Firm profile submitted by Grau & Angulo
Grau & Angulo was founded in 2003 when leading experts in the field of intellectual property joined teams and expertise to create a boutique law firm specialising exclusively in intellectual property litigation. Within this specialised area, the firm’s main activities are patent litigation, trademark litigation, designs and copyright litigation, domain names, licensing, unfair competition and anti-counterfeiting. Insight into this field, in combination with the highest technical and legal expertise, and its sub-specialisation is the key to the firm’s success. The firm offers legal representation in all areas of intellectual property law to clients in industries such as textile, fashion, mass consumer goods, high technology, pharmaceutical, sport and leisure, food and beverage, perfumery, IT/telecoms and luxury goods, for whom intellectual property is an important asset of their business. One of the largest specialised intellectual property teams in the country, Grau & Angulo deals with many of Spain’s most important court cases.
Partners: Jorge Grau, Alejandro Angulo, Javier Huarte, Agustí Valls, Sonia Santos, Jesús Arribas, Maite Ferrándiz, Jordi CamÓ, Miguel Gil
Number of lawyers: 31
Languages: Spanish, English, French, Italian, Catalan, Polish
Significant deals or case highlights over the last year:
■Trademark and design litigation work for such firms as Adidas, Agbar, Burberry, BMW, Carolina Herrera, Harley-Davidson, Jean Paul Gaultier, Nestlé, Perfetti Van Melle, Procter & Gamble, Orange and Hearst Corporation
■Mechanical and electronic patent litigation with current clients including Asus, Heeling and Sisvel
■Pharmaceutical patent litigation regarding blockbusters such as Pregabalin, Bosentan, Levonorgestrel, Quetiapine, Rivastigmine, Escitalopram or Sildenafil, among many others
■The firm’s well-established anti-counterfeiting team provides continuous enforcement and border control for Carolina Herrera, Gant, Hugo Boss, Iron Maiden, Nokia, Fútbol Club de Barcelona (for whom Grau & Angulo provides worldwide trademark enforcement), Punto Blanco, Prada, Procter & Gamble, Schaeffler KG, SKF, and Telebrands Corp. Its effectiveness in border controls is due to its longstanding relationship with Customs authorities and police which proves timeeffective and cost-effective for clients
Absolut, Actavis, Adidas, Agbar, Apotex, Armani, Asus, Barcelona Football Club, BMW, Burberry, Carolina Herrera, Cointreau, Dirk Bikkembergs, Ferrer, Fred Perry, Freudenberg, Gant, Givenchy, Harley-Davidson, Heeling, Hugo Boss, Iron Maiden, Jean Paul Gaultier, Longchamp, LVMH, Mylan, Nestlé, Nina Ricci, Nokia, Orange, Paco Rabanne, Perfetti Van Melle, Philip Morris, Prada, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, Sandoz, Santoro, Schindler, Sisvel, SKF, Taurus, Tecnatom, Teva, Timberland, Yves Saint Laurent.