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Europe Spain Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks

Intellectual Property covers advisory work and disputes related to patent, copyright and trademarks. Litigation concerning trade secrets also features. This section ranks those firms and individuals offering specialist advice on patents, including representation in patent litigation. This includes advice on ‘soft IP’ matters including advisory and litigation work relating to trademarks and copyright. Priority for ranking is given to those firms and individuals who attract clients specifically for their expertise in this area. On the litigation side, priority is given to those firms who are sought after for first instance proceedings.

Rankings overview for Lawyers

  1. Miquel Montañá
  1. Antonio Castán
    Antonio Castán Elzaburu16 Years Ranked
  2. Alejandro Angulo
  3. Ana Castedo
  4. Javier Huarte
  5. Manuel Lobato
  1. Dulce Mª Miranda Naranjo
    Dulce Mª Miranda Naranjo Deloitte Legal SLP15 Years Ranked
  2. Javier Fernández-Lasquetty
    Javier Fernández-Lasquetty Elzaburu16 Years Ranked
  3. Jorge Llevat
    Jorge Llevat Cuatrecasas16 Years Ranked
  4. Antonio Cueto
  5. Blas Alberto González
  6. Cristina Duch
  7. David Pellisé
  8. Eva Ochoa
  9. Josep Montefusco
  10. Laura Alonso
  11. Oriol Ramon Sauri
  12. Pedro Merino Baylos
  13. Raúl Bercovitz
  14. Salvador Ferrandis
  15. Sergio Miralles
  1. Alejandro Negro
    Alejandro Negro Cuatrecasas12 Years Ranked
  2. Josep Carbonell
    Josep Carbonell Fieldfisher (Spain)9 Years Ranked
  3. Luis Baz
    Luis Baz Elzaburu5 Years Ranked
  4. Sofia Martínez-Almeida
    Sofia Martínez-Almeida Gómez-Acebo & Pombo14 Years Ranked
  5. Álvaro Velázquez
  6. Andrea Garcés
  7. Burkhart Goebel
  8. Carlos González-Bueno
  9. Gonzalo Barboza
  10. Ignacio Marqués
  11. Imogen Fowler
  12. Isabel Carulla
  13. José Miguel Lissén
  14. Juan Luis Gracia
  15. María González Gordon

