Paulo Parente Marques Mendes is a founding partner of Di Blasi, Parente & Associados and has worked in intellectual property for more than 30 years. As an attorney-at-law and IP agent, Paulo handles both national and international cases involving trademarks, image rights, copyright, entertainment and media law, and sports law. He also advises clients on issues relating to competition and antitrust, and consumer rights. He has authored several books and articles on intellectual property and is a frequent guest speaker at major events within the sector. In 2018, he represented the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property’s (AISIPI’s) position on the Madrid Protocol at a congressional hearing in Brazil, as the country was considering adhering the treaty. For the past three years, Paulo has served as an adviser and chair of the industrial property and anti-counterfeiting committee of the Rio de Janeiro Bar Association (OAB-RJ). He is a Board Member of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI) and a member of the intellectual property committee of the Institute of Brazilian Attorneys (IAB). Mr Parente is also the chair of the national group of the International League of Competition Law (LIDC) and national delegate at ASIPI. Paulo serves on the alternative dispute resolution committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA), as charmain of the Latin America subcommittee.
Besides his native Portuguese, Paulo is fluent in English, French and Spanish.