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  • Gabriel Francisco Leonardos
Gabriel Francisco Leonardos

Gabriel Francisco Leonardos


Practice Area: Trademarks , Advertising , Copyrights , Unfair Competition , Regulatory Law in the Health Area , Digital Law Personal Information , Technology Transfer, Franchising and Licensing , Trade Secrets , Domain Names , Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Description: Senior-Partner; Attorney at Law member of the Brazilian Bar Association since 1986; Registered Industrial Property Agent; Federal Counselor of Brazilian Bar Association.

Education: 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).

Associations: Vice-President of 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

Highlights: Gabriel Leonardos received, in 2015, from the German Government, the Cross of the Knights of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (“Bundesverdienstkreuz”), in recognition for his long contribution to the development of cultural and economic ties between Brazil and Germany; Former president of the Brazilian-German Chamber of Commerce of Rio de Janeiro (2006-2009) and current honorary president of the Chamber; Vice-president of ABAPI 1996-2001 and 2006-2013; Member of the Board of ABPI 1993-1999; Member of the Panel of Neutrals of INTA since 2003; Published book: "Taxation of Technology Transfer" (Ed. Forense, Rio de Janeiro, 1997); Elected “2013 and 2018 Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in the category Intellectual Property, jurisdiction Rio de Janeiro; Recommended by the renowned trademark guide WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (2012 - 2020); Recommended by the guide IAM Patent 1000 (2013 - 2018); Recommended by the guide The Legal 500 – Latin America (2012 - 2018); Recommended by IP Stars (2018 - 2019); Recommended by the guide Leaders League (2018 - 2019); Listed (Band 1) among the Brazilian IP leading lawyers by Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America (2014 - 2020).

Languages: Portuguese | English | German | French


Our firm and practitioners are in the largest international guides and publications in the field of intellectual property.