Daniel Law

Av Republica do Chile 230, Third Floor, Centro, Rio de Janeiro 20031-170, Brazil

Firm's Overview

At Daniel Law, commitment to clients is the cornerstone of everything that the firm does, especially when it comes to helping to protect a client’s most powerful business tool – intellectual property.

For 60 years Daniel has built relationships based on strong ethical values, legal expertise and the insight needed to anticipate and act proactively on opportunities for its clients. Recognised as one of the top IP law firms in Brazil, Daniel is an exciting, forward-thinking organisation that understands how innovation and creativity influence business.

Daniel has trusted relationships with some of the world’s most dynamic companies, serving as an extension of their legal and R&D departments to help them build, leverage and protect their IP assets. With a deep understanding of Brazil’s legal and regulatory environment, Daniel works closely with its clients to design tailor-made and proactive legal solutions that fit clients’ unique goals, business considerations and resources.

Daniel’s services include:

  • planning, prosecuting and implementing IP protection;
  • licensing and transactional matters;
  • brand abuse and trademark infringement defence and litigation; and
  • internet and digital brand protection and domain name management.

Language of innovation

Daniel is a collaborative team of nearly 200 partners, attorneys, engineers and other professionals. Its attorneys and engineers are technical experts who combine advanced degrees with years of industry experience in disciplines such as law, engineering, physics, computer science, biology, material science and chemistry.

Daniel provides strategic guidance on the development, use and enforcement of its clients’ IP portfolios, advises on critical risks, recommends strategies for asserting IP rights and even provides analysis relating to the IP assets of clients’ key competitors.

Daniel recognises that its clients exist in a rapidly moving world without a pause button. As a result, it has invested in leading-edge proprietary tools and systems that give the firm an edge in complex matters, add value to clients’ business and save clients time and money.


Daniel has a multidisciplinary patent team with special expertise in many of the world’s most dynamic sectors. These include software, electronics, oil and gas, engineering, life sciences, telecoms, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods.

Trademark and brand protection

A company’s brand is the gateway to the world and a lever for success. Daniel helps clients to navigate the specifics of trademark and brand protection that are unique to Brazil through:

  • legal and technical counsel to plaintiffs or defendants;
  • preparing, filing and monitoring trademark applications;
  • conducting grant procedures before the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (BPTO);
  • protecting distinctive signs and developing strategies involving the prosecution of trademark applications until registration at the BPTO;
  • developing enforcement strategies and programmes; and
  • providing the relevant information, data and analysis to help clients make informed decisions about their portfolio management.

Combating piracy and unfair competition

Daniel offers legal counsel to strategically prevent and combat counterfeiting and piracy. Daniel advises its clients on online anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy protection. This includes using technology to monitor the Internet, identifying online sales of counterfeit or pirated goods and infringing content, locating sellers and supply chains, and identifying jurisdiction and procedure enforcement action.

Daniel is hands-on in its approach, investigating and working with Customs, government agents and law enforcement to implement customs, administrative and judicial measures. By maintaining day-to-day contact, it obtains information about customs detentions of pirated goods, enabling the firm to engage proactively in appropriate customs or court proceedings.

Superior results at a reasonable cost

Daniel’s dedication to providing accessible, proactive services makes it the first call for clients looking to protect their intellectual property in Brazil. With a team of proven experts, Daniel is large enough to provide the most sophisticated legal advice and representation for complex business transactions, yet small enough to offer the rapid response and personal attention that clients seek.

Commitment to diversity and inclusion

Daniel is proud to be the largest woman-owned and woman-led law firm in Latin America and also pleased to have women in over 50% of its leadership roles. Moreover, in 2018 the firm closed its gender salary gap. At the beginning of 2018 Daniel was certified as a woman-owned business by WEConnect International, guaranteeing that the firm meets the universal standards for women’s business enterprises.