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João Leitão Figueiredo


CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut
Rua Castilho 50
1250-071 Lisbon
Languages Portuguese, English, French

João Leitão Figueiredo has been developing his professional activity mainly within the area of Intellectual and Industrial Property, TMT and Pharmaceutical Law.

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"João excels technically and has an exceptional leadership capacity. He has built strong relations with clients due to his constant dedication and availability."

Iberian Lawyer

Relevant experience

  • Associate lawyer at CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut since 2006.
  • 2004-2006 - Trainee Lawyer at CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut.
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  • 2008 - Course on Biotechnology and Intellectual Property from the World Intellectual Property Organisation Academy.
  • 2008 - VIII Post-Graduation Course on Industrial Property “The recent reforms of Industrial Property” organised by the Law Faculty of the University of Lisbon and APDI 2007 - Course on Copyright and Connected Rights from the World Intellectual Property Organisat- ion Academy
  • 2006 - Member of the Portuguese Bar Association. 
  • 1999-2004 - Graduated in Law by the Law Faculty of the University of Lisbon.
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  • Acknowledgment Intellectual Property - Legal 500 2015"Trade mark expert Miguel Quintans and the ‘professional’ Hugo Monteiro de Queirós are also recommended along with Manuel Gil Fernandes, João Leitão Figueiredo and João Paulo Mioludo."
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Lectures list

  • Speaker at the “Colloquium on Criminal Process and Economic Crime” in 2009, organised by Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa and by CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut on “Protection of Industrial Property Rights”
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09 July 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to autonom­ous vehicles (AVs)
After an ini­tial wave of eu­phor­ia at the pro­spect of see­ing autonom­ous vehicles (AVs) on our streets and the as­so­ci­ated op­por­tun­it­ies and new busi­ness mod­els that AVs could cre­ate, there is now more real­ism...
11 January 2021
CMS Ex­pert Guide to 5G reg­u­la­tion and law
At the start of a New Year, most people agree that 5G will change our lives for the bet­ter. Un­like earli­er mo­bile gen­er­a­tions, 5G will not only mark a rad­ic­al change in the way we com­mu­nic­ate (low latency...
15 April 2020
Com­mu­nic­a­tions as an es­sen­tial ser­vice dur­ing Coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) con­fine­ment  
The situ­ation caused by COV­ID-19 res­ul­ted in the de­clar­a­tion by Pres­id­en­tial De­cree no.14-A/2020, of 18 March, of a na­tion­al state of emer­gency on the grounds of pub­lic calam­ity. This state of emer­gency...
02 July 2020
CMS Rui Pena & Ar­naut at the top the Lead­ers League’s rank­ing
Lead­ers League dis­tin­guishes CMS Rui Pena and Ar­naut as one of the lead­ing law firms in IP Lit­ig­a­tion (Ex­cel­lent), Data Pro­tec­tion and Cy­ber­se­cur­ity (Highly Re­com­men­ded), and also Tech­no­logy (Ex­cel­lent).Lead­ers...
12 May 2020
CMS launches Data Law Nav­ig­at­or
With chapters ded­ic­ated to more than 30 coun­tries, the CMS Data Law Nav­ig­at­or in­teg­rates an over­view of data pro­tec­tion and cy­ber se­cur­ity le­gis­la­tion.The wide­spread use of tele­work­ing has made com­pan­ies...
05 May 2020
Data Law Nav­ig­at­or | Por­tugal
<< back to Over­view The con­tent will be peri­od­ic­ally up­dated by our law­yers but, giv­en the con­stantly evolving laws in this area, we can­not guar­an­tee the con­tent is com­plete and ac­cur­ate. Jump dir­ectly...
28 November 2018
Sup­port­ing you with data pro­tec­tion and cy­ber­se­cur­ity
Our data pro­tec­tion team provides coun­sel across a wide range of areas in­clud­ing data pro­tec­tion re­gis­tra­tion and policy de­vel­op­ment, data se­cur­ity and mo­bile device en­cryp­tion, data trans­fer pro­ced­ures...
Na­tion­al Data Pro­tec­tion Com­mis­sion's leg­al opin­ion on per­son­al data res­ult­ing...
In its De­cision No. 629/2010 of 13 Septem­ber, 2010 (De­cision) the Na­tion­al Data Pro­tec­tion Com­mis­sion (CN­PD),Na­tion­alData Pro­tec­tion Su­per­vis­ory Au­thor­ity, is­sued the leg­al frame­work, the grounds of le­git­im­acy...
Meet The Law | In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty
Re­gis­tra­tion of new gTLDs and use of the Trade­mark Clear­ing­house­Please check the PDF for more de­tailed in­form­a­tion (Por­tuguese only).
"Direito a Falar" about gen­er­ic medi­cines abitra­tions with João Leitão...
In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion is the motto of the CMS RPA event
The in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion un­der the Por­tuguese per­spect­ive is the theme of a sem­in­ar that CMS Rui Pena & Ar­naut pro­motes next Thursday, Septem­ber 20, at the Hotel Sheraton in Lis­bon. The sem­in­ar takes...
Meet The Law - In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty
Law No. 62/2011 was pub­lished on the 12th of Decem­ber (Of­fi­cial Gaz­ette, 1st series - No. 236 - Decem­ber 12th, 2011), launch­ing a sys­tem for the set­tle­ment of dis­putes arising from in­dus­tri­al prop­erty...