Spain

Spain is a mature and stable market in which trademark application volumes have remained steady for several years; the share of filings in each trademark class have also remained consistent. While the Spanish trademark office falls behind those of the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Switzerland in terms of the quality of its examinations and decisions, it performs better when looking at the level of innovation in its services – continuing to stand out in this regard will be key if the domestic market is to avoid stagnation. As a result of the market’s lack of growth, many Spanish firms have been focusing on attracting pan-continental work; they are well placed for it given their proximity to the EUIPO and experience handling European trademark matters. Others look to differentiate themselves with comprehensive offerings for those seeking IP protection in Latin America.

Firms: enforcement and litigation

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

Firms: prosecution and strategy

  • Elzaburu SLP
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Arochi & Lindner SC
  • Baker McKenzie 
  • BALDER
  • Bird & Bird (International) LLP
  • BomhardIP 
  • Curell Suñol SLP
  • Garrigues 
  • HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER
  • Noerr Alicante IP, SL
  • ABG Intellectual Property
  • Abril Abogados
  • Ballester IP
  • Carlos Polo & Asociados
  • Clarke Modet & Co
  • Cuatrecasas
  • Durán-Corretjer SLP
  • Herrero & Asociados
  • Isern Patentes y Marcas SL
  • JAUSAS
  • PONS IP
  • Ponti & Partners SLP
  • Salvador Ferrandis & Partners
  • Santiago Mediano Abogados

ABG Intellectual Property

“ABG Intellectual Property is a very professional firm that offers great value for money. Its lawyers always deliver in-depth analysis and decide on the right arguments – they act as business partners rather than impersonal outside counsel.” With 50 crack members of staff adept in all IP fields across its Barcelona, Bilbao and Madrid offices, the firm has the wherewithal to effectively register, monitor and safeguard trademarks. Ines Cantero and Christine Weimann are two go-to choices. Of Cantero, one satisfied client comments: “When you communicate to her your intention of applying for a trademark, she will conscientiously analyse everything that could pose a problem. This is important because sometimes you will realise that your approach might not be the best and you can change your plan. She provides detailed information about all her research – with objective and personal opinions. It’s a pleasure working with her.” Equally popular, Weimann is characterised as an “approachable, friendly and insightful lawyer who responds quickly and professionally to all queries and provides precise and pragmatic advice”.

Abril Abogados

Brand owners looking for a firm that will be able to solve all their IP headaches – contentious and non-contentious – would be well advised to consider Abril Abogados. Its lawyers file with finesse and know how to cope in cliff-edge cases. A favourite among national and international brand owners, Ignacio Temiño Ceniceros boasts “deep trademark law expertise, he knows how to protect client interests and excels at defining effective litigation strategies. What’s more, he’s not someone who only cares about business and making money – he cares about the people he works with and the concept of intellectual property. He’s really committed to the profession.” His running mate Fernando Ortega is another cracking option. He has forged solid links with customs officials in Spain, meaning that last-minute raids and seizures can be organised efficiently and effectively.

Arochi & Lindner SC

The first Latin American firm to build a direct bridge into Europe, Arochi & Lindner operates top-rate IP practices in Barcelona and Madrid. Recent highlights for the side include helping the Frida Kahlo Corporation to sew up a non-exclusive licence agreement and assisting Bugatti on infringement proceedings against Restaurante Bugatti. The latter was handled by Gonzalo Barboza and Ana Padial. “Gonzalo is an outstanding practitioner who handles cases efficiently, professionally and strategically. Because he has worked in house before, he appreciates the challenges that clients face and doesn’t need extra explanations.” The multi-talented Padial has also acted as lead counsel for big-name companies in the fashion and luxury goods, automotive and financial services sectors and is the primary outside trademark attorney for one of the top five global food companies. Monetising rights is a forte for the commercially savvy Aida Tari. With 15 years of experience under her belt, she knows her way around the negotiating table.

