• Pioneering WORK in INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

    Since 1880 we have been innovating along with Intellectual Property and incessantly contributing to its improvement. In constant communication with our strategic partners all over the world, we ensure protection of IP assets.

  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY – WHY PROTECT IT?

    The Intellectual Property rights are per se valuable and are a source of revenue. They are one of a company’s most important business assets. The intellectual Property portfolio helps a company growing and strengthens its competitiveness and its successful image in the market.

  • FINDING THE BEST SERVICE FOR OUR CLIENTS

    We focus on fitting our clients’ business in the context of Intellectual Property and determine the appropriate action to enhance the growth of their business.

Protection for every stage

Different stages require different actions for protecting intellectual property.

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IDEA/CONCEPTION

We focus on putting our clients’ ideas in the context of Industrial Property. An initial consultation is essential to avoid risky disclosures and unnecessary expenses. We help our clients determining the best way forward.

Services

  • Preliminary viability studies
  • State-of-the art searches
  • Availability searches

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PROTECTION STRATEGY

We optimise the most appropriate IP applications to ensure our clients will have a strong exclusivity in their target markets. We work side by side with our clients, as part of their team and safeguard their investments.

Services

  • Drafting and preparing Patent or Utility Model applications
  • Preparing Design applications
  • Trademark Laboratory
  • Preparing applications for Trademark registrations
  • Filing, follow-up and defence of applications for registration
  • Protection – Response to office actions and oppositions

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GLOBALISATION

We protect our clients’ IP rights in the relevant international markets, and hence ensure their exclusive rights and reduce the risks of third parties' rights infringement. We adjust our clients’ budget to each phase of globalisation.

Services

  • Filing, follow-up and defence of International Patent, Utility Model or Design applications
  • Filing, follow-up and defence of International Patent, Utility Model or Trademark applications
  • Partnerships in other parts of the world

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PROTECTION IS NOT THE END

We monitor the relevant due dates to ensure there is timely action. We watch competitors’ IP applications to enable our clients to act strategically. We are always at our clients’ side, looking for return on their investment.

Services

  • Payments of maintenance fees for IP rights
  • Recordals of License agreements & Assignment agreements for IP rights
  • Monitoring of third-party IP applications
  • Oppositions
  • IP invalidity actions

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IDEA/CONCEPTION

We focus on putting our clients’ ideas in the context of Industrial Property. An initial consultation is essential to avoid risky disclosures and unnecessary expenses. We help our clients determining the best way forward.

Services

  • Preliminary viability studies
  • State-of-the art searches
  • Availability searches

PROTECTION STRATEGY

We optimise the most appropriate IP applications to ensure our clients will have a strong exclusivity in their target markets. We work side by side with our clients, as part of their team and safeguard their investments.

Services

  • Drafting and preparing Patent or Utility Model applications
  • Preparing Design applications
  • Trademark Laboratory
  • Preparing applications for Trademark registrations
  • Filing, follow-up and defence of applications for registration
  • Protection – Response to office actions and oppositions

GLOBALISATION

We protect our clients’ IP rights in the relevant international markets, and hence ensure their exclusive rights and reduce the risks of third parties' rights infringement. We adjust our clients’ budget to each phase of globalisation.

Services

  • Filing, follow-up and defence of International Patent, Utility Model or Design applications
  • Filing, follow-up and defence of International Patent, Utility Model or Trademark applications
  • Partnerships in other parts of the world

PROTECTION IS NOT THE END

We monitor the relevant due dates to ensure there is timely action. We watch competitors’ IP applications to enable our clients to act strategically. We are always at our clients’ side, looking for return on their investment.

Services

  • Payments of maintenance fees for IP rights
  • Recordals of License agreements & Assignment agreements for IP rights
  • Monitoring of third-party IP applications
  • Oppositions
  • IP invalidity actions

A partner with solutions tailored to our clients’ needs

From tradition towards the future.

We have the ability to effectively respond to challenges, by accommodating ourselves to the special characteristics and urgencies of each sector of activity and each business reality, with the best protection solution.

Technology Sector

Our specialists efficiently guide strategic protection of inventions in the many different technology fields. The security of our recognised experience, with more than 130 years, enables us to identify the protection needs in this sector of accelerated evolution. Also, at the forefront of protection of green technologies inventions.

Preserves, Wines and Olive Oils

The success and reputation of so many Portuguese companies are directly related to worldwide protection of Intellectual Property.  In Portugal and in the rest of the world, we have been accompanying exceptional companies in these traditionally innovative areas, for more than 100 years.

Footwear, Textile and Furniture

The Portuguese paradigm in these areas has evolved and deserves international recognition. We have built strategic partnerships with companies for protection of their inventions, design and brands and their globalisation. 

