Carlos Aboim

Founding Partner

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+55 21 3550 3703 | +55 21 99806 3014

carlos.aboim@lickslegal.com

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Carlos Aboim

Founding Partner

Carlos Aboim is one of the founding partners at Licks Attorneys and is one of our leaders at the Rio de Janeiro office. Mr. Aboim has nearly 20 years of experience as a trial and appellate litigator before state and federal courts. Since 2002, his practice has been focused on complex disputes and leading cases in intellectual property, unfair competition, competition law and regulatory compliance – mainly in the areas of life sciences and information technology. With substantial first-chair trial and appellate experience in lawsuits relating to pharmaceutical, medical device, computer system, telecommunications, and other industries, he also advises multinational clients in international disputes.

Having received an LL.M in Intellectual Property Law from The George Washington University, he worked as a fulltime intern for the Honorable Chief Judge Randall Rader, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Aboim is also a frequent speaker at domestic and international events related to his areas of expertise and a member of the Special Commission on Federal Judiciary Matters of the Rio de Janeiro State Chapter of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB-RJ).

+ Languages
  • Portuguese
  • English
+ Practice Areas
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyright
  • Licensing
  • Trade Secrets & Regulatory
  • Data Protection
  • Food & Drug Law
  • Unfair Competition
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Arbitration
  • Complex litigation & ADR
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyright
  • Licensing
  • Trade Secrets & Regulatory
  • Data Protection
  • Food & Drug Law
  • Unfair Competition
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Arbitration
  • Complex litigation & ADR
+ Representative Cases
+ Professional Highlights
  • IP Stars- ‘IP Star’ Patent Star (2021, 2020);
  • Benchmark Litigation – “dedicates his practice to complex disputes in intellectual property, unfair competition, competition law and regulatory compliance in the areas of life sciences and information technology.” (2019);
  • Benchmark Litigation – ‘Recommended’ Intellectual Property (2019);
  • IAM Patent 1000 - ‘Leading Expert’ (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017);
  • Leaders League- ‘LEADING’ Patent Litigation, Technology and Life Sciences, ‘RECOMMENDED’ Civil & Commercial Litigation (2019);
  • Leaders League- ‘LEADING’ Patent Litigation & Technology, ‘EXCELLENT’ Trademark Litigation (2018);
  • Leaders League- ‘LEADING’ Technology & Digital Services, ‘LEADING’ Patent Litigation (2017);
  • Leaders League- ‘EXCELLENT’ IP Litigation, ‘HIGHLY RECOMMENDED’ Technology & Digital Services (2016);
  • Speaker at the LESI 2013 Annual Conference Rio de Janeiro, “Arbitration and IP in Brazil” on the workshop “Successful Dispute Resolution in BRICS and NIC States”, 2013;
  • Speaker on the panel “Expert Examination on Patents and Industrial Designs” before IAB – Institute of Brazilian Attorneys, 2013;
  • Speaker at the II ILA Conference in Brazil, on “Interface between, International Private Law, IP and Digital Networks”, 2012;
  • Authored publications on IP and software protection (WIPR), 2012;
  • Participated in the Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law meeting, by invitation of the International Chamber of Commerce, 2008;
  • Lectured to the Federal Government Revenue on enforcement of industrial property rights based on the TRIPs agreement, 2006;
  • Author of article “Restructuring and Specialization of the Federal Court of Appeals of the Second Circuit”, editorial written by invitation of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association, Bulletin # 65, 2005.
+ Representative Experience
+ Affiliations
  • Licensing Executives Society (LES);
  • Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI);
  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB-RJ);
  • International Law Association (ILA).
+ Education
  • Master of Laws (LL.M) Intellectual Property, George Washington University Law School (2010);
  • Rio de Janeiro State University, Post-graduate course on Public Law (2004);
  • Post-graduate course on Civil Procedure (2002), Getúlio Vargas Foundation;
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (2000).
+ Publications