António Andrade

Partner | Lisbon

Practice Areas
Intellectual Property and Information Technology
Health, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
German Desk
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António Andrade has been a partner at Abreu Advogados since 2019, working predominantly on all matters related to intellectual property law.

He has been particularly involved in court and arbitration litigation regarding patents (especially pharmaceutical patents), trade marks, designs, copyright and trade secrets, having built up experience over more than twenty years.

He has also advised a number of companies on intellectual property enforcement strategies and also on defending the validity of those rights.

António has extensive experience in prosecution of all types of intellectual property rights.

He is a Specialist Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law (a title awarded by the Portuguese Bar Association) and a Patent, Trade Mark and Design Attorney. He is also a member of several national and international intellectual property organisations (ACPI, AIPPI, ECTA, FICPI, INTA, MARQUES, UNION-IP), having been the President of ECTA’s Design Committee (2010-2016). He is currently a member of ECTA’s Copyright Committee, UNION-IP’s Litigation Commission and the International Chamber of Commerce’s PT Commission on Intellectual Property (ICC).

He has been a guest speaker and participant at many national and international congresses and seminars on intellectual property, and has published numerous articles and studies on intellectual property law at international level.

He was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Science and Technology Faculty of Universidade Nova de Lisboa and is a lecturer on the postgraduate course in Intellectual Law of the Faculty of Law of Lisbon and APDI.

He has been recognised for many years in the main international directories, such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and IP Stars. Since 2015 Who’s Who Legal has described him as one of the world’s leading patents lawyers and leading trademark lawyers.

Winner of the award “Best Lawyer of the Year 2020 in Intellectual Property” – “Best Lawyers”.

Leading Individual, Intellectual Property, 2024

Chambers and Partners – Band 2 – 2024

Patent Star – IP Stars (2023)

Leading Individual, 2023

Chambers Europe 2023 – Band 2 – Intellectual Property

Global Leader – Patent Law, 2023

Individual Gold Band (2022)

Patent Star – IP Stars (2022)

Intellectual Property: Leading Individual, 2022

Chambers Europe 2022 – Band 3 – Intellectual Property

Global Leaders 2022 – Patent Litigation

Global Leader – Patent Law, 2022

Intellectual Property Law, Portugal (2019-2023)

“Top 60 Business Law Lawyers – Iberian Lawyer” – 2021

Lawyer of the Year – Trademarks and Patents (2021)

Global Leaders – Recommended in Life Sciences – Patent Litigation, Patents and Trademarks (2021)

World’s leading life sciences, patent and trademark lawyers (2021)

“Leading IP Litigation.” (2020, 2021)

Global Leader – Patent Law, 2021

Recommended by Who’s Who Legal Iberia National Guides 2021 in Life Sciences, Patents and Trademarks.

“Individual Gold Band.” (2019, 2020,2021)

Patent Star (2021)

Band 2 – “António Andrade comes recommended by clients who underline his “excellent service and overall advice.” His activity includes strategic assistance to clients before the courts and with settlement agreements”. (2020)

“World’s leading trademarks lawyers.” (2019)

“World’s leading patents lawyers.” (2020)

“World’s leading life sciences lawyers.” (2020)

“Leading Individual Lawyer.” (2020, 2021)

“IP Star” (2015-2020)

“Trademark Star.” (2019)

“Patent Star.” (2020)

“Best lawyer of the year in intellectual property (Portugal).” (2020)

“Exclusive Winner in IP-Patents (Portugal).” (2020)

“Top 50 Business Law Lawyers – Iberian Lawyer” – 2020

Chambers Europe 2024 – Band 2 – Intellectual Property

Work Experience

Representation of pharmaceutical patent right holders (originator and research companies) in hundreds of judicial actions and arbitrations, as well as in judicial actions concerning the validity of these rights.

Representation of rights holders of utility models, trade marks, designs, copyright, in hundreds of judicial actions and arbitrations, as well as in judicial actions concerning the validity of these rights.

Advise to several national and international companies regarding strategies and protection of intellectual property rights and their enforcement.

Advise to several national and international companies regarding the licensing of intellectual property rights.

Advise to various national and international companies regarding trade secrets and unfair competition.


Academic Background

Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa

Law degree (1991)