Cândida Ribeiro Caffé is an attorney, industrial property agent and partner at Dannemann Siemsen Advogados. Cândida Caffé earned her Bachelor of Laws degree from the school of law of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and holds a postgraduate degree in intellectual property law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), and she has completed specialist courses in corporate law and capital markets, and tax law, at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro. She has extensive high-level experience in intellectual property agreements, especially in the preparation, revision, negotiation and analysis of agreements involving trademarks, patents, copyright, know-how, technology transfer, technical assistance, research and development, software, licensing, franchising, agency agreements and dealership deals, as well as in the production of legal opinions addressing corporate, tax and civil matters in these practice areas. Cândida Caffé was elected vice president of the Brazilian chapter of the Licensing Executive Society (LES) in 2011 and served as general counsel for the Rio de Janeiro chapter of the Brazilian Franchising Association from 2008 to 2011. Identified as one of the most admired intellectual property attorneys by the magazine Análise Advocacia in the years 2010 and 2012, Cândida Caffé was also ranked one of the best franchise attorneys in Brazil by Who’s Who Legal: Franchise from 2009 to 2013. She was a guest professor on the PUC-Rio postgraduate intellectual property agreements programme during 2006 and 2007, and a guest lecturer on the postgraduate intellectual property programme of Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ) in 2009. She is the author of several articles published in specialist magazines and journals. Cândida is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish.