Rodrigo Leal is an associate in the Rio de Janeiro office of Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown and a member of the Intellectual Property practice, where he manages trademark portfolios; focuses on strategy consulting; and provides legal assistance and counseling on administrative and judicial cases with an emphasis on trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, trade secrets, advertising and consumer rights, domain name disputes, intellectual property agreements, franchising, competition law and data protection.

Rodrigo has great experience in negotiating and executing agreements involving intellectual property and also the entertainment market, with a particular focus on copyrights, concerts and trademarks and with several different national and international entities. Rodrigo worked at Globo Comunicação and Participações S.A. (Globo Group) counseling on several productions of both musical and audiovisual content, as well on various acquisitions and transfers of Globo Group’s intellectual properties. He actively participated in Globo Group’s compliance project regarding European and Brazilian data protection standards, both legal and regulatory.

Rodrigo’s data privacy and data protection work includes providing legal assistance and counsel on privacy compliance programs; performing and assisting on data mappings (including interviewing clients’ employees and advisors) and gap analyses; creating and reviewing contracts, policies, corporate rules, codes of ethics and training programs; performing risk assessments related to privacy and data protection; and assisting foreign clients on securing international data transferences.

Prior to joining Tauil & Chequer Advogados, Rodrigo worked as an in-house attorney at Globo Group from 2013 to 2019 and, earlier, for the Brazil Federal Prosecutor and at another prominent law firm in Brazil.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Curso de Direitos e Novas Tecnologias

Instituto de Tecnologia e Sociedade ITS, Curso sobre Blockchain e Seus Aspectos Jurídicos

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Pós-Graduação em Direito da Propriedade Intelectual

Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Especialização em Direito do Entretenimento

Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Especialização em Gestão de Contratos

Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Bacharel em Direito

Escola Superior de Advocacia ESA, Curso de Direito do Entretenimento

Escola Superior de Advocacia ESA, Curso de Contratos


  • Brazil