Spain

The focus in the Spanish trademark space has been very much on harmonising the EU Trademark Directive (2015/2436) with national law. While the transposition deadline in Spain is still some time away, several key changes have already been put in place. The most significant ones on practitioners’ minds are: the elimination of the graphical representation requirement, allowing for the registration of more non-traditional trademarks; and the requirement to prove use in opposition proceedings, whereby applicants can request evidence that an opposing mark has been put to genuine use provided that it has been registered for five years. On a global scale, lawyers are anxious about the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, but Latin America remains a strong and stable market for Spanish firms. There has been a lot of movement among counsel this year, which has been reflected in the number of new outfits and individuals that feature.

Firms: enforcement and litigation

  • Bird & Bird (International) LLP
  • Elzaburu SLP
  • Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados
  • Grau & Angulo
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Uría Menéndez
  • Abril Abogados
  • Baker McKenzie 
  • BAYLOS Abogados
  • Cuatrecasas
  • Garrigues 
  • Noerr Alicante IP, SL
  • Arochi & Lindner SL
  • BALDER
  • Clifford Chance
  • HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER
  • PONS IP 
  • Salvador Ferrandis & Partners
  • Ungria Patentes y Marcas SA
  • Ventura Garcés & López-Ibor Abogados

Firms: prosecution and strategy

  • BomhardIP 
  • Elzaburu SLP
  • Hogan Lovells
  • ABG Intellectual Property
  • Abril Abogados
  • Baker McKenzie 
  • BALDER
  • Bird & Bird (International) LLP
  • Curell Suñol SLP
  • Garrigues 
  • HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER
  • Noerr Alicante IP, SL
  • Ungria Patentes y Marcas SA
  • Arochi & Lindner SL
  • Ballester IP
  • Carlos Polo & Asociados
  • ClarketModet
  • Cuatrecasas
  • Durán-Corretjer SLP
  • Fieldfisher JAUSAS
  • HOFFMANN EITLE
  • Isern Patentes y Marcas SL
  • PONS IP 
  • PONTI Strategic Intellectual Property Services
  • Salvador Ferrandis & Partners
  • Santiago Mediano Abogados
  • Silver Clover Iberian IP
  • Zivko Mijatovic & Partners 

ABG Intellectual Property

Following the launch of its litigation department, ABG Intellectual Property is now a full-service IP firm at the junction of law and technical knowledge, providing patrons with “clear, fast and accurate responses”. With a client-oriented approach, the team gives clear advice on what companies need rather than what they want, securing them long-term strategic benefits. Pulling the strings at the top are Christine Weimann and Ines Cantero. Heading up the trademark department, Weimann is transforming the outfit into a European powerhouse: “Diligent in her prosecution work, acting quickly and precisely in response to her clients’ needs, Weimann shows initiative and creativity and delves deep into every single matter.” Meanwhile, Cantero exudes confidence and “ably translates complicated legal jargon in a simple and accessible way for clients”; rights holders rest assured knowing that she will deal with any infringement that comes her way.

Abril Abogados

“Practitioners at Abril Abogados are extremely knowledgeable on Spanish trademark law and offer insightful business solutions, which are always in their clients’ best interests.” Not limited to Spain, “collegiate, competent and responsive” founding partner Carlos Gonzalez Valdes has facilitated several key alliances, making Abril Abogados a window into South America. Wearing the captain’s armband, Ignacio Temiño Ceniceros “knows the law inside out and is very analytical and thorough in his handling of cases”. A renowned university teacher, his interest in IP law extends far beyond his daily practice. A gladiator of the anti-counterfeiting colosseum, Fernando Ortega rounds up the group’s triumvirate of ranked practitioners and was instrumental in the defence of Grupo Prisa’s RADIOTUBERS mark – a watershed moment for the firm.

