Rafael Coelho dos Santos Fonseca de Pinho



As an Intellectual Property attorney at law, Rafael is committed to effectively managing a diverse array of matters pertaining to intellectual property rights providing strategic counsel and guidance in litigation cases involving trademarks, patents, industrial designs, copyrights, trade secrets, and other related areas.


Specialization in Intellectual Property Law from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro Bachelor’s degree in Law from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ


Brazilian Bar Association – OAB/RJ; Brazilian Association of Industrial Property Agents – ABAPI; Brazilian Intellectual Property Association – ABPI

Additional Information

Professor in Industrial Property at the Brazilian Association of Industrial Property Agents – ABAPI; Served as coordinator of the intermediate trademarks course at the same Institution
(2021-2022); Speaker at the 1st Scientific Meeting of ABPI Committees – Advocacy Committee – about the vetoes of Law No. 14,200/21 (2022), and also the Games and Virtual Reality
Committee – about intellectual property and business considerations on video games and virtual worlds (2022); Has experience in the field of industrial property litigation.


Game Changer: on video games, counterfeiting, and digital governance, Migalhas, May 2021.
Piracy on the table, Migalhas, June 2021.
Patent Litigation: debunking some myths, Jota, May 2021.
The untamed bull of the stock market and copyright, Jota, November 2021.
Designs Brazil Lexology – Getting the deal trough. Lexology, October 2021.
Drafting of Claims and Patentability Requirements: the Impact of Recent Decisions Issued by
Brazilian Courts on Markush Claims and Amendments Made During the Examination, AIPLA
Journal – American Intellectual Property Law Association, November 2021.


Portuguese, English, Spanish (basic).