Luis has been practising law in Brazil as a legal advisor and litigator for more than ten years in the field of intellectual property, notably trade marks, patents, intermediary liability and unfair competition. His practice encompasses experience in international arbitration covering distribution and technology transfer agreements, confidential information and IP rights. More recently, Luis co-authored an amicus brief in a high-profile constitutional challenge case at the Brazilian Supreme Court dealing with patent law, TRIPS compliance and industrial policy.
Luis holds an LLB degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), awarded with a full-tuition merit scholarship, and MJur and MPhil (Distinction) degrees from the University of Oxford. He is currently reading for the DPhil and his research investigates the interplay between the functions theory and scope of protection in European trade mark law.
In the past years, he acted as a GTA teaching patents and copyright tutorials in both FHS IP options at Oxford (2016-2017), and Lecturer in the Intellectual Property Postgraduate Program at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (2008-2016). Luis also taught a number of visiting students at Hertford, St Catherine's and Harris Manchester.
Luis is a Visiting Teacher at the London School of Economics for the 2017-2018 academic year, leading copyright and patents seminars in the Intellectual Property Law undergraduate course.
Languages: English, Portuguese