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Roberto Carapeto


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Roberto Carapeto has a long experience working both as an attorney and a researcher, dealing with intellectual property matters in full service law firms and IP boutiques. His expertise comprises a wide range of legal matters, including patent litigation, anti-counterfeiting measures and unfair competition. Furthermore, he deals with technology transfer, IP rights prosecution and licensing matters for international companies.

Experienced in advising Asian companies, Roberto has received a MA in Law from Waseda University and has also worked at Matsubara, Muraki & Associates, P.C. (2008). Roberto Carapeto has also gained experience as a visiting researcher at NGB Corporation. He is currently a Research Collaborator at Waseda University’s Research Center for the Legal Systems of Intellectual Property [RCLIP]. Mr. Carapeto was also a member of an important Research Commision of the JPO which investigated the state of protection of several Countries in late 2014. He frequently provides lectures and seminars around Asia about Brazilian and South American Intellectual Property Laws. Fluent in Japanese, he also runs a website in this language providing information on IP in South America at

+ Languages
  • Portuguese
  • Japanese
  • English
  • Spanish
+ Practice Areas
  • Patents
  • Trademark, Trade Dress & Publicity Rights Matters
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Copyright
  • Industrial Designs
  • Licensing & Technology Transfer
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Litigation
+ Representative Cases
+ Professional Highlights
+ Representative Experience
+ Affiliations
  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB-RJ).
  • Brazil Intellectual Property Association (ABPI).
  • International Trademark Association (INTA).
  • Brazil-Japan Chamber of Commerce, São Paulo Section.
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI-JP) - Japan Group.
+ Education
  • MA in Law, Intellectual Property Law, Waseda University Graduate School of Law (2014).
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (2009).
  • Academic Exchange at Waseda University School of International Liberal Studies (2007).
+ Publications
  • The Japanese Basic Act on Cybersecurity and the historical development of the Japanese legal framework for cybersecurity, Springer Link, 2021;
  • A new era for implementing technology in Brazil, Brazilian Business Law Review, 2021.
  • Considerations on Mexican Trademark Law, Chizaiken
  • Forum (知財研フォーラム) 2015 Summer Vol.102 Issue: August 2015.
  • Patent Backlog and Expediting Patents in Brazil, Chizaiken
  • Forum (知財研フォーラム) 2015 Winter Vol.100 Issue: February 2015.
  • Industrial property rights in Latin America: In Search of the proper balance,
  • Chizaiken Forum (知財研フォーラム) 2014 Summer Vol.98 Issue: July 2014.
  • Anti-counterfeiting and Intellectual Property Protection in Brazil towards the World
  • Cup and the Olympic Games, IP Management Review (IPマネジメントレビュー) No. 11: December 13, 2013.
  • IP litigation in Brazil - Procedural Law Issues, Chizaiken Forum (知財研フォーラム) 2013 Winter 92 Issue: February 2013.
+ Speaking Engagements and Others
+ Articles