Baker McKenzie 

The Baker McKenzie Barcelona team has the skill set and experience required to emerge victorious in major trademark and other IP infringement litigations. Carles Prat – who serves as head of the IP and antitrust groups – has gone the distance many times before the Spanish courts and at the EU level. Likewise Cristina Duch, who has a well-rounded knowledge of trademark, design, unfair competition and advertising law. The Madrid team also showcases litigation dexterity and undertakes extensive portfolio management work too. María Dolores Garayalde is a touchpoint in the capital for all manner of prosecution, litigation and transactional briefs.

BALDER

The rapid growth of BALDER in the six years since it was founded tells you that the firm brings something special to the market; its unique selling point is the fact that it offers a one-stop-shop trademark protection service in Latin America. As one source comments: “Carlos Pires and his team have been nothing short of amazing in helping us to protect and secure rights to our most important trademarks in Latin America. Carlos took over a seemingly intractable case from another counsel and was able to bring it swiftly to a resolution. He provides consistently clear, creative and practical advice in a timely manner, so you don’t have to deal with the cookie-cutter opinions and responses you often get from local firms in the region. His team works hard while never losing sight of the client’s practical business objectives and is flexible and accommodating at all times.” Olof Fickert is another savvy cross-border protector with extensive knowledge of the Latin-American market. With Patricia Koch on deck, BALDER also has a hard-hitting litigation practice which brings comfort when trouble brews. “The quality of Patricia’s pleadings and written statements is outstanding and she has great strategic vision. She understands business and is very practical in serving her clients’ commercial needs.”

Ballester IP

Ballester IP is a firm you can count on for a rapid response and personal service, as well as high-quality strategic trademark advice. The boutique handles a kaleidoscopic range of trademark matters from prosecution to litigation and can serve as a single point of contact for all IP queries. Running the show is Rosalía Ballester who, as a result of her broad experience in top law firms and agencies, has a panoramic perspective on the protection and enforcement of brands.

BAYLOS Abogados

The name BAYLOS is synonymous with quality when it comes to intellectual property. Litigation is the eminent boutique’s trump card; all four of its WTR 1000-recommended lawyers – Pedro Merino Baylos, Fabrizio Miazzetto, Juan Luis Gracia Albero and Fernando Rodríguez – have experience in cutting-edge and multi-faceted IP suits. Merino is particularly impressive when it comes to patent and unfair competition matters, but is also highly effective in cross-border trademark battles; Miazzetto and Gracia straddle the contentious/non-contentious divide artfully and are shrewd portfolio managers, prosecution strategists and enforcers; Rodríguez is a “thorough, cost-effective, practical, to-the-point and winning advocate”.

Bird & Bird (International) LLP

In recognition of its quality in all areas of trademark practice, Bird & Bird earns promotions this year on the Spanish prosecution and strategy and enforcement and litigation tables, moving up to silver and gold respectively. On the prosecution and administrative proceedings side, the ensemble scored a winner by bringing Mariano Santos on board. The former Herrero man gets rave reviews from clients: “From a technical point of view, Mariano’s work is impeccable, but the best thing is the strategic nature of his advice. His analysis is always thorough and he’s very business-oriented, and he has a wealth of knowledge about trademark protection in Latin America, where it can be difficult to work; more broadly, he deals with international matters extremely well. You just feel safe when he’s advising you.” Santos is currently handling worldwide prosecution for British clothing brand Ben Sherman and representing Take-Two Interactive in complex contentious cases. Looking at litigation, “the team really deserves top-tier status because of its high-level of engagement in the most sophisticated Spanish cases and its excellent work”. Cited for their prowess in disputes are “top jurist” Manuel Lobato, “vastly knowledgeable litigator” Antonio Cueto and excellent all-rounder José Ángel García-Zapata. Lobato and García-Zapata regularly link up to supply clients with fearsome firepower; they currently have matters on for Edgewell and Monster Energy, among many others. Cueto and García-Zapata recently successfully represented Group CT as the plaintiff in a landmark case regarding the legal protection afforded to an employer’s intangible assets by the Spanish Unfair Competition Act.

