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Eversheds Sutherland

Intellectual Property

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What the team is known for

Consistently wins contentious copyright mandates on behalf of major clients from the music industry. Handles copyright infringement actions and assists with the drafting of media production and licensing contracts. Has a strong reputation for handling of pharmaceutical sector patent litigation. Also assists with trade mark proceedings, with experience on both sides of oppositions before the Spanish OEPM.

Strengths

"It is a rigorous team that is very well coordinated and goes deeply into matters," state clients.

Interviewees enthuses: "They are excellent and quick."

Work highlights

Defended publisher Sony/ATV Music Publishing in a copyright infringement claim brought by Liván Castellanos.

Notable practitioners

José Mariano Cruz advises on trade mark prosecution and litigation for clients operating in Spain and across Europe. He has experience in complex OEPM trade mark registrations that attract oppositions from third parties.

Interviewees note Kiko Carrión 's success in winning patent litigation work from important innovator pharmaceutical companies. "In pharmaceutical IP he is an outstanding lawyer," states one source. "He is a strong technical litigator and is very skilled in dealing with judges," notes another interviewee, going on to say: "He partners very well with clients in order to get the best out of the case; he listens, understands and respects the opinion of the client."

Vicente Arias Máiz stands out for his advice to music publishers acting as either claimants or defendants in copyright infringement actions. He also advises on the negotiation of publishing or software licensing agreements. One interviewee reports: "His knowledge of the music industry and of the law means that deals are closed cleanly and quickly."

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Intellectual Property Department

Eversheds Sutherland

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Paseo de la Castellana, 66

Madrid

Madrid

Spain

28046

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Spain

Intellectual Property: Copyrights


Vicente Arias Máiz
Band 2

Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks


José Mariano Cruz
Band 4
Kiko Carrión
Band 2