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Brazil: Trademarks 2016

Thirty-four names stand out in our research into the Brazilian trademark sector. 

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Gabriel Francisco Leonardos Kasznar Leonardos Intellectual Property, Rio de Janeiro
Luiz Henrique O do Amaral Dannemann Siemsen Advogados, Rio de Janeiro
Peter Dirk Siemsen Dannemann Siemsen Advogados, Rio de Janeiro
Antonella Carminatti Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão, Rio de Janeiro
Luiz Leonardos Luiz  Leonardos & Advogados, Rio de Janeiro

At Dannemann Siemsen Advogados six individuals are recommended for their trademark expertise. Luiz Henrique do Amaral is a “leading authority” on trademark law in Brazil and is known for his “exemplary track record” in enforcement matters. Peter Dirk Siemsen is considered the doyen of the trademark bar; respondents also praise his “calm demeanour” and describe him as a “pleasure to work with”. The “talented” José Antonio BL Faria Correa is a “formidable opponent” in litigation. Peter Eduardo Siemsen is a “great technician” who “makes every effort to truly understand his clients’ businesses inside out”.

Kasznar Leonardos Intellectual Property garners two listings in this chapter. The “talented” Gabriel Francisco Leonardos stands out in the research for his “user-friendly manner and invaluable experience”. Alongside him, Elisabeth Kasznar Fekete is noted for her “outstanding work” and “brave approach to litigation”.

At Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão, Antonella Carminatti has an “exemplary reputation in the market advising clients on matters regarding selecting marks, expanding and protecting trademark rights and developing litigation strategies. Also at the firm, Claudia Christina Schulz is a “great litigator” who excels in putting together strategies for the protection of trademark rights.

Three nominees represent Luiz Leonardos & Advogados. Name partner Luiz Leonardos is a “font of knowledge” on trademark law and “clients turn to him for assistance in their most complex and challenging matters”. Alongside him, Gustavo Starling Leonardos enjoys a “prestigious reputation” in the market for his experience in trademark registration, litigation and technology transfer matters. Finally, the “superb” Marcelo de Oliveira Müller is praised for his “responsive, assiduous and perceptive approach”.

At Bhering Advogados, the “outstanding” Pedro Afonso Vieira Bhering is known for his “tactical awareness” and “excellent business judgement”.

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