Arochi & Lindner SL

Representing leaders in the automotive, fashion and food and beverage industries, Arochi & Lindner has made concerted efforts to develop its team, expand its base and reinforce its litigation prowess. Forming close connections is part and parcel of the practice; in this light, Gonzalo Barboza “becomes a part of his clients’ businesses by providing honest opinions, always in their best interests. His in-house experience enables him to grasp problems exceptionally quickly and he immediately understands and factors in the effects a legal issue has and tailors his response accordingly”. Recently he has been handling fashion leader Essential Export’s European trademark portfolio, in particular its TOTTO brand, and successfully eliminated a number of lookalikes from the market without legal action, demonstrating creativity and out-of-the-box thinking. Overseeing the litigation practice, Ana Padial is a go-to for leading multinationals and carves a niche for herself in the food sector, where she is a formidable force.

Baker McKenzie 

The Spanish wing of global powerhouse Baker McKenzie offers a holistic all-encompassing IP service, shining brightest when it comes to dispute litigation. Carles Prat wears the crown in the Barcelona office and is a first port of call for multinationals. Renowned author and lecturer, Prat is a nimble and effective litigator in both the domestic and European courts. Commanding the food and beverage and fashion industries, you will do well to find a more prudent litigator than Cristina Duch, who consistently demonstrates extremely professional and acute legal insights. In Madrid, María Dolores Garayalde is the headline act. From advising on corporate transactions to dealing with anti-counterfeiting issues, the experience and dextrous Garayalde does it all.

BALDER

“The team at BALDER is young, dynamic and fun to work with and is on speed dial for those looking for top-drawer representation in Latin America – a key facet of its business. Never losing sight of its clients’ objectives, BALDER is knowledgeable, responsive, cost conscious and always flexible in accommodating requests.” The group’s rapid expansion is reflected in two new additions to the guide this year in the form of Jens-Christian Jahnke and Oscar Garcia. Jahnke is “a personable, friendly and accommodating practitioner” whose background working in both Spanish and Argentinian firms makes him an essential figure behind the outfit’s Latin American push. Garcia is a name to have on speed dial for owners of massive global trademark portfolios and gains plaudits for his “receptive approach and innovative strategies”. Regularly buddying up with Patricia Koch, the pair form an enviable tag team as “two of the best trademark professionals in the country”. Koch “is an outstanding litigator who possesses incredible legal knowledge, offers astute tactical thinking and never loses sight of the practical business needs of her clients”. “The brains behind the whole operation is Olof Fickert, who is perfect in terms of his experience, quality and control in difficult situations.” An excellent leader, he coaches his colleagues effectively to ensure that patrons’ needs are met. Carlos Pires is another sharp prosecutor in the ranks, always looking to improve client-service interaction by issuing holistic advice and bespoke solutions.

Ballester IP

“Ballester IP provides client-oriented, legally sound advice and its practitioners are proactive, diligent and a pleasure to work with. The team is set up and prepared so that as a group it is able to respond very quickly to any requests and maintain a high calibre of service throughout.” With quality and honesty embedded in everything that she does, firm leader Rosalía Ballester gains fans wherever she goes and continues to take the firm from strength to strength. Ballester is “always genuinely interested in providing tailored services and nurturing those relationships. For anyone looking for counsel that provides top-drawer work but who will also view the client relationship as a partnership, Rosalía Ballester is at the top of the list”.

BAYLOS Abogados

The merger between BAYLOS and FJF Legal has taken the firm to the next level. With an expanded prosecution and strategy wing to complement its already strong litigation practice, BAYLOS is “savvy, experienced and truly committed to providing a personal and quality service”. International trademark management wizard Fabrizio Miazzetto adopts “a professional and technical approach, which is always practical and tailored to the needs of each individual client. An innovative practitioner, Miazzetto is not afraid to use creative and unconventional approaches to get the job done and is always focused on the target rather than the means.” With a hands-on approach, Juan Luis Gracia Albero takes care of worldwide clearance and prosecution with aplomb – Japan Tobacco and Universo Pacha being beneficiaries of his recent work. On the contentious side, Pedro Merino Baylos and David Gomez “are experienced practitioners and excellent litigators”. Baylos is “a fantastic lawyer with an encyclopaedic knowledge. Incredibly responsive and client-friendly, he understands all the strategic and commercial aspects of disputes; he could not be recommended more highly.” Meanwhile, as a new entry to the guide this year, Gomez is a “formidable litigator who knows all the procedural and substantive law”. Finally, cross-border expert Fernando Rodríguez “always makes himself available for clients, is responsive, provides clear direction and is proactive in suggesting solutions”.

