"What the team is known for Renowned for its expertise in trade mark prosecution and opposition. Regularly assists large domestic and international businesses from offices in Rio and Porto Alegre, the latter serving as a platform for Latin America-wide mandates.”
“They always provide quick and clear answers to all our questions and have helped us to solve a number of complex issues.”
"Patricia Lusoli specialises in trade mark management an is much admired by clients: 'Patricia can provide solutions quickly, clearly, and succinctly, qualities that make her a standout name in the market.'"
"This IP boutique has its origins in the southern city of Porto Alegre, but increasing demand over its 40-year history prompted the firm to establish an additional office in Rio. The team houses a mix of lawyers and engineers, and routinely advises clients on trade marks, technology transfer agreements and patent prosecution. Clients include FIFA, Hypermarcas, Caterpillar and Braskem."
"Market observers single out Ricardo Pinho as "an experienced an shrewd practitioner." “Sources say: "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."“
KEY INDIVIDUALS 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." Chambers & Partners
“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." - Chambers Latin America 2013
"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 2013
“Some aspects of Guerra IP have struck me, one of which was the qualification and expertise of its professionals. The other, in my view, is the attention that is spent on its customers, making them all feel unique, helping them to decide the best way and at the same time, taking care of details almost imperceptible, but which may make a big difference in the final result, and with prices more than competitive for excellence and speed of service” - Liane Michels - Director, XMTA Gestão Empresarial Ltda, RJ, Brazil
“We count on the folks at Guerra for our IP needs in Brazil. They are always there when we need them and deliver excellent and efficient service.” - Kevin McDevitt - Neal & McDevitt, IL, USA
“My experience with Guerra IP is must notable. The attorneys are very experienced, service oriented and professional. When asked, they provide quick, accurate and incisive answers, even when the matter is difficult or very specialized. Also the attention at partner levels is very direct and personal, with a great emphasis in the details. In a nutshell, GUERRA is a highly recommendable, cost efficient, option for IP matters in Brazil.” - Enrique Moller, Moller Abogados y Notarios, Central America
“We have had a very good experience with the services offered by Guerra in the field of IP. Its attorneys are very professional, quick and accurate. Guerra is highly recommendable in terms of service and costs.” - Carmela Rotundo Zocco, Senior Attorney, Metroconsult S.r.l., Italy
"GUERRA IP is a highly responsive law firm, with very notable IP professionals in Brazil, but with international reputation. It offers a very personalized attention at a partner level. Guerra law also has good track record in Litigation. There are not just agents, but also can render services in very substantial legal matters, charging a very reasonable rate in a rather expensive market like Brazil. Besides their proficiency, from a professional point of view, the law firm also offers a very good working environment. Services not only in English are available, but in other languages. The partners of GUERRA IP are always present in international conferences, either as attendants or speakers, always keeping themselves updated with the developments in the IP area." - Wilfrido Fernandez, Zacarias & Fernandez, Paraguay
“Guerra provides comprehensive quality work at a reasonable price for both prosecution and litigation of IP rights. Their partners are readily available to discuss ongoing matters and just when attracting new clients.” - J. Ian Raisbeck, Raisbeck Osman & Castro, Colombia
“I have been working with the partners of GUERRA IP for a long time now, even in the past when they were linked to other law firms, and it has always been a pleasure working along with them. I am currently very happy with the personal attention at partner level and the promptness of their answers, as well as the carefulness and the order in their work. Because we have a large volume of cases, this is particularly valuable to me, as it saves us time and unnecessary costs.” - Abraham Alegria, Alegria, Mendez & Fernandez Wong, S.C., Mexico
“Working with GUERRA IP is always a pleasure for us. We value the notable group of professionals of the Firm that is always available to provide comprehensive legal advice and guidance in the matter concerned. Our clients are in good hands with GUERRA IP”. – Gustavo Fischer, Partner, Fischer Abogados, Uruguay
“Falconi Puig Abogados is very pleased with GUERRA IP legal services. We are very pleased with the quality, attentiveness and responsiveness of their services. Their notable IP professionals always respond very promptly with comprehensive legal opinions and detailed criteria in regards with our clients’ cases. Their outstanding legal counsel gives us the confidence to continue working together and we highly appreciate the personal partner involvement.” – Cecilia Falconi Pérez, Partner, Falconi Puig
