LAWYERS C.V.
Gonçalo Paiva e Sousa

Head of the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Area in Portugal
Office:
Lisbon 

Tel.: (+351) 21 340 86 00 
Fax: (+351) 21 340 86 08 


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Gonçalo joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in 2015.

 

Education and professional career

  • Appointed arbitrator on mandatory arbitration for infringement disputes concerning Patents and Supplementary Protection Certificates;
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Law at the Law University of Lisbon - APDI Portuguese Association of Intellectual Law (2016);
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Information Society Law at the Law University of Lisbon - APDI Portuguese Association of Intellectual Law (2008);
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property at the Law University of Lisbon - APDI Portuguese Association of Intellectual Law (2004);
  • Law Degree at the Law Faculty of the Catholic University of Lisbon (1998);
  • Frequency of propedeutical year at the Law Faculty of the Catholic University of Lisbon (1993);
  • Industrial Property Consultant at J.E. Dias Costa, Lda, Industrial Property Consultants (1999-2015);
  • Attorney at SMCA Advogados (2009-2015).

 

Specialisation

Industrial Property Law (trademarks, patents and designs) and Information Society Law.

 

Membership of professional bodies and associations

  • Member of the Portuguese Bar Association (OA) since 2002;
  • Member of the official list of arbitrators from the Arbitrare (Centro de Arbitragem para a Propriedade Industrial, Nomes de Domínio, Firmas e Denominações);
  • Official Industrial Property Agent;
  • Member of the Disciplinary Board and Head of the Committee of the Association of Consultants ACPI-Portuguese Delegation of FICPI - Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle);
  • Representative before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO);
  • Has been a member, over several years, of some Portuguese working committees of AIPPI - Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle and has also been the reporter of some of these committees;
  • Member of MARQUES - The Association of European Trade Mark Owners. Additionally, has been assigned to participate with the ECP2 – Front Office Working Group, within the European Cooperation Projects (2016-2020) from the European Union Intellectual Property Office;
  • Member of APDI - Portuguese Association of Intellectual Law;
  • Member of LES - Licensing Executives Society (Spain-Portugal).

 

Languages

Portuguese, English, Spanish.


Distinctions

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The Legal 500 2017. Intellectual Property