Patents specifically involving the software market, which also have clear consequences in the telecommunications market, present an existential dilemma. While the software itself (pure code) is not patentable, but governed by copyright, this does not mean it can not receive patent protection.

Software has the common requirements for patentability, such as technical characteristics and the ability to perform a task or transform something, including abstract matter such as information.

This subtle and fundamental divergence between what the software is (not patentable) and what it does (patentable) is a contentious judicial area in intellectual property. Daniel Law provides specialized support and assistance to its clients in this area.

Testimonials

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


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