A user-friendly experience is guaranteed for patrons of esteemed native outfit Guerra IP. A key contender for all manner of mandates, it boasts an unparalleled facility for the commercial exploitation and protection of inventions. Navigating the intricacies of the Brazilian patent office is a forte; it recently filed court actions for retrospective damages and won an injunction for a major client in the footwear industry after a delayed patent was granted. Its presence is particularly strong in the south of the country. At the helm is Alberto Guerra, a revered thinker who knows the courtroom like the back of his hand. Ricardo Pinho serves up penetrating advice in disputes and on licensing briefs. Iam Patent 1000 2016
“The attorneys at Guerra IP have extensive knowledge and experience to draw on when approaching intellectual property issues. We have engaged Guerra to assist our U.S. clients on a variety of intellectual property issues in Brazil. We always receive timely, dependable advice with a comprehensive analysis of the issues.“ Sherry L. Rollo, Partner, Husch Blackwell
“Guerra IP offers always personal attention at the partner level, having also the support of remarkable IP professionals in Brazil. While Ricardo Pinho is a senior figure with important academic and international experience, Diego Vieira is a talented and judicious lawyer and Patricia Lusoli intelligent, reliable and 100% dedicated. Highly recommendable.” – Carlos Fernández-Dávila W., Partner, Fernández-Dávila & Bueno
“I highly recommend Guerra for your trademark needs in Brazil. I truly appreciate the personal attention as well the reasonable rates and professional service!” – Patricia A. Larson, Senior Paralegal, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
“We have worked closely with Guerra IP for a long time and based on our experience, this firm provides impeccable service! They are very reliable, prompt in responding and charge very reasonably. Our files are handled by the most notable Brazilian IP professionals and the partners themselves directly attend to our matters. With Guerra IP, we can be sure that we are well-taken care of!” – Kiran Dharsan, Senior Associate, Seiter Legal, CA, USA
“Patricia and her team are highly responsive, and are a joy to work with in this regard. I would not hesitate to recommend her to any of our clients in South East Asia. I have been constantly referring work to Patricia and her firm because I know that she is always on top of the matters which we send to her. As a partner of the firm, she is extremely conscientious and always ensures that the matters receive her personal attention.
We have worked with Patricia in the field of IP Litigation before, we believe that she is able to provide her clients with reliable and practical advice in this respect. Together, we represented one of the largest Latin American businesses and were able to obtain a favorable outcome for them in relation to their trade marks. - Max Ng, Managing Director, Gateway Legal & Intellectual Property Services, Singapore
“Guerra IP provides not just legal opinions, but practical, business-focused advice that helps my clients assess risks in a complex environment. Guerra provides fast, low-cost service.” – Chris Schneider, Senior Counsel, Newell Rubbermaid Inc., USA
“I have known and worked with Diego Vieria for many years now while working alongside him as U.S. outside counsel in private practice and as an in-house trademark attorney for a Fortune 4 Leading Energy Company. Guerra Law always provides consistent, sound advice with a watchful eye focused on budget and costs from a practical perspective. The most important aspect of my relationship with Guerra IP and its lawyers is trust. As a result of that trust and my confidence in the firm’s abilities, I can rest easy knowing that our portfolio and most important contentious trademark matters in Brazil will be well handled.” – Craig Stone, Senior Counsel - Trademarks, Copyrights and Intellectual Property at Phillips 66, - Houston, TX, USA
“Guerra IP is the “go to” IP law firm in Brazil. They’re reasonably priced, very responsive, and have a solid track record. We highly recommend them.” – Jim Scotti, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Skechers,
“I am very pleased with the work Guerra IP has done on behalf of our company in Brazil. Diego and his team are quick to respond to inquiries and offer competitive prices for their representation. I feel confident that they have our best legal interests in mind and appreciate when they go out of their way to help protect our brands.” – Jessica Rosenthal, Trademark Administrator, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., NJ, USA
“Working with Guerra IP has been a wonderfully smooth and efficient experience. Their attorneys are very knowledgeable and up to speed on local laws and regulations and changes related to the same. I have personally worked with Diego Vieira for many years and chose to keep my work with him as he moved to Guerra IP. I have not been disappointed. Their fees are reasonable and he is quick to advise when something is not necessary or not efficient from a budget prospective. I have trust and confidence in the Firm’s abilities.” – Sara Hoverstock, Associate General Counsel Global Intellectual Property, Crocs, Inc., Colorado, USA
“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
“Guerra IP find security and agility necessary to meet our demands in industrial property. And this is very important because we know that our competitiveness begins by appropriate choice of our partners. Theexcellence of its professionals and punctuality are strengths that I would highlight.” - Ana Celia R. Severo - Propriedade Intelectual – Assuntos Regulatórios, VALLÉE S.A., Brasil