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Baker McKenzie assists corporate clients with all aspects of copyright protection and enforcement. In on-going work, it is advising a global design corporation in a dispute concerning the infringement of the rights of one of its best-selling products and also on the enforcement of its rights in Spain. Carles Prat, Cristina Duch and José María Méndez are all recommended.

Under the direction of the ‘outstanding’ Miquel Montañá, the team at Clifford Chance advises on protecting, negotiating and enforcing copyright including e-commerce, apps, cloud services, software and computer programmes. Clients include Autodesk, Samsung, Banco Santander and Danone.

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados acts for corporations across all industries in contentious and non-contentious copyright mandates. It advised Vaughan Systems on a claim filed by Sony Music related to the use of a copyrighted song in a programme broadcast by RTVE. Eduardo Castillo and Gonzalo Ulloa are the key names.

Uría Menéndez is a recognised presence in the copyright arena. In ongoing work, it is representing a well-known Spanish media corporation in a dispute seeking to elucidate the ownership, licensing and non-infringement of a television-series format for a talk show. Agustín González and Montiano Monteagudo are the names to note.

Recent headline matters for Bird & Bird include successfully advising Econocom in a claim against Oracle on grounds of misleading and denigrating statements made about the client by the latter, as well as allegations of the infringement of Oracle’s IP rights. Key practitioners include Manuel Lobato, Antonio Cueto and Raul Bercovitz.

Cuatrecasas’ Jorge Llevat advises the estate of painter Joan Miró on all aspects of intellectual property rights. Other clients include Euroleague Basketball, Eurostar Mediagroup and Formula One driver Fernando Alonso.

Elzaburu earns praise for its copyright advice. A team led by Antonio Castán and Patricia Mariscal advised the Keith Haring Foundation on defense of the copyright of the artist’s iconic ‘radiant heart’.

The committed and multidisciplinary copyright team at Garrigues is led by Carolina Pina and counts Google among its select list of clients. João Miranda de Sousa is also recommended.

Boutique firm Grau & Angulo assisted Nestlé with a judicial claim regarding infringement of the deisgn of its Nescafé Dolce Gosto product. Jorge Grau led the team.

Hogan Lovells International LLP is acting for a leading IT corporation on a licence infringement case related to a software product. Burkhart Goebel and Ana Castedo are noted.

Abril Abogados, SL advised AMC NETWORKS on criminal proceedings against a group of websites offering free access to the client’s copyrighted content. Rubén Canales leads the team.

The innovative ECIJA’s copyright practice advises media multinationals and small start-ups on protecting their creations, secrets and designs.

Hoyng Rokh Monegier is regularly instructed by a leading fashion retail corporation to assist on matters related to infringement of its designs and copyrighted products. Luis Fernández-Novoa is the key name.

At Sol Muntañola & Asociados, Mario Sol Muntañola and Francisco Javier Márquez stand out for their copyright advice. Marita Dargallo recently left the firm.

CMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo acts for Iberdrola on software-related copyright matters.

Diego Ramos leads the practice at DLA Piper LLP, which counts Levi Strauss, Warner Bros and Pfizer among its clients.

Eversheds Sutherland Nicea acts for clients in copyright matters related to the entertainment and music sectors.

Pedro Alemán Abogados has vast experience advising on contentious and non-contentious mandates for clients in the arts, entertainment and internet sectors.

RCD – Rousaud Costas Duran provides tailor-made IP advice to corporate clients across a variety of industries including pharma and technology.

Auren is particularly active with clients in the film industry.

Patricia Koch is the key name at Balder, which has a good reputation for its copyright advice.

Fornesa Abogados has a good reputation and strong experience in copyright disputes.

Jones Day is well-reputed for advising clients on complex copyright claims.

Olswang Spain LLP advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious copyright matters.

Specialised boutique Suárez de la Dehesa Abogados S.L.P. provides solid advice concerning copyright issues.

Ventura Garcés & López-Ibor, Abogados acts for multinationals on an array of copyright mandates.

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