Awards and Recognitions
Kasznar Leonardos stands out in key firm rankings:
Ranked 1st in IP/Brazil in Chambers Latin America 2015 and 2016;
Ranked 1st in Chambers Global 2015 & 2016;
Ranked 1st in IP/Brazil in The Legal 500 – Latin America editions 2013, 2014 and 2015;
Ranked 1st, among the best Brazilian IP offices, in the renowned trademark guide WTR 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2014, 2015 e 2016;
Ranked 1st in IAM Patent 1000 – 2015;
Office recommended by Latin Lawyer 250 – 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016;
Ranked 1st in the category IP/Brazil, in Análise Advocacia 500 – 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, which is the most reputed Brazilian Yearbook of Law;
Classified as Tier 2 by IP STARS 2016.
Kasznar Leonardos's professionals are recognized by a variety of international yearbooks, such as:
Best Lawyers 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
Gabriel Leonardos was elected “Lawyer of the Year 2013” in IP/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Partners Claudio Roberto Barbosa, Elisabeth Kasznar, and Rafael Lacaz Amaral were also recommended by this guide. In 2014, the news was that Elisabeth Kasznar was elected LAWYER OF THE YEAR in IP/São Paulo. In the 2015 and 2016 editions, Kasznar Leonardos had five recommended lawyers in the Intellectual Property category: Elisabeth Kasznar, Gabriel Leonardos (recommended for Arbitration and Mediation as well), Claudio Roberto Barbosa, Rafael Lacaz Amaral and Nancy Caigawa. Once more, Elisabeth Kasznar was elected LAWYER OF THE YEAR (2016) in Intellectual Property/Rio de Janeiro.
Chambers Latin America 2014, 2015 and 2016 & Chambers Global 2014 and 2015
Elisabeth Kasznar and Gabriel Leonardos were listed among the best (Band 1) Brazilian IP lawyers.
The Legal 500 – Latin America 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
In 2015, Elisabeth Kasznar and Gabriel Leonardos were listed among the seven best Brazilian IP lawyers, according to this guide. Kasznar Leonardos became, then, the only firm with more than one partner listed. In 2014, Gabriel Leonardos was elected one of the top-six in IP/Brazil. According to the 2013 edition of the guide, Elisabeth Kasznar was considered, by her clients, a “formidable lawyer.” About Gabriel Leonardos, he was appointed as one of Brazil’s top-five in IP. A client said he wished he could clone him, so that he could represent his company in other practice areas. The publication also recommends Filipe Leonardos for trademark and administrative law matters. In the 2012 edition, Gabriel Leonardos, Elisabeth Kasznar and Filipe Leonardos were mentioned as lawyers who “always exceed expectations” and who have “vision and creativity,” according to their clients.
IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners – 2015 & 2016
In 2016 edition, our partners Elisabeth Kasznar, Gabriel Leonardos, Tatiana Silveira e Claudio Barbosa was recommended.
In “Transactions”, Elisabeth Kasznar was “highly recommended” and Gabriel Leonardos and Claudio Roberto Barbosa were “recommended”. In “Litigation”, Gabriel Leonardos is in the golden list and Claudio Roberto Barbosa is silver. Tatiana Silveira was “recommended” in “Prosecution”.
WTR 1000: The World's Leading Trademark Professionals – 2015 & 2016
In 2015, six partners of our firm were recommended by this guide: Elisabeth Kasznar (Gold), Gabriel Leonardos (Gold), Filipe Leonardos (Silver), Rafael Lacaz Amaral (Silver), Claudio Roberto Barbosa (Bronze) and Nancy Caigawa (Bronze). This year, seven partners of our firm were recommended by this guide: Elisabeth Kasznar (Gold), Gabriel Leonardos (Gold), Filipe Leonardos (Silver), Rafael Lacaz Amaral (Silver), Claudio Roberto Barbosa (Bronze), Nancy Caigawa (Bronze) and Liz Starling (Bronze).
IP STARS 2016
Claudio Barbosa, Filipe Leonardos, Elisabeth Kasznar, Gabriel Leonardos e Rafael Lacaz was classified as“Trademark Star” . Claudio Barbosa was classified as “Patent Star” as well..
Análise Advocacia 500 – 2013, 2014 e 2015
Elisabeth Kasznar and Gabriel Leonardos were listed among the most admired IP professionals in Brazil, acording to the 2014 edition and previous ones. In the 2015 edition, highlighted names are Gabriel Leonardos, Claudio Roberto Barbosa, and Filipe Leonardos.
Client Choice Awards 2013
Rafael Lacaz Amaral won the Client Choice Awards 2013 in the category Trademarks/Brazil.