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Liliane Roriz

Partner

Her deep knowledge of disputes and courtroom procedure makes her an invaluable ally in an infringement proceeding.

WTR 1000 2024

"The courtroom is a second home for Roriz"

WTR 1000: Trademark 2022

“Litigation sharpshooter whose vast judicial experience serves her well at trial.”

WTR 1000: Trademark 2021

After over 20 years as a Federal District Court Judge and an Appellate Judge in the Federal Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (sitting in Rio de Janeiro), Liliane Roriz joined Licks Attorneys as a partner in 2013 after her retirement and is one of our leaders at the Rio de Janeiro office. Before becoming a Federal Judge, she was also a Federal Attorney for the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office. During her time as an Appellate Judge, Liliane Roriz chaired the Federal Magistracy School(EMARF) and the IP Specialized Second Panel of Appellate Judges, presiding the hearing of historic leading cases in Brazilian IP law, such as second medical use and pipeline patents, the role of the Brazilian FDA during the prior approval proceeding for pharmaceutical patents, trade dress, trademark dilution, and the applicability of the TRIPS agreement, as well as several highcomplexity IP trials related to a number of technology areas.

Appellate Judge Liliane Roriz (ret.) has also taught in some of the most renowned educational institutes in Brazil, such as the Getulio Vargas Foundation and the Candido Mendes University. She is not only an accomplished speaker, lecturing in Brazil, the United States, Europe and several other Latin American countries, but also a recognized, published author in numerous areas of expertise. Liliane Roriz is respected and viewed amongst her peers as one of the most knowledgeable Judges to have taken part in the IP Specialized Panels, and her experience makes her an invaluable asset in litigation and consulting.

+ Languages
  • Portuguese
  • English
  • French
+ Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • IP Litigation
  • Patents
  • Copyright
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Trademark, Trade Dress & Publicity Rights Matters
  • Trade Secrets & Regulatory
  • Data Protection
  • Licensing & Technology Transfer
  • Food & Drug Law
  • Unfair Competition
  • Industrial Designs
  • Antitrust Matters
  • Government Contracts & Public Procurements
  • Regulatory Law
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • Internet Privacy Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Litigation
  • IP Litigation
  • Patents
  • Copyright
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Trademarks
  • Trademark, Trade Dress & Publicity Rights Matters
  • Trade Secrets & Regulatory
  • Data Protection
  • Licensing & Technology Transfer
  • Food & Drug Law
  • Unfair Competition
  • Antitrust Matters
  • Government Contracts & Public Procurements
  • Regulatory Law
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • Internet Privacy Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Anti-counterfeiting
+ Representative Cases
  • Appellate Judge Liliane Roriz (ret.) was responsible for the first of several injunctions obtained by Licks Attorneys on behalf of Uber since the company became our client. Brazil is among the countries where Uber has faced the strongest opposition from local authorities and taxi groups;
  • After her constitutional period was over, Appellate Judge Liliane Roriz (ret.) achieved partial rejection of a restraining order against a Brazilian oil & gas company, requesting the BRPTO to provide a final answer upon the company’s request for a full copy of a patent registration procedure. This was her first case before the 2nd Region.
+ Professional Highlights
  • WTR 1000 – Trademark (2024, 2023, 2022, 2021);
  • The Legal 500 Latin America – Intellectual Property (2024, 2023, 2022);
  • The Legal 500 Latin America – Life Sciences (2024, 2023);
  • Who’s Who Legal – Global Leader – Intellectual Property – Patents (2023, 2022);
  • WIPR Leaders (2023);
  • Leaders League – Trademark Litigation (2023, 2022, 2019, 2018);
  • Leaders League – Life Sciences (2023, 2022, 2021, 2019);
  • Leaders League – Patent Litigation (2023, 2022);
  • IP Stars – Trademark Star (2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019);
  • Análise Advocacia Mulher – Intellectual Property – Rio de Janeiro (2023);
  • Best Lawyers – Intellectual Property (2023, 2022, 2021, 2020);
  • Best Lawyers – Litigation (2023);
  • Análise Advocacia – Intellectual Property (2022);
  • WIPR Diversity – Diversity Champions in Intellectual Property (2022);
  • Managing IP – Top 250 Women in IP (2022, 2020);
  • WIPR Diversity – Influential Women (2021);
  • Benchmark Litigation – Intellectual Property (2021);
  • LACCA Approved – Intellectual Property (2021, 2020, 2019);
  • Benchmark Litigation – Litigation Star (2020);
  • Leaders League – Technology (2019, 2018);
  • Nominated for Chambers Women in Law Awards: Latin America (2018);
  • Honored by the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property (ABPI) during the 2015 Women In IP Global Networking as a model successful woman in the IP industry on May 21, 2015;
  • Brazilian Intellectual Property Agents Association (ABAPI)– IP development in Brazil (2015);
  • Tamandaré Merit Medal, granted by the Navy Operational Command on November 13, 2012;
  • Order of Military Merit Medal, as a Commander, granted by the Eastern Military Command on April 19, 2010;
  • Navy Fellow Medal, granted by the Brazilian Marine Corps on June 12, 2006;
  • Order of Marine Merit Medal, as a Commander, granted by the President on May 29, 2006;
  • Peacemaker Medal, granted by the Eastern Military Command in 2003;
  • Speaker in Brazil and overseas on a number of topics.
+ Representative Experience
+ Affiliations
  • Brazilian Bar Association – Rio de Janeiro (OAB/RJ), from 1976 to 1993 and since 2013. The association was temporarily suspended during her period as a Judge in the Judiciary;
  • Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property (ABPI), Member of the Board;
  • Brazilian Attorney’s Institute (IAB), as a member of the Industrial Property Commission;
  • Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property Agents (ABAPI) – Member of the Ethics Council;
  • International Trademark Association (INTA);
  • Member of Federal Judges Association (AJUFE), acted as a Social Director from 2000-2002 and as a Cultural Director from 2004-2006;
  • President of the OABRJ’s Specialized Committee for 5G, Technical Standards and Technological Innovation.
+ Education
  • Master’s Degree in Constitutional Law and Theory of State, Pontifical Catholic University – Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ), 1999;
  • Extension Course in Intellectual Property, Pontifical Catholic University – Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ) and Rio de Janeiro Federal School of Magistrates for the 2nd Circuit (EMARF), 2002;
  • Graduate Specialization in Regional Integration between the European Union and Mercosur, University of Coimbra – Portugal (UC) and Rio de Janeiro Federal School of Magistrates for the 2nd Circuit (EMARF), 2000;
  • Graduate Specialization in Public Law and Private Law, Cândido Mendes University – Rio de Janeiro (UCM-RJ), 1992;
  • Graduate Specialization in Labor Law and Social Security Law, Getúlio Vargas Foundation – Rio de Janeiro (FGV-RJ), 1985;
  • LL.B., Cândido Mendes University - Rio de Janeiro (UCM-RJ), 1975.
+ Publications
+ Speaking Engagements and Others
+ Articles