Bird & Bird (International) LLP

On both a national and international scale Bird & Bird remains a key player in the IP field with an ever-growing litigation practice. Heading up the team in Spain is Manuel Lobato, “an authority in trademark law with extensive experience, who is definitely one of the leading practitioners in the region”. For prosecution expertise from Spain to Latin America, Mariano Santos is “fast, proactive and always available to answer any queries”. When it comes to contentious issues, Antonio Cueto is “a fierce litigator with a vast IP knowledge” and a prominent player in the fashion industry. José Ángel García-Zapata comes into his own in the most complex litigation matters while also offering a steady hand in tricky IP transactions and global strategies.

BomhardIP 

Located beside the EUIPO in Alicante, growing European IP powerhouse BomhardIP boasts a client roster of multiple industry leaders. Taking clients from inception to implementation, the side “stands out as a go-to EU firm and a real bright spot in the market”. The dynamic duo of Verena von Bomhard and Giles Corbally puts a smile on the face of many brand owners. Von Bomhard is “an outstanding individual in European trademark law who is extremely savvy, experienced and knows how to deliver a message and carry it out for clients. Her ability to simplify complex matters cannot be understated.” Alongside her, Corbally “possesses a strong commercial practicality and an easy-going manner, which enables him to speak in our language”. Newly promoted partner Johannes Fuhrmann is “an extremely smart and practical individual who provides precise and to-the-point opinions” while Inmaculada González is a contentious ace who brings years of experience to the table to smoothly steer ships in choppy IP waters.

Carlos Polo & Asociados

Providing patrons with an A-Z IP service, Carlos Polo & Asociados meet the needs of every individual. At the heart of the firm’s practice is Helena Granado: “She consistently demonstrates outstanding professionalism and an unwavering commitment to achieving her clients’ aims and objectives. When it comes to EUIPO matters, Granado is the first name on the team sheet.”

ClarketModet

In everything concerning intellectual property, Spanish brand owners and ClarkeModet practitioners speak the same language. With 10 offices in Spain, the firm has a strong foothold in the region and the ability to offer a personalised and tailored IP service to a multitude of top-notch clients. Corporate director of legal affairs Isabel Gómez-Acebo is an experienced practitioner and a name for the address book in multi-jurisdictional IP affairs.

Clifford Chance

For complex international IP disputes, Clifford Chance is the firm that rights holders want in their corner. Heavyweight champion Miquel Montañá is “a true professional and always produces the highest quality of work”. A ferocious litigator, he is not afraid to deliver the knockout blow.

Cuatrecasas

Cuatrecasas distinguishes itself on the market for its strong sector focus and prowess in domain name disputes. A business-oriented firm with practical solutions, it is well placed to provide unique insights in Spain, Portugal and further into Latin America. A unique selling point is its industrial property agency run by IP all-rounder Enrique Sánchez-Quiñones, who staunchly defends client rights before national bodies. At the crossroads of disputes and business is where you will find Jorge Llevat. The commercially oriented maven has recently been advising luminaires manufacturer Airfal International in relation to its shape marks and battling against a counterfeiting claim. A seasoned professional and technology sage, Alejandro Negro is a go-to for domestic and foreign matters who has proved his mettle in advising Instituto de las Industrias Culturales y de las Artes against trademark nullity actions, copyright infringement and unfair competition proceedings, highlighting the scope of his practice.

Curell Suñol SLP

Covering all aspects of the trademark lifecycle, Curell Suñol has got brands’ backs. From unfair competition matters to handling complex IP transactions, the group is a well-known entity in the market. Managing partner Mireia Curell is the life and soul of the firm and represents clients before the highest courts domestically and in Europe. A keen linguist, Curell’s translation and interpreting skills form another feather in her illustrious cap.

Durán-Corretjer SLP

With more than 100 years of industry experience, the team at Durán-Corretjer draws on the vast technical knowledge of its practitioners to provide unique insights and a bespoke service. Stationed in Madrid, Barcelona and Alicante, the firm is easily accessible to clients at all times. Luis-Alfonso Durán is in the driving seat; he is well respected for his all-round IP knowledge and his involvement with high-profile IP associations make him a familiar face in the Spanish trademark scene.

