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Client Choice – International 2013
A renowned Brazilian IP lawyer, for eight years Rafael Lacaz
Amaral worked at Momsen, Leonardos & Cia (established in
1919) before becoming a partner at Kasznar Leonardos
Intellectual Property in May 2012. He coordinates 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.
Mr Lacaz Amaral chairs the Non-traditional Trademarks
Latin America and Caribbean Sub-committee of the International
Trademark Association. In Brazil, he is a member of the board
and chair of the Enforcement Committee of the Brazilian
Association of Intellectual Property.
Mr Lacaz Amaral also teaches IP law at the Pontifical
Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, the School of Magistracy
of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the Getulio Vargas Foundation
and the Brazilian Association of Industrial Property Agents.
In 2012 Mr Lacaz Amaral once again made the final rankings
in the third edition of the
World Trademark Review 1000
and
was recommended by
Best Lawyers
as one of the best IP
litigators in Brazil.
Kasznar Leonardos
Intellectual Property
Rua Teófilo Otoni, 63 /
5th-8th Floors
Centro
Rio de Janeiro
20090-080
Brazil
T
+55 21 2113 1919
F
+55 21 2113 1920
What clients said
“His skills and abilities in understanding technical
and business details, as well as our particular
interests in defending our patent and trademark
rights, are outstanding.”
“Mr Lacaz Amaral’s overall legal knowledge, and
in particular his extraordinary IP understanding,
enable him to give us an appropriate and realistic
evaluation of any particular case scenario and
perfect legal advice.”
“Rafael communicates directly and answers quickly,
coming straight to the point and always giving a
sharp analysis. This makes communication and
cooperation with him highly effective.”
“His broad, up-to-date legal knowledge, in particular
with respect to jurisdiction in trademark law, enables
us to find the appropriate decisions to proceed in
even the most delicate cases.”
Lacaz Amaral, Rafael
Kasznar Leonardos Intellectual Property – Partner
rafael.lacaz@kasznarleonardos.com | www.kasznarleonardos.com
Winner – Intellectual Property: Trademarks, Brazil