Sponsors

​Platinum sponsor

Dentons

Dentons

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, with more than 10,000 lawyers in over 70 countries. We deliver quality and value to clients around the globe, offering international strengths and excellent knowledge of local markets and can quickly deliver advice in more than 80 local languages.

Our genuine wide geographic coverage is one of the reasons that our clients choose us. We have more than 600 IP and technology lawyers located in every key market worldwide, including North, South and Central America and the Caribbean, Northeast and Southeast Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom. We are committed to ensuring that our clients receive best-in-market service anywhere in the world. While experts in their own jurisdictions, our lawyers have deep experience in multi-jurisdictional IP matters – from prosecution to litigation and from licensing to data privacy issues.

We help clients to not only protect their IP, but also find real business solutions involving it. We strive to understand clients’ businesses and their goals so that we can focus on what success means to them in any matter. We are recognised by leading corporations for our ability to achieve that success through innovative thinking drawn from experience.

With our unique global footprint, agile resourcing, industry experience and investment in innovation, Dentons is ideally positioned to serve clients today and equipped to respond to their future needs.

Gold sponsors

ClarkeModet

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ClarkeModet is the largest group specialised in IP in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries. It joins clients in the strategic management of the entire lifecycle of their IP rights – from the idea to the market. To that end, it uses a unique, disruptive and innovative methodology, transforming needs into business opportunities.

Founded in Spain in 1879, ClarkeModet has its own companies in 10 countries and a team of more than 500 highly specialised experts. Its international presence and the local knowledge of its companies allow it to offer a unified service of management of IP rights, based on unified work processes in all its countries and with the same quality standards and corporate policies.

ClarkeModet has operated in Brazil since 1965, working from four offices across the country (Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Sao Jose dos Campos and Porto Alegre). It covers the full range of IP practice specialisations, ranging from IP portfolio management to IP consultancy services, IP protection and monetisation strategies.

Finnegan

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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP is one of the largest IP law firms in the world. With offices in Atlanta, Boston, London, Palo Alto, Reston, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo and Washington, DC, the firm practises all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law, including counselling, prosecution, licensing and litigation. Finnegan also represents clients in IP issues relating to European patents and trademarks, international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust and unfair competition.

IAM Market

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An online marketplace for buy and sell-side practitioners, IAM Market brings together people who see the commercial value of intellectual property and technology and want to do business together. IAM Market aims to simplify the IP transactions market, as well as making it more transparent.

It allows IP owners to profile their licensing, sales operations and technology transfer programmes, as well as provide details of specific rights that they are interested in transacting. Meanwhile, it allows IP buyers to search IP assets based on industry, technology and transaction type, while also facilitating requests for intellectual property and technology. IAM has no stake in or knowledge of the deals.

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

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Pinheiro Neto Advogados is a Brazilian independent full-service firm specialising in multidisciplinary deals and was the first Brazilian law firm to specialise in corporate clients. For more than 75 years, the firm has translated the Brazilian legal environment to help local and foreign clients. Pinheiro Neto has received the Excellence Award in Exports of Legal Services, by which the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Industry and Development recognises the largest Brazilian exporters of services in each of several categories. The firm has grown organically and developed a distinctive, tight-knit culture, with a low associate-to-partner ratio. Its unique, democratic governance structure promotes transparency and consensus-building among the partners.

Supporting Organisation

Latin American Corporate Counsel Association

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The Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) brings together leading in-house counsel working in the region, affording them the opportunity to interact, share ideas and best practice and network with peers across Latin America.

 LACCA provides a weekly news briefing service on the full range of issues affecting in-house legal teams. Our dedicated and experienced team of journalists in the field seeks to equip in-house counsel with the tools that they need to run a successful legal department.

By shining a light on in-house counsel needs, LACCA provides content to help private practitioners shape their service offering to provide the best value to clients.

Media partners

Brazilian Intellectual Property Association

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The Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the study and development of IP – notably industrial property rights, copyright, competition law, technology transfer and other related areas. ABPI is the Brazilian group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property. Among other activities, it promotes and organises conferences, congresses and seminars, edits IP publications and permanently maintains 14 study commissions and other working groups aimed at improving the legislation, doctrine and jurisprudence of this branch of law. ABPI is also the centre of resolution of domain name disputes, accredited by the Brazilian registrar, and has a mediation and arbitration tribunal.

International Law Office

ILOLaunched in 1998, the International Law Office (ILO) is the nexus where global corporate counsel engage with the world’s preeminent law firms, and with each other. The ILO brand encompasses a multifaceted online resource for senior international corporate counsel, which provides tailored, quality-assured updates on global legal developments, a database of the world’s major deals and the legal advisers involved, and a comprehensive directory of firms and partners. Recognising its unique relationship with global corporate counsel, ILO is an Online Media Partner to the Association of Corporate Counsel, the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association Section of International Law, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and the European Company Lawyers Association.

Lexology

Lexology Large (GES)Lexology is the single most trusted online source of free, accessible and searchable global legal knowledge for and by legal practitioners, delivered to more than 300,000 desktops in over 100 countries around the world each day. Lexology offers a powerful research platform with an archive of over 450,000 articles in more than 20 languages covering 50 work areas worldwide. Endorsed by more than 100 associations, corporations and corporate counsel groups, Lexology is not only considered an invaluable resource of its kind, but also regarded as the industry benchmark.

Event hosts

IAM 

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IAM is the leading intelligence platform for the global IP market. Our unrivalled coverage and in-depth analysis of key sectors gives our clients critical information to enable them to maximise the value of their IP assets.

Our unique and timely intelligence, analysis and data service informs high-level corporate decision making, while our extensive connections with senior operators in the corporate, legal, policymaking and investment worlds provide a clear line of sight into market developments before they are widely known.

IAM offers global coverage of the IP value creation environment. Our worldwide team of reporters, researchers and analysts provides unmatched understanding of local markets in North America, Europe and Asia to ensure that IAM is the first to provide the analysis that matters.

World Trademark Review 
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World Trademark Review (WTR) is the leading intelligence platform for trademark professionals worldwide. Our unrivalled coverage and in-depth analysis of key industry developments and topics provides critical information to enable senior decision makers to create, manage and exploit strong brand assets.

Drawing on the expertise of a team of dedicated reporters, researchers and analysts, WTR consistently delivers timely and unparalleled coverage of new risks and opportunities, key emerging trends, practice management, case law, the business management of trademarks and the law firm landscape.

Our unique intelligence, analysis and data service therefore allows those managing the business and legal dimension of brands to have first sight of where the industry is going, what opportunities abound and how to avoid costly missteps.

Latin Lawyer
Latin Lawyer Magazine

Latin Lawyer is the definitive source of news and analysis for private practitioners in Latin America’s business legal market

We have been providing comprehensive coverage of the region’s legal market for almost two decades. Besides keeping readers up to date with a daily news email briefing, Latin Lawyer content is available online and in a magazine published four times a year. Latin Lawyer is the first port of call for firm leaders in the region seeking information on management strategy. Thanks to more than 10 years of independent research, we produce unrivalled analysis and surveys of Latin American firm management and financials. Alongside this, we produce regular league tables, country profiles, interviews and roundtable discussions.

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