We negotiate and draft all types of licenses, assisting our clients in commercializing and expanding their intellectual property rights while retaining their ownership interests. We provide creative advice on deal structures and terms. We have broad experience developing agreements for the transfer of technology, know-how and technical assistance, license agreements, assignments of rights, and professional services agreements. We also handle the procedures necessary to record these contracts with the Brazilian PTO (Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial [INPI]) and other government agencies.
In addition, Soerensen Garcia leverages its technical expertise in broader business transactions, analyzing and advising on the intellectual property aspects of mergers, acquisitions, liquidations, spin-offs, buyouts, cost sharing, and franchise and distribution arrangements, among others. Our services include:
- Transfers of rights in biological material
- Transfers of technology
- Licensing of trademarks, copyrights, “look and feel” features such as architectural and decorative designs, and “know-how” in franchises
- Assignments of patents, trademarks, and copyrights
- Recording of licenses, transfers, and agreements in the Brazilian PTO or Central Bank, as required.