Gustavo Starling Leonardos
Managing Partner at Luiz Leonardos & Advogados
Gustavo Starling Leonardos is a founding partner of Luiz Leonardos & Advogados and active in all areas of intellectual property.
Mr Leonardos received his bachelor’s degree from the State University of Rio de Janeiro in 1985 and was admitted to the Brazilian Bar in the same year. In 1987 he earned his master’s in comparative law from the George Washington University Law School. In 1989 he worked for WIPO in Geneva as a consultant for the industrial property division until March 1990.
Mr Leonardos is an active member of the main IP associations in Brazil and internationally. He was thus president of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association for two subsequent terms (2004/2005 and 2006/2007). During that time, he was also a member of the Brazilian National Council against Piracy and IP Infringements of the Brazilian Ministry of Justice. He is currently a member of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Brazilian Attorneys Institute, as well as a member of the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (where he also served on the executive committee) and an active member of INTA, where he has been engaged in committees for numerous years. He is an active participant of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, having been the president of the Brazilian group from 2004 until 2007, as well as a member of other committees in the association, such as the programme committee and now the special committee Q94 for the WTO. He is the author of a number of articles on IP law and a frequent speaker at national and international conferences.
In 2007 Mr Leonardos was awarded the EMERJ Medal from the School of Magistrates of Rio de Janeiro for the relevancy of his services to the Brazilian legal culture.
Mr Leonardos is engaged in all areas of intellectual property and directly involved in all aspects of trademark prosecution and litigation related to IP matters, as well as contracts, transfer of technology and copyright.
Mr Leonardos is the managing partner of Luiz Leonardos & Advogados. He specialises in trademarks, licensing and litigation.