Rafael Lacaz Amaral

Senior Partner at Kasznar Leonardos Intellectual Property

Rafael Lacaz Amaral is a senior partner at Kasznar Leonardos Intellectual Property. He is an attorney at law and has been registered with the Brazilian Bar Association since 2000.

Mr Lacaz Amaral’s practice areas include trademarks, domain names, anti-counterfeiting, copyrights, digital law, personal information, advertising, trade secrets and protection of confidential information, unfair competition, regulatory law in the health industry, litigation and dispute resolution.

Mr Lacaz Amaral graduated from the law school at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1999, and undertook postgraduate studies in intellectual property at the State University of Rio de Janeiro in 2001 and civil procedural law at Candido Mendes University in 2008.

Mr Lacaz Amaral is a member of the Brazilian Association of Industrial Property Agents (ABAPI), the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property (ABPI) and the Legislation and Regulation Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA) for 2018-2019.

Mr Lacaz Amaral was chair of INTA’s Latin America Caribbean Subcommittee of Non-traditional Trademarks (2008-2013), Enforcement Committee (2014-2015) and Bulletin Committee (2016-2017). He was also co-chair of the ABPI Enforcement Committee (2008-2013) and has been a member of the board since 2008, as well as a member of the board of the Brazilian Association of Industrial Property Agents since 2016. He was also an arbiter in domain name disputes at the ABPI Arbitration and Mediation Centre.

Mr Lacaz Amaral has been an IP professor at the Rio de Janeiro State Magistrate School since 2005, as well as on the postgraduate course at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro since 2007 and varied courses at the Getulio Vargas Foundation since 2009.

Mr Lacaz Amaral won the Client Choice Award for trademarks in Brazil in 2013. He has also been recommended by Best Lawyers (2013-2017), in the silver category of the WTR 1000 (2015 and 2017), as a trademark star by IP Stars (2017-2017), by WIPR Leaders in 2017 and Chambers and Partners Latin America 2018.

Professional associations

  • ABPI
  • INTA

Firm details

Kasznar Leonardos Intellectual Property
Rua Teofilo Otoni 63
Fifth to Seventh Floors
Rio de Janeiro 20090-080

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