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  • Rafael Lacaz Amaral
Rafael Lacaz Amaral

Rafael Lacaz Amaral

rafael.amaral@kasznarleonardos.com

Practice Area: Trademarks , Advertising , Copyrights , Unfair Competition , Regulatory Law in the Health Area , Digital Law Personal Information , Trade Secrets , Domain Names , Anti-Counterfeiting , Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Description: Senior Partner; Attorney at Law member of the Brazilian Bar Association since 2000; Registered Industrial Property Agent; Coordinator of Anti-Piracy & Compliance (AP&C) team.

Education: 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).

Associations: Member of the Anti-piracy Committee of the International Trademark Association - INTA (2020-2021); member of the Directing Board of the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property - ABPI (since 2008).

Highlights: Chair of the Subcommittee of Non-traditional Trademarks of the International Trademark Association – INTA ((2010-2011; 2012-2013); Co-Chair of the Enforcement Committee of the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property – ABPI (2008-2009; 2010-2011; 2012-2013); Arbiter in domain name disputes at the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property – CSD-ABPI; Guest-Professor of Intellectual Property of the Post-Graduation course at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro – PUC/RJ (since 2007); Guest-Professor of Intellectual Property of varied courses at Getulio Vargas Foundation – FGV/RJ (since 2009); Recommended by the guide Best Lawyers (2013 - 2021); Recommended by WTR (2015 - 2021); Recommended by IP Stars (2016 - 2020); Recommended by Chambers & Partners Global, Latin America and Brazil (2018 - 2021); Recommended by the Brazilian ranking Analise Advocacia 500 (2013 - 2018); Recommended by the guide Leaders League (2018 - 2020); Recommended by the guide The Legal 500 Latin America (2012 - 2021).

Languages: Portuguese | English | French

INTERNATIONALLY-RECOGNISED EXPERIENCE

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