Gabriel Francisco Leonardos

Senior Partner at Kasznar Leonardos

Gabriel Francisco Leonardos is a senior partner at Kasznar Leonardos and head of the licensing and litigation departments of the firm’s Sao Paulo office. He has 30 years’ experience in intellectual property and is widely recognised by international law and IP guides as one of the best IP lawyers in Brazil. He acts in IP litigation, consulting services on licensing agreements, patents, trademarks, copyrights and unfair competition, trademark prosecution, arbitration and mediation in IP and contract law.

Mr Leonardos is a member of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, the Licensing Executives Society (LES) (former president of LES Brazil) and the German-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, of which he is honorary president. Mr Leonardos is also a judge in the Ethics Court of the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property and federal counselor of the Brazilian Bar Association.

Mr Leonardos received his law degree in 1986 from the State University of Rio de Janeiro, a postgraduate degree in German law in 1989 from the Ludwig-Maximilian University and an LLM in financial law in 1996 from the University of Sao Paulo. He was a guest research fellow at the Max Planck Institute, Germany, from 1988 to 1989. In 2015 Mr Leonardos received from the German government the Cross of the Order of Merit.

Mr Leonardos is a frequent speaker at IP conferences worldwide and the author of dozens of articles on IP law published in specialised journals, in Portuguese, English, German and Spanish. He is the author of an acclaimed book on the tax law of technology transfer, published in 1997.

He speaks Portuguese, English and German.

Professional associations

  • AHK
  • LES

Firm details

Kasznar Leonardos
Av Nove de Julho 3147
Seventh Floor
Sao Paulo 01407-000

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