Rafael Lacaz Amaral
litigates in IP matters before the state and federal courts, and provides consultation services on licensing agreements, patents, trade marks, copyrights and unfair competition, as well as trade mark prosecution, arbitration and mediation in the IP field. He is also the co-ordinator of the firm’s anti-piracy and compliance team, with a special focus on the software and entertainment industries. Mr Lacaz Amaral has chaired the Non-Traditional Marks Latin America and Caribbean Subcommittee of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Enforcement Committee of the Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property (ABPI). He is a board member of the ABPI and an arbiter for domain name disputes at its Arbitration and Mediation Centre, and a regular guest professor of IP law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and the Getulio Vargas Foundation. A registered court expert in IP matters at the State Courts in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Mr Lacaz Amaral speaks Portuguese, English and French.
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