Awards & Recognitions
Leaders League – Civil & Commercial Litigation 2018
Licks Attorneys was recognized among the top law firms in Brazil in the Civil & Commercial Litigation ranking, produced by Leaders League, in March 2018. This Guide highlights leading practitioners in Litigation, based on the practice development, industry expertise and notable cases.The full list of Licks’ rankings is available here.
Leaders League – Innovation Technology & Intellectual Property 2018
Licks Attorneys was recognized by the recent guide published by Leaders League in Brazil: “Innovation Technology & Intellectual Property”. Licks Attorneys has been distinguished as a leading law firm in its core practices: Patent Litigation, Life Sciences, Technology. The Firm has also been recognized for its Trademark Litigation practice, ranked for the first time. On top of that, six partners have been individually named: Liliane Roriz, Otto Licks, Carlos Aboim, Eduardo Hallak, Rodrigo Maior and Felipe Mesquita. The full list of Licks’ rankings is available here.
Chambers Global 2018 – Intellectual Property
Licks Attorneys’ Intellectual Property practice was recognized by Chambers Global 2018, one of the most relevant publications in the legal market world-wide. Our firm was highlighted for its performance advising local and global companies from different industries, such as pharmaceutical, medical devices and information, in matters related to patent litigation and strategic issues. Licks Attorneys is mentioned as: “Well equipped to defend IP rights before regulatory agencies and all levels of the judiciary.” The full review is available here.
IAM Patent – 2018
The specialized ranking IAM Patent – the World’s Leading Patent Professionals has distinguished Licks Attorneys as “the go-to litigators in Brazil”, in its 2018 edition. The guide recognized the Firm as superbly capable in both prosecution and contentious side, highlighting its global clients and leading cases handled by the Firm in the pharmaceuticals, telecoms and oil and gas industries. Our team has been appointed as “incredibly dedicated litigators” and earn credit for their successful handling of the most challenging instructions. The guide says “the team doesn’t simply accept the way things work, it endeavours to change the system”. Additionally, partners Otto Licks, Carlos Aboim and Eduardo Hallak have been individually named. The complete review is available here.
Who’s Who Legal 2018 – Otto Licks
Otto Licks, partner, was distinguished by Who’s Who Legal 2018 Guide in two areas: Life Sciences and Patents. For the Life Sciences practice, Otto was appointed a ‘Thought Leader’, an accomplishment for just the top 2 percent of all the eminent practitioners listed across WWL guides. The research brings together the insight and expertise of private practice lawyers, corporate counsel and other market sources, for several jurisdictions. For more information, click here.
Chambers Global 2018 – Otto Licks
Our partner, Otto Licks, was distinguished as a notable practitioner in the intellectual property field by clients and peers. Otto has been advising local and international clients on high-level matters for over 20 years. Clients remark: "He understands how to create winning strategies for clients." Peers add: "He is one of the great names in our market”. The full review is available here.
World Trademark Review 2018
Licks Attorneys recognized by World Trademark Review 2018 as one of the top tier law firms in Brazil. “Licks stands out for its solutions-oriented management and work practices and its skilled, young, friendly and energetic team.” “The group has a wealth of technical know-how and experience and shows genuine care and concern for the realisation of your objectives.” “The firm is proactive in assessing every situation, and gives advice customised to your specific needs – and it charges fair and competitive fees for it all.” Unsurprisingly for a tech-savvy patent litigation powerhouse, Licks cannily deploys software tools to efficiently manage trademark affairs – as a result, its portfolio management practice is booming.”
World Trademark Review 2018
Ana Montenegro, Head of Trademarks, was individually recognized and is extremely proud of the wonderful feedback from clients and peers.“Diligent, practical and responsive”, Ana Montenegro deserves kudos for this growth; she has wisdom beyond her years which shows in the lucidity of her recommendations. Also worth noting is her extensive involvement in alternative dispute resolution – she is a World Intellectual Property Organisation-appointed mediation expert for trademarks.’’
World Trademark Review 2018
Eduardo Hallak, partner, was also individually recognized and is extremely proud of the wonderful feedback from clients and peers.“Overseeing both prosecution and enforcement practices at the firm is Eduardo Hallak, “one of the top contentious and all-round trademark practitioners in Brazil”. His is the number to dial for high-profile disputes which threaten top selling products. “The whole team is always ready to assist in a timely manner and give accurate counsel on various IP matters. Business-oriented and creative, it solves complex problems effectively.”
