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Antonio Cueto

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Intellectual Property


Antonio Cueto is a partner in our Intellectual Property Group, based in Madrid. His practice covers all IP-related matters including patents (involving mechanical, chemical, electrical and biotechnology patent areas) designs, trademarks, copyright and unfair competition (with particular expertise in the field of trade secrets). Antonio is extremely experienced in litigation with substantial experience in handling complex disputes relating to patents, trademarks, unfair competition and designs.


He joined us in May 2010 having worked in the Intellectual Property Department of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo for eleven years. In 2006 he worked as a Foreign Lawyer in the Patent Department of Dorsey & Whitney LLP in the USA. He is author of several articles on Intellectual Property published in specialised publications and is co-author of the first Handbook published in Spain by Francis Lefebvre on Intellectual Property (Edition 2012-2013) and he is also the author of the chapter "Novelty and Inventive Step" of the recent book "The new Spanish Patent Law" (December 2015).


English, Spanish


He has an extensive teaching experience in Spanish and foreign Universities and Foundations. In addition, Antonio is Professor at the Patent Module as part of the Master in Intellectual Property of the University of Alicante (Magister Lvcentinvs) since 2010.

Spain: Intellectual property


Within: Copyright

Bird & Bird’s ‘top-notch copyright team’, which is led by the ‘reputedManuel Lobato, was recently strengthened by the addition of Antonio Cueto, who joined from Gómez-Acebo & Pombo. Raul Bercovitz led a team representing Mediapro, as the claimant, in a dispute against a pirate website pertaining to infringement of intellectual property rights and unfair competition. Group CT and Lexmark are also clients.

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Within: Patents

At Bird & Bird, ‘the experienced and knowledgeable team’ is led by Manuel Lobato. The group is defending B. Braun Melsungen in a patent nullity action initiated by an