She is specialised in exclusive rights, handling cases related to intellectual and industrial property, image rights, advertising, unfair competition, trade secrets, information technologies and communications. She provides advice to companies on how to manage their intangible assets, design of protection strategies, drawing up agreements, negotiations and defence in legal proceedings.

PhD in law (2006) from Barcelona University. Barcelona, Spain 2006
Master’s in European Law from l’Institut d’Etudes Européennes, ULB (1982-84). Brussels, Belgium (1982-84)
Law degree (1982) from the Iberoamerican University, Mexico City,
Mexico (1977-1982)
Degree recognised as a Spanish law degree by the Ministry of Education and Science on 8 April 1991

Carmenchu joined VIDAL-QUADRAS & RAMON in 2019 and has been named partner in 2021
Amat & Vidal-Quadras (2016-2018)
Aequitas Abogados Asociados (2016-2011)
Legal Capital (2009–2011)
Estudi Juridic Miserachs (2009-2007)
She began freely practising her profession in 1998 in her own law firm and since then she has combined her academic and professional activity

She was a coordinator for the European Master’s on Business and Industrial and Intellectual Property Law at the International University of Catalonia, 2016-2017

She was director and lecturer in the Master’s on International Business Law and the Master’s on Intellectual and Industrial Property at the Online Business School, Barcelona, 2014-2016

Director of the Intellectual Property and Information Society (IP&IT) Master’s at the ESADE Business School from 2001 to 2014

Member of the Barcelona Bar Association, 1998
Member of the Culture Section Board of the Barcelona Bar Association; Information Technology and Communication Law, Copyrights and Image Rights; Competition and Industrial Property
Member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) 
Member of the Standing Committee on Trips, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

Spanish, Catalan, French and English

Chambers and Partners
Best Lawyers
IAM Patents 1000
MIP IP Stars
Who’s Who Legal
Corporate INTL
Lawyers World
Lawyer Monthly
ACQ Law Awards

  • Gillian Davis y Kevin Garnett. Moral Rights. Chapter 19: Spain Carmenchu Buganza. Sweet & Maxwell, U.K. 2ª Ed. 2016 
  • Felipe Palau y Guillermo Palao, Dir. Comentarios a la Ley de Propiedad Intelectual, Arts. 55 y 57 Carmenchu Buganza y Silvia Caparrós; Tirant lo Blanch, Valencia 2016
  • Canboy, B.; Montalvo, A.; Buganza, M.C.; Emmerling, R. (2016) “Module 9”: A new course to help students develop interdisciplinary projects using the framework of Experiential Learning Theory. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 53 (4), 445-457
  • Blog OBS Tendencias e Innovación – Propiedad Intelectual, 2014 – 2016
  • Turull Rubinat, Max y Alberti Rovira, Enoch. La enseñanza del Derecho en Europa y América. Planes de estudio, metodologías, evaluación y acceso a las profesiones jurídicas. Carmenchu Buganza y Carlos Cerda Dueñas. La enseñanza del Derecho en México, Capítulo 13, Págs. 205 – 218. Colección Educación Universitaria. Octaedro IC3-UB, 1ª edición, marzo 2014
  • Buganza Carmenchu (Dir.) “Las medidas de protección tecnológica y la información para la gestión de derechos”, en Novedades en la Ley de Propiedad Intelectual. JMB Bosch Formación. Colección de Formación Continua Facultad de Derecho ESADE. 2007   
  • The Annual International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) 
  • Congress, San Francisco 2022. Representative of the Spanish Group on the Study Issue (Copyrights): Moral Rights. Responsible for the translations in Spanish
  • Protection of intellectual property rights in an online digital environment. Protection of websites and multimedia works. A speaker in the Master’s on Information Society Law at the Barcelona Bar Association 2017-2018
  • Innovation improves life. A conference held on the World Intellectual Property Day. The Barcelona Bar Association 2017
  • Links and copyright. The Barcelona Bar Association, November 2016
  • The Annual International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), Milan 2016 Representative of the Spanish Group on the Study Issue (Copyrights): Links and posting on the Internet. Responsible for the translations in Spanish
  • Reform of the Spanish Intellectual Property Act. 2015. The Barcelona Bar Association
  • KOSMOPOLIS 2015 CCCB. Workshop on Publishing Agreements
  • Ecommerce. The Bar Association of Sabadell. September 2014
  • Intellectual Property vs. Data Protection. The Barcelona Bar Association, October 2014


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