Firm profile submitted by Grau & Angulo
Partners: Jorge Grau, Alejandro Angulo, Javier Huarte, Agustí Valls, Sonia Santos, Jesús Arribas, Maite Ferrándiz, Jordi CamÓ, Ignacio Marqués, Carlota Viola
Number of lawyers: 33
Languages: English, French, Italian, Polish, Spanish
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 defending their clients’ intellectual property rights. Within this specialised area, the firm provides litigation and advice on patent, trademark, design, copyright, domain names, licensing/technological transfer, unfair competition and anti-counterfeiting matters. Insight into this field combined with the highest technical and legal expertise and a high degree of specialisation are the key to the firm’s success. Currently the largest IP litigation team in the country, Grau & Angulo deals with many of Spain’s most groundbreaking court cases.
The firm offers legal representation in all areas of intellectual property law to clients in industries such as entertainment, textile, fashion, mass consumer goods, healthcare, 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.
Significant deals or case highlights over the last year:
■ Trademark and design litigation work for such firms as Adidas, Agbar, Burberry, BMW, Carolina Herrera, Cointreau, Harley-Davidson, Jean Paul Gaultier, Longchamp, Nestlé, Perfetti Van Melle, Procter & Gamble, Puig Group, Orange and Hearst Corporation
■ Mechanical and electronic patent litigation with current clients including Asus and Sisvel
■ Pharmaceutical patent litigation regarding blockbusters such as NuvaRing®, oxycodone/naloxone, tenofovir/emtricitabine, valsartan/amlodipine, tadalafil or rituximab, 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, FC 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 time-effective and cost-effective for clients
Absolut, Adidas, Agfa, Apotex, Armani, Asus, FC Barcelona Football Club, BMW, Burberry, Carolina Herrera, Chemo, Cointreau, Dirk Bikkembergs, Ferrer, Fred Perry, Gant, Givenchy, Harley-Davidson, 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, Stada, Taurus, Teva, Timberland, Vileda, Yves Saint Laurent.