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who we are • gonçalo moreira rato

We are an innovative firm providing prosecution and consulting services in all areas of intellectual property in Brazil, ranging from prosecution and administrative litigation before the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office to general consulting services. Brazilian intellectual property from a different perspective!


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Gonçalo acts as of counsel at magellan IP. Gonçalo has more than thirty years of professional experience in the area of intellectual property in Portugal. He has been a partner of well-known Portuguese law firms, as head of the intellectual property practice.

Gonçalo represents important national and international clients, from different segments, ranging from small to large multinational companies, in trademark, design, and patent prosecution, management of portfolios of intellectual property rights, IP strategy development, and IP litigation.

Gonçalo regularly participates in intellectual property conferences around the world, having been part of several study commissions of different associations such as CCI and WIPO.


  • Bachelor of Laws degree from the Lusíada University (Lisbon, Portugal) - 1985

  • Post-graduation in “Droit de la Propriété Industrielle”, from the CEIPI – Centre d’Études Internationales de la Propriété Industrielle of the Strasbourg Law School (France) - 1987

  • Master's Degree in “Accords et Propriété Industrielle" from the Strasbourg Law School (France) - 1988


  • “La protection des marques notoires et de haute-renommée au Portugal", Strasbourg Law School (France) - 1988.

  • “O Acordo TRIPS/ADPIC : Avaliação", Direito Industrial, Vol. II, Almedina - 2002.

  • “La protection des dessins et des modèles au Portugal”, in “Traité des Dessins et des Modèles”, 8 ème édition, Litec, Paris - 1988, 1994, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2014.

  • “La publicité au Portugal” in “La publicité et la Loi“, Litec, Paris - 1994, 2000, 2004, 2009, 2016;

  • “Portugal” in “World Trademark Yearbook“, Globe, London - 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.

  • “Wine marks in Portugal” in “Brands in the Boardroom“, IAM Magazine, London - 2006.

  • “A new approach to generic marks in Portugal” in “Brands in the Boardroom“, IAM Magazine, London - 2007

  • «Portugal» in Trade Mark Litigation, The European Lawyer, 2008

  • «Portugal» in «Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Through Border Measures», Oxford University Press - 2006 and 2012

  • «Portugal» in The Intellectual Property Review, Seventh Edition - 2018. 


  • Portuguese Bar Association - OA

  • Portuguese Patent Attorney, Portuguese Patent and Trademark Office - INPI

  • Portuguese Association of Industrial Property Consultants - ACPI

  • Portuguese Association of Intellectual Law - APDI

  • International Trademark Association – INTA

  • Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle – AIPPI

  • European Community Trademark Association - ECTA

  • Fédération International des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle - FICPI

  • Chambre de Commerce International - CCI

  • International Wine Law Association - AIDV

  • Portuguese Business Angels Association - APBA


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