Graduated in Law from Universidade Autónoma, in Lisbon, she attended the 3rd year of her degree in Chemical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico. She took the course Introduction to European Patent Law at Robert Shumann University – C.E.I.P.I. – in collaboration with A.C.P.I. and attended the 1st Postgraduate Course in Industrial Law, APDI, in partnership with the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon. She has been developing her professional activity at A.G. da Cunha Ferreira since 1986, having performed several technical and coordination functions internally. She has been in charge of the Patent Department since 1995. 


ACPI – Portuguese Association of Industrial Property Consultants (Member of the Patent and Design since 2013)

APDI - – Portuguese Association of Intellectual Right

FICPI – Fedération Internationalle des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle

AIPPI – International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

Speaker at the following events:

- Lecturer on the theme “Protection in Innovation – Industrial Property as an instrument of Innovation” at the Industrial Property Seminar held by AERLIS (September 2012).

- Rapporteur for the Portuguese AIPPI Group on the question “The use of prosecution history in post-grant patent proceedings” (Q229) at the AIPPI Incheon Executive Committee (South Korea, October 2012)

- Lecturer on the theme “The Wine Sector and Design and Innovation as Success Factors” at the conference “Wines from a Demarcated Region|Distinction|Design|Innovation as Success Factors”, held by the Regional Wine Commission of DÃO (Viseu, June 2013)

- Speaker on the topic “Patents and the Defence of Knowledge” at the debate on “Intellectual Property – Current and Emerging Issues for Entrepreneurs and Legislators”, hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce – Portuguese National Delegation (Lisbon, June 2013).

- Lecturer on the theme “Design” at the conference ”Sustained Creativity”, held by the Municipality of Matosinhos (Matosinhos, April 2019)


Participation in several national and international Industrial Property Seminars and Congresses, among others:

- Several Open Forum and World Congresses hosted by FICPI;

- Several World Intellectual Property Congresses hosted by AIPPI

- Several Annual Forums hosted by ACPI

- I Forum Iberoamericacano de la Propiedad Intelectual (March 2007)

- Several WIPO and EPO Seminars, hosted in partnership with the INPI (Portuguese IP Office).

- Several courses and seminars hosted by the INPI (Portuguese IP Office)


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