Joana Piriquito Santos (Senior Associate) was appointed in May 2020, Vice-President of the UNION-IP Patent Commission.

UNION-IP is an international IP organization with great prestige, integrating some of the greatest European specialists in intellectual property. Joana was admitted as a member of the Patent Commission in 2017 and, since then, has participated in the organization of several events and contributed to several working papers submitted on behalf of UNION-IP, work that has now culminated in her appointment as Vice-President.

VdA thus continues to ensure its active representation in international organizations, increasing its strong reputation in IP and its network of international contacts in this area.