BMA has earned a high reputation for its continued success in IP litigation, winning landmark IP cases in Portuguese and European Courts. The firm handles also IP disputes, including trademark, patent, design and PGI/PDO disputes. It focus on the pharmaceutical industry, information technology (IT), fashion, auto industry, telecom, sports, large-scale consumption goods, perfumes, optics and food industry.

IP one-stop-shop

BMA provides expertise in all aspects of intellectual property, from inception to enforcement and protection, including clearing, filing and prosecuting trademark applications and conducting all aspects of opposition and IP litigation before the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the Portuguese Intellectual Property Office (INPI), the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), all levels of the Portuguese first-instance and appeal courts and the European Court of Justice. It offers a complete range of services relating to the enforcement, including anti-counterfeiting procedures, exploitation, assessment and protection of trademark, copyright, patents and design rights and is always at the forefront of new developments.  In patent law, BMA focuses on the technical areas of pharmaceuticals, telecoms, biotechnology and automotive. The firm also serves all other technical fields, including mechanics and chemicals. the firm is also skilled at negotiating resolutions to IP conflicts, on both a national and international level, as the geographical scope of trademark protection increases.

Arbitration & ADR

BMA is renowned for its litigation practice. However, the firm also promotes other forms of dispute resolution. Arbitration and negotiations can avoid costly and time-consuming litigation, and the firm’s lawyers are experienced in assisting clients with these options. Lifesciences Advice ranges from licensing agreements for technology transfer, distribution, manufacture and supply agreements, joint venture research and development collaboration agreements, clinical trial and clinical research agreements as well as high profile partnering deals.

Antitrust & Competition

BMA offers extensive experience and expertise in antitrust and competition law. The firm regularly advises on abuse of dominant position, misleading advertising and marketing, pricing and distribution practices, restrictive trade practices and agreements.


BMA Regulatory Department assists its clients in managing regulatory issues, which are becoming more and more complex with the growing impact of public authorities on market regulation. The political sensibility required for administrative cases as well as the experience in litigation requires specialized professionals able to offer up to date regulatory advice so that clients can quickly adapt to the changing legal and regulatory framework. The firm assists pharmaceutical companies in the MA regulatory phase and in subsequent defence proceedings before domestic administrative courts.

Data Protection

Legislative changes mean that companies need to be increasingly careful over how they collect and process data relating to individuals and how they make that data available to others. However, clients are also more aware than ever of the valuable resource comprised in their data. BMA advises companies and individuals of their data protection rights and obligations. The firm develops privacy policies, carries out compliance audits and advises on best practice in the handling of personal and sensitive data.


BMA has practical experience in providing advice in relation to traditional advertising routes such the written and broadcast press, as well in relation to other advertising media such as mailing and direct marketing and product placement. Issues such as misleading and comparative advertising and on-line advertising in the new media are commonly dealt with by the firm.

BMA's Team

The firm's Team is extremely active in the profession, as well as in policy development. BMA's  attorneys regularly speak at European and international conferences. They present on law and practice developments at events including those organised by the Pharmaceutical Associations, the International Trademark Association, MARQUES and the European Communities Trademark.

Petra Fernandes
+351 213 806 530
Paulo Monteverde
+351 213 806 530
Filipe Baptista
+351 213 806 530

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  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Litigation

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  • Intellectual Property Law in Portugal (2022)

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