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ARARIPE is a law office specialized in Intellectual Property, with a longstanding and successful reputation in an advisory capacity, in lawsuits and administrative proceedings


40 years of experience in both national and international markets

We are a reference in trademark registration protecting the following: industrial designs, patents of all types, copyright (under the author’s rights regime), technological prospecting, cultivars, technology transfer, trade secrets, publicity rights, e-commerce, licensing, franchising, as well as litigation involving the above subjects in compliance with and in relation to all matters involving the Brazilian PTO (INPI).

Our mission is focused on understanding our clients’ demands, offering adequate solutions and avoiding any blockages that might represent a risk to their company’s sustainable growth.

We are committed and aware that we offer the best of services throughout all Intellectual Property processes thus promoting the most effective administration of the undeniably highest valued and strategic assets of an institution / company.

Our clients include companies in America, European Union and Asia; as well as universities, research centers, individual inventors and Brazilian companies which operate both in Brazil and abroad.

We are proud our established relationships in regard to our clients’ businesses. Our fees are just and compatible to the work hours involved.


Our team is made by experienced lawyers and engineers

Our team is capacitated and skilled at offering the most adequate solutions in the protection and strengthening of Intellectual Property rights.

We have been exclusively defending Intellectual Property Law since 1982. Our extensive knowledge includes the following areas: unfair competition, trade dress, trade secret, technology transfer, biotechnology, licensing, franchising, contracts, technology prospecting, viability searches, domains names, software, combating piracy, Internet rights, entertaining rights, publicity rights, trademarks, patents and industrial designs, as well as asset tracking.


Our office was founded in 1982 by Luiz de Alencar Araripe Jr., Hans Otto Schoeder and Shigeji Uchida, in Rio de Janeiro because the Brazilian PTO (INPI) is located in Rio.
We opened a branch of Araripe in São Paulo, in 2001 to broaden our activities in Brazil’s biggest and most vibrant business city.
We transferred our administrative headquarters from Rio de Janeiro to Petrópolis, maintaining the Rio de Janeiro’s Office as a branch. Our intention was to provide a better lifestyle and purchasing power for our staff.