Baril Advogados practices on all branches of Intellectual Property with a multidisciplinary staff, including auditing procedures, consulting, obtaining protection and proposing legal actions regarding patents, industrial designs, trademarks, geographical indications, computer software, copyright, business secrets, restraining unfair competition, license agreements and other contracts involving technology transfers.
The firm became renowned for providing specialized legal consulting for contractual and operational issues related to digital business, in addition to specific demands for communication sectors, culture and entertainment.
Baril Advogados has vast experience in all procedures related to trademark protection, both in Brazil and abroad, standing out as the firm in charge of the filing of the first International Registration application carried out in our country, after the enactment of the Madrid Protocol. The firm works very closely, providing opinion on the feasibility of trademark protection, and during all steps that integrate the administrative registration process. We also promote prompt tracking of third-party trademark processes, consistent in monitoring cases that may conflict with the Client’s interests. We deliver individualized results and complete mapping, including sending notices of conflict with indication of measurements in order to prevent concession of third-party rights, with analysis of success chances.
PATENTS AND INDUSTRIAL
Baril allies solid academic formation with practical experience for counseling and development, protection and innovation management, in view of the national industrial property law, in addition to international standards such as the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). We provide strategic consulting on development and negotiation of inventions and designs for full management in obtaining and enforcing patents and industrial drawing records, safeguarding exclusivity through strong restriction of unauthorized uses, and monitoring trends through competitive intelligence services.
EVERY IDEA NEEDS PROTECTION IN A COMPETITIVE SCENARIO.
Even if the idea does not lead to a creation which may be protected by Intellectual Property. After all, secrecy is invaluable to success and return on investment. For such cases, the office holds all required knowledge to develop strategies for protection of business secrets, which includes protection through non-disclosure agreements and adoption of effective measures against unfair or fraudulent acts.
Artistic creations and software are objects protected by copyright, and Baril guides and indicates on the possibility of registration and the rights acquired by creation. Concerns on the result of creative works extend to the time to grant said works to be explored with the preparation of contracts that safeguard customer interests both in Brazil and abroad.
COPYRIGHT, COMMUNICATION AND ENTERTAINMENT
LAW PRACTICE AIMED AT
In addition to the search for exclusivity assured by Intellectual Property rights, the importance of protection of the trade dress associated to products or establishments is also highlighted, preventing undue limitations or other acts that may be perceived as unfair competition. Assisting major clients of the apparel and footwear industry, Baril is widely experienced in Fashion law, a model that requires dynamism to follow up on the speed of innovations in the fashion industry. At every new collection, fashion companies may, and should, protect products, models and patterns.
In an increasingly digital world, securing an on-line space is strategic, and the firm works towards protecting content through consulting, registration and resolution of disputes related to domain names and unfair competition acts on search mechanisms and social media. With digital addresses related to trademarks or other designations, the holder is protected and extends this protection to its customers from third party fraudulent actions, which may cause an irreparable harm to reputation. We also provide specialized legal counseling for contractual and operational demands related to digital businesses, including themes of civil responsibility of service providers and users, as per the provisions of the Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet; and mapping and suitability of standards and internal processes according to the Brazilian General Data Protection Law - LGPD.