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Magellan IP is an innovative firm providing prosecution, consulting and litigation support services in all areas of intellectual property in Brazil. 

Magellan IP is an innovative firm providing prosecution, consulting and litigation support services in all areas of intellectual property in Brazil.

The firm’s name was inspired by the Portuguese-born navigator Ferdinand Magellan, ancestor to one of the firm’s founding partners, and one of the great explorers of his era – the first European to cross the Pacific Ocean and to launch the expedition that first circumnavigated the world, proving the world was round against all odds.

Magellan saw the world from a fresh perspective – which is how the professionals at Magellan IP see the world of intellectual property. They combine traditional values with a modern approach to managing and addressing intellectual property challenges. Their mission is to help their clients navigate the world of IP and demystify the protection of intellectual property in Brazil and around the world.

Their service philosophy is based on providing quality, fair-priced, tailored service to each client, by running an efficient paper-free and cloud-based practice, always acting according to the best practices and ethics.

Magellan IP provides prosecution, consulting and administrative litigation before the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (INPI), and litigation support in partnership with some of the most prominent litigation law practices in Brazil.

They act on behalf of their clients in all areas of intellectual property (including patents, trademarks, designs, plant varieties, biodiversity, software and domain names) in all technological areas. Their work covers a broad spectrum, ranging from life sciences to mechanical and electrical engineering.

Besides the normal prosecution work, they provide freedom to operate searches and opinions, patentability and validity opinions, infringement analysis, intellectual property due diligence audits, consulting and mediation for the acquisition and licensing of intellectual property rights, and strategic counselling on protecting and leveraging intellectual property assets around the world.

The Magellan IP team has a lot of experience and a very broad knowledge of intellectual property. Most team members have advanced degrees from prestigious universities; have previously worked in top-ranking Brazilian IP and law firms; and have established reputations as experts in their field. Their founding partners have several different nationalities and have collectively lived in three different continents and five different countries, making them fluent not just in various languages, but also in several cultures, creating a team with unique skills to work with international partners and clients.

The team is currently composed of 17 professionals, including three lawyers, four patent attorneys, one patent expert, and several paralegals and support staff.

  • Magellan IP and its members are affiliated with the following organisations:
  • the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB);
  • the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI);
  • the Brazilian Industrial Property Agents Association (ABAPI);
  • the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI);
  • the International Trademark Association (INTA);
  • the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA);
  • the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM);
  • the European Federation for Biotechnology (EFB);
  • the Royal College of Science (UK) (RCS);
  • the National Biochemists Association (ANP (Portugal));
  • the Information Council on Biotechnology (CIB);
  • the Brazilian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SBBq);
  • the Brazilian Pharmacy Council;
  • the Brazilian Engineering Council; and
  • the Brazilian Regional Council of Engineering and Agronomy.

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