José Carlos Vaz e Dias is an attorney at law who has specialised in patent, trademark matters and foreign investment law since 1993. His activities focus on legal support and consultation to foreign companies that want to invest in Brazil, especially in the technology fields, and support on trademark protection and litigation. He is knowledgeable on litigation procedures and enforcement rights in court, especially violation of patents, confidential information and unfair competition practices.
Owing to his comprehensive expertise and practice on the use of the Civil Procedural Code, he commonly works with patent agents to revise and set the boundaries of the patent claims and industrial design protection under the enforcement practice in Brazil. José Carlos’s knowledge extends to the elaboration and implementation of extensive anti-piracy and parallel import programmes at Brazilian Customs.