Chambers global 2017

The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2017.

Band 2·of· Leading Firms in Intellectual Property in Spain: «What the team is known for: Respected department that handles trade mark and patent litigation, prosecution and management for multinational companies. Represents clients from a multitude of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, retail and food and beverage. Active in handling counterfeiting mandates and infringement clean-up drives for major international clients, as well as acting for globally present heavyweights at the CTM court in Alicante.

Antonio Castán is widely respected for his patent and trade mark work, with sources unanimously agreeing that he is «a great litigator…»

Javier Fernández-Lasquetty is recommended for his expertise in copyright and licensing matters, including in related fields such as data protection. Sources comment that his «knowledge of IP is vast» and that he is «a very good lawyer who has new business know-how…»

Enrique Armijo Chávarri is known for his academic expertise and technical approach to mandates including parallel import disputes and patent enforcement. Sources commend his work in trade marks and describe him as «a really good practitioner who is very specialised.»

Foreign Desks The Beijing office handles IP protection for either Spanish clients with activity across Asia, or Asian clients active in Europe or Latin America. Marcos García is a key contact