Sónia Queiroz Vaz specializes in drafting and negotiating intellectual property rights contracts (particularly, licensing and transfer rights) in a wide range of fields, e.g., broadcasting, publishing and merchandising, as well as in designing strategies to protect IP rights, including brands. She is also an expert in advising on the commercial exploitation of software and audiovisual products both in Portugal and abroad (production, distribution and broadcasting via television, radio, internet and mobile platforms).
Before joining Cuatrecasas, she worked at other law firms in Portugal.
She is a member of the Portuguese Bar Association.
She represents Cuatrecasas on the Intellectual Property Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Portugal.
She has been appointed a member of the International Trademark Association’s Copyright Committee for the 2024-2025 period.
Postgraduate studies in Law on Bioethics
Universidade de Lisboa, 2002
Postgraduate studies in Information Society Law
Universidade de Lisboa, 2001
Bachelor of Laws
Universidade de Lisboa, 2000
III Consumer Law and Alternative Consumer Dispute Resolution Course
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2016
Course on Information Technology
Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial, Lisbon, 2016
Course on IP and Competition Law
Católica Global School of Law, 2016
Course on Legal and Economic Aspects of the Introduction of the Euro
European Institute of the University of Lisbon Law School, 1998
Chambers Europe, Legal 500, IP Stars and Best Lawyers in Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Media, Privacy & Data Security and Technology Law