The author of Brazil’s leading trade secrets treatise, Elisabeth Kasznar Fekete has practice in intellectual property matters for more than 30 years, covering both litigation and counselling in the areas of trademarks, anti-counterfeiting, unfair competition, copyrights, IP contracts, innovation law and trade secrets. She excels at the strategic planning of IP-related litigation and the establishment of anti-counterfeiting programs. Ms Kasznar Fekete was president of both ABPI (Brazilian Intellectual Property Association) and AIPPI’s Brazilian Group (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) for the 2014-2015 term. She has a law degree awarded with honors from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (1981) and a doctorate in commercial law from the University of Sao Paulo (1999). She was a guest research fellow at the Max Planck Institute, Germany (1983 to 1984).