Elzaburu SLP

One of the region’s longest-serving outfits, Elzaburu is a traditional outfit with an innovative approach to matters. “The group at Elzaburu really understands our business and our wider business goals. What sets the firm apart is its ability to challenge ideas and improve initial strategies.” Beside his litigious prowess, Luis Baz heads up the prosecution department and stands out in the domain name field. Helping him to offer rock-solid support in defending clients’ trademark rights are domain name expert Miguel Ángel Medina and food and beverage and consumer goods specialist Javier Úbeda-Romero. Managing large portfolios for both Spanish and EU multinationals is meat and potatoes for Fernando Ilardia. Responding quickly and effectively, he is a strategic maestro for international coordination. On the contentious side, Antonio Castán oversees the litigation practice and is the name to call when the stakes are high. Right-hand man Enrique Armijo is “a supportive and diligent practitioner who demonstrates consistent sincerity in his application to his cases – a true perfectionist”. Licencing sage Javier Fernández-Lasquetty “understands the intricacies of businesses and their wider strategies, flexible in terms of budget and fees, and a sharp entrepreneurial thinker”. Also deserving of a mention this year is senior associate Alba López; hard working and practical, she “demonstrates an incredible commitment to her clients – an absolute star”.

Fieldfisher JAUSAS

Now operating as Fieldfisher JAUSAS, the team provides a high-quality, cost-effective service and refuses to deal with clients at arm’s length; “Fieldfisher JAUSAS consistently delivers excellent results”. The firm’s international capabilities cannot be understated and its network of more than 500 contacts globally speaks to this. Captain of the ship Josep Carbonell is an astute tactician and master strategist providing an experienced head when it comes to advising domestic and international giants. “As far as Carbonell is concerned, one thing I would highlight is his exceptional memory and capability of understanding complex scientific engineering concepts,” enthuses one client.

Garrigues 

The modern team at Garrigues has a constellation of stars in its ranks covering a wide range of disciplines, languages and geographical locations – which makes it the first choice for an enviable roster of market influencers. “Garrigues possesses a deep-rooted knowledge of its clients and unparalleled experience when it comes to its breadth of practice.” Its new start-ups and open innovation area highlights the firm’s ambition to embrace technology and work closely with the leaders of tomorrow. Spearheading the push for innovation is IP co-head Carolina Pina Sánchez – “an extremely experienced practitioner who possesses sound judgement and strong commercial sense; a practical and strategic lawyer”. Dual qualified João Miranda de Sousa adds another dimension to the group’s armoury. The first port of call for ATENTO, de Sousa handles all IP matters – from monitoring its worldwide portfolio to plotting enforcement strategies. Rounding out the stellar line-up, Celia Sueiras Villalobos seamlessly traverses the contentious/non-contentious divide but really struts her stuff in the fashion and luxury products sectors.

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

“Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados is a strategic commercial law firm with a vast network and a sharp litigation focus.” In disputes where the stakes are high, brand owners know that they can rely on Sofía Martínez-Almeida Alejos-Pita and Jesús Muñoz-Delgado to get the job done. Martínez-Almeida heads up the retail group, drawing on her wide sector knowledge to meet the specific needs of each rights holder. Teammate Muñoz-Delgado is “a key player in Spain who is thoroughly experienced in representing clients in the most difficult of cases; a keen strategist and accomplished litigator”. Completing the trio, Mónica Esteve Sanz is a contractual assessments pro recognised for her contentious prowess.