All Lawyers profiles

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Senior Statespeople
  1. Gonzalo Ulloa Suelves
    S
    Gonzalo Ulloa Suelves
    Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
    Gómez-Acebo & Pombo | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Senior Statespeople | 16 Years Ranked
    Gonzalo Ulloa Suelves provides a valuable strategic steer on many of the firm's more complex pharmaceutical patent disputes.
  2. José Manuel Otero Lastres
    Broseta Abogados | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Senior Statespeople
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Eminent Practitioners
  1. João Miranda de Sousa
    E
    João Miranda de Sousa
    Garrigues
    Garrigues | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Eminent Practitioners | 13 Years Ranked
    Qualified to practise in Portugal and in Spain, Joao Miranda de Sousa both heads the firm's Portuguese practice and plays a key role in the Spanish IP team. He has experience in standout international trade mark infringement actions that are litigated in Spain and other European jurisdictions. He also attracts attention for his trade mark prosecution practice.
Star Individuals
  1. Miquel Montañá
    Clifford Chance LLP | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Star Individuals
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Band 1
  1. Antonio Castán
    1
    Antonio Castán
    Elzaburu
    Elzaburu | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Antonio Castán is a household name in the IP field, with sources attesting that "he is hugely impressive in terms of knowledge and customer care." He frequently handles litigation for key clients. Interviewees also note his copyright knowledge.
  2. Alejandro Angulo
    Grau & Angulo | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 1
  3. Ana Castedo
    Hogan Lovells International LLP | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 1
  4. Javier Huarte
    Grau & Angulo | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 1
  5. Manuel Lobato
    Bird & Bird | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 1
2
Band 2
  1. Eduardo Castillo
    2
    Eduardo Castillo
    Pérez-Llorca
    Pérez-Llorca | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    Eduardo Castillo is best known for his handling of patent litigation in the life sciences sector. He acts both for innovators and for producers of biosimilars or generic drugs. His wider IP practice extends across telecoms sector patent disputes or significant trade mark actions.
  2. Enrique Armijo Chávarri
    2
    Enrique Armijo Chávarri
    Elzaburu
    Elzaburu | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    Enrique Armijo Chávarri attracts attention among market commentators for his presence in some of the firm's key patent litigation mandates. He also assists major brands with trade mark infringement and cancellation actions.
  3. Ignacio Temiño
    2
    Ignacio Temiño
    Abril Abogados
    Abril Abogados | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    Ignacio Temiño has a notably broad practice that spans patent and trade mark litigation across to both contentious and non-contentious copyright mandates.
  4. Ingrid Pi
    2
    Ingrid Pi
    Uría Menéndez
    Uría Menéndez | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    Ingrid Pi deftly handles a broad range of IP work, attracting considerable praise from market commentators for her patent litigation experience. "Her customer care is amazing," a source states.
  5. Jesús Muñoz-Delgado
    2
    Jesús Muñoz-Delgado
    Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
    Gómez-Acebo & Pombo | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Jesús Muñoz-Delgado is a key contact at the firm for patent litigation outside of the pharmaceutical sector, with notable experience in technology and engineering patent disputes. He attracts attention for his work on the Spanish aspects of global plant variety cases.
  6. 2
    Kiko Carrión
    Eversheds Sutherland
    Eversheds Sutherland | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Kiko Carrión is well regarded due to his success in winning patent litigation work from important innovator pharmaceutical companies. One client notes "It's really quite something to watch him at court; his strategic skills are brilliant. He is also very personable and customer-oriented."
  7. Montiano Monteagudo
    2
    Montiano Monteagudo
    Uría Menéndez
    Uría Menéndez | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    Montiano Monteagudo is a respected trade mark litigator with experience in invalidation and revocation actions. He also assists with cases linked to unfair competition and advertising law.
  8. Carolina Pina
    Garrigues | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 2
  9. Luis Fernández-Novoa
    HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 2
  10. Miguel Vidal-Quadras Trias de Bes
    Vidal-Quadras & Ramon | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 2
  11. Patricia Koch
    BALDER | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 2
  12. Verena von Bomhard
    BomhardIP | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 2
3
Band 3
  1. Dulce Mª Miranda Naranjo
    3
    Dulce Mª Miranda Naranjo
    Deloitte Legal SLP
    Deloitte Legal SLP | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 15 Years Ranked
    Clients appreciate that Dulce Mª Miranda Naranjo "keeps track of the key topic in every case and anticipates any problem that may arise." She also often handles non-contentious matters relating to the transfer of patents or the IP issues pertaining to franchise agreements or IT service contracts.
  2. Javier Fernández-Lasquetty
    3
    Javier Fernández-Lasquetty
    Elzaburu
    Elzaburu | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Javier Fernández-Lasquetty has a broad IP practice that includes technology transfer mandates and actions taken to block the parallel import of protected products.
  3. Jorge Llevat
    3
    Jorge Llevat
    Cuatrecasas
