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Silver - Firms: enforcement and litigation
Bronze - Firms: prosecution and strategy
“An impressive and excellent boutique” with robust litigation and anti-counterfeiting practices, BAYLOS is fast cementing its position as a persuasive one-stop trademark shop. Recent developments at the firm include collaboration with an online brand protection service that detects infringement in cyberspace and a concentrated effort to bolster its prosecution capabilities. Industry heavyweights such as Japan Tobacco International and NBC Universal Media are just two of the many companies that have Juan Luis Gracia on speed dial. A trademark connoisseur, he excels at virtually everything, from portfolio management and administrative proceedings at both a local and EUIPO level to high-stakes cross-border lawsuits. Fellow all-rounder and managing partner David Gomez is a long-time counsellor to Schweppes and has been safeguarding its assets in Spain and across the European Union for almost a decade. When contentious scenarios blow up, Pedro Merino Baylos is the one to call. Former International Association of Intellectual Property president Merino Baylos is bringing the heat for global television distributor ITV Studios in two separate conflicts. Completing the line-up is Fernando Rodríguez, whose “clear, pragmatic advice” stands brand owners in good stead in the fight against fakes. “Fernando is a doer,” enthuses one patron. “The number of seizures in Europe has increased considerably since we started working with him and we are finally clearing counterfeits off the market.”