Joana Mota joined Uría Menéndez as a junior associate in February 2012 and became a senior associate in February 2014. Between 2006 and 2012 Joana worked as a lawyer in other prestigious law firms.

Joana focuses her practice on the acquisition, protection and maintenance of national and international IP rights and has represented parties in related litigation proceedings. She has also advises companies on personal data protection issues.

Joana has a postgraduate qualification in IP law, taught by the Portuguese Association of Intellectual Property Law in conjunction with the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon. She also has an advanced qualification in data protection law from the University of Lisbon.