Ana Rita Vilhena

Degree in Law from the Lisbon School of Law of the Catholic University of Portugal, 2004.

Postgraduate diploma in Information Society Law – Copyright, Internet and E-Commerce from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon and the Portuguese Association of Intellectual Law. ´

Attended the 1st Course on Intellectual Property Process and Procedural Law organised by the Portuguese Delegation of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), 2020.

Joined Pereira da Cruz e Associados in 2008, focusing her activity on judicial, arbitration and administrative litigation in the field of patents, trademarks, designs, copyright and domain names.

Speaker at conferences on matters relating to intellectual property.

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Since 2011 – Official Industrial Property Agent (Portugal)

Since 2008 – Legal consultant at J. Pereira da Cruz, S.A.

2006-2008 – Practised as an independent lawyer with particular focus on litigation

Since 2006 – Member of the Portuguese Bar Association

2004- 2006 – Trainee lawyer at the law firm of Joaquim Guerra Maneta

ACPI (Portuguese Association of Intellectual Property Consultants)

AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)

JALP (International Association of Young Portuguese Language Lawyers) – Intellectual Property Commission