Newsletter Edition 30 - November 2021


Leonardo’s trajectory

Gabriel Francisco Leonardos, newly sworn-in President of ABPI, is married, has three daughters, and enjoys hiking in mountain regions. He is a senior partner at Kasznar Leonardos, author of a book on Technology Transfer Taxation, and several articles on Intellectual Property. The current president of the Special Committee on Intellectual Property of the Federal Council of the OAB (Brazilian Bar Association) is a member of several entities linked to the IP area, national, such as ABAPI, and international, such as AIPPI, ASIPI, INTA (International Trademark Association) and GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property).

He holds an MBA in Corporate Finance from FGV, a Master in Financial Law from the University of São Paulo – USP, an LLM from the University of Ludwig-Maximilian – Munich, Germany, and a degree in Law from the State University of Rio de Janeiro – UERJ. In 2015, in recognition of his long contribution to economic and cultural exchange between Brazil and Germany, he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz) by the German government.


“We always count on ABPI, as in Luiz Edgard’s management, and now with Gabriel Leonardos, who we are sure will be extremely fruitful for us to continue working together for the IP system and Brazil”. (Cláudio Furtado, President of the BPTO)

“Gabriel, for whom I have great admiration, I have known him since we were kids, and I can attest to his enormous work capacity. His day is more than 24 hours long, as he can do a lot in a short amount of time”. (Luiz Edgard Montaury Pimenta, president of ABPI from 2018 to 2021)

“Gabriel is a very competent professional, with good political and institutional transit, who reaches the ABPI presidency with relevant projects for developing the intellectual property system in Brazil, in our region and the world, through the presidency of the Brazilian Group of AIPPI”. (Luiz Henrique do Amaral, president of AIPPI).

“Gabriel is one of the greatest scholars and connoisseurs of intellectual property, and ABPI will have a substantial gain with him in the presidency”. (Liane Lage, Director of Patents at the BPTO).

“I am sure that Gabriel will do an excellent job and will continue, if not improve, the excellent management of ABPI”. (Álvaro Loureiro, president of ABAPI)

“With Gabriel Leonardos, ABPI could not be in better hands: a friend and fellow lawyer, with an enviable culture”. (Ricardo Vieira de Mello, ABPI’s council member)

“As ABPI’s leadership, Gabriel Leonardos, with his undeniable competence, will certainly continue the work carried out by the previous management, and as a member of his board, I will do everything possible for him to do an excellent job”. (Paulo Parente, ABPI board member – 2022 to 2024).

“There is no doubt that Gabriel Leonardos is the perfect name to reinforce the development work of ABPI as a center of excellence in Brazil and worldwide”. (Márcio Merkl, ABPI board member from 2018 to 2021).

“We are certain that Gabriel’s presidency will be one of great professionalism and dedication to the evolution of Intellectual Property Law in Brazil”. (Antonio Ricci, ABAPI council member).