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KLA – Koury Lopes Advogados ("KLA") recently had the privilege of assisting Instituto Museu da Pessoa (the “Museum of the Person”) in drafting and reviewing the legal documents necessary to enable its operation and the fulfillment of its core objectives in Brazil.

Founded in the City of São Paulo in 1991, Museu da Pessoa is largely known in Brazil for being a virtual and collaborative museum that has as main objective to document, preserve and transform human lives through the gathering of information and life stories of normal individuals. Currently, Museu da Pessoa has over 17 thousand recorded individual statements in audio, video and text formats and more than 60 thousand photos and digitalized documents. It is a true database of people’s life  stories.

The mission of Museu da Pessoa is primarily focused on recognizing the true value of cultural diversity and the personal story of every single individual as one of the most important assets of humanity. The main goal of the Museum is to be an open and collaborative institution in the country to provide a better comprehension and connection between individuals of all generations and becoming a rich source of knowledge.

KLA was contacted to render Pro Bono services to Museu da Pessoa through Thomson Reuters Foundation. Associates of KLA’s Intellectual Property practice Vanessa Pirró and Rafael Pessoa assisted the Museum in the draft and review of all personal releases and copyright license agreements used by the Museum in its operations, both to allow the recording of statements granted by the individuals and to authorize the Museum to use such recorded materials to fulfill its purposes.

The partnership between Museu da Pessoa and KLA was a great success. The Brazilian Museum is now assured that its activities are properly protected by the necessary legal documents and KLA associates were able to have access, understand and assist a relevant Brazilian institution in the preservation of individual stories and memories.