History

The firm Raul César Ferreira (Herd.), S.A. (RCF) was created in 1929 by Engineer Raul César Ferreira (1890 – 1959), writer and naval construction engineer who joined the Portuguese war navy, in which he stayed until initiating his activity as an Official Industrial Property Agent.

Currently, the technical management is assured by several Industrial Property Official Agents, namely Mr. António Trigueiros de Aragão, Mr. Pedro Moreira, Mr. João Jorge, Ms. Elsa Canhão and Mr. Jorge Faustino. RCF is one of the market leaders in Portugal in the field of Intellectual Property, counting on an internal set of specialized collaborators in technological and translation areas, in addition to an external set of highly qualified associates in the most diverse areas.

RCF has among its clients some of the most representative Portuguese companies, as well as the many important international companies, namely from Europe, the Americas and Asia, from the most diverse sectors. It also corresponds with colleagues from all over the world in Portuguese, English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.

Presently, in addition to Protecting Innovation, we are dedicated to support internationalization efforts, making sure the required level of protection and the appropriate adaptations of the product to the new market are guaranteed.

Digital Museum

Mission

To support the internationalization of innovation and to protect knowledge and our client’s rights through the most up-to-date methods and technological tools, allied with the know-how and team experience, safeguarding confidentiality in order to boost and preserve the value of such assets throughout time.

Awards and Recognitions

Organizations

ABPI

Brazilian Intellectual Property Association

ACEGE

Christian Association of Entrepreneurs and Managers

ACPI

Portuguese Association of Industrial Property Consultants

AFP

Portuguese Tax Association

AHK

German-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce

ACL

Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry

AIPPI

International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

AMCHAM

American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal

AMEP

Portuguese Association of European Patent Agents

APDI

Portuguese Association of Intellectual Law

APEF

Portuguese Family Business Association

APPM

Portuguese Association of Marketing Professionals

ASIPI

Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property

Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Portugal Cape Verde

CCIL-C

Portuguese-Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry

CCISP

Swiss-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry

CIPA

The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys

ECTA

European Communities Trade Mark Association

EPI

European Patent Institute

FICPI

International Federation of National IP Associations

GRUR

German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

ICC

International Chamber of Commerce

IFA

The International Fiscal Association

INTA

International Trademark Association

IPES

Portuguese Institute of Solar Energy

MARQUES

The Association of European Trade Mark Owners

PTMG

Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group

UNION

Union of European Practitioners in Industrial Property

VPP

Association of Intellectual Property Experts

GTDT

Getting The Deal Through

Protocols

APBIO

Portuguese Association for Bioindustries

RIET

Iberian Network of Cross-Borders Entities