the business is of paramount importance to fully assess the impact of regulations. Our specialists have technical background in pharmacy, chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, and engineering. Our lawyers have years of experience in the regulated sectors : life sciences – including pharmaceutical, biotechnology and agrochemical - telecom and infrastructure.

Patents

Licks Attorneys stands out in this area. Our team of patent prosecutors and litigators, known as one of the most acclaimed in Brazil, provides high-quality client services. From first filing an application, to the last appeal and post-grant opposition, we make sure we offer the best legal support and strategic counseling according to each client’s need.

Criminal

In light of our extensive experience in the IP area, we can guide national and international companies through the difficult pathways of introducing new products and services, taking into account anti-piracy strategies. We understand the peculiarities of the Brazilian Law Enforcement authorities and we have large experience in helping our clients to deal with incoming administrative requests of data.

Media & Entertainment

Our award-winning intellectual property practice, combined with our vast experience in corporate law, licensing and commercial transactions, are a unique combination for a Brazilian law firm, acknowledged as top-notch by our clients in the media & entertainment industry.

Trademarks

Licks Attorneys has one of the most innovative trademark teams in the country. We understand how important it is to ensure our clients achieve the most robust trademark protection possible to safeguard their business interests and further their commercial goals.

Cyber Security & Data Protection

We have one of the most sophisticated practice in Brazil. Our team follows every single change in the technological landscape and how legal structures might impact the business.

Compliance

Ever since the rumors of financial scandals occurred at the beginning of the new millennium, the compliance culture has spread to large corporations in the form of compliance programs and in the hiring of Compliance Officers, making it easier to consolidate cultures.

Industrial Design

The industrial design registration provides its owner the right to prevent third-parties from producing, selling, using or importing a product with the same design without his consent. Licks Attorneys also stands out in this area, as we offer the best legal support and strategic counseling according to the client´s needs.

Antitrust & Competition

We are proud to successfully represent ourclients in every aspect of their business. Our experience covers the full rangeof complex litigation matters, including antitrust.

Copyright & Software

Our firm has achieved significant results for national and international clients in complex disputes involving copyright and software. Our deep knowledge of the Brazilian legal framework applicable to creation, ownership, derivative works, fair use and infringement of artistic works allows us to provide outstanding advice to our clients in litigation and criminal prosecution matters.

Life Sciences

Licks has the largest life sciences litigation in the country. Our industry-focused practice makes us a leader in complex cases. Were present all industry sectors, ranging from startups to multinational corporations. These companies trust us with their most challenging problems. We give back results. Our specialists have technical background in chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology and engineering.

Plant Variety Protection

When it comes to the enforcement of plant breeder’s rights, Licks Attorneys pursues excellence in its services and provides full assistance for its clients. Equipped with a high-performance team that has deep knowledge and experience in this subject, Licks is prepared to fully assist holders that seek protection for their rights in Brazil.

Telecom & IoT

We are no stranger to high-stakes disputes. Clients turn to us for assistance with their most complex legal issues. We successfully represent clients ranging from small companies to Fortune 500 corporations in matters before the Brazilian courts, the Brazilian FCC (ANATEL), Federal Government, and Department of Transportation.

Corporate & Transactions

Licks Attorneys is proud to have successfully assisted clients set up their businesses in Brazil and run licensing, corporate and commercial transactions in Brazil and Latin American countries. Our technical team works seamlessly with our legal team to deliver the best results in due diligences and licensing of Intellectual Property assets.

Infrastructure

We represent national and international companies before regulators, court of auditors, the Judiciary and arbitral tribunals. Our team has in-depth experience in litigation and legal assistance of complex infrastructure cases, in various areas of expertise.

Arbitration

We handle complex disputes in a wide variety of industries, including life sciences, energy, mining, manufacturing, transportation, telecommunications, insurance, construction, and finance.

Defense

We have a large experience in assisting clients from the defense and military sectors, for instance with public procurement and contracts involving the Brazilian Government.

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NEWS & PUBLICATIONS

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November 9, 2021

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October 29, 2021

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September 15, 2021

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August 10, 2021

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August 4, 2021

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July 9, 2021

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July 8, 2021

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November 9, 2021

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October 29, 2021

ANPD approves its Regulation on the Inspection Process and the Administrative Procedure

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October 7, 2021

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October 5, 2021

BRPTO introduces the registrability of position marks as of October 1st, 2021

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September 15, 2021

Provisional Presidential Decree establishing rules for moderation of social media accounts and content is suspended

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August 10, 2021

Fifth official list of patents affected by the Supreme Court decision is released

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August 4, 2021

The LGPD administrative sanctions came into force. What's next?

