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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 and Protection of Confidential Information , 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: Brazilian Association of Industrial Property Agents – ABAPI; Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property – ABPI; Member of Legislation and Regulation Committee of International Trademark Association (INTA 2018 - 2019)

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); Member of the Legislation & Regulation Committee of the International Trademark Association – INTA (2018-2019) ; Member of the Board of the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property – ABPI (since 2008); Member of the Board of the Brazilian Association of Industrial Property Agents – ABAPI (since 2016); 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 - 2019); Recommended by WTR (2015 - 2018); Recommended as Trademark Star on the 2016 and 2017 editions of IP Stars; Recommended by WIPR Leaders in 2017; Recommended by Chambers & Partners Latin America (2018 - 2019); Recommended by the Brazilian ranking Analise Advocacia 500 on the 2013 to 2018 editions.

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.