Gustavo Starling Leonardos

Managing Partner at Luiz Leonardos & Advogados

Gustavo Starling Leonardos is the managing partner of Luiz Leonardos & Advogados specialising in IP judicial litigation, technology transfer and trademark registration. Mr Leonardos has an LLB from the Faculty of Law of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (1985) and a master’s in comparative law from George Washington University Law School (1987). He is a member of the Brazilian Bar Association.

In addition, Mr Leonardos:

  • is a member of the Brazilian Industrial Property Agents' Association, INTA, Les Executives Society International and the European Communities Trademark Association;
  • is a permanent member of the board of directors of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association, of which he was third vice president in 1998-1999 and first vice president in 2000-2003 ;
  • was a consultant for WIPO’s Industrial Property Division Geneva in 1989-1990;
  • was president of the Brazilian Group (2004-2007) and is currently a member of the Q94 Committee (World Trade Organization) of the International Association for the Protection of Industrial Property; and
  • was first vice president (2004-2006) of the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property, of which he remains a member.

Mr Leonardos was also a member of the National Council Against Piracy and Intellectual Property Infringements of the Ministry of Justice in 2005 to 2007.

Mr Leonardos received the School of Magistrates of the State of Rio de Janeiro Medal in 2007 for the outstanding services rendered to the legal culture and Brazilian society.

He speaks Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.

Professional associations

  • ABPI
  • INTA

Firm details

Luiz Leonardos & Advogados
Avenida Rio Branco 80
6th Floor
Rio de Janeiro 20040-070

Contact details

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