Spanish IP Law Department

Our Spanish department headed by Inmaculada González advises on all areas of Intellectual Property, including clearance, prosecution and enforcement of any kind of IP right. We offer extensive experience in dealing with trademarks, designs, patents, utility models, plant varieties, IP licencing, technology transfer and copyright issues, as well as in unfair competition matters, data protection, e-commerce and entertainment law. Inmaculada González is also an experienced litigator and has handled numerous IP infringement and invalidation proceedings before the Spanish Courts, as well as opposition proceedings before the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office.

In particular, we offer the following services:

• Patents, utility models and know-how: advice on protection strategy; drafting and negotiating licence and technology transfer agreements; advice on IP aspects of collaborative research agreements

• Trademarks and designs: trademark clearance and trademark and design prosecution before the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office; drafting and negotiating licence agreements, franchise and distribution agreements

• IP litigation: handling contentious proceedings regarding infringement, validity, ownership of patents, trademarks, designs, copyrights, as well as unfair competition and any other IP related issue, including anti-counterfeiting and customs enforcement

• Pharmaceutical and regulatory law: advice on regulatory issues relating to obtaining marketing authorizations and all issues concerning manufacturing and commercializing products

• Copyright and entertainment law: protection strategies for artworks, audiovisual products and digital works; drafting and negotiating contracts involving copyrighted works

• Software, information technology (IT) and data protection: drafting and negotiating software contracts; advice on IT matters, particularly to e-commerce companies; advice and audits concerning data protection

• Advertising law: advice on all legal matters relating to marketing and advertising, including compliance with consumer protection and unfair competition laws