BomhardIP 

BomhardIP is exceptional in terms of its expertise on European trademarks. The Alicante-based boutique reigns supreme on multi-jurisdictional trademark clearance projects and portfolio management and, having handled myriad proceedings before the General Court and the European Court of Justice (ECJ), is highly experienced when it comes to conflict resolution. Verena von Bomhard is the ensemble talisman. “She is highly adept at all aspects of trademark work and an awesome litigator with exceptional written and oral advocacy skills. She provides legal advice that can be easily implemented in a business context.” Giles Corbally is another EU trademarks authority who handles sprawling portfolios and vital disputes with consummate ease. The firm is also an excellent choice for litigation in the Spanish courts thanks to the specialist expertise of Inmaculada González. She has a comprehensive knowledge of trademark, patent, design and unfair competition law and a talent for fastidiously unpicking multi-faceted cases.

Carlos Polo & Asociados

Carlos Polo & Asociados can meaningfully support brand owners in many ways and provides the full range of trademark registration, portfolio management, litigation and dispute-resolution services. Founding partner Carlos Polo has done much to advance IP and trademark practice in Spain and internationally through his involvement with INTA and taskforces created by various other organisations. His colleague Helena Granado is recommended by high-level sources for her extensive knowledge of EU trademarks and Community designs.

Clarke Modet & Co

Clarke Modet & Co reputation speaks for itself – it has one of the largest IP groups in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world and maintains a presence in 10 jurisdictions. The set can flexibly put together multi-disciplinary international teams at the drop of a hat, so clients can quickly implement whatever IP safeguards they need. The outfit is best known for its prosecution and portfolio management prowess but also has a deft touch in IP infringement and monetisation scenarios.

Clifford Chance SLP

Having Clifford Chance on your side when you are heading into litigation steadies the nerves and gives you confidence and momentum. If your case relates to IP infringement, Miquel Montañá is a safe pair of hands; his mettle has been tried and tested in scores of complex cross-border IP and commercial disputes and he has an excellent track record to show for it. Conflicts in which IP and unfair competition issues intersect are a particular forte for the gold-rated advocate.

Cuatrecasas

Cuatrecasas is a remarkable firm – it has an illustrious 102-year history, a web of offices around the world and over 200 equity partners. In Spain, its IP team is one of the largest in the country and, as far as brands are concerned, there is nothing the group cannot do; prosecution is handled efficiently; litigations are dispatched with poise; remunerative contracts are sewn up; and counterfeiters have their hats handed to them. Enrique Sánchez-Quiñones runs the organisation’s IP agency like a well-oiled machine; on anything related to obtaining trademark rights and managing them, he is the go-to guy for a loyal collection of big-name brands. Meanwhile, intrepid advocates Jorge Llevat and Alejandro Negro continue to notch up litigation victories. Llevat is a master at aligning litigation and business strategy; the decision to fight, retreat or negotiate, is taken based on smart commercial thinking. He is currently representing Eckes Granini Group in infringement proceedings relating to a well-known juice bottle shape.

Curell Suñol SLP

Eminent IP boutique Curell Suñol is hailed by domestic peers and foreign associates alike for its problem-solving proficiency; if there is a prosecution obstacle, the firm knows how to negotiate it; and if a litigation blows up, it has the legal expertise to tackle it head on. Talented linguist and former president of the European Communities Trademark Association Mireia Curell is an experienced European patent, trademark and design attorney to call on when a well-thought out international brand protection strategy is needed.

Durán-Corretjer SLP

Durán-Corretjer runs a “large and highly efficient prosecution practice”. Its stated commitment is to quality and a personalised service, and it delivers on both fronts across all areas of intellectual property, making it a great fit for those with diverse portfolios. On the trademark side, the set’s extensive risk analysis underpins its excellent search and clearance work; it deploys similar diagnostic skills to conduct thorough IP audits too. Managing partner Luis-Alfonso Durán is well-connected internationally and au courant with trends in the industry thanks to his engagement in and leadership of international IP associations.

