We are uniquely positioned with a full-service IP practice that is fully integrated with other practices and offices in key business centers around the world. Working closely with lawyers from other practices in the firm, our IP group advises clients on the most complex IP transactions. These transactions can involve national and international transfers of technology and licensing, participation in large due diligence procedures and assisting clients with strategic use of their IP assets to advance business objectives. We advise them on the development, manufacturing, and marketing of their assets, particularly in the petrochemical, electronic, software, telecommunication, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

We handle complex IP litigation cases, search and seizure procedures and nationwide border measures anticounterfeiting programs. We also provide antitrust guidance on IP transactions and competition disputes before the Antitrust Agency in Brazil (CADE). Our team has extensive experience with international patent enforcement and policy making projects, and has represented companies and industry associations before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Our lawyers select the strategy that best suits each client’s business, whether they are assessing an IP portfolio, performing due diligence for an acquisition, securing a patent, trademark, trade secret or copyright, or engaging in litigation to resolve business disputes over infringement or misappropriation. We help our clients protect their investment, increase their market share, and strengthen their competitive advantage. We are true partners interacting with our clients.

Our global capability includes Mayer Brown’s large team of IP practitioners located throughout the United States and in each of the key European business centers, particularly in London and Frankfurt. Mayer Brown’s recent combination with JSM, one of the longest established and largest law firm in Asia, gives us a strong presence in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Thailand and Vietnam.