Chambers Global 2020

The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2020.

Band 2 of Leading Firms in Intellectual Property in Spain:

What the team is known for: Large and active litigation practice that complements renowned capabilities in patent and trade mark prosecution and management. Handles significant standalone trade mark infringement and anti-counterfeiting cases for major international clients, including customs seizures for leading multinationals. Also well versed in patent enforcement and defence for domestic and international clients. Expertise further extends to issues concerning domain names, unfair competition, advertising law and data privacy. Acts on Spanish proceedings and before patent offices in foreign jurisdictions.

Foreign desks: The Beijing of ce, consisting of both Spain and China-qualified lawyers, advises Asian companies on their IP strategy in Spain and also handles mandates for Spanish companies seeking protection for their IP assets in Asia. Jesús Quintana is a key contact.

Antonio Castán leads the litigation team and commands a strong reputation in patent and trade mark disputes, with sources attesting that he is «very well respected.» He offers additional experience in copyright issues.

Enrique Armijo Chávarri has notable experience in patent and trade mark enforcement and prosecution. Sources praise his «diligence and good communication with clients.»

Javier Fernández-Lasquetty has expertise in the IT sector and frequently assists with the protection of patents and trade secrets, and the prevention of parallel imports. Sources know him to be «a pragmatic lawyer.»

Luis Baz focuses his practice on the prosecution of trade marks. He advises international clients in the renewable energy, aviation and food and drink sectors.

Mabel Klimt Yusti draws praise for her experience in the media and entertainment sector. Interviewees further note her activity for clients in the music industry.