Antonella Carminatti


BMA – Barbosa Müssnich Aragão
BMA Corporate - Largo do Ibam, 1
4º andar - Humaitá
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Tel: +55 21 3824-5757


Antonella Carminatti is a partner at BMA and head of the IP practice. Her work covers all aspects of intellectual property, especially portfolio management, transactional intellectual property, licensing, litigation, and counselling – both domestically and abroad.

Her experience includes developing IP strategy, management of IP assets and transactions involving intellectual property, including trademarks, patents, copyright, industrial designs, and trade dress. She works on anti-counterfeiting programmes and litigation of IP and related rights, such as unfair competition, domain names and trade dress cases, before the Brazilian federal and state courts. Carminatti is also known for her skills in drafting and reviewing domestic and foreign license agreements involving patents, trademarks, and copyright, as well as franchise, technology, and software agreements.

Carminatti regularly counsels clients on the selection and adoption of trademarks, how to build and enhance rights in brands, and enforcement strategies. She has assisted clients in multimillion-dollar transactions involving acquisition and divestiture of IP portfolios.

A frequent participant and speaker at IP seminars and meetings in Brazil and abroad, Carminatti is a member of the board of directors of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association and of the INTA Editorial Committee and Trade Dress Taskforce.

  • ​Specialization, CEIPI de l’Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg, France (1995)
  • LL.B., Universidade Candido Mendes – UCAM (1987)
  • ​Law Faculty, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina – UFSC (1982-1984)

Ms. Carminatti is frequently recommended in publications such as Chambers Latin America, Chambers Global, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer, IAM, Who’s Who Legal, LACCA Approved, Leaders League, Best Lawyers, World Trademark Review, IAM Patent 1000, Expert Guides, World Intellectual Property Review and IP Stars.

“Antonella Carminatti is instructed by clients from the food and beverage, airline and cosmetics industries to assist with disputes relating to image rights and nullity actions against the BPTO, as well as non-contentious mandates. A client appreciates her “attention to detail, responsiveness and strategic thinking.” – Chambers Global

The combination of our scientists’ and engineers’ technical skills and the legal expertise of our lawyers means that BMA IP provides clients with a high-quality multidisciplinary service that is unmatched in the Brazilian market.

We provide a full range of professional services in the protection, management and enforcement of all types of intellectual property rights — patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, industrial designs, domain names and plant varieties, as well as related fields such as advertising, franchising, e-commerce, entertainment, geographical indications and appellations of origin. Our range of experience covers every industry and technology – from electrical and computer technology to luxury goods, industrial manufacturing, consumer products, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and chemicals.

BMA IP’s team has won an international reputation for its ability to provide personalized service aimed at achieving our clients’ objectives through the highest standards of quality and efficiency.

Our practice is worldwide through a carefully tested global network of firms. As a result, we are able to direct and coordinate the international IP portfolios of our clients, assuring them of the same strategic focus and technical capabilities that we provide in Brazil. Likewise, foreign law firms are confident that their clients will find uncompromising excellence when they call on BMA IP for assistance in prosecution, litigation and consultation matters in Brazil.

Founded in 1995, BMA – Barbosa Müssnich Aragão is now one of the foremost law firms in Latin America. BMA’s practice covers all areas of business law, enabling the firm to provide support to Brazilian and international clients in the legal implications of their business activities, taking into account the peculiarities of Brazilian law.

Practice areas: corporate law, tax law, equity and debt markets, infrastructure, regulatory and government affairs, arbitration and litigation, environmental law, sports and entertainment law, competition law, international trade, employment law, corporate ethics, real estate, and intellectual property.