Elzaburu SLP

“Elzaburu is the best in Spain when it comes to trademark prosecution – it’s a pioneer in this area.” “Outstanding head of the practice group Luis Baz, together with portfolio management maestro Fernando Ilardia, international IP strategist Javier Úbeda-Romero and geographical indications authority Miguel Ángel Medina have all aspects of brand protection locked down, which helps a long list of illustrious clients, including BBVA, Inditex, McDonald’s and Puig, rest easy. With 18 lawyers on deck, its litigation team is almost as big as its prosecution section. Providing assured leadership to the potent group is Antonio Castán, a “leading patent litigator who is also a top reference in trademarks”. Enrique Armijo is another veteran of many high-profile campaigns in Spanish and European courts. He has recently assisted Ornua Co-operative in proceedings before the ECJ, raising questions over the interpretation of the principle of unity of EU trademarks. Making Elzaburu the complete package for any brand owner looking to capitalise on their rights, head of legal and business Javier Fernández-Lasquetty is a transactional wizard.

Garrigues 

The trademark service provided by Garrigues is specifically designed to meet the needs of a high-level client base for whom intellectual property is pivotal. The team does two things tremendously well – thinking about brands in an inter-disciplinary way and aligning its advice on strategy with client business needs. Instrumental in both regards is the leadership provided by European trademark law authority – and former EUIPO litigation chief – João Miranda De Sousa. Dividing his time between Lisbon and Madrid, he heads the Iberian IP practice. Other dignitaries of the group include Celia Sueiras Villalobos and Carolina Pina Sánchez. Sueiras Villalobos is a seasoned pro when it comes to trademark protection and enforcement which, in combination with her broad knowledge of trademark, design, advertising and unfair competition, gives her a panoramic perspective on the business of brands. Pina Sánchez has a refined knowledge of media law and heads the firm’s telecoms and media practice.

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados

“Responsive, attentive, reliable, high-quality and very active” is how respondents describe Gómez-Acebo & Pombo. Known for its “excellent team of litigators”, the firm shines brightest on the contentious side showcasing razor-sharp skills in multi-jurisdictional lawsuits. Unflinching in the limelight are perennial gold-tier members Jesús Muñoz-Delgado and Sofía Martínez-Almeida Alejos-Pita. Muñoz-Delgado has a litigation track record that stretches back over 30 years and is constantly adding new highlights to it on both the patent and trademark side. Martínez-Almeida complements her trademark knowledge with advertising and regulatory expertise and is a smart pick for many-sided disputes. They often team up and when they do, great things happen. Mónica Esteve Sanz provides vital support to her colleagues as a senior associate, but also has the experience to confidently play lead roles. Her broad trademark, unfair competition, advertising and distribution law know-how prepares her for just about anything.

Grau & Angulo

“Fastidious about quality and detail-oriented,” Grau & Angulo is unanimously regarded as an elite trademark litigation and enforcement squad in Spain. The boutique can deploy unrivalled firepower drawing on 33 specialised lawyers, meaning that no case is too big or too complex for it to take on. Alejandro Angulo and Jorge Grau set the tone for a group, which is lauded for its “aggressive and commercial” approach to infringement matters. Special praise is reserved for Angulo who is “undoubtedly one of the best IP lawyers in Spain”. “He’s committed and understands the needs of his clients and has this amazing ability to keep things simple in a really effective way. Outstanding in court, he is clear and always gets straight to the point.” A clever tactician, Grau has an affinity for cross-border cases, which he coordinates for Spanish clients with an assured hand. Also known for her multi-country litigation prowess is Sonia Santos, who is the top pick for many of the set’s UK and US-based clients (Harley-Davidson being an example of the latter). Based in Madrid alongside Santos is Jesús Arribas, another anchor in important patent and trademark cases. Maite Ferrándiz stands out for her Supreme Court experience and for her rich understanding not only of trademarks but of design, copyright and unfair competition law as well.

Herrero & Asociados

Expertise protecting trademark rights in Latin America is a key attraction at Herrero, which has offices in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico to ensure a seamless service across the region. Back in Spain, although the side has been hit by recent departures, the firm maintains a busy prosecution practice that regularly sees it near the top of the filing charts and a robust litigation practice too. Key contacts include managing director Mario Carpintero and head of litigation Enrique Astiz.

