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José Massaguer

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Uría Menéndez

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Intellectual Property, Unfair Competition, Copyright.


José is a lawyer in the Madrid office of Uría Menéndez. He joined the firm in 1993 and became a partner in 1995.

José focuses his practice on intellectual property, unfair competition, and commercial law.

José regularly advises and represents multinational innovative pharmaceutical laboratories and other foreign and domestic innovative companies in sectors such as electronics and microelectronics, software, food, textile, homecare, education and learning before regulatory bodies and courts in proceedings for the protection of patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright, know-how and other intellectual property rights.

José also counsels market leaders of the telecommunications, pharmaceutical, electronics, financial services and food and drinks sectors in litigation and non-litigation matters (including the issuance of legal opinions) regarding unfair competition and advertising issues, including passing-off, gaining unfair advantage from the reputation of others, misleading practices, sales below cost, protection of trade secrets, misappropriation of trademarks and getting ups.

José’s advice extends to commercial law related issues as well, including corporate matters, contracting and issuance of legal opinions. He specialises in drafting software contracts and contracts for companies engaged in the IT business, including content and technology development and licensing, e-commerce, advertising and distribution, and has participated in the design and drafting of the corporate legal policies and standard conditions of the leading Spanish on-line service providers.

In 2007, José was the Chairman of the second Chamber of the Jury on the self-regulation of advertising. He was also the Chairman between 2000 and 2004.


English; German; Italian.


Spanish Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).

Member of Editorial Board of: Anuario de Derecho Industrial, Cuadernos de Comercio y Derecho, Aranzadi Civil, Revista de Propiedad Intelectual y Anuario de Derecho Concursal.


Law Degree, Universidad de Valencia, 1983 (National Prize for Excellence); Ph.D. in Law, Universidad de Valencia, 1987 (Prize for Special Achievement).


Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Uría Menéndez’s expertise lies in regulatory and competition matters, with particular experience acting for biopharmaceuticals and multinational pharmaceutical companies. Practice head Teresa Paz-Ares focuses on corporate, commercial and M&A in the healthcare sector. Notable in her team is José Massaguer, who specialises in innovation and intellectual property. The department is advising Roche on the divestment of a medicines manufacturing business in Spain and Portugal, transferring all assets and liabilities to Recipharm Group. In another highlight, the firm is representing five multinational pharmaceutical companies in infringement proceedings initiated by the Spanish antitrust authority, concerning allegedly anti-competitive agreements with Spanish distributors.

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Industry focus: Manufacturing

Within: Industry focus: Manufacturing

The ‘highly-skilled practice’ at Uría Menéndez is ‘excellent in its work’. The diverse team has experience in different disciplines and is known for being ‘skilled in law, business and languages’. Leading the department is EU and competition law specialist Patricia Vidal; intellectual property expert José Massaguer; and Teresa Paz-Ares, who focuses on corporate and M&A. The firm advised French fund Eurazeo on the purchase of fragrance manufacturer Iberchem from Magnum Industrial Partners, and is assisting Victoria PLC, a floor-coverings manufacturer, with the acquisition of Keraben Grupo, a Spanish manufacturer of branded floor and wall-ceramic tiles, from Tensile Holdings.

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Intellectual property: Trade marks

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José Massaguer - Uría Menéndez

Within: Intellectual property: Trade marks

Uría Menéndez is acting for a number of household name clients in unfair competition, pre-litigation advisory and infringement matters. It is representing champagne producer Louis Roederer, as the claimant, in proceedings regarding the enforcement of foreign decisions ordering the defendant to pay damages for trade mark infringement. José Massaguer leads the team. Montiano Monteagudo and Ingrid Pi i Amorós are also noted.

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Intellectual property: patents

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José Massaguer - Uría Menéndez

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