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July 9, 2021

National Data Protection Authority postpones public hearing on its rule of supervision and application of administrative sanctions to july 15 and 16

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July 8, 2021

5G Deployment in Brazil: status and next steps

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July 7, 2021

Bill #12/21 on compulsory licensing of patents considered essential to face Covid-19 is approved by the Brazilian House of Representatives

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July 6, 2021

Fourth official list of patents affected by the Supreme Court decision is released

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June 29, 2021

The BRPTO postpones the deadline to request expedited examination for applications of Covid-19 related technologies

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June 28, 2021

National Data Protection Authority will hold a public hearing on its rule of supervision and application of administrative sanctions

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June 23, 2021

Third official list of patents affected by the Supreme Court decision is released

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June 2, 2021

Second official list of patents affected by the Supreme Court decision is released

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June 1, 2021

Brazilian National Data Protection Authority issues guidance on Controllers, Processors, and DPOs

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May 18, 2021

First official list of patents affected by the Supreme Court decision is released

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May 11, 2021

Due to preliminary injunction, patents continue to be granted with a reduced term of protection

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May 4, 2021

Patents granted with a reduced term of protection due to preliminary injunction

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April 27, 2021

The BRPTO continues to grant patents with a reduced term of protection due to preliminary injunction

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April 21, 2021

More patents granted with a reduced term of protection due to Supreme Court

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April 13, 2021

Patents granted with a reduced term of protection due to Supreme Court

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April 13, 2021

La décision provisoire de la Cour suprême interdit le mécanisme de 10 ans après délivrance pour les nouveaux brevets couvrant les produits pharmaceutiques et les dispositifs à usage médical.

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April 12, 2021

Supreme Court preliminary injunction bars the 10-year patent term for new patents covering pharmaceutical products and devices for healthcare use

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April 5, 2021

Is the BRPTO creating a new Backlog?

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March 10, 2021

The ANPD issues its Rules of Procedure – effective immediately

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March 8, 2021

Brazil finally ratifies the Nagoya Protocol

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February 24, 2021

The ANPD issues new guidelines on personal data breach reporting and launches public consultation for further regulation

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January 28, 2021

ANPD publishes its regulatory agenda

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January 6, 2021

The BRPTO makes changes to a program in its Plan to Combat Patent Backlog

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January 4, 2021

New Examination Guidelines for Computer-Implemented Inventions (CII)

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January 5, 2021

New rules for the submission of Sequence Listing in force as of January 4, 2021

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December 30, 2020

Phase II of BRPTO’s PPH program is anticipated on January 1, 2021!

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December 29, 2020

Happy New Year!! New ordinances for 2021 are coming through!

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December 1, 2020

New Patent Applications Examination Guidelines related to Biotechnology Inventions in force as of December 1st, 2020

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November 23, 2020

ANVISA’s new Board of Commissioners

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October 26, 2020

Ministry of Health creates IP advisory bodies and changes criteria for ANVISA's prior approval process

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October 16, 2020

ANPD’s Board of Directors appointed

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September 25, 2020

BRPTO deadlines between September 16 and September 25, 2020, are suspended due to system failure

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September 18, 2020

BRPTO system crashes! Deadlines are postponed until the system is restored

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September 18, 2020

Brazilian Data Protection Act comes into force

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September 16, 2020

IP Showcase! BRPTO launches a new program to promote IP assets

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August 28, 2020

Brazil opened public consultation to receive comments on the country´s coverage proposal to join WTO’s GPA

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August 28, 2020

New Deadline for Contributions for the National Strategy of Intellectual Property

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August 27, 2020

Brazilian Data Protection Act will not have its enforceability postponed

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August 12, 2020

Brazil’s path for speeding up innovation: The National Strategy of Intellectual Property

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August 10, 2020

One step closer to the ratification of the Nagoya Protocol

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July 31, 2020

Fast-track examination program updated with new options: Startups are now on board

