The term life sciences still does not have an accurate translation into Portuguese, which is perhaps due to its broad meaning. The life sciences area combines knowledge of biology, pharmacy and chemistry to develop technologies that will be applied to living organisms and biological systems in general, as well as in manufacturing of goods. It is this convergence of expertise and diverse potential that makes life sciences an area that Daniel Law will continue to invest in for years to come.
The life science area has faced some specific challenges in Brazil, due to legal prohibitions and certain resolutions of the BPTO. Examples are the prohibition of patents for all living and organic material of natural origin and restrictions on the patentability of antibodies. Such challenges, where compliance is necessary for the proper patent protection in Brazil, should be faced by companies under the guidance of patent experts.
At Daniel, our life sciences team covers both biotechnology and pharmaceutical inventions, due to the wide overlap of expertise of these two market industries. Besides specialized academic knowledge, work in this area requires employing a strategic position that takes into account the inevitable economic and social context in which decisions on pharmaceuticals are often taken.
In Brazil, the “Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária” (ANVISA), which is the national health surveillance agency, has considerable power and influence in the patent sector. In addition, the generic drug industries have garnered great ability to enforce their interests. These are just two examples of how important it can be for companies to follow the advice of experts on patents, thereby avoiding risks that compromise their scientific and industrial investments.
Disruptive technology coupled with economic and political uncertainty necessitate forward thinking on the part of law firms; Daniel really delivers on this, being ‘highly innovative in bringing new strategies to the table’... it renders a 360º brands and IP service that is always alive to commercial risk, thanks to the vast collective experience of its partners.WTR 1000
The best and most informed counsel on the market. Committed and efficient, it provides a superlative service.IAM Patent 1000
Daniel has a strong practice advising on anti-counterfeiting matters in the technology arena.Legal 500
They are extremely efficient taking action on proposed plans and negotiations, in addition to being assertive and secure in their opinions.Chambers Latin America
They have a heightened undestanding of Braziliam internet laws and the way IP intersects with it, which is extremely helpful to businesses in the technology sector.Chambers Latin America
Daniel can generate all kinds of statistical information relating to the patent office, which is vital for developing a strategy that works in the country. The value of this should not be taken for granted.IAM Patent 1000
Daniel is a reliable law firm with a good team.IP STARS
All points of contact are responsive, effective and fast, and communicate clearly. The advice is of great quality, and the tailored fee structures and appropriate staffing are also appreciated.WTR 1000
highly innovative in bringing new strategies to the table.WTR 1000
Daniel is one of the main intellectual property law firms in Brazil. It was founded more than 60 years ago and is one of the leaders in the sector, with an excellent track record in providing tailor-made services for the most demanding national and international companies.IP Stars