    Cuatrecasas | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Jorge Llevat is an experienced litigator handling trade mark, patent and designs cases. His client list includes medical devices manufacturers, electronics companies and food producers. Clients value that "he is very diligent in his approach and is extremely reliable."
  4. Antonio Cueto
    Bird & Bird | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 3
  5. Blas Alberto González
    Blas A. González Abogados | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 3
  6. Cristina Duch
    Baker McKenzie | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 3
  7. David Pellisé
    Pellisé Abogados | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 3
  8. Eva Ochoa
    Pintó Ruiz & Del Valle | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 3
  9. Josep Montefusco
    Clifford Chance LLP | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 3
  10. Laura Alonso
    HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 3
  11. Oriol Ramon Sauri
    Vidal-Quadras & Ramon | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 3
  12. Pedro Merino Baylos
    BAYLOS ABOGADOS | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 3
  13. Raúl Bercovitz
    Santiago Mediano Abogados | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 3
  14. Salvador Ferrandis
    Salvador Ferrandis IP Legal | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 3
  15. Sergio Miralles
    Intangibles Legal S.L.P. | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Alejandro Negro
    4
    Alejandro Negro
    Cuatrecasas
    Cuatrecasas | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    Alejandro Negro is noted for his experience in litigation and in non-contentious work involving the acquisition of IP.
  2. Josep Carbonell
    4
    Josep Carbonell
    Fieldfisher (Spain)
    Fieldfisher (Spain) | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 9 Years Ranked
    The "very rigorous and diligent" Josep Carbonell has a broad practice across patents and trade marks. He advises on registrations and assists with civil or criminal infringement cases.
  3. Luis Baz
    4
    Luis Baz
    Elzaburu
    Elzaburu | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    Head of the trade mark department Luis Baz predominantly advises on the registration and prosecution of trade marks with the Spanish OEPM or the EUIPO. He has additional experience in litigation.
  4. Sofia Martínez-Almeida
    4
    Sofia Martínez-Almeida
    Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
    Gómez-Acebo & Pombo | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 14 Years Ranked
    Sofia Martínez-Almeida is best known for her expertise in trade mark litigation for prominent Spanish and international clients.
  5. Álvaro Velázquez
    HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
  6. Andrea Garcés
    Ventura Garcés | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
  7. Burkhart Goebel
    Hogan Lovells International LLP | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
  8. Carlos González-Bueno
    González-Bueno SLP | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
  9. Gonzalo Barboza
    Arochi & Lindner | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
  10. Ignacio Marqués
    Grau & Angulo | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
  11. Imogen Fowler
    Hogan Lovells (Alicante) S.L. & Cia. | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
  12. Isabel Carulla
    Clifford Chance LLP | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
  13. José Miguel Lissén
    Bird & Bird | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
  14. Juan Luis Gracia
    BAYLOS ABOGADOS | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
  15. María González Gordon
    CMS | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
5
Band 5
  1. Javier Vázquez
    5
    Javier Vázquez
    RocaJunyent
    RocaJunyent | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    Barcelona-based Javier Vázquez is frequently instructed by clients from the art, sport and e-sports industries to handle licences and infringement disputes. Sources value that "he's able to find solutions, no matter how challenging the case might be."
  2. 5
    José Mariano Cruz
    Eversheds Sutherland
    Eversheds Sutherland | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 5 | 13 Years Ranked
    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.
  3. 5
    Paula González de Castejón
    DLA Piper Spain
    DLA Piper Spain | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    Paula González de Castejón advises on brand protection, trade mark creation and nullity proceedings, being recognised by sources as "a very knowledgeable lawyer." Her client base includes domestic and international companies from various industries, including fashion, insurance and technology.
  4. Pablo González-Bueno
    González-Bueno SLP | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Band 5
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Up and Coming
  1. U
    Marta Gonzalez Diaz
    Eversheds Sutherland
    Eversheds Sutherland | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    Marta Gonzalez Diaz acts on patent disputes and injunction proceedings for life science clients. Clients say: "Marta brings a fresh approach to operations."
  2. Inmaculada Lorenzo
    Hogan Lovells International LLP | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Up and Coming
Associates to watch
  1. Mercedes Corbal
    Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
    Gómez-Acebo & Pombo | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Associates to watch | 1 Years Ranked
    Mercedes Corbal assists clients with patent and design infringement topics, being particularly active in trade mark litigation. Clients support that "her strong point is the great knowledge and experience she has in the field."
  2. Mónica Esteve
    Gómez-Acebo & Pombo
    Gómez-Acebo & Pombo | Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks
    Europe 2022 | Associates to watch | 1 Years Ranked
    Mónica Esteve is seen by sources as "a rising star" in the field. She assists clients with the IP aspects of transactions, e-commerce topics and trade mark issues.