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July 14, 2020

The Nagoya Protocol and its expected ratification by Brazil

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July 7, 2020

Regulatory Impact Assessment in Brazil

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June 12, 2020

Data privacy act (LGPD) administrative sanctions postponed to August 1st, 2021

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June 10, 2020

BRPTO releases updated version of Patent Examination Draft Guidelines related to Biotechnology Arts

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June 5, 2020

Brazilian Supreme Court and the attack of the century to the country´s patent law

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May 29, 2020

Import authorization simplified for Covid-19-related health products

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May 26, 2020

BRPTO’s deadlines to be resumed on June 1st, 2020

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May 21, 2020

Brazil submits application to join the WTO Government Procurement Agreement

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May 12, 2020

BRPTO’s deadlines suspended until May 31st, 2020 due to COVID-19 outbreak

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May 7, 2020

Singaporean Patent Office joins PPH program with the BRPTO

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May 4, 2020

Covid-19: Brazil’s Telemedicine Act (Law #13,989/2020) and CFM’s Digital Platform

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April 30, 2020

Brazilian government updates list of essential activities during the pandemic

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April 30, 2020

LGPD enforceability is postponed to May 3, 2021

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April 28, 2020

BRPTO’s deadlines suspended until May 15th, 2020 due to COVID-19 outbreak.

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April 14, 2020

BRPTO’s deadlines suspended until April 30th, 2020 due to COVID-19 outbreak

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April 7, 2020

BRPTO announces fast-track examination to technologies related to Covid-19

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April 6, 2020

Senate approves LGPD postponement

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April 6, 2020

KIPO now participates in the PPH program with the BRPTO

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April 1, 2020

Will LGPD be postponed due to the Covid-19 impact?

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March 30, 2020

Implementation of 5G in Brazil

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March 20, 2020

How Covid-19 Is Affecting The Brazilian Government

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March 19, 2020

BRPTO’s deadlines suspended due to COVID-19 outbreak

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February 5, 2020

Brazil’s Guidelines for 5G

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January 30, 2020

BRAZIL: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK & PROSPECTS FOR 2020

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January 14, 2020

New PPH participating patent offices

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December 12, 2019

Publication of ANVISA’s RDC #327/2019 (cannabis for medicinal purposes in Brazil)

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December 4, 2019

Brazil’s new Regulation on the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes

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December 2, 2019

The game is on! New PPH program in force!

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October 16, 2019

Licks Attorneys new office

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September 23, 2019

Brazilian Declaration of Economic Freedom Rights: main changes for doing business in Brazil

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September 8, 2019

The IP Chapter of the trade agreement between Mercosur and EU

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August 16, 2019

Personal data and public healthcare

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July 24, 2019

Brazilian patent office announces measures to tackle massive backlog

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July 31, 2019

The New Intellectual Property Interministerial Group

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July 11, 2019

New developments on data protection: Executive Order #869/2018 sanctioned with vetoes

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July 10, 2019

Bye, bye backlog? Government measures to stimulate business in Brazil.

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July 2, 2019

Brazilian PROSUL PPH now on phase III

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June 18, 2019

Notice for public comments to stablish regulation of registration of medicinal products based on Cannabis spp

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June 26, 2019

The World's Leading Patent Professionals

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March 3, 2015

Reinstatement of bills to amend the Brazilian Patent Statute

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March 3, 2015

President Dilma Rousseff may sanction the new CPC in the next few days

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March 3, 2015

New rules for cosmetics to accelerate their launch in the Brazilian market

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May 28, 2019

Most Voted by Clients

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May 24, 2019

Leaders league, High-Stakes Litigators

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November 7, 2018

Online Alert: Double caution when filling data on the internet

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February 20, 2019

Otto Licks has been recognized by Chambers Global 2019

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February 18, 2019

Licks Attorneys has been recognized by Chambers Global 2019

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February 18, 2019

Licks Attorneys has been ranked in IPSTARS for its Trademarks practice

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February 4, 2019

Licks Attorneys has been recognized at WIPR Leaders 2019

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February 4, 2019

Licks Attorneys has been recognized by WTR 1000 as one of the top tier law firms for Trademarks

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February 4, 2019

Licks Attorneys is proud to announce that our partner Nuno Carvalho is a member of the Saudi Intellectual Property Authority International Advisory Board

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December 20, 2018

Licks Attorneys had the honor to visit Sanofi’s office for a presentation on the new Brazilian data protection legislation in the pharmaceutical environment.

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