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Kasznar Leonardos Intellectual Property
SAO PAULO, SP – 01407-000

Work Department

Litigation before the courts in IP law, consulting services on several areas such as Licensing Agreements, Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Unfair Competition, Trademark Prosecution and Arbitration and Mediation in IP and Contract Law.


Senior Partner, Attorney at Law


Senior partner and founder of Kasznar Leonardos, Mr. Leonardos has 30 years of experience in Intellectual Property and is a lecturer and professor of IP courses.


Portuguese, English and German.


Special Intellectual Property Commission of Brazilian Bar Association; Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property – ABPI; Brazilian Association of Industrial Property Agents – ABAPI; International Trademark Association – INTA; Brazilian-German Chamber of Commerce of Rio de Janeiro; Fédération International dês Conseils en Proprieté Industrielle – FICPI; German Association of Intellectual Property – GRUR; Brazilian Association of Financial Law – ABDF; International Fiscal Association – IFA.


MBA in Corporate Finance from FGV (2018); Master (LL.M.) in Financial Law from the University of São Paulo – USP (1996); Post-graduated in German Law from Ludwig-Maximilian University – Munich, Germany (1989); Guest Research Fellow Max Planck Institute – Germany (1988-1989); Graduated in Law from State University of Rio de Janeiro – UERJ (1986).

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Gabriel Francisco LeonardosKasznar Leonardos 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).