Doctor Ana Penteado is a trade marks attorney registered at the Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board since 2016. She received her first law degree in 1994 at Mackenzie University, School of Law becoming a licensed member of the Brazilian Bar Association in the same year.
In 1997, she earned a Legum Magister, LL.M., from the University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) on international law with specialization on intellectual property law. Her thesis is entitled International Law and International Finance Institutions – A Comparative Study.
In 2009, as an iMURs scholarship holder, she was awarded her doctorate with her thesis entitled International Intellectual Property and International Environmental Law: a study of ownership of Indigenous People’s Intellectual Property Rights.
Her article The Law of the Land: intangible and tangible rights in Aboriginal Australia is published at Revista de Direito Economico e Socioambiental (2012) (English version available).
She has presented several submissions to the Australian Parliament, in regards to intellectual property legislation and policy-making affecting Aboriginal Peoples intangible rights connected to their Traditional Knowledge. Her work has been cited by Duncan Matthews and Herbert Zech on Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and the Life Sciences (2017) published by Edward Elgar Publishing.
She is currently Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney, Australia and runs her practice.