Antonio Murta Filho


Murta Goyanes Advogados
Av. Rio Branco, 01
Rio de Janeiro - RJ

Tel: +55 (21) 3553-6575


Founding partner of Murta Goyanes Advogados, Antonio Murta Filho has more then 25 years of experience in Intelectual Property. Often quoted in international guides, such as Chambers Global and WTR 1000, Murta is also a State Attorney of Rio de Janeiro and a member of AIPPI, of the “Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee” (International Trademark Association’s – INTA), of the “Unfair Competition Team” of Marques, and member of the Board of Directors  of the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property – ABPI.

Professional experience

  • Worked at renowned law firms specializing on intellectual property law since 1992
  • State Attorney of Rio de Janeiro approved by public contest in 1998
  • Court-appointed expert in IP litigation since 1998
  • Convenor and Professor of Trademark Law in the Industrial Property specialisation course for judges of the Federal Courts (2003)
  • Professor of the Intellectual Property Law Postgraduate Program at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (from 1999 to 2009)
  • Associate Professor in Commercial Law and Intellectual Property Law at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (from 1993 to 2009)


  • Brazilian Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association (INTA) – Member of the Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee
  • MARQUES, European Association – Member of the “Unfair Competition Team”
  • International Association for Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) – Member of the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property (ABPI) – Member of the Director board


  • Post-Graduation degree in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Laws degree from Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)
Murta Goyanes Advogados works in all fields of Intellectual Property. We provide our clients with personalized services attendant on their own history, needs and expectations. With more than 30 years of experience, our partners are committed to overseeing every case, and our work style yields the best results. We strive to deliver efficient and tailored services at a reasonable price to all clients entrusting their intangible assets to our firm.
Our professionals are qualified and resourceful. We make an integrated team, cohesive in concepts and practice. We are experts that participate fully in the process, ready for any situation, regardless of its complexity and scope.

Since its founding back in 2008, Murta Goyanes Advogados was engineered with the structure and professional capacity required in a complex and ever-changing global reality. All partners have international experience and, thanks to our worldwide business network, we render services in more than 150 countries.

We manage IP portfolios diligently and have always cherished our client relationship. We take the interests of our professionals as the firm’s: we act together as a single entity. We promote creativity and innovation as core values in counseling clients from various industries like technology, pharmaceuticals, fashion, entertainment, and media.

In sum, we cultivate a chef’s spirit. First and foremost, a chef is a distinguished professional who invested in his vocation and who dedicates himself to master his work with all energy and passion. No matter how successful he is, a good chef never leaves the kitchen. He leads the team, tastes every dish, adjusts, re-orientate. He only leaves the kitchen to check if the salon service is delivering the best customer experience.

As our 10th anniversary is near, we come to the realization that we could not have been more precise in defining our commitments. Being acknowledged in the main rankings and, more importantly, by our clients, gives us the assurance that we can grow faithful to our original purpose and that we create solid foundations to keep evolving for the next decades.

“Founding partner Antonio Murta has substantial experience advising on a range of IP matters such as trade marks, unfair competition and sector-related litigation. Clients describe him as “an exceptionally knowledgeable and responsive lawyer who stays at the cutting edge of IP law.”
Chambers & Partners, 2017