Ph.D. in Private Law, from the Faculty of Law of University of Minho. Lectures at the University of Minho, since 1983, expert in Intellectual Property. Director of the Review “Cadernos de Direito Privado”. Member of the Editorial Staff of the Review “Actas de Derecho Industrial” (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain). Member of the Executive Committee of the Review “Dereito” (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain). President of the “Fundação Carlos Lloyd Braga”. Member of the Direction of “Centro de Estudos Jurídicos do Minho” (Legal Studies Center). Author of over 50 publications, six of which are books.