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Baker McKenzie

Intellectual Property

Band 2Europe-wideGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Global powerhouse held in high regard for its work on trade mark registration and enforcement. Standout teams in Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic and Ukraine, with further notable offices in the UK, Spain, France and Turkey. Adept at handling patent litigation for international clients in the consumer goods and technology industries. Frequently advises on copyright and anti-counterfeiting matters for clients in the media and luxury goods sectors. Further strengths include unfair competition matters and trade mark portfolio management. Also routinely acts on cross-border IP transactions.

Strengths

One satisfied client states: "They are great and understand our business. They offer good legal solutions and take into consideration the practical issues."

Another finds that the lawyers are "very responsive and approachable," adding: "They go above and beyond to get the information you need." 

Work highlights

Represented JCB in a claim for infringement of five patents relating to safety systems applied to telescopic handlers against Manitou.

Notable practitioners

A key contact for clients is José María Mendéz, who heads the firm's Madrid office and is head of the firm's EMEA IP practice.

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