Customs & Anti-Counterfeiting
Di Blasi, Parente & Associados has a robust anti-counterfeiting program that is tailored to each client’s specific needs.
We assess the business and all that the brands encompass. We learn the products and their distribution, and then we create a plan to combat counterfeiting from every angle, using every resource available.
Our anti-counterfeiting group is based in São Paulo, with easy access to customs officials, information hubs and points of entry.
We participate at every level when it comes to anti-counterfeiting – from initial reporting, ongoing filings, educating customs agents, accompanying police on seizures, evaluating suspect product, and supervising the destruction of counterfeit goods.
When necessary, we assist our clients in taking judicial measures to stop counterfeiting activity, including the illegal manufacture and commercialization of such products on the ground in Brazil.
Investigations & Pre-Litigation Measures
Our firm provides comprehensive investigative services in Brazil along with thorough reporting and advice on next steps to resolve conflict. Additional pre-litigation measures include sending notices, cease and desist letters, and the like.
In comparison with other counties in South America, Brazil is quite advanced when it comes to mediation and the legislation by which it is governed. Consensual conflict resolution without going through litigation, like in other countries, is often preferable in Brazil. It is usually cost-effective and more timely than other court-led resolution options.
This alternative dispute resolution service provided by Di Blasi, Parente & Associados is led by managing partner Paulo Parente Marques Mendez [LINK TO PPM], a certified mediator in Brazil, he is also a member of the INTA Mediator Network, along with being a frequent author and speaker on the subject.
Like mediation, arbitration in Brazil is another method of alternative dispute resolution, often with faster, more economically appealing, and less bureaucratic results than seeking a judicial solution. Abitration can be attractive when parties are unable to reach resolution via mediation.
The legal team at Di Blasi, Parente & Associados is comprised of experienced and dedicated trial attorneys committed to success at every level. They are admitted to practice in all circuits and in front of multiple administrative litgation authorities.
The litigation successes of the firm are often what keep clients coming back to us, as we navigate the complicated judicial environment of Brazil with competence and agility.