Grau & Angulo

“Grau & Angulo stands out for its strategic analysis of each case, its exhaustive studies of the IP rights it defends and its thorough reviews of information provided to achieve a complete understanding of the matter at hand. Its overall level of service is outstanding.” At the helm are trademark royalty Jorge Grau and Alejandro Angulo. Grau “is one of the best in the region and is lauded for his extensive knowledge and team ethic”, while Angulo is “the Messi of IP lawyers in the courtroom; creative, intelligent and sharp, he has been at the forefront of trademark law for years”. Essential cogs in the Grau & Angulo machine are cross-border experts Carlota Viola, Ignacio Marqués and Maite Ferrándiz. Often working alongside Angulo, Viola possesses niche IP knowledge in the perfume sector and recently orchestrated a huge EU-wide action against smell-alike perfumes. Gaining plaudits left, right and centre this year, Marqués is “tenacious, incredibly dedicated and a really personable guy who is easy to work with”. Further, Ferrándiz has flexed her cross-border capabilities in representing Absolut Company in a mammoth contentious matter concerning 3D trademarks in a lookalike case. Representing key names in the fashion industry, Jesús Arribas is another force to be reckoned with, thanks to his “strong IP knowledge, eye for detail and thorough preparation at hearings”. A key player in handling the firm’s US and UK client base, Sonia Santos is a name to remember for intricate and complex global disputes. Taking the fight to counterfeiters is Jordi Camó, whose practical approach to criminal enforcement makes him “a client-oriented and responsive practitioner”.

HOFFMANN EITLE

Boutique firm Hoffmann Eitle combines a personal approach with a sharp business focus to produce a tailored service, which sets this nimble outfit apart from the more traditional Spanish firms. At the forefront of legal technology, Hoffmann Eitle uses its own internal operating system to offer a more intimate approach to its clients. Representing a who’s who of large Spanish multinationals, key names to note are head of department Luis José Soriano Albert and Paula Muñoz Moreno.

Hogan Lovells

Boasting an extensive squad of top-drawer practitioners, an enviable client roster and a gold-star track record in high-value disputes, IP courses through the veins of international giant Hogan Lovells. At the heart of these complex contentious matters is the imperious Ana Castedo – a true doyenne of the Spanish trademark scene. “Recognised in all IP disciplines, Castedo possesses an unrivalled work ethic and remains cool, calm and collected in heated situations; she belongs in the gold tier of Spanish IP practitioners.” Another skilled litigator in the ranks, Burkhart Goebel is “a shrewd negotiator but also pleasant to deal with on the other side of a matter”. On the non-contentious side, Andreas Renck, Imogen Fowler and Constanze Schulte are well-known figures in Spain. Office managing partner Renck turns up the heat when it comes to game-changing contentious trials and has a strong reputation for being a collaborative team player in the region. “Fowler is an expert in her field and takes clients through the full lifecycle of their brands, from inception to commercialisation; a focused and experienced individual.” Guiding the domestic prosecution practice, Schulte has secured a string of stellar results for drinks giant PepsiCo, where she deals with portfolio management and brand protection issues.

HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

European powerhouse HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER runs a smooth operation and coordinates effortlessly across its multinational teams. The recent hire of Juan José Marin has bolstered the firm’s copyright practice group and further reinforced its one-stop-shop capabilities. The dream-team partnership of Laura Alonso and Luis Fernández-Novoa is putting the Spanish wing of this well-oiled IP machine on the map. At the top of the brand protection and prosecution team, Alonso is “a deeply skilled practitioner and intelligent strategic thinker who knows how to coordinate complex cross-border filings and enforcement programmes”. Managing partner and head of the IP litigation team, Fernández-Novoa is a contentious expert who always goes above and beyond to find the best solutions for his clients.

Isern Patentes y Marcas SL

One of the old guard in the Spanish trademark arena, Isern Patentes y Marcas has continued to grow and now boasts a team of more than 150 professionals spanning 12 offices across Spain. Dealing with a wide range of sector specialisms, this client-centric troupe rightly takes its place among the country’s IP elite.

Noerr Alicante IP, SL

With new client wins, a strong track record in the highest domestic and European courts and an ability to seamlessly coordinate advice across a wide geographic network, the experienced Alicante team at Noerr has not looked back since its inception in 2011. In fact, interviewees admit that they are “absolutely in love with Noerr”. “The firm consists of great people who do tremendous work and its network of associates is an invaluable asset. The team demonstrates an unwavering commitment to its clients’ goals and consistently delivers successful outcomes.” Michael Hawkins and Tobias Dolde gain plaudits wherever they go. “Aside from being genuinely nice and appreciative people, they are incredibly bright, responsive and always on top of things.” Global trademark protection strategist and INTA board director Hawkins is “a true professional; nothing is too much for him. He has a magical way of taking the most complex matter and explaining them in accessible ways and employing creative strategies that are precisely understood.” Co-player Dolde “possesses unrivalled IP experience, maintains a top level of professionalism and provides thorough opinions, specifically tailored to his clients’ business needs. He has a solid knowledge of European trademark law and practice.”

