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  • Ana Paula Affonso Brito
    Ana Paula Affonso Brito anapaula.brito@montaury.com.br Partner | Attorney At Law

    Areas of Expertise
    Geographical or Origin, Litigation, Patent of Invention, Trade Dress, Trademarks

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    Areas of Expertise

    IP Litigation, Geographical Indications, Trade dress protection, Trademarks, Patents, Unfair competition repression.

    Presentation

    Academic Background

    Practicing IP Law Since 1997

    Master Degree in Intellectual Property and Innovation from the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office Academy in 2010.

    Postgraduation degree in Intellectual Property from the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ) School of Law, Rio de Janeiro, 2006.

    Postgraduation degree in E-Law from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) in 2002.

    Law degree from the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ) School of Law, Rio de Janeiro, 2000.

    Selected Publications:

    Trademark prior use rights and the moment of alleging them. ASPI Magazine (Intellectual Property Association of São Paulo), no.  32 (Jan/Feb/March 2010).

    All competitors shall (and must) be monitored. American Chamber of Commerce in Brazil Magazine – Brazilian Business – XXIV, No. 264 (July and August of 2010).

    The patents and the coffee capsules battle – Café Point Magazine (July 22, 2014).

    The process for Geographical Indications Registration in Brazil: a black box? ABPI Magazine (Brazilian Industrial Property Association) no. 134. Jan/Feb2015. Pages 57/62.

    Relevant limitations imposed by the Industrial Property Law to tire reconditioning.  ASPI Magazine (Intellectual Property Association of São Paulo) no.  46 – April/November 2015. Pages 29/30.

    Administrative Procedure in the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office and the Principle of Reasonable Duration: Federal Court Steps In To Enforce Efficiency

    http://ipkitten.blogspot.com.br/2015/02/speed-and-efficiency-in-processing-ip.html

    Combating excessive delay in the examination of patent and trademark applications with the Brazilian Patent Office (RT online in section Economic Crisis and Legal Solutions | no. 7/2015 | Nov / 2015 | DTR\2015\15909).

    The feasibility of trademark infringement lawsuits on the grounds of a Trademark Application still under BPTO examination – a Case Law Analysis. ASPI Magazine (Intellectual Property Association of São Paulo) no.  47 (Dec 2015 to March 2016.). Pages 34/37.

    Other professional activities:

    Invited professor of extension course of Corporate Law (IBEMEC-RJ, 2007). Invited professor ABAPI-Sul, basic level, Trademarks, 2013.

    Languages
    Portuguese, English and French.