Secretary- WALTER PALMER, Partner in Pinheiro Palmer attorneys
A member of the Florida Bar since 1995, Walter practiced as a civil litigator in federal and state courts in the U.S. for five years before moving to Brazil in August 2000 to work for a top-tier IP boutique. After becoming a member of the Brazilian Bar (Rio de Janeiro) in 2005, he co-founded Pinheiro Palmer Advogados with his wife Cristina.
Education: B.A., English/Political Science, University of Miami (1988); M.A., English, University Of Miami (1990); J.D., The George Washington University Law School (1995).
Bar memberships: Florida (1995) and Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, 2004).
Practice experience: Associate, Amlong & Amlong, P.A., Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1995 - 1997; Associate, Gunster Yoakley, West Palm Beach, FL, 1997 - 2000; Foreign correspondent/apprentice attorney, Daniel Advogados, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2000 - 2004; Partner, Pinheiro Palmer Advogados, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2005 - present.
Professional memberships: the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property (ABPI); the Brazilian Association of Industrial Property Agents (ABAPI); the International Trademark Association (INTA).
Languages: English and Portuguese.
Areas of practice: intellectual property law, including trademark clearance, prosecution and enforcement, copyright, litigation, and general counseling; data privacy.