PONS IP 

PONS IP has a record that speaks for itself, representing a series of industry leaders in a broad variety of sectors. Not limited to Spain, the firm has offices in Medellin, San Francisco, Guangzhou, Brussels and Bogota, providing a window to the rest of the world and, in particular, the Latin American market. “The firm is responsive, careful and detailed in the information it provides. The team handles a broad variety of work for its clients expeditiously.” Integral to the group’s success are Isabel Cortés Martínez and José Carlos Erdozain. Captain of the international legal affairs team, Martínez brings over two decades of experience to the table and is the big hitter for managing global IP portfolios. Meanwhile, “knowledgeable professional and reliable practitioner” Erdozain is a leading light in Spain when it comes to international contracting and arbitration.

PONTI Strategic Intellectual Property Services

Advising local clients on their global trademark portfolios and strategy is agile PONTI Strategic Intellectual Property Services’ forte. Taking IP owners through all stages of a trademark lifecycle, the dextrous group continues to go from strength to strength. The acquisition of Barcelona-based giant Morgades del Rio in 2017 has reinforced the firm’s IP capabilities, making it a significant force in the Spanish market, while its focus on training its paralegals has not gone unnoticed. All this, alongside its standout trademark valuation services, truly sets the side apart. Overseeing things from above is Joan Salvà, a seasoned veteran in global IP management rights; Salva is a go-to for domestic and multinationals.

Salvador Ferrandis & Partners

Salvador Ferrandis & Partners excels at getting the best value out of its clients’ IP rights, but also plays a strong hand advising on e-commerce IP issues as well as anti-counterfeiting. Criminal cases is where Alberto Bosch Döffert shines. Döffert is “thoroughly experienced in criminal litigation coming from customs and police actions. He is sharp in court and consistently obtains positive results.” Teammate and managing partner Salvador Ferrandis “prides himself on his comprehensive, practical and well-thought-out advice, which really comes through; any work that is outsourced to Salvador will be handled with utmost care and attention. Delivering outstanding results, he is recommended without hesitation for any legal practitioner seeking trademark assistance.”

Santiago Mediano Abogados

An established presence in Spain and Portugal, Santiago Mediano Abogados make complex cross-border work look simple. The media and entertainment sector giant has a clear firm identity and its client roster of top industry names echoes this. “This team does the job rigorously and with the most professional attitude,” says one happy patron. Talismanic leader Silvia Hernández is “a tough negotiator who demonstrates superior expertise, comprehension and an unstinting dedication to getting the job done”.

Silver Clover Iberian IP

A new firm with familiar and experienced faces in Sergio González and Angeles Moreno joins the WTR 1000 this year at boutique Silver Clover Iberian IP. Combining quality with cost-effective solutions, the team is “highly competitive, very diligent, enthusiastic and supportive”. With an outstanding reputation in the Spanish IP market, numerous rights holders are reaching out to González for his personal touch and tailored solutions. Moreno acquits herself with distinction: “She is fast, practical and attentive, she quickly understands the needs of her clients and adjusts her advice perfectly, resulting in her finding the best possible solutions.”

Ungria Patentes y Marcas SA

One of the oldest firms in the region, family-run Ungria combines tradition and modernity in a winning formula for clients. Not resting on its laurels, the group’s continued expansion into Latin America with three new offices, its acquisition of nine new senior professionals and a host of new top-drawer clients place this slick outfit among the Spanish IP elite. “The team is flexible and dynamic, providing a comprehensive and complete offering. Its ability to manage massive global trademark portfolios and strategies is unparalleled and its coordination of the international team ensures a smooth and seamless service.” Firm leader Javier Ungria is a skilled practitioner who has the commercial acumen and strategic prowess to handle portfolios for multinational giants. Alongside him, head of the foreign trademark department Joaquín Latas brings over 30 years’ experience to the table and was the mastermind behind the registration of 223 brands in 12 different countries for metal industry brand Ferroglobe.

