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we are Leão intellectual property

A company specialized in the identification, protection, defense, enhancement and strategic use of intellectual assets, aiming the competitive benefit of its customers and the economic and technological development of society as a whole.

With experience in managing intangible asset portfolios involving brands, patents, industrial designs, copyrights, trade secrets, software, among others from Brazilian and foreign companies, Leão represents several industries, universities and individuals, inventors, artists and entrepreneurs, who perceive intellectual property as one of the essential differentials for generating value in their businesses.

Leão Intellectual Property - Wise Choice®.

Our story

1957

Beginning of our history with the so-called "Dr. Milton Leão Barcellos Industrial Property Office", being the first office originally from South of Brazil specialized in Intellectual Property.

1961

Dr. Milton Leão Barcellos is appointed industrial property agent in official solemnity by the then Minister of Industry and Commerce.

1974

Our expansion in Brazil to other states of the Federation.

1976

Milestone of the beginning of our international performance with the entry of a relevant Japanese client.

1982

Creation of Milton Leão Barcellos & Cia. Ltda. based in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and branches in other states of the federation.

1994

Início da reestruturação e centralização das nossas atividades no RS.

1999

We adopt the use of the brand LEÃO to identify our services.

2001

Beginning of our international strategic plan involving our participation in international congresses.

2002

After working with us since 1994 as an intern, lawyer and industrial property agent in different positions, Dr. Milton Lucídio Leão Barcellos was admitted as our partner.

Norma Scherer Barcellos is admitted as a partner.

2005

We made up the National Council to Combat Piracy and Crimes against Intellectual Property.

2007

After working with us since 2004 as an intern, lawyer and industrial property agent in different positions, Dr. Gustavo Bahuschewskyj Correa was admitted as our partner.

2009

Following our growth and constant evolution, we moved our headquarter to Av. Carlos Gomes in Porto Alegre/RS.

2010

Change of our business name from Milton Leão Barcellos & Cia. Ltda. to Leão Intellectual Property with the registration of our trademark at the BPTO.

2012

Opening of the branch in Tecnopuc - the Technological Park of PUCRS.

Creation of the law firm Leão Barcellos Law Firm.

2015

To keep up with the constant growth, we changed and centralized our activities in RS in a wide headquarters at Av. Plínio Brasil Milano in Porto Alegre/RS.

2017

We have consolidated our international presence by participating for the first time with a booth at the Annual Meeting of INTA in Barcelona.

Criação da nossa metodologia própria original de identificação, proteção e potencialização de criações intelectuais denominada IP Circle View®, com os devidos registros no INPI e no Escritório de Direitos Autorais da Biblioteca Nacional.

2018

We were recognized in 3rd place in Brazil as an office specialized in intellectual property most admired by Análise Advocacia 500.

Creation of our unit of São Paulo, located in Campinas.

2019

We have been recognized as a Great Place To Work by GPTW.

We were ranked 1st in Rio Grande do Sul and 3rd place in Brazil as an office specialized in intellectual property most admired by Análise Advocacia 500.

Launch of Leão Digital.

The engineer and industrial property agent Eng. Luiz Alberto Rosenstengel and the lawyer Dr. Fabiano de Bem da Rocha were admitted as our partners.

2020

Criação da unidade de Santa Catarina, localizada em Brusque, a partir da incorporação da Adenacon Marcas e Patentes.

Change the address of the São Paulo unit to Mescla within the Technological Park of PUC-Campinas.

Values

We believe that together we go further.

Cooperation and teamwork enhance individual talents.

We generate positive impact through innovation.

Our purpose is to identify, protect and enhance intellectual creations.

We evolve every day.

We are passionate about knowledge and seek constant learning.

We are intense in what we do

We make a difference through our work.

Ethics, ethics and ethics

Acting on solid principles is a premise for everything we do.

Tradition is our brand

The trust and credibility built up over decades are the basis for our future legacy.

Recognition

We believe that our culture, combined with our expertise and experience, makes us a Wise Choice in the area of ​​intellectual property. The Culture Code is the materialization of our culture: our set of values, vision, purpose, mission and standards. It is something organic and built on a daily basis. It is our north of where we are and who we want to be.