Dannemann Siemsen Advogados

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Dannemann Siemsen Advogados 
RIO DE JANEIRO - RJ, BRAZIL 22251-040 Office
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Rua Marques de Olinda, 70 - Parte

Telephone: +55 21 2237-8700
Fax: +55 21 2237-8922

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Office Hours:
Monday: 08:00 AM-07:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM-07:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM-07:00 PM
Thursday: 08:00 AM-07:00 PM
Friday: 08:00 AM-07:00 PM
Saturday: 08:00 AM-07:00 PM
Sunday: 08:00 AM-07:00 PM

About this office:

Practicing law since 2000, Dannemann Siemsen Advogados currently has 45 partners, 25 associates and 140 lawyers in its professional staff. Our office represents companies from a wide range of industries, such as: Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Insurance, Telecommunications, Electrical and Electronic, amongst others. We operate in a number of other areas of Law, such as: Copyright, Biotechnological, Civil, Commercial, International Trade, Antitrust, Commercial Contracts, Sport, Corporate, Criminal, Energy and Internet & E-commerce.

Intellectual Property Litigation - We provide consulting and litigation work for over 500 companies and we have an excellent rate of success on these cases. We highlight our work for the pharmaceutical industry, for which provide services to more than 10 companies, either local or global operations, in matters involving patent litigation. The majority of patent infringement lawsuits in the Brazilian Courts are under the responsibility of our office.

Consumer Law - The Firm strives for excellence and speed in the work it carries out, 60% of cases being closed in the same year as they are opened. Of particular note is the reduction achieved in the number of condemnations for our clients. We offer preventive services for businesses in consumer relations and defend companies before PROCON and other consumer protection bodies, at Special and Civil Courts and against mass litigation.

Contracts - The Firm provides services in the areas of licensing agreements and in the acquisition of technological knowledge. It also has strong involvement in the analysis of contracts for artistic and cinematographic production, distribution, commercial representation, computer programs, cost-sharing, technology transfer, purchasing, leasing, technical assistance, research and development, joint ventures and commercial contracts in general.

Corporate- We highlight our expertise in corporate transactions with medium-sized companies with IP assets, whether closed capital Corporations, Limited Liability Companies or family businesses. We have worked with large franchisers, both when they receive investment from third parties and when they are sold.

Regulatory- The Firm has a team with wide ranging experience in health legislation for drugs, health, cosmetics, food, and sanitizing products, amongst others. Our lawyers also provide consultancy services for advertising and marketing activities for products which are subject to sanitary surveillance both at administrative and judicial levels.

Franchise - Dannemann Siemsen Advogados was present during all stages of the development of Franchising in Brazil, being one of the law offices responsible for its implementation in the country. The Firm had an active role in the adoption of franchise law and in the crucial changes that led to the expansion of Franchising in Brazil.

The Firm has been acting as one of the main legal advisors for international franchise chains on their entry into Brazil. With an extensive client portfolio, which includes all relevant sectors of industry, the firm has developed considerable expertise in advising various segments in this important sector of the national economy.

Entertainment & Media-

- Release of trademarks, trade names, personality rights, copyright;

- Preparation, revision and negotiation of option, co-production, distribution contracts, content licensing agreements (musical, audiovisual and other works), above and below-the-line contracts and of agreements for biographies

- Strategic and legal advice regarding the licensing and supply of information and digital content in general;

- Assistance in games, lotteries and competitions (including registration and matters concerning age restrictions);

- Development of sites, production and compliance;

- Disputes in civil, criminal and labor courts.

Civil and Criminal Litigation - Representation of our clients in all business litigation in federal and state courts throughout Brazil, directly from our offices in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo or Brasília, or via a network of associated litigation firms.

Agrochemical and GMOs -

Our clients range from pesticides/herbicides industries to companies related to biotech, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, mechanical devices, and veterinary products.

Our expertise in agrochemical, biotechnology, chemical, plant variety protection rights includes the following services:

- Defense against unfair use of information contained in agrochemical registration applications: "date exclusivity rights"

- Administrative defense and counsel on matters of agrochemical advertising

- Counsel for filing registration applications for agrochemicals before the Ministry of Agriculture

- Consultations and opinions in the agrochemical field, plant variety protection (PVP) and access to genetic heritage and traditional knowledge and benefit sharing

- Counsel and consulting in matters concerning registration of biological products

- Drafting and filing patents in Brazil and abroad

- Defending patent and PVP rights against infringers

- Filing and defending trademarks in these fields in Brazil and abroad

Regulatory Law - Dannemann Siemsen Advogados has a team of professionals with wide ranging experience in health legislation, for drugs, health products, cosmetics, food, and sanitizing products, amongst others. Our lawyers also provide consultancy services for advertising and marketing activities for products which are subject to sanitary surveillance both at administrative and judicial levels. Agrochemical and GMO.


Statement of Practice Summary:
Contract Laws; Corporate Law; Real Estate Law; Entertainment and Media Law; Sports Laws; Advertising Law; Tax Planning and Laws; Anti-counterfeiting and Counter Infringement Programs; Commercial Litigation; Unfair Competition and Competition Laws; Franchising and Distribution; Licensing and Transfer of Technology; Consumer Protection Laws; Regulatory Laws; Mediation and Arbitration; Environmental and Biodiversity Laws; Biotechnology; Plant Varieties; Legal Due Diligence; Contract Portfolio Management; Patents; Trademarks; Industrial Design; Copyright; Domain Names Registration and ADR; Trade Names; Software Protection; Trade Secrets and Confidential Information; Telecom Laws and Practices; Traditional Knowledge; Health and Medicare Laws; Internet and E-commerce.

Year Established: 2000

Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, German, Italian and Russian.

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