Uría Menéndez

A go-to name for contentious work in Spain, Uría Menéndez is a four-by-four when it comes to litigation. Its practitioners forge complex sets of facts into easily comprehensible narratives. The firm’s architect is electronics and software doyen José Massaguer, described as “a trusted individual in the Spanish trademark space and a solid professional”.

Ventura Garcés & López-Ibor Abogados

Commercial law firm Ventura Garcés & López-Ibor Abogados is experienced in a plethora of trademark rights issues, including licencing and publication agreements, while also playing a key role in high-stakes litigation. Heading up the Barcelona office, Andrea Garcés staunchly defends the intellectual property of illustrious global brand owners. Her commercial acumen enables her to advise on of a vast array of matters, making her a first-choice option for stellar all-round IP service.

Zivko Mijatovic & Partners 

ZMP offers a unique collaborative approach and a seamless service across all of its 15 offices. The Spanish wing of the Eastern European IP giant is “fast, reliable and able to handle huge workloads, always delivering on time with the highest quality. Its work is swift, price-conscious and wholly satisfactory; its international capabilities are a bonus.” Helming the ship is Dolores Cañadas Arcas, a pharmaceutical, cosmetics and technology maestro. “Dolores has been assisting us with worldwide trademark clearance projects for many years now and her work has always been to our fullest satisfaction,” claims one satisfied customer. “Her legal advice is clear and to the point.”

Other recommended experts

Commandeering Beck Greener’s Alicante office, Rowland Buehrlen is not only qualified to practise in the United Kingdom but also well placed to assist with the EUIPO in post-Brexit matters. In a similar vein, Cristina Bercial-Chaumier is adept at handling EU trademark matters before the EUIPO and has been driving the Spanish IP practice forward at European group CASALONGA. José Manuel Otero Lastres remains a respected figure in the Spanish IP scene, following the integration of Otero Lastres Law Firm into Broseta. At Güell IP, the eponymous Jordi Güell is a “practical practitioner who, as part of numerous international IP organisations, is a known figurehead in Spain”. Residing at the Spanish wing of Italian firm Jacobacci & Partners, the “very smart and responsive Eleonora Carillo, offers impeccable legal advice and strategy”. Alexander Zuazo plies his trade in domain name disputes and has the flexibility and creativity to find solutions for Mariscal & Asociados Abogados’ clients, recognising that litigation is not always the best solution. Sol Muntanola Abagados owner and partner Francisco Javier Márquez Martín is also a respected author and professor who contributes in no small way to shaping the Spanish IP market. The hard working and efficient Paola Tessarolo “comes to the fore in global IP procedures”. She can be found at Tessarolo IP.

Individuals: enforcement and litigation

  • Alejandro Angulo - Grau & Angulo
  • Jorge Grau - Grau & Angulo
  • Patricia Koch - BALDER
  • Jorge Llevat - Cuatrecasas
  • Manuel Lobato - Bird & Bird (International) LLP
  • Sofía Martínez-Almeida Alejos-Pita - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados
  • José Massaguer - Uría Menéndez
  • Miquel Montañá - Clifford Chance
  • Jesús Muñoz-Delgado - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados
  • Sonia Santos - Grau & Angulo
  • Enrique Armijo - Elzaburu SLP
  • Jesús Arribas - Grau & Angulo
  • Gonzalo Barboza - Arochi & Lindner SL
  • Antonio Castán - Elzaburu SLP
  • Ana Castedo - Hogan Lovells
  • Cristina Duch - Baker McKenzie
  • Javier Fernández-Lasquetty - Elzaburu SLP
  • Luis Fernández-Novoa - HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER
  • Salvador Ferrandis - Salvador Ferrandis & Partners
  • Burkhart Goebel - Hogan Lovells
  • Jordi Güell - Güell IP
  • Francisco Javier Márquez Martín - Sol Muntanola Abagados
  • Pedro Merino Baylos - BAYLOS Abogados
  • Fabrizio Miazzetto - BAYLOS Abogados
  • João Miranda de Sousa - Garrigues
  • Fernando Ortega - Abril Abogados
  • Carolina Pina Sánchez - Garrigues
  • Carles Prat - Baker McKenzie
  • Fernando Rodríguez - BAYLOS Abogados
  • Enrique Sánchez-Quiñones - Cuatrecasas
  • Ignacio Temiño Ceniceros - Abril Abogados
  • Verena von Bomhard - BomhardIP 
  • Alberto Bosch Döffert - Salvador Ferrandis & Partners
  • Jordi Camó - Grau & Angulo
  • Antonio Cueto - Bird & Bird (International) LLP
  • Tobias Dolde - Noerr Alicante IP, SL
  • José Carlos Erdozain - PONS IP 
  • Mónica Esteve Sanz - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados
  • Maite Ferrándiz - Grau & Angulo
  • María Dolores Garayalde - Baker McKenzie
  • Andrea Garcés - Ventura Garcés & López-Ibor Abogados
  • José Ángel García-Zapata - Bird & Bird (International) LLP
  • David Gomez - BAYLOS Abogados
  • Inmaculada González - BomhardIP 
  • Juan Luis Gracia Albero - BAYLOS Abogados
  • Fernando Ilardia - Elzaburu SLP
  • Ignacio Marqués - Grau & Angulo
  • Alejandro Negro - Cuatrecasas
  • José Manuel Otero Lastres - Broseta Abogados
  • Ana Padial - Arochi & Lindner SL
  • Celia Sueiras Villalobos - Garrigues
  • Carlota Viola - Grau & Angulo 
  • Alexander Zuazo - Mariscal & Asociados Abogados

