Pedro Sousa e Silva and Nuno Sousa e Silva speak at Intellectual Property Conference

20 - 10 - 2017

Pedro Sousa e Silva and Nuno Sousa e Silva speak at the III Intellectual Property Conference on the 20th and 21st Ocotber in Lisbon. Pedro Sousa e Silva speaks about the new EU trade mark regulation and Nuno Sousa e Silva addresses the most recent developments in copyright case law.

Pedro Sousa e Silva publishes Phd thesis

23 - 07 - 2017

Pedro Sousa e Silva has just published his PhD thesis with the title “The legal protection of design” (in Portuguese). The book approaches the legal protection of design and the applied arts, analysing the way in which national and European laws deal with industrial aesthetics and covering in a systematic fashion the several regimes involved. The appearance of a product is a decisive factor to its commercial success, being the first characteristic that potential clients will be made aware of. Therefore, a successful design tends to be copied. This is why the litigation surrounding imitation of the design of products is increasingly frequent.

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Nuno Sousa e Silva discusses Robots and the Law

12 - 06 - 2017

In May and June Nuno Sousa e Silva has approached the complex relationship of Robots with the Law in events in Barcelos, Porto, and Lisbon. This is a hot topic, which the European Parliament considered deserving of a legislative intervention. The need to protect consumers through adequate laws, classifying robots as electronic person – which would grant them a legal status – as well as guaranteeing proper rules of liability for the use of robots were some of the tackled questions.

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Pedro Sousa e Silva and Nuno Sousa e Silva teach at Intellectual Property post-graduate course

10 - 12 - 2016

Pedro Sousa e Silva and Nuno Sousa e Silva taught at the I Intellectual Property post-graduate course promoted by the Porto School of Law of the Catholic University of Portugal and the Portuguese Intellectual Property Association. Pedro Sousa e Silva spoke about design rights. Nuno Sousa e Silva addressed unfair competition and trade secrets.

Change of office: 15th July

07 - 06 - 2016

From the 15.07.2016 our office will be seated at Avenida da Boavista, 2300, 2.º, 4100-118 Porto.

The contacts remain the same.

Pedro Sousa e Silva publishes on Geographical Indications

14 - 03 - 2016

Pedro Sousa e Silva has published an article on the exteded protection of Geographical Indications in the last issue of Revista de Direito Intelectual. The article addresses the rules regarding this important right, commenting on a recent decision by a Portuguese Second Instance Court.

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