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells has the deepest bench of IP experts in Spain with 45 specialists based in Alicante and Madrid. Cross-border litigation is meat and drink for the crew in the capital and leaders Burkhart Goebel and Ana Castedo. Goebel is known, among other reasons, for his work on behalf of AB InBev in myriad cases in a multitude of countries arising out of the BUDWEISER trademark. He is a global thinker who excels at formulating coherent international strategies. Castedo has “an exhaustive knowledge” and “prepares extremely well for cases”. Also based out of Madrid is a sophisticated domestic prosecution practice run by Constanze Schulte. Schulte leads the effort at Hogan Lovells to develop IT tools for the efficient management of trademark matters – this is an important role at a time when technological developments are having a disruptive effect on law firm practices. Not to be outdone, Imogen Fowler and Andreas Renck in Alicante also operate at the highest levels. They have helped to make Hogan Lovells a European trademarks powerhouse. Renck has lately been pushing boundaries in his work for Red Bull in EUIPO cancellation proceedings concerning its blue/silver colours. Fowler has been overseeing all EU trademark work, as well as pan-European Union clearance and disputes for Mars and has successfully overcome oppositions filed against British American Tobacco.

HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER acquits itself with distinction in European IP litigation; its teams in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain are integrated as part of a wider network, which brings consistency to the strategies they pursue in sophisticated multi-forum disputes. The top name on the team sheet in Spain is Luis Fernández-Novoa, who has a busy slate of matters on the go for Amazon and several other technology industry mainstays. The firm also delivers crisp results in prosecution thanks to the sterling efforts of Laura Alonso. She is endorsed by her contemporaries as a “fantastic trademark prosecutor” and by her clients as a “responsive, proactive practitioner whose work product is never less than excellent”. Glittering names from her loyal client following include the Coca-Cola Company – whose EUIPO opposition and cancellation proceedings she handles – and Ferring – for whom she has been managing a global trademark assignment project.

Isern Patentes y Marcas SL

Isern’s statistics are impressive; it has 11 offices across Spain, 150-plus IP professionals and a portfolio of over 40,000 clients. This makes it an influential player in the Spanish IP scene. On the trademark side, the set is best known for its dexterity when it comes to registering trademarks, but it is not just a volume filer; it also gives sharp strategic advice and ensures that its clients are building valuable portfolios, not just large ones.

JAUSAS

Respected multi-service law firm JAUSAS supports its clients’ business development in many meaningful ways – the global protection of their intangible assets globally being a crucial one. The firm has an extended network of foreign contacts cherrypicked based on quality, which gives it an edge when it comes to the international management of portfolios. Transactional work and litigation are additional areas of proficiency. Josep Carbonell acts for a colourful catalogue of clients that includes a multinational bakery, Moto GP racers, a Cuban rum brand and a variety of technology companies. He is a sought-after font of IP expertise, who stays sharp and ready for anything thanks to the diverse array of instructions he fields. An expert in trademarks, designs, patents, domain names and copyright law, the versatile Maria Sabatés joins him in the WTR 1000 for the first time this year.

Noerr Alicante IP, SL

The Alicante office of Noerr manages more than 7,000 trademarks and its workload is only growing; it finds itself in hot demand thanks in particular to its excellent record of success in proceedings before the ECJ, the EUIPO and Spanish courts. “Responsive, thorough and relentlessly committed to quality,” Tobias Dolde and Michael Hawkins are enthusiastically endorsed as “top professionals for EU trademark matters”. Dolde’s recent work includes advising Abercrombie & Fitch on EU trademark prosecution and EUIPO proceedings, as well as IP contracts; guiding Actelion Pharmaceuticals on prosecution and enforcement strategy; and conducting EU trademark and design prosecution work on behalf of BASF. Hawkins treats a similar slate of household names to an excellent service and acts for Caterpillar, CrossFit and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile.

PONS IP

Putting clients first is the guiding principle of PONS IP. The team makes every effort to get to know its clients and to understand not just their business objectives but the wider industries in which they operate, so when it is time to talk strategy it can precisely tailor its advice; its infectious enthusiasm for brands, rapid response times and abundant experience also resonate with patrons. Yet another fillip is the firm’s international reach – PONS IP has offices in Bogota, Brussels, Guangzhou, Medellin and San Francisco to go with its five regional offices in Spain – and its particular aptitude for coordinating Latin American protection efforts. Jose Carlos Erdozain heads the legal department while Isabel Cortés Martínez takes the reins of the international practice.