Individuals: prosecution and strategy

  • Laura Alonso - HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER
  • Luis Baz - Elzaburu SLP
  • Luis-Alfonso Durán - Durán-Corretjer SLP
  • Imogen Fowler - Hogan Lovells
  • João Miranda de Sousa - Garrigues
  • Verena von Bomhard - BomhardIP 
  • Rosalía Ballester - Ballester IP
  • Gonzalo Barboza - Arochi & Lindner SL
  • Cristina Bercial-Chaumier - CASALONGA
  • Dolores Cañadas Arcas - Zivko Mijatovic & Partners
  • Ines Cantero - ABG Intellectual Property
  • Josep Carbonell - Fieldfisher JAUSAS
  • Giles Corbally - BomhardIP 
  • Isabel Cortés Martínez - PONS IP 
  • Mireia Curell - Curell Suñol SLP
  • Tobias Dolde - Noerr Alicante IP, SL
  • Cristina Duch - Baker McKenzie
  • Olof Fickert - BALDER
  • María Dolores Garayalde - Baker McKenzie
  • Oscar Garcia - BALDER
  • José Ángel García-Zapata - Bird & Bird (International) LLP
  • Sergio González - Silver Clover Iberian IP
  • Helena Granado - Carlos Polo & Asociados
  • Jordi Güell - Güell IP
  • Michael Hawkins - Noerr Alicante IP, SL
  • Silvia Hernández - Santiago Mediano Abogados
  • Jorge Llevat - Cuatrecasas
  • Manuel Lobato - Bird & Bird (International) LLP
  • Miguel Ángel Medina - Elzaburu SLP
  • Angeles Moreno - Silver Clover Iberian IP
  • Carlos Pires - BALDER
  • Andreas Renck - Hogan Lovells
  • Joan Salvà - PONTI Strategic Intellectual Property Services
  • Enrique Sánchez-Quiñones - Cuatrecasas
  • Mariano Santos - Bird & Bird (International) LLP
  • Constanze Schulte - Hogan Lovells
  • Celia Sueiras Villalobos - Garrigues
  • Ignacio Temiño Ceniceros - Abril Abogados
  • Javier Úbeda-Romero - Elzaburu SLP
  • Christine Weimann - ABG Intellectual Property
  • Rowland Buehrlen - Beck Greener
  • Eleonora Carillo - Jacobacci & Partners
  • Johannes Fuhrmann - BomhardIP 
  • Carlos Gonzalez Valdes - Abril Abogados
  • Jens-Christian Jahnke - BALDER
  • Joaquín Latas - Ungria Patentes y Marcas SA
  • Paola Tessarolo - Tessarolo IP
  • Javier Ungria - Ungria Patentes y Marcas SA