Chambers Latin America 2018 Licks Attorneys
Licks Attorneys was recognized by Chambers Latin America 2018 for its Intellectual Property practice. Clients reports that "The firm has a highly focused team which excels in breaking down the complex legal procedures in Brazil for non-Brazilians, and has developed an effective method of ensuring that the client's needs are met even in the face of a challenging legal and political climate."
Chambers Latin America Life Sciences 2018
Licks Attorneys was recognized by Chambers Latin America 2018 for its Life Sciences practice. Clients reports that "The firm has significant expertise and experience working with Brazilian pharmaceutical patent issues and regulatory law and fully understands how the pharmaceutical industry works in Brazil."
Chambers Latin America 2018 Otto Licks
The 2018 edition of Chambers Latin America guide recognized Otto Licks as one of the best individual lawyers in the Intellectual Property and Life Sciences practices in Brazil. In IP clients says that "He understands how to create winning strategies for clients." Peers add: "He is one of the great names in our market." In Life Sciences, market sources describe him as "a leading lawyer for both patent and regulatory issues" and "a very combative litigator."
Chambers Latin America 2018 Eduardo Hallak
The 2018 edition of Chambers Latin America guide recognized Eduardo Hallak as a Notable Practitioner in the Life Sciences practice in Brazil. He is described by clients as "a very bright lawyer with a great understanding of business and knowledge of life sciences-related legislation."
Who’s Who Legal Life Sciences 2017
The 2017 edition of Who’s Who Legal recognized Otto Licks as a Most Regarded practitioner from Brazil in the Life Sciences area. The publication says “He is an accomplished litigator who is “very prominent in the life sciences space”. Otto is widely respected among peers for his expert handling of IP and patent prosecutions.”
Who’s Who Legal Patent 2017
The 2017 edition of Who’s Who Legal recognized Otto Licks as a Most Regarded practitioner from Brazil in the Patents area. The publication says “he is a pre-eminent name at the forefront of the Brazilian market. Peers speak highly of his first-class prosecution practice and extensive expertise in life science litigation.”
Legal 500 Latin America
Licks Attorneys’ Intellectual Property Practice was recognized by The Legal 500 Latin America 2017 and five of our professionals were recommended. “Founding partner Otto Licks is recommended for litigation; Ana Carolina Corrêa leads the patent practice; and Ana Montenegro heads the trade mark department. In 2016, Felipe Mesquita was promoted to the partnership, while Nuno Carvalho joined from a post at the World Trade Organisation.”
IAM Patent 1000 2017
Licks Attorneys was recognized as one of the best law firms in Patent Litigation. In accordance with IAM Patent 1000, Licks Attorneys’ has established “a solid reputation” for its staunch defence of global industry leaders and their IP rights, and “deserves to be recommended based on its significant courtroom performances alone”. Along with an Asian desk in Japan, “it has a sizeable team of internationally trained lawyers based in Brazil that makes light work of any cross-border infringement conundrum. The more demanding the matter, the more its lawyers can demonstrate their contentious talent”.
IAM Patent 1000 2017
Partners Otto Licks and Carlos Aboim received high praise and were ranked as Patent Litigation Industry leaders. In accordance with IAM Patent 1000, Otto Licks “is an appropriately aggressive and active litigator”, who is “well trained and able to handle difficult cases with much success”, also “known for his perseverance and excellent writing skills”. Carlos Aboim was mentioned as a “pillar of support” in the case asserting Ericsson’s rights in Brazil, being “a brilliant lawyer who has almost 20 years of trial experience to his name”.
Who´s Who Legal Life Sciences – Patent Litigation
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.
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.”
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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."
Who’s Who Legal
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.”
Mondaq Top Communicator Award
Licks Attorneys has won the Mondaq Top Communicator Award. The article “Brazil: Decision On The Secret App Applies Internet Bill Of Rights” written by our attorneys Dirceu Rosa and Douglas Leite won in 'The Most Popular Article' category for Brazil during October 2015.