Ponti & Partners SLP

Competitive on price without sacrificing on quality, Ponti & Partners is a discerning choice of external counsel for any brand owner. Portfolio management is its bread and butter, but the ensemble is impressively versatile and is a reliable guide throughout all stages of the brand lifecycle; it has niche expertise in IP valuation too. Domestic companies are proud to tie their flag to Ponti’s mast and pleased to take advantage of its international expertise, particularly in relation to trademark protection in Latin America and Asia. Managing partner Joan Salvà speaks Catalan, English, French and Spanish and participates in all the main international IP associations; as a result, he has cultivated an enviable network of international correspondents.

Salvador Ferrandis & Partners

Whether pursuing an innovative filing strategy, opposition approach or litigation argument, the practitioners at Salvador Ferrandis & Partners are excellent at assessing the chances of success. As a result of this, they can advise clients on what courses of action to take to obtain their desired outcome and where the dead ends are, thus saving them time and money. This makes managing partner, IP strategist and dexterous litigator Salvador Ferrandis a repository of trust for some marquee companies, including pharmaceutical and technology industry leaders. The same is true of Alberto Bosch Döffert – one of the top anti-counterfeiting minds in Spain. He collaborates closely with Customs officials and the Police, with whom he has worked for many years, to execute blitz raids.

Santiago Mediano Abogados

Santiago Mediano Abogados earns its debut in the WTR 1000 this year in recognition of its mastery of trademark litigation in the media and entertainment sector. The firm is also well-positioned to advise on international prosecution, litigation and transactional mandates – it has offices in Lisbon and in Mexico and many of its lawyers have also worked abroad. Clients are guaranteed close partner attention and a customised service – Silvia Hernández made them part of the bargain when she set up the group. “She’s a nice person, but at the same time a really tough negotiator” who makes clever use of all the tools available to her to deliver success for her clients.

Uría Menéndez

“One of the top law firms in Spain”, Uría Menéndez is highly rated for its IP litigation artistry. It might not handle a high volume of trademark cases, but the work it does take on is invariably high-profile and complex. José Massaguer has well-honed trial skills and an encyclopaedia of attack plans to secure that vital win.

Ventura Garcés & López-Ibor Abogados

Intellectual property is an important pillar of Ventura Garcés & López-Ibor’s full-service commercial practice. Its specialised team supports other departments of the firm on an as-needed basis but devotes most of its time to standalone IP matters in which it can really show off its expertise. Close partner involvement in cases engenders the trust of clients, who also appreciate the group’s quick reaction speeds and neatly packaged advice. Andrea Garcés takes charge on brand protection initiatives and civil and criminal IP proceedings. Her blend of IP, corporate and commercial law expertise enables her to cover a lot of ground for clients, which makes her a cost-effective option. She knows all about the business of brands in the retail sector and specialises in art law.

Other recommended experts

CASALONGA’s Cristina Bercial-Chaumier debuts in the WTR 1000 this year. Sources praise her “excellent prosecution capability, especially at the EUIPO”. Keeping the pace with dynamic brand owners, Dolores Cañadas Arcas of Zivko Mijatovic & Partners gives business-relevant trademark advice. She is great at identifying the weaknesses and strengths of an IP strategy and fine-tunes and adapts her approach effectively. “Jordi Güell has outstanding communication skills and is highly experienced in litigation.” The former Curell Suñol professional recently established his own self-titled boutique. A law firm and agency, Sol Muntanola is primed and ready to advise on the full spectrum of brands matters. Legal team member Francisco Javier Márquez Martín started out working in an IP-focused police unit, which gave him an insight into the extent of counterfeiting issues. His practice has broadened out since then to encompass all types of IP litigation. Former Herrero professionals Angeles Moreno and Sergio Gonzalez recently established a new boutique, Iberian IP. “Moreno is an amazing person, who develops really close personal relationships with her clients – she’s always there for them. On top of that she has a truly unbelievable amount of legal knowledge.” Gonzalez is also appreciated for his interpersonal skills and unfaltering eloquence. José Manuel Otero Lastres is the founding partner of Bufete Otero Lastres. An eminent writer and academic, he has done much to advance the state of IP knowledge in Spain and elsewhere. “If you want something done right the first time, go to Alexander Zuazo. His work is precise and he’s more commercially-minded than most Spanish lawyers; he speaks excellent English too.” Zuazo specialises in domain name disputes and can found at Mariscal & Asociados.