Banking, Insurance and Financial Services

Trademark protection is acquiring particular importance in these service areas in which differentiation in such a competitive environment is essential. We offer specialized services from the moment a trademark is chosen until the moment it is communicated.

Pharmaceutical Industry and Plant Protection

The pharmaceutical industry has experienced a remarkable increase. In this context, we offer not only a close follow up of the assets of IP applications and rights, but also an optimised protection strategy. We highlight our experience in Supplementary Protection Certificates.

Retail Sector

From traditional to the most disruptive retail business.  We offer a range of services adjusted according to the constant challenges in this sector.

Acting globally

Africa

The IP law in the African Portuguese-Speaking Countries is markedly influenced by the Portuguese IP law.  We have been watching it being developed closely and have built up an optimal network of local partners. We can also count on stable partners in South Africa and in the Arab Countries.

Europe

Our team includes European Patent Attorneys and European Trademark and Design Attorneys, which allow us to directly act before the European Offices. For protecting locally our clients’ Intellectual Property rights we collaborate with the main European Intellectual Property firms, and we are reciprocally their partners in Portugal.

Oceania

We rely on top partners in this region, especially in Australia and New Zealand. For Timor, we outline an alternative strategy to industrial property rights which are no legally foreseen there. 

Asia

In addition to our long-term partnerships in Macao and Hong-Kong, we do have solid partnerships in China. We are aware of the specific challenges and closely accompany our clients in protection and defence of their IP rights.  Also, in India, we rely since long on partners well-acquainted with local specificities.

South America

Besides Brazil, with particular tradition, we are experienced in following complex strategies of IP protection in South America, in particular in Argentine, Venezuela and Colombia. We highlight also our cooperation with Brazilian firms for protecting their clients’ IP rights in Portugal and in the European Union. 

North America

In particular in the United States of America and Canada, the value of IP assets has been strongly recognised. We do have partners specialized in strategic protection aiming at guarantying and boosting that value. We gain the trust of North- American entities and multinational companies for protecting their IP rights in Portugal. 

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Countries where we have registered rights.

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National and International Clients.

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Registered and in force IP rights.

  • Symington Family Estates

    Symington Family Estates

    Symington, which comprises all the companies that integrate the group of companies of the Symington Family, by of means of a relationship that has decades, especially with the company of the group, Cockburn & Ca., S.A., has full confidence in the know-how and in the excellence of the services offered by A.G. DA CUNHA FERREIRA, considering that said firm is fundamental in the inflexible defense of their Industrial Property rights which, specially focusing on the wine sector, are of vital importance for the development of their business activities.

    Eugénio Oliveira - Legal Officer

  • PORTUGÁLIA ADMINISTRAÇÃO DE PATRIMÓNIOS SA

    PORTUGÁLIA ADMINISTRAÇÃO DE PATRIMÓNIOS SA

    We have a long-term partnership with AGCF”. We feel the technical competence and advisory in the Industrial Property field, which has been essential for the growth and expansion of our company and our trademarks. Our service requests are handled with a high degree of professionalism by competent staff and with high quality of expertise. We consider AGCF an essential partner for the business growth and expansion.

     

    Maria Martins – Head of the Institutional Communications and Public Relations Department

  • Liga Portuguesa Contra o Cancro – LPCC (Portuguese League Against Cancer)

    Liga Portuguesa Contra o Cancro – LPCC (Portuguese League Against Cancer)

    The Liga Portuguesa Contra o Cancro – LPCC (Portuguese League Against Cancer) recognizes AG da Cunha Ferreira as a especially trustworthy partner, that provides services to the LPCC for more than 20 years now. The history of AG da Cunha Ferreira with more than a century is commendable. There are very few centenary companies still operating, this is only possible thanks to service quality and vision of its managers.

     

    Humberto Lourenço – Financial and Administrative Coordinator

  • BIC PORTUGAL SA

    BIC PORTUGAL SA

    For its expertise, professionalism and performance, the company A.G. da Cunha Ferreira, Lda. deserves all confidence and guaranty of defence of its clients’ interests. It is not for nothing that the company exists since 1880.  

     

    Gilza Figueiredo – Office Coordinator

  • SoftFinança SA

    SoftFinança SA

    In 2015 the company SoftFinança SA started a transformation and growth process, which led us in 2019 to the need to register and protect new trademarks and products. When globalisation of a company increases protection of its Industrial Property rights become an crucial investment.   

    The choice of A.G. da Cunha Ferreira to assist us was easy, as it is a well-experienced company not only at national market level but also at international level, recognized for the rigor and quality of its work. Besides the confidence in the AGCF staff, who has been supporting us, we highlight the unusual professionalism characteristic and the close relationship we always had. 

     

    Luís Teodoro – Administrator