About Us


  • Firm

    Bhering Advogados is an independent law firm founded in 1978, in Rio de Janeiro, specializing in Intellectual Property and related matters, including trademarks, patents, industrial design, copyright and neighboring rights, information technology law, enforcement against counterfeiting and unfair competition, licensing, transfer of technology and IP litigation.

    It represents domestic companies and foreign multinational corporations, particularly companies based in the U.S.A, Europe and Asia and their Brazilian subsidiaries belonging to various industrial sectors, such as automotive, chemical, biotech, aviation, engineering, pharmaceutical, sports, entertainment, telecommunications, software, fashion, among others.

    The firm’s policy is to provide personalized assistance to clients. We strive to be proactive and to ensure that we have full knowledge of the client’s business.

    Our main office is located in Rio de Janeiro, strategically close to the headquarters of the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). The São Paulo branch opened in 2004 and offers assistance in all fields of Intellectual Property to the subsidiaries of our foreign and domestic clients based in said region, which is the country’s main business center. The Curitiba branch was opened in late 2003 to provide services to our domestic and foreign clients located in the States of Paraná, Santa Catarina, and Rio Grande do Sul, a region with a heavy concentration of industries.

    With branch offices in the cities of São Paulo and Curitiba, in addition to our main office in Rio de Janeiro, Bhering Advogados has a strong presence in the main Brazilian industrial regions.

    Our firm and professionals are members of:


    One of the best IP outfits in Brazil.

    (WTR 1000, 2022 edition)

    Bhering is a responsive, reliable and commercial partner.

    (WTR 1000, 2022 edition)

    Bhering is the best choice for IP in Brazil. They are extremely client oriented, sharp and precise in their legal advice and very prompt.

    (Legal 500 Latin America, 2022 edition)

    The firm is a popular destination for international clients, particularly those based in the US, Europe and Asia, operating in the biotech, engineering, pharmaceutical, telecoms, fashion and entertainment sectors.

    (Legal 500 Latin America, 2022 edition)

    This intellectual property boutique covers the full range of trademark and patent work, as well as copyright, IP litigation and enforcement, and technology transfer cases.

    (Latin Lawyer 250,  2021 edition)

    With offices in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Curitiba, Bhering Advogados has Brazil’s major commercial hubs covered, placing it within easy reach of the nation’s innovators.

    (IAM Patents 1000, 2021 edition)

    Bhering Advogados is a respected Intellectual Property boutique assisting multinational corporations from the technology, entertainment and automotive industries with both regulatory and contentious matters.

    (Chambers Brazil, 2021 edition)

    Frequently sought out for its expertise representing clients in trade mark, patent and copyright infringement disputes before administrative and judicial courts.

    (Chambers Brazil, 2021 edition)

    Provides premium counsel to a diverse range of A-listers.

    (WTR 1000, 2021 edition)

    Maintains an active practice across the full range of IP services (…) to an impressive roster of high-profile multinational clients hailing from the US, Europe and Asia.

    (Chambers Latin America, 2019 edition )

    Leading companies from the automotive, pharmaceutical, entertainment and electronics industries benefit from its skilled advice.

    (Chambers Latin America, 2019 edition)

    Noted for its track record representing major multinationals from the automotive, pharmaceutical, entertainment and electronics industries.

    (Chambers Latin America, 2018 edition)

    Well placed to provide the full raft of IP services covering trade marks, patents, trade secrets, anti-counterfeiting, enforcement and litigation to an impressive array of high-profile international clients hailing from the USA, Europe and Asia.

    (Chambers Latin America, 2018 edition)

    Impressive array of high-profile international clients, primarily hailing from the USA, Europe and Asia.

    (Chambers Latin America, 2017 edition)

    The firm has an extensive client portfolio filled with big names.

    (Legal 500, 2014 edition)
  • Team

    Distributed among three offices in Brazil, our team is formed by 90 professionals, including lawyers, engineers, trademark and patent specialists, paralegals, an in-house translation department and administrative support.

    The firm encourages and finances the education and training of our professionals abroad. A number of our members hold postgraduate, master or Ph.D. level degrees from the US, Europe and Asia. Our foreign background contributes to our broad knowledge of international laws and treaties. Our foreign experience also enables our members to understand the international scenario, the globalization of the economy and the different business cultures and demands of our clients. The annual participation of our professionals in international congresses, as well as their engagement as committee members of international IP associations, also contributes to our technical development and to keeping us up to date with international law and practice.


    Its lawyers are thoughtful and resourceful.

    (WTR 1000, 2022 edition)

    Their advice is always precise, to the point, well supported by legal arguments and neatly drafted.

    (Legal 500 Latin America, 2022 edition)

    They are extremely client oriented, sharp and precise in their legal advice and very prompt.

    (Legal 500 Latin America, 2022 edition)

    Bhering Advogados provides an extremely flexible and efficient service in Brazil. The professionalism is second to none and the legal advice has been faultless.

    (Legal 500 Latin America, 2022 edition)

    They take swift action and have an outstanding understanding of their clients’ needs and expectations.

    (Chambers Latin America, 2020 edition)

    They are efficient, experienced, easy to communicate with, solution-oriented, pragmatic and have a very good understanding of the European legal system.

    (Chambers Latin America, 2019 edition)

    Bhering represents a real team effort and plenty of other professionals are poised to assist.

    (WTR 1000, 2019 edition)

    The team is very responsive, detail-oriented and delivers excellent work.

    (Chambers Latin America, 2018 edition)

    Partners are personally committed to performing well and providing exceptional client service.

    (Chambers Latin America, 2018 edition)

    They are super quick, efficient, very reliable and a great support.

    (Managing IP, 2018 edition)
  • Integrated Management Policy
    Integrated Management Policy

    Company providing legal services in the field of Intellectual Property, headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, with branch offices in São Paulo and Curitiba, is committed to:

    1 – Maintaining work excellence throughout all operations with the guarantee of full information security;

    2 – Continuously improving in-house processes;

    3 – Keeping customer satisfaction at the highest levels;

    4 – Engaging with all business partners (employees and suppliers) throughout all activities;

    5 – Training employees and teams, and making them aware of the importance of their contributions;

    6 – Knowing, understanding and anticipating all needs of national or foreign clients;

    7 – Committing to ensure all applicable legal requirements are met.