The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2017.
Enforcement and Litigation: Gold position; Prosecution and Strategy: Gold position
“Elzaburu’s “incredibly rich tradition and prestige” set it apart from the Spanish IP pack. It deftly combines the strengths of an efficient agency with those of a sophisticated law firm, enabling it to comprehensively cater to all brand owners. For prosecution, it is “a reference in Spain” in terms of volume and quality. Luis Baz keeps the wind in the trademark department’s sails through his astute management practices. Javier Úbeda-Romero is a reliable contact for companies with brand protection needs in Latin America; while for those looking east to Germany and Italy, and north to Scandinavia, geographical indications expert Miguel Ángel Medina is your man. Fernando Ilardia brings extensive know-how on contentious administrative proceedings to the mix, as well as portfolio management nous. The young partner provides “practical, business-minded advice in a timely fashion, and always responds to emails and requests within 24 hours”. The firm has a large IP litigation division, with nearly 20 lawyers working exclusively on infringement matters – leaving clients spoilt for choice. Department head Antonio Castán impresses with his “analytic mind and superb procedural knowledge”. The “top academician” “presents arguments with great clarity and is one of the country’s best trademark litigators”. Enrique Armijo Chavarri is known for his 360-degree international IP knowledge and adroit handling of tricky cross-border patent and trademark disputes. With social media trademark infringement issues on the rise, Javier Fernández-Lasquetty – an eminent expert in the field – finds himself in hot demand. He also has an affinity for the fine print of licences and other deals and knows how to secure the most advantageous results for clients.”