Ricardo has been practicing industrial / intellectual property since March 1973. He is a senior partner at the firm, leads the office in São Paulo and is responsible for the firm´s national portfolio.
His practice includes:
- domestic trademark clearance;
- registration, oppositions and nullity proceedings;
- reporting and filing responses to trademark office actions;
- recording of corporate changes, such as change of names and assignments;
- trademark strategy;
- trademark portfolio management
Ricardo is the current president of ALAE ( Brazilian Corporate Advocacy Alliance), is a member of the OAB / RJ Industrial Property and Piracy Commission and a member of the OAB/SP Intellectual Property Committee (subsection Jabaquara).
Ricardo was Director of the Corporate Advocacy Alliance – ALAE (2017/2018 and 2018/2019) and elected Director of Institutional Relations of ASPI – Paulista Association of Industrial Property, for the 2013/2015 biennium and elected again for the 2017/2019 biennium.
He was vice-president of the ABPI Brazilian Intellectual Property Association in the 2000/2001 and 2002/2003 bienniums, and is currently a Lifetime Honor Member of its Board of Directors. Ricardo was also President of ABAPI – Brazilian Association of Industrial Property Agents in the 2000/2001 biennium, being currently, in addition to Honorary Counsel, Director of Institutional Relations. Furthermore, from August 1996 to December 2007, he was a Coordinator of the ABPI Permanent Trademark Studies Commission.
Ricardo has been recognized by numerous international and national ranking agencies and is an accomplished speaker in Brazil.