Attornety at Law (Brazil)
LL.M. in Intellectual Property (Spain)
Rodrigo Cid is a Brazilian lawyer with extensive international experience. Although born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Rodrigo started studying English together with his mother tongue and spent a great part of his late teens and early adult life teaching English to executive professionals from big companies.
In 2008, while still attending law school, Rodrigo was hired by one of the top Intellectual Property Firms in Brazil, where he was offered a permanent position in the complex litigation department even before his graduation.
During this period, Rodrigo was in the frontline of most IP-related disputes in Brazil, such as regulatory data protection, Industrial Design limitations, Copyrights related to new forms of art and many other topics.
In 2011, Rodrigo moved to Alicante, where he attended the Magister Lvcentinvs’ LL.M program in Intellectual Property. Upon returning to Brazil, Rodrigo resumed his activities – now in a new firm – and continued to work in complex litigation, but started to pursue a different focus, helping small and medium business to become more competitive through research & development and effective IP management.
Over the past few years Rodrigo dedicated himself to understand and navigate Regulatory Affairs within several and diverse economic and social segments, helping clients involved in innovation projects to prepare for the regulatory challenges of new technologies within the fields of IT, IoT (Internet of Things), Renewable Energy and Biotech.
Rodrigo is also an external consultant for Public Policies and IP matters at the Brazilian Confederation of Industries and gives lectures all around Brazil.
Rodrigo is part of our Latin American practice with a special focus on Brazil.
Whenever possible, Rodrigo is an amateur photographer who loves travelling to exotic places.
“We are now facing a moment in human history similar to the Industrial Revolution. About pretty much everything we do is facing rapid changes with the coming of the Digital Age. There is a blank canvas ahead of us in terms of shaping the new economy and society itself. I believe that creating a positive environment for new disruptive technologies and businesses will achieve many accomplishments.”