Nuno Carvalho



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Nuno Carvalho








+ Languages
  • Portuguese
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

+ Practice Areas
  • Antitrust
  • Patents
  • Industrial designs
  • Trademarks
  • Unfair competition
  • Policy making
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Industrial Design
  • Government Affairs & International Relations
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Corporate & Transactions

+ Representative Cases
+ Professional Highlights
  • Legal 500 Latin America - IP Practice (2018);
  • Legal 500 Latin America - IP Practice(2017).
+ Representative Experiences
+ Affiliations
  • Brazilian Bar Association – Minas Gerais Section (OAB/MG);
  • Rio de JaneiroSection (OAB/RJ)

+ Education
  • S.J.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 1993;
  • LL.M, Washington University in St. Louis, 1991;
  • S.J.D., Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), 1990;
  • LL.M, Catholic University of Lisbon (UCP), 1989;
  • LL.M, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), 1988;
  • LL.B., Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), 1980.

+ Publications


  • “IP and Antitrust – The Competition Policies of Intellectual Property in Eight Cases” (Wolters Kluwer, Alphen aan den Rijn, 2015);
  • “The TRIPS Regime of Trademarks and Designs” (4th edition, Wolters Kluwer, Alphen aan den Rijn, 2018);
  • “The TRIPS Regime of Patents and Test Data” (5th edition, Wolters Kluwer, Alphen aan den Rijn, 2017);
  • “Patently Outdated: Patents in the Post-industrial Economy – The Case for Service Patents” (Kluwer Law International, Alphen aan den Rijn, 2012);
  • “A Estrutura dos Sistemas de Patentes e de Marcas – Passado, Presente e Futuro” [“The Structure of the Patent and Trademark Systems: Past, Present and Future”] (Lumen Juris, Rio de Janeiro, 2009).


  • Sisyphus redivivus? The work of WIPO on genetic resources and traditional knowledge [in Charles R. McManis and Burton Ong (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Biodiversity and the Law, Chpater 22, 2017]
  • “Current Trends in the Evolution of Unfair Competition Law” [in Jacques de Werra (ed.), “Défis du Droit de la Concurrence Déloyale”, at 1-30 (Univ. of Geneva, Geneva, 2014)];
  • “The Rule of Patent Law (RPL) as Established by the TRIPS Agreement and Its Role of Promoting Trade Rather than Invention”[in Ruth L. Okediji and Margo A. Bagley (eds.), “Patent Law in Global Perspective”, at 673-697 (Oxford Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2014)];
  • “From the Shaman’s Hut to the Patent Office: A Road Under Construction” [in Charles McManis (ed.),“Biodiversity and the Law – Intellectual Property, Biotechnology & Traditional Knowledge”, at 241-279 (Earthscan, London, 2007)];
  • “Repression of Unfair Competition as Regards Pharmaceutical Test Data – From the Paris Convention to the TRIPS Agreement and Beyond” [in KIPO, “Learned Papers on Intellectual Property: Korean Intellectual Property Office 30th Anniversary Publication”, at 243-364 (KIPO, Seoul, 2007)].


  • “Technical Standards, Intellectual Property and Competition – A Holistic View”, 61 Wash. Univ. J.L.&Pol’y 2015,
  • “Toward a Unified Theory of Intellectual Property: The Differentiating Capacity (and Function) as the Thread that Unites all its Components”, 15 The J. of World Int. Prop. 251 (2012);
  • “The Theorem of the Social Value of Patented Inventions and the Happiness Machine Patent Syndrome: Why Society lets Fundamental Patents to be Intensely Attacked”, 3 Rev. Elet. IBPI, 2010 (available at <>);
  • “From the Shaman’s Hut to the Patent Office: In Search of a TRIPS-Consistent Requirement to Disclose the Origin of Genetic Resources and Prior Informed Consent”, 17 Wash. Univ. J.L. & Policy 111 (2005);
  • “The Problem of Gene Patents”, 3 Wash. Univ. J. Global Stud. 701 (2004), and “The Primary Function of Patents”, 1 Univ. Ill. J.L. Tech. & Policy 25 (2001).