LITIGATION AND DISPUTE SETTLEMENT
Our professionals have a longstanding track record and extensive experience in intellectual property litigation and dispute settlement. We rely on a highly specialised and skilled team of lawyers who have taken part in some of the most noteworthy and significant lawsuits in Spain related to all kinds of technologies and industries and have contributed to the development of doctrine and case law in their field.
Most of the lawyers at the firm have obtained a PhD in law or have taken postgraduate courses and are used to cooperate with experts in the fields in which they provide their advice who offer the knowledge enabling us to fully understand the technical complexity of the problems we are faced with in each case along with the specific features of each sector.
We represent our clients in the civil, administrative and criminal jurisdictions, on EU trade mark and design litigation at the Court of Justice of the European Union and act before the Spanish and European authorities in the field of exclusive rights and competition law. We also help our clients settle disputes in the fields in which we provide counsel before both national and international conciliation or arbitration bodies.
We look back on many years of involvement in multijurisdictional projects requiring consistent legal coordination. Our experience extends to advising national clients in their strategy at a European or global level so well as to foreign clients within the Spanish territory.
We provide our clients with strategic advice and practical and commercial expertise regarding the various facets of the regulations governing intellectual property, competition, consumers protection and their application in the information society. We also use our expertise to gain an understanding of the problems and opportunities that arise when applying all these regulations.
As far as the industrial and commercial aspects of our clients’ strategy are concerned, we analyse the different exclusive rights held by them or by third parties reports and legal opinions in order to propose courses of action for our clients to support them in growing their businesses and taking crucial decisions. In relation to regulated sectors with additional complexity, such as the pharmaceutical sector, we offer our knowledge and experience as well as our work with skilled experts in that fields.
We also put our solid track record and extensive experience in relation with negotiations and disputes related to technology transfers at the disposal of our clients.
Additionally, we provide advice on trade secrets and know-how transfers, franchise, distribution or merchandising agreements and the assignment or licensing of trade marks, designs or corporate image elements. Our advice also encompasses agreements related to copyrights and similar rights for all kinds of works or software and FRAND licences.
ADVICE AND TRAINING
We provide advice in the following fields:
• Exclusive rights:
– Patents, utility models, SPCs, plant varieties and know-how.
– Distinctive signs, trade marks, industrial designs and trade names.
– Copyrights, computer programs and related rights.
• Anti-trust, unfair competition and advertising law
• Litigation and dispute settlement in intellectual property cases and anti-trust law.
• Technology transfer. Licences and assignment of exclusive rights and know-how.
• Pharmaceutical law.
• Information society services and electronic contracts .
• Data protection.
• Consumer rights.
We also provide our expertise in training the executive and technical teams of our clients or any businesses or institutions requesting this service and we collaborate with academic institutions and universities on courses, seminars and conferences.