Nuno Sousa e Silva


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Nuno Sousa e Silva is a Portuguese qualified lawyer (partner at PTCS Advogados) working mainly in the fields of Intellectual Property (patents, copyright, trademarks and design rights), technology and IT (internet, digital technologies and software) laws and a Professor at the Porto Law School of Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP). He also teaches at Porto Business School and has previously taught at ISCAP and at the School of Arts (UCP). Nuno also acts frequently as an arbitrator and legal expert for companies, governments, and international institutions. Nuno has published more than fifty articles and five books in the areas of IT/TMT, IP, EU, Private and Commercial Law. He is regularly invited for conferences and talks and has lectured in several institutions in Portugal as well as in Germany, Hungary, Poland, Brazil, Denmark, and the UK. In 2019 he earned a PhD in Law, with a thesis on the intersections between IP and unfair competition (awarded the Abreu Advogados prize). He graduated from the Law School of the Catholic University of Portugal in 2011 and in April 2013 he concluded his Master of Laws degree at the same University with a thesis on trade secrets. Studied at the Munich Intellectual Property Centre (joint program by the Max Planck Institute and GW Law) where he obtained his LLM degree in Intellectual Property and Competition Law in November 2013, writing his thesis on the ownership problems of overlaps in European Intellectual Property Law.