Grau & Angulo
Partners: Alejandro Angulo, Javier Huarte, Agustí Valls, Sonia Santos, Jesús Arribas, Maite Ferrándiz, Jordi Camó, Ignacio Marqués, Carlota Viola
Number of lawyers: 32
Languages: English, French, Italian, Polish, Spanish
Grau & Angulo was founded in 2003 when leading experts in the field of intellectual property joined teams and expertise to create a boutique law firm specialising exclusively in defending their clients’ intellectual property rights. As an IP boutique firm, its strength lies not only in its specialisation but in its sub-specialisation.
The firm provides litigation and advice on patent, trademark, design, copyright, domain names, licensing/technological transfer, unfair competition and anti-counterfeiting matters. Insight into this field combined with the highest technical and legal expertise and a high degree of specialisation are the key to the firm’s success. This specialisation provides crucial resources enabling the firm to handle complex IP issues. Currently the largest IP litigation team in the country, Grau & Angulo deals with many of Spain’s most ground-breaking court cases and it has a strong reputation for dealing with cross-border cases.
The firm offers legal representation in all areas of intellectual property law to primarily international clients in industries such as automobile, entertainment, textile, fashion, FMCG, healthcare, high technology, pharmaceutical, sport and leisure, food and beverage, perfumery, IT/telecoms and luxury goods, for whom intellectual property is an important asset of their business.
Main Areas of Practice:
Significant deals or case highlights over the last year:
■ Trademark and design litigation for major brands from running a strategic trademark enforcement on behalf of major perfume brands against smell-alike perfumes to representing a leading fashion designer in protecting its famous trademark logo.
■ Mechanical and electronic patent litigation from defending a multinational food and beverage company’s coffee capsule patent to the enforcement of electronic patents relating to streaming technology. The firm is also involved in litigation concerning essential patents for Technical Standards (UMTS).
■ Pharmaceutical patent litigation concerning biosimilars and generics of blockbuster drugs. The firm also advises in patent matters relating to biologic innovative products.
■ The firm’s well-established anti-counterfeiting team provides continuous enforcement and border control. The team is active in hundreds of litigations in Spain of ranging degrees of complexity and the team’s analytical skills provide clients with creative strategies to protect their trademarks nationally and internationally.
■ Copyright advice and litigation work for rightholders in sectors such as media and entertainment, luxury brands, telecommunications.
The firm’s client portfolio ranges from small domestic firms to multinationals. More than 80% of its client base is international.
■ Managing IP presents Grau & Angulo with three awards - Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year, Patent Contentious Firm of the Year and Cross-border Patent Litigation Team of the Year (Truvada SPC) (2021)
■ Best Lawyers names Grau & Angulo “Law firm of the Year in Spain for Intellectual Property” (2021) Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year; Patent Contentious Firm of the Year
■ Global IP award (IAM1000 and WTR1000) is presented to Grau & Angulo for “Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year in Spain” (2020)
■ Chambers and Partners awards Grau & Angulo “IP Firm of the Year in Spain” (2019)
■ MIP names Grau & Angulo “Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year in Spain” (2019)
■ MIP names Grau & Angulo “Patent Contentious Firm of the Year in Spain” (2018)
■ Best Lawyers names Grau & Angulo “Law firm of the Year in Spain for Intellectual Property” (2018)
■ The Lawyer awards Grau & Angulo “European Specialist Law Firm of the Year” (2017)
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