Alvaro Duarte and Associados is a company which has been working in the field of Industrial Property since 1973. Our objective is to be leader in the field of the protection, maintenance and defence of all types of legal rights relating to patents, Trade Marks and other distinguishing marks of business.

AD&A employs a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and, as such, it is qualified to practise at national and European Community levels. Nationally, the company works in conjunction with INPI - the National Industrial Property Institute. In Europe, it works with the European Institute of Patents (EPO) in relation to European patents and with the Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM) in relation to Community Trade Marks and Community designs and standards.

Through its network of colleagues throughout the world, AD&A is qualified to practise in any country.

Since its foundation, the company has been committed to the improvement of its services through continual investment in technology and staff training.

AD&A employs professionals who are highly-qualified in the fields of Economics, Law, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Pharmacy. Due to the scientific backgrounds of many of our staff, as well as the on-going in-house training programmes which they participate in, the company is especially skilled at providing Industrial Property services in the area of scientific development.

Qualities such as Tradition, Experience, Dynamism, Innovation and Economy have given more than 6,000 clients the confidence to trust in our services.