Mr Rafael Lacaz Amaral > Kasznar Leonardos Intellectual Property > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Kasznar Leonardos Intellectual Property
RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ – 20090-080

Work Department

Trademarks, Domain Names, Anti-Counterfeiting, License Compliance, Copyrights, Digital Law Personal Information, Advertising, Trade Secrets and Protection of Confidential Information, Unfair Competition, Regulatory Law in the Health Area and Litigation and Dispute Resolution.


Senior Partner, Attorney at Law


Mr. Lacaz is a Senior Partner and one of the heads of the litigation team of the Rio de Janeiro office and acts in IP litigation before the courts. He also provides consulting services on licensing agreements, patents, trademarks, copyrights and unfair competition, trademark prosecution, and arbitration and mediation in intellectual property. He also has strong experience in license compliance and anti-piracy programs, working for software developers and music and images libraries.


Portuguese, English, and French.


International Trademark Association – INTA; Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property – ABPI.


Post-graduated in Civil Procedural Law from Cândido Mendes University – UCAM (2008); Post-graduated in Intellectual Property from the State University of Rio de Janeiro – UERJ (2002); Graduated in Law from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ (1999).

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Intellectual property

Full-service IP boutique Kasznar Leonardos Intellectual Property has robust, dedicated teams covering the breadth of IP litigation and prosecution services. On top of the team’s patent and trade mark infringement litigation successes for leading international and domestic clients, the practice also handles unfair competition cases and domain name disputes. Anti-piracy is a growing area of focus for the firm, which regularly assists software entities, copyright owners, technology platforms and rights management companies with license compliance programmes. Gabriel Francisco Leonardos has an impressive track record in high-stakes litigation before IP courts in Brazil, involving patents, trade marks, copyright and unfair competition. Contentious IP matters are a core area of activity for Claudio Roberto Barbosa, a go-to name for licensing agreements and data protection. Rafael Lacaz Amaral excels in IP litigation before state and federal courts and oversees the anti-piracy and compliance group. Aline Ferreira is singled out for her experience in the life sciences sector, which is also an area of focus for Anderson Ribeiro, who leads on transactional and regulatory issues. Other noteworthy practitioners include trade secrets expert Elisabeth Kasznar Fekete and the recently promoted Luciana Minada. Since publication, Ribeiro has left the firm (effective February 2022).