The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise
Gold - Individuals: enforcement and litigation
“A fantastic law firm and a recognised leader in the field of IP”, Grau & Angulo distinguishes itself by its thoroughly global perspective, especially in litigation. “The team is solid, highly knowledgeable and without a doubt, the best of the best.” A go-to for A-listers faced with fraught cross-border litigation, Alejandro Angulo has spent over three decades hammering out the right results in disputes. Most recently, he and colleague Carlota Viola have been representing Tommy Hilfiger in a widely publicised suit over its interlocking TH logo. A repository of trust for many fashion and luxury brands, Viola has been pushing legal boundaries lately, while also conducting strategic trademark enforcement of major perfume brands against smell-alikes, with excellent results. Maite Ferrándiz, Jordi Camó and Ignacio Marqués are three further stars in the Barcelona squad. Ferrándiz has earned the loyalty of many high-profile international clients in the automotive, food and beverage, and fashion industries, including French modelling agency Viva Model Management. A tenacious enforcer of rights, Camó has been racking up the wins and has a sterling reputation to show for it. His refined understanding of criminal proceedings contributes vastly to his successes for marquee brands. Marqués earns effusive praise from clients: “When it comes to IP, Ignacio is the perfect adviser. He has outstanding business acumen and is pragmatic and communicative. He is the best partner for when things get tough; plus he has a great sense of humour, so overall is a pleasure to worth with.” Holding down the fort in Madrid are Sonia Santos and Jesús Arribas. UK and US companies seeking branding advice in Spain often call on Santos for her business-oriented counsel; while Arribas is “a very solid, client-focused lawyer with an eye for detail that ensures he prepares hearings thoroughly”.