Francisca Ferreira Pinto


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  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


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Francisca Ferreira Pinto

Senior associate


Francisca Ferreira Pinto is senior associate in the Intellectual Property Department.

She specialized in all sort of industrial and intellectual property issues. Her work with clients who own some of the most prestigious and famous trademarks in the world, in several fields of activity – namely, computer related services, foodstuff goods, beverages, etc.) – has enabled her to gain insight into how to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of trademark enforcement in Portugal and in the European Union.

Ms Pinto has wide-ranging experience in IP litigation, the enforcement of IP rights and the management of multinational client portfolios, especially regarding the enforcement of well-known and famous trademarks in Portugal.

As an official IP Agent at the PTO - Portuguese Trademark Office and at OHIM – Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, she offers assistance to clients as regards the daily issues related with the management and maintenance of intellectual property rights, including not only the submission of the corresponding applications, but, most of all, the preparation and submission of judicial appeals of the decisions issued by the PTO, filing of urgent injunctions, of judicial requests of cancelation of intellectual property rights, etc.

Furthermore, she has a wide experience in the negotiation and drafting of all sort of agreements related with intellectual property rights, namely license agreements, technology transfer agreements, software license agreements, etc.

Francisca Ferreira Pinto is a member of the Lisbon Bar Association.

Academic background:

Degree in Law in the Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Católica de Lisboa, Post graduation in Corporate Law, organized by Instituto do Direito das Empresas e do Trabalho da Faculdade de Direito de Coimbra, Post graduation in Intellectual Property Law, organized by Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Católica Portuguesa.


Numerous articles and publications, notably including those published in recent years in the specialist journals “World Trademark Review”.