David do Nascimento Advogados Associados is a full-service IP firm with more than 30 years of experience. Headquartered in São Paolo, the firm employs 21 IP lawyers and patent/trade mark agents. Its practice is diverse with clients that include Disney, Philips Electronics, Procter & Gamble, Adidas and Novartis.
David do Nascimento achieved an important win for paints manufacturer Akzo Nobel in August 2012 in a trade dress infringement case. Competitors were producing low-quality paints and selling them in packaging closely resembling that of Akzo Nobel. While enforcement measures had been implemented at these companies' facilities, the firm's legal team found that no cans or packaging materials were being seized. An investigation led them to the company that was manufacturing the packaging material used, putting an end to the infringement.
Clients praise the firm and its professionals. "[It is] a very responsive firm with very good knowledge of Brazilian IP law, but also understanding of the pharmaceutical environment," one client remarks, adding: "For litigation advice, I always get in touch with Marcello do Nascimento. For general matters, my team contacts the relevant attorneys and paralegals. All of them have delivered very good service so far."