Who We Are

Pereira da Cruz e Associados, R.L. (PCA) is a law firm founded in 2005 and is composed of a team of specialist IP lawyers, most of whom are also Official Agents before the Portuguese Industrial Property Office.
As a law firm, PCA has inherited the culture and core values of J. Pereira da Cruz, S.A, a firm of patent and trademark attorneys founded in 1949.

PCA has proven experience and expertise and enjoys a strong reputation at national and international level. Our approach is based on building a close working relationship with our clients and we are proud to offer a specialised service of legal advice and assistance, underpinned by a solid commitment to quality and excellence.
PCA’s activity is focused mainly on consultancy and litigation in the field of industrial property (patents, designs, trademarks, etc.), copyright and neighbouring rights.
Our lawyers are fully qualified to represent our clients before the judicial courts in intellectual property matters, as well as before arbitration tribunals and the national and international offices and organisations responsible for the protection and promotion of IP rights.

Why PCA?

As a law firm totally dedicated to the area of intellectual property, PCA stands out from other firms in the field as we are able to combine vast legal experience with detailed technical knowledge covering a wide range of disciplines, such as engineering, physics, biology, chemistry, pharmacy and computer science.
PCA has also built up over the years many long-lasting relationships, founded on knowledge and trust, with law firms and IP firms all over the world, who are able to assist us in meeting our clients’ legal needs.

PCA has contacts with a network of foreign associates specialising in intellectual property, including partnerships in: