Diana Carolina Leandro
Mrs. Leandro heads the trademark litigation department and her practice is primarily focused on intellectual property matters, including trademark clearance, prosecution and litigation (oppositions, annulments, cancellations); trademark coexistence, assignment and licensing agreements; trademark surveillance and enforcement, international clearance and filings, among others.
She obtained her licentiate degree in Law and Political Science with honors (Cum Laude) from the Universidad Santa María La Antigua in Panama, and has a Masters in Trademarks, Patents, Designs, Utility Models and Copyrights from the Universidad de Alicante (Magister Lucentinus), Spain.
After finishing the internship program of the Magister Lucentinus, Mrs. Leandro joined Duran-Corretjer, Patent and Trademark Agents, in Barcelona, where she worked on clearance, registration and enforcement of Spanish, International and Community Trademarks. A couple of years later, upon returning to Panama, she was offered a position in the Trademark Litigation team of the internationally renowned firm Benedetti & Benedetti, which allowed her to gain substantial knowledge and experience in the prosecution of opposition, cancellation and annulment matters before the specialized commercial courts, while also handling a wide range of IP matters in Panama and abroad.
Mrs. Leandro’s successful efforts in trademark prosecution and litigation have been highlighted by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, WTR 1000 and Who’s Who Legal.
Her memberships include the Panama Bar Association, the Panamanian Association of Intellectual Property Law – APADEPI, the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property – ASIPI, and the International Trademark Association – INTA (Non-Traditional Marks Committee).
Languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese.
Acknowledgments and Awards
Chambers & Partners, IP, Ranked lawyer – 2018
Chambers & Partners, Latin-America Guide, IP Ranked lawyer – 2018
Chambers & Partners, IP, Star Associate, 2015-2017
Chambers & Partners, IP, Associates to watch, 2013-2014
The Legal 500, IP, Next generation lawyers – 2017
The Legal 500, IP, Panama – 2016
Who’s Who Legal Central America, Panama, Leading lawyers
World Trademark Review 1000, Panama, ranked individuals – Silver band since 2014
When not at the office, you can find Diana at home with her daughters and husband, or running errands.