Mariana Reis Abenza is an attorney, intellectual property agent and partner at Dannemann Siemsen Advogados. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in law from Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ) in 2003, as well as a degree from the Rio de Janeiro State School of Magistrature (EMERJ). She is active in the fields of franchising and intellectual property and corporate law in general (i.e., handling issues involving franchising, copyrights, domain names, competition law, consumer law, corporate law and litigation). More specifically, Mariana specialises in the preparation, revision and analysis of franchising, commercial representation and intellectual property agreements, as well as in the preparation of legal opinions covering aspects of corporate and civil law in these practice areas. She is fluent in Portuguese and English.