Rio de Janeiro
+55 21 2221.4887
Ricardo Pinho, a partner with Guerra IP, is a seasoned IP specialist highly regarded for his outstanding work in Patent and Trademark Prosecution, IP Licensing and Contracts, Software Registration, Copyrights, and Portfolio Management. He offers decades of experience in developing effective strategies to protect and enforce Intellectual Property Rights.
Ricardo is acknowledged to be one of the leading IP attorneys in Brazil, he was nominated as the ABAPI president for the biennium 2016-2017 and has been individually ranked and mentioned by many international IP publications including, WTR 1000, Chambers Latin America, Managing IP, IAM Patent 1000 (licensing and litigation categories) and many more.
Ricardo often works with foreign companies with subsidiaries in Brazil who are in need of royalty and tax planning strategy through IP rights.
"The nature of our international licensing business and the brands we own cause my company to be very active in intellectual property protection. We have worked with upwards of a hundred different law firms in over thirty countries. I personally am very active in working with our attorneys as I was a practicing attorney for many years before becoming the C.E.O. of Bad Boy brands. I have worked with more attorneys than I could possible count. But I can count of one hand the number of attorneys with Ricardo Pinho’s level of skill and professionalism. I have worked with Mr. Pinho for nearly ten years on numerous complex intellectual property matters. Indeed, when Mr. Pinho went to a new firm I ensured that my portfolio went with him. While there are many exceptional lawyers, the level of trust I have for Mr. Pinho is unique. Brazil can be a complicated country in which to do business and my company’s most valuable asset, its IP, cannot be in better hands than Mr. Pinho’s". Robin Offner, Chief Executive Officer, Bad Boy Brands
"Market observers single out Ricardo Pinho as "an experienced and shrewd practitioner.
Ricardo Pinho heads the firm's IP litigation department and is much lauded by clients: "He has an up-to-date knowledge of the market and is always straight-talking about the chances of success and risks involved in proposed strategies.
The team stands out for its experience and personalised approach - they always try to find the solutions that are best suited to their client's needs." - Chambers Latin America
"A top IP attorney in Brazil, he really put Guerra on the map when he joined. He can't be beaten in terms of his experience and knowledge - his analysis of trademark and IP issues is profound, and you can rely on him 100%.
In Ricardo Pinho, [Guerra IP] has “chosen an excellent partner to drive its expansion”. Pinho is “one of the best IP attorneys on the market” and a top-flight IP litigator with additional expertise in IP licensing. “He is an exceptional strategist, a great communicator and a practical, knowledgeable and honourable opponent.
Guerra IP is well served by Ricardo Pinho. The IP specialist has a thriving practice that takes in both commercial matters and high-stakes patent conflicts". – IAM Patent 1000
Universidade Federal Fluminense, J.D. (1992)
Fundação Getúlio Vargas, (Post Graduate) Intellectual Property (2000), AVM (Post Graduate) Education for University Students (2015)
AASP, ABAPI, ABPI, ASPI, ASIPI, AIPPI, INTA, LES
World Trademark Review 1000 - Gold
Chambers Latin America IP - Band 3
IAM Patent 1000 – Recommended - Licensing, Litigation
MIP IP Star
Who's Who Legal Brazil: Trademarks
“one of the most admired IP lawyers in Brazil” by Analise Advocacia 500
Copyrights, Advertising, and Commerce
Licensing, Contracts, & Technology Transfer