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Leonor Magalhães Galvão

Leonor Magalhães Galvão

Magellan IPRua da Assembleia 10sala 3215Rio de JaneiroBrazil20011-901

National Leader

Brazil - Patents

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Leonor Magalhães Galvão is distinguished by market commentators as “one of the best IP lawyers in Brazil” thanks to her “excellent technical background”.


Leonor Magalhães Galvão started her career in intellectual property more than 17 years ago at a well-known IP firm in Brazil. In 2015, she co-founded magellan IP, where she heads the patent practice. 

Dr Magalhães Galvão is a global citizen, having lived, studied and worked in three different countries. She received her BSc (first class honours) in biochemistry from Imperial College London and earned her PhD in biochemistry from the University of Sao Paulo and is a registered industrial property agent before the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (INPI).

Dr Magalhães Galvão represents a wide range of national and international clients, helping clients secure IP assets in Brazil and abroad, including drafting and prosecuting of patent applications patentability analysis, freedom-to-operate analysis, oppositions, appeal proceedings, litigation support, technology transfer, and general consultancy in IP matters. She specializes in chemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology, immunology, medical devices and diagnostics, as well as pharmaceutical products. She also acts before the Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency and before the Genetic Patrimony Management Council regarding access to access to the Brazilian genetic patrimony

In the past year she has also been actively involved in the firm´s launch their new office in Portugal, which provides IP services in Portugal as well as Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Guinea-Bissau.

Dr Magalhães Galvão chaired the Biotechnology Committee of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association for several years and is a delegate of the Brazil Group and an Observer of The Green Tech and the Pharma and Biotechnology Committee of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). She regularly presents to audiences around the world on a variety of topics and is fluent in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. 

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