José Carlos Vaz e Dias is an attorney-at-law and has specialised in patent and trademark matters and foreign investment law since 1993. His activities are focused on providing legal support and consultancy to foreign companies wishing to invest in Brazil, especially in the field of technology and in support of trademark protection and litigation.
One of his areas of expertise is participation in the negotiation and drafting of franchising, distribution and licensing agreements and joint-venture and other commercial agreements that aim to exploit intellectual property rights in the Brazilian territory. Most recently, José Carlos Vaz e Dias has been working extensively on matters related to Brazil’s Innovation Law and the particularities of obtaining fiscal benefits and local government funding under this Law. He has coordinated several research and development agreements involving Brazilian research centres and national and foreign companies, while also providing support on intellectual property matters and fiscal law.
José Carlos Vaz e Dias holds both a master’s (LLM) and a PhD in law from the University of Kent in Canterbury, United Kingdom.