Individuals: enforcement and litigation

  • Alejandro Angulo - Grau & Angulo
  • Antonio Castán - Elzaburu SLP
  • 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 SLP
  • Jesús Muñoz-Delgado - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados
  • Sonia Santos - Grau & Angulo 
  • Enrique Armijo - Elzaburu SLP
  • Jesús Arribas - Grau & Angulo
  • Gonzalo Barboza - Arochi & Lindner SC
  • 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 - Guell IP
  • Francisco Javier Márquez Martín - Sol Muntanola Abagados
  • Pedro Merino Baylos - BAYLOS Abogados
  • João Paulo Miranda de Sousa - Garrigues
  • Fernando Ortega - Abril Abogados
  • Carolina Pina Sánchez - Garrigues
  • Carles Prat - Baker McKenzie
  • Enrique Sánchez-Quiñones - Cuatrecasas
  • Ignacio Temiño Ceniceros - Abril Abogados
  • Enrique Astiz - Herrero & Asociados
  • Alberto Bosch Döffert - Salvador Ferrandis & Partners
  • Antonio Cueto - Bird & Bird (International) LLP
  • Jose 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
  • Inmaculada González - BomhardIP
  • Juan Luis Gracia Albero - BAYLOS Abogados
  • Fernando Ilardia - Elzaburu SLP
  • Fabrizio Miazzetto - BAYLOS Abogados
  • Alejandro Negro - Cuatrecasas
  • José Manuel Otero Lastres - Bufete Otero Lastres
  • Ana Padial - Arochi & Lindner SC
  • Fernando Rodriguez - BAYLOS Abogados
  • Celia Sueiras Villalobos - Garrigues
  • Alexander Zuazo - Mariscal & Asociados Abogados

Individuals: prosecution and strategy

  • Laura Alonso - HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER
  • Luis Baz - Elzaburu SLP
  • João Miranda De Sousa - Garrigues
  • Luis-Alfonso Durán - Durán-Corretjer SLP
  • Imogen Fowler - Hogan Lovells
  • Verena von Bomhard - BomhardIP
  • Rosalía Ballester - Ballester IP
  • Gonzalo Barboza - Arochi & Lindner SC
  • Cristina Bercial-Chaumier - CASALONGA ALICANTE SL
  • Dolores Cañadas - Zivko Mijatovic & Partners 
  • Ines Cantero - ABG Intellectual Property
  • Josep Carbonell - JAUSAS
  • Mario Carpintero - Herrero & Asociados
  • 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
  • José Ángel García-Zapata - Bird & Bird (International) LLP
  • Sergio Gonzalez - Iberian IP
  • Helena Granado - Carlos Polo & Asociados
  • Jordi Güell - Guell 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 - Iberian IP
  • Carlos Pires - BALDER
  • Andreas Renck - Hogan Lovells
  • Maria Sabatés - JAUSAS
  • Joan Salvà - Ponti & Partners SLP
  • Enrique Sánchez-Quiñones - Cuatrecasas
  • Mariano Santos - Bird & Bird (International) LLP
  • Constanze Schulte - Hogan Lovells
  • Celia Sueiras Villalobos - Garrigues
  • Aida Tari - Arochi & Lindner SC
  • Ignacio Temiño Ceniceros - Abril Abogados
  • Javier Úbeda-Romero - Elzaburu SLP
  • Christine Weimann - ABG Intellectual Property

Luminaries

  • Carlos Polo - Carlos Polo & Asociados