WTR 1000: The world’s leading trademark professionals 2020

Enforcement and Litigation: Gold position; Prosecution and Strategy: Gold position One of the region’s longest-serving outfits, Elzaburu is a traditional outfit with an innovative approach to matters. “The group at Elzaburu really understands our business and our wider business goals. What sets the firm apart is its ability to challenge ideas and improve initial strategies.”

Beside his litigious prowess, Luis Baz heads up the prosecution department and stands out in the domain name field. Helping him to offer rock-solid support in defending clients’ trademark rights are domain name expert Miguel Ángel Medina and food and beverage and consumer goods specialist Javier Úbeda-Romero. Managing large portfolios for both Spanish and EU multinationals is meat and potatoes for Fernando Ilardia. Responding quickly and effectively, he is a strategic maestro for international coordination.

On the contentious side, Antonio Castán oversees the litigation practice and is the name to call when the stakes are high. Right-hand man Enrique Armijo is “a supportive and diligent practitioner who demonstrates consistent sincerity in his application to his cases – a true perfectionist”. Licencing sage Javier Fernández-Lasquetty “understands the intricacies of businesses and their wider strategies, flexible in terms of budget and fees, and a sharp entrepreneurial thinker”. Also deserving of a mention this year is senior associate Alba López; hard working and practical, she “demonstrates an incredible commitment to her clients – an absolutestar”.

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