Elisa is a lawyer specialized in Intellectual Property since 1992. She graduated in law from Universidade Católica de Petropolis in 1988, earned a Master of Laws in International Law from Tulane University, Louisiana, USA in 1990, finishing her course with a thesis entitled “Arbitration in Brazil”.
Shortly after returning from her LL.M., Elisa was hired to start her professional career at the renowned firm specialized in Intellectual Property. After nine years in this firm she still worked in other IP firms for 8 years. After all these years, she finally experienced what is known as in-house practice, having been hired by the Swiss multinational Syngenta as Intellectual Property Manager for Latin America – in São Paulo – where she remained for another year.
When she went back to Rio, she thought it was time to start her own IP boutique, what happened at the end of 2009.
Besides being an Intellectual Property Agent accredited by the Brazilian PTO, Elisa is a member of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI), Brazilian Association of Industrial Property Agents (ABAPI), where she currently holds the position of Director-treasurer, and member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) having participated on the Regulatory Analysis, Geographical Indications and Courts & Tribunals committees.
For five years, Elisa has served as coordinator and professor of the IP Intermediate Course sponsored by ABAPI. Elisa was a lecturer in many events and has articles published in Brazil and abroad.
Finally, Elisa’s name is mentioned in the silver tier of the WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals – representing Brazil as a reference among the 1000 attorneys of this area of law around the globe.