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.

The Firm's experience enables effective representation of international plaintiffs and defendants in Brazil. We represent clients in trial and appellate courts at the federal and state level, before administrative tribunals, and in other dispute resolution proceedings. We invest to provide high-quality and innovative solutions to the complex issues, taking into consideration the peculiarities of the industry that our clients are involved.

A unique blend of technical and legal expertise has enabled us to stand apart from our competitors and continued investment in developing our talented people, has been vital to our success.

Our team is composed by seasoned attorneys that have been working together for over twenty years. This group has handled some of Brazil’s leading litigation cases.

Our team understands that the Brazilian market is difficult to navigate, especially for foreign companies. We are constantly gathering and organizing intelligence into comprehensive material to provide our clients with the best information about Brazil and assist with their decision-making process.

We have a proven track record in complex litigation on behalf of our clients against Brazilian administrative bodies, including the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office, ANVISA (Brazilian Food & Drug Administration), CADE (Brazilian antitrust authority), and several bodies of the executive government.

We also have substantial appellate experience, being recognized for our favourable track record in the Federal Court of Appeals and in the State Court of Appeals.

This breadth of experience has garnered accolades in several publications: Chambers, Leaders League, Who´s Who, IAM Patent, Benchmark Litigation, WTR and Best Lawyers.

Some work highlights include:

  • Representing US pharmaceutical companies in unfair competition and trade secrets case against the Brazilian government.
  • Representing an international medical device company against Brazilian competitors.
  • Representing several high-tech companies in IP infringement cases around Brazil.
  • Representing a biotechnology association in the most relevant IP case pending before the Brazilian Supreme Court.

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