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Awards & Recognitions

IAM Patent 1000 2017

2017

Licks Attorneys was recognized as one of the best law firms in Patent Litigation

IAM Patent 1000 2017 1

2017

Partners Otto Licks and Carlos Aboim received high praise and were ranked as Patent Litigation Industry leaders.

Leaders League

2017

Licks Attorneys has been ranked in the Leaders League 2017 Ranking of Top Law Firms in Brazil for Life Sciences. Otto Licks and Eduardo Hallak were highly recommended.

Leaders League

2017

Licks Attorneys has been ranked in the Leaders League 2017 Ranking of Top Law Firms in Brazil for Patent Litigation. Otto Licks, Carlos Aboim and Rodrigo Maior were recognized as leading lawyers in their fields.

Leaders League

2017

Licks Attorneys has been ranked in the Leaders League 2017 Ranking of Top Law Firms in Brazil for Technology. Carlos Aboim and Rodrigo Maior were recognized as leading lawyers in their fields.

Who´s Who Legal Life Sciences – Patent Litigation

2017

Otto Licks, our partner, has been selected as an Expert in Patent Litigation by Who´s Who Legal – Life Sciences 2017. Mr. Licks´ continuous success, high profile international client roster, leadership and innovation is only part of what has allowed him to maintain such an honored achievement. The experts were chosen by Who´s Who Legal based on extensive opinion surveys from law firm clients and life sciences experts from around the world. For more information, please click here.

Leaders League

2017

Licks Attorneys has been ranked in the Leaders League 2017 Ranking of Top Law Firms in Brazil for Civil & Commercial Litigation

WIPR Leaders

2017

Otto Licks was recognized as an IP Leader by WIPR Leaders 2017 in the Chemical, Domain, Domain Names, Life Sciences, Names, Patent, Pharmaceutical, Technology and Trademark areas. “Otto Licks is one of the founders and partner at Licks Attorneys, a law firm with 125 employees, and is a frequent contributor to the World IP Review. He has more than 20 years of experience, advising clients in areas such as intellectual property, life sciences, antitrust litigation, technology and data protection. His focus covers industries including pharmaceuticals, biologics, agrichemicals, telecommunications, medical devices, IT and oil and gas. Licks is an accomplished speaker in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. He is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish, and is a member of several international associations.”

WIPR Leaders

2017

Eduardo Hallak was recognized as an IP Leader by WIPR Leaders 2017 in the Life Sciences, Media, Patent and Technology areas. “Eduardo Hallak works as a partner at Licks Attorneys and has been there since its founding in 2011. Before joining the firm, he worked as a lawyer at Momsen, Leonardos & Cia. He focuses primarily on regulation, patents, trademarks, copyright, technology transfer, trade secrets, anti counterfeiting and licensing with an emphasis on life sciences. Hallak is a member of AIPPI, INTA and AIPLA. In 2005, he graduated with his LLB from the Rio de Janeiro State University. He also teaches the postgraduation course at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. Hallak has penned two WIPR articles, on copyright and data package protection in Brazil.”

Latin American Chambers

2017

The 2017 edition of Chambers and Partners Latin America  guide ranked Otto Licks as one of the best individual lawyers in the IP and Life Sciences areas in Brazil, being “an experienced and well-known litigator”. Clients also note that "he is highly capable of handling technical matters" and go on to express their appreciation for the fact that "his advice is always precise and swift, and he always completely satisfies the needs of clients."

Análise Advocacia 500

2016

Otto Licks was recognized by Análise Advocacia 500 as one of the most admired attorneys at law in Brazil. The Análise Advocacia 500 is the largest and most relevant survey conducted in the Brazilian legal market. For further information, please click here

Análise Advocacia 500

2016

Licks Attorneys was recognized by Análise Advocacia 500 as one of the most admired law firms. The Análise Advocacia 500 identifies who are the most admired law firms from research conducted with the clients’ of the firms. Like international publications such as Chambers & Partners and Who’s Who Legal, Análise Advocacia 500 has become an absolute reference in the Brazilian legal market. In 2016, Licks Attorneys has earned rankings in all the mentioned publications. This honor is a testament of Licks Attorneys’ core values of Client Experience, Excellence, Innovation and Work Ethic. For further information, please click here

Who’s Who Legal 2016 – Life Sciences

2016

Otto Licks was selected as one of four Most Highly Regarded Individuals for his specialism in the life sciences sector. Nominees are selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed. “At São Paulo-based Licks Attorneys, founder Otto Licks is celebrated as a “phenomenal litigator” in the IP and life sciences sectors. He provides clients with tremendous expertise built up from over 20 years of engagements in complex pharmaceutical patent infringement disputes.” Licks Attorneys was once again recognized for its prestigious Life Sciences practice. Licks Attorneys´ Life Sciences practice is creative and uses their highly regarded experience and expertise to outperform other firms and constantly creates the new standard.  

Who’s Who Legal 2016 – Patents

2016

Otto Licks was ranked by Who’s Who Legal as one of the Most Highly Regarded Individuals in the patent practice area in Brazil. Otto Licks earned this top 3 ranking and recognition for his proactive approach, innovation and his continuous successful outcomes on high profile cases that sets him apart from the rest.   “At Rio-based Licks Attorneys, founding partner Otto Licks is deemed “one of the dominant Brazilian players in patent litigation”. His impressive practice focusses on intellectual property and life sciences in the telecommunications, medical devices and IT sectors.” Licks Attorneys was also recognized for its prestigious and energic Patent practice, with a highly specialized team that adapts quickly to the ever-changing environment to achieve quality and positive results.

IAM Patent 1000

2016

Otto Licks has been ranked since 2013 as a leading expert in the field of intellectual property. According to its peers the firm is "Continually breaking new legal grounds, this pioneering outfit builds up strong patents and then devotes itself to their vigorous enforcement"

Leaders League Rankings

2016

The Leaders League guide of Innovation Technology & Intellectual Property 2016 recognized Licks Attorneys as 'EXCELLENT' in the 2016 Ranking of the Top Law Firms in Brazil - IP Litigation and ranked Licks Attorneys as 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED' in the 2016 Ranking of the Best Law Firms in Brazil - Technology & Digital Services. The firm was acknowledged as a “HIGH-STAKES LITIGATION FIRM WITH EMPHASIS ON PATENTS - regularly involved in headlines cases, especially in the technological patents and pharma patents fields. The team is known for its unique go-getter attitude that often leads them to tackling unprecedented situations. The firm handles all Uber’s strategic litigation cases, and has extensive experience in advising Internet related businesses and Mobile Apps. Market feedback also underlines Licks Attorneys’ expertise in Food and Drug Law cases.”

World Trademark Review 2016

2016

Eduardo Hallak has been selected as a recommended expert in Brazil in 2016. " Eduardo Hallak flies the flag for Licks Attorneys, a firm well known for its patent nous, but with a growing reputation in trademark law; a lecturer at postgraduate level and a lawyer with over a decade of practical experience, he has a lock on IP litigation procedure and tactics."

Análise Advocacia 2015

2015

Otto Licks was selected as one of the most admired IP attorneys in Brazil by Analise Advocacia 2015.

Who’s Who Legal

2015

The category Brazil: Patents Analysis 2015 of Who's Who Legal publications listed the 20 leading practitioners and named Licks Attorneys as the home to “consummate professional” Otto Licks. “He is a ‘famed practitioner’ in the area with a reputation built upon his ‘impressive’ trial and litigation expertise. Peers and clients recommend him as a ‘true leader’ in the field”. Furthermore, in the category Brazil: Life Sciences Analysis 2015, the publication ranked  11 leading practitioners and described Licks Attorneys’ founding member Otto Licks as “very active in cross-border patent litigation for major pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies and ‘a very strong trial lawyer’, according to peers.”