Partner at Kasznar Leonardos
Priscila Kashiwabara became partner at Kasznar Leonardos in 2019. With hands-on experience as a biotechnologist and over 15 years of IP experience, she focuses her practice on patent prosecution, heading the life sciences division in the patent department, supporting national and international clients in protecting and enforcing inventions in the agriculture, biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields. She is routinely involved in patent drafting, as well as in preparing and counselling clients on patentability, infringement and non-infringement, freedom to operate and validities/invalidities. She also advises clients on matters related to access to Brazilian genetic resources, registration and regularisation before the Ministry of the Environment and she has expertise in filing and prosecution of plant varieties applications before the Ministry of Agriculture, Feedstock and Supply.
Ms Kashiwabara graduated in biology from the prestigious University of Sao Paulo (2000), where she earned a prize for excellence in biology; she also has a master’s in biotechnology (2003) from the same institution. She is a registered industrial property agent in Brazil.
Ms Kashiwabara regularly publishes on topics concerning life sciences patents and biodiversity and is a member of the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property, where she co-heads the Plant Variety Study Committee. She is also a member of the Intellectual Property Commission from the Sao Paulo division of Brazilian Bar Association.
Ms Kashiwabara speaks Portuguese and English.