Serving Intellectual Property
since 1880!

Customized strategy for the right move!

Inspired minds
protected ideas!

Total confidentiality in protecting your ideas!

We defend our Clients rights worldwide!

We are the missing piece to protect your rights!

Since 1880 we have put all our commitment and knowledge in the protection of our partners’ ideas, trademarks, patents and projects.

With a multidisciplinary team, we are experts in the registration, maintenance, monitoring and defense of our clients’ rights, with local offices and international agreements, we are where your projects are.

With the emerging of new information and communication technologies, and with the globalization, it is imperative the correct use of specific instruments of protection through the Intellectual Property field, which must be provided by specialists in this area.


European Counterfeiting Observatory Report 2024

In January 2024, the European Observatory for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights launched a new report on the economic impact of counterfeiting on sales in the EU in three sectors:

• Clothing: It is estimated that the clothing industry will lose almost EUR 12 billion in revenue/year in the period from 2018 to 2021.

• Cosmetics: Sales of cosmetic products lost due to counterfeiting are estimated at EUR 3 billion.

• Toys: Toy sales are estimated to have lost almost EUR 1 billion in sales.

SME Fund 2024
The European Union's new SME Fund to support the protection of industrial property rights for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) began on 22 January 2024.
As in previous years, this subsidy scheme, promoted by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), will allow SMEs to partially reimburse expenses. 
The overall aim of this European Commission measure, implemented by the EUIPO, is to enable a faster recovery of the European Union's economy and greater resilience on the part of SMEs.
The estimated budget for this initiative in 2024 is 20 million euros.
Count on the Francisco de Novaes law firm to benefit from this fund!
Tribute to Francisco de Novaes

It is with great regret that we inform you that Francisco de Novaes da Cunha e Brito Soto Maior de Ataíde, known as Francisco de Novaes among his peers, died on Saturday, April 22, 2023. It was 92 years of a full life, having left 6 children, 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.


Francisco de Novaes received the responsibility of leading the Francisco de Novaes Office from his grandfather in 1950, having been a true leader in the field of intellectual property, while transforming the office into one of the most distinguished Portuguese IP offices.


After decades of service, Francisco de Novaes always maintained a warm and friendly presence in the office until the end of his days. Known by his colleagues in Portugal and around the world as a generous mentor and a pioneer in the field of intellectual property, Francisco de Novaes will be deeply missed by those who worked with him in the national and international Associations to which he had the great pleasure of belonging.


Guided by its philosophy, its heirs will try to dignify its legacy and deserve the trust that our partners have always placed in this office.

At the forefront of innovation


We have a team of excellence that makes us proud, because of their knowledge and experience, but mainly because of their relevance where the future is already part of our day-to-day life.

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