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Practice Area Intellectual Property and Information Technology

SÉRVULO has a multi-faceted intellectual property law department that can draw on a wealth of experience. The firm has particular expertise in handling copyright and related rights issues, be they in traditional or digital media, as well as all areas of information technology. The team prides itself on having deep and detailed sector-specific knowledge, allowing the firm to provide clients with value-added day-to-day counsel.

On the data protection front, SÉRVULO is well-practised in advising clients at the preventive stage (identifying appropriate data protection solutions, providing the requisite notifications and issuing authorisation requests to the relevant bodies), as well as defending clients in inquiry and administrative law hearings.

SUB-AREAS Intellectual Property and Information Technology

SÉRVULO has accumulated vast expertise in the field of copyright and all related rights. The firm advises at the prevention stage, counselling individuals and companies in regards to the registration of their works and the implications of their economic exploitation, as well as in contractual matters, especially in relation to software licensing. The firm also represents clients in copyright litigation cases on the civil, criminal and administrative law front.

SÉRVULO has vast assessment experience, whether acting for individuals or national and multinational companies. The team routinely advises clients on how best to protect their trademarks, patents, designs, models and other distinctive features of their business.

The firm guides clients through registration procedures at the national, European and international level. The team also handles disputes relating to the validity of IP rights' registrations, as well as cases related to the protection of such rights, in civil, criminal and regulatory proceedings.

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Mafalda Ferreira Santos

SÉRVULO advises clients on all manner of information technology matters, participating in the drafting and executing of IT outsourcing contracts, the upkeep of software licensing agreements and the development of tailored software.

The firm routinely handles the registration of domain names, the structuring of online platforms, the drafting of terms of use agreements and the creation of privacy and cookie policies. The team is also well-practised leading litigations related to e-commerce.

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Rui Cardona Ferreira

Given the modern world’s reliance on new technologies, computer related crime has become an unavoidable reality. SÉRVULO has responded by developing specialist capabilities in regards to cybercrime and digital evidence.

The department also advises on crimes that are specific to information technology (e.g. phishing, cyber attacks, service access denial and the spreading of malware) and, in a broader sense, crimes that are committed through information technology (e.g. defamation and threatening behaviour on social networks), as well as issues related to digital evidence regarding such crimes.

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José Lobo Moutinho