PhD/LLM Kent – Inglaterra

Attorney duly registered at the Brazilian Bar association (OAB) since 1989 and industrial property agent. He works with intellectual property matters since 1990. He graduated from the University of Brasilia (UnB) and obtained a masters (Masters in International Business Transaction – LLM/Kent) and PhD (foreign investment and intellectual property rights – PhD/Kent) degrees from the University of Kent at Canterbury in England.

His knowledge and experience on intellectual property rights and related matters empowers Mr. José Carlos Vaz e Dias to render legal assistance on the protection of trademarks, patents, copyrights, plant varieties and trade secrets and advise foreign companies on the best and adequate contractual instruments to exploit its intangibles and implement foreign investments in the Brazilian territory. His intellectual strength comes also from the broad knowledge of various legal fields (taxation, antitrust, corporate law and consumer rights) that makes him capable to apply them to the protection, enforcement and exploitation of IP rights.

His legal practice also involves the support on the Innovation law and technology transfer agreements, R&D Contracts, confidentiality terms and franchising, among other agreements applicable to business and that affect intangibles. Such support encompasses the elaboration, revision of agreements and elaboration of strategies for the exploitation of intellectual property rights.

He holds a strong presence in the enforcement of intellectual property rights and implementation of programs to prevent counterfeiting and parallel import on Brazilian territory, especially in the main ports and cities that manufacture and distribute such products.

JOSÉ CARLOS VAZ E DIAS is a Professor of Intellectual Property Rights from the State University of Rio de Janeiro – UERJ. He has written several local and international publications. He has led seminars and speeches in associations such as the Brazilian Franchise Association (ABF), the Brazilian Intellectual Property Law Association (ABPI), the Brazilian Industrial Property Agent Association (ABAPI), the World Intellectual Property Law Organization (WIPO), the International Trademark Association (INTA), and the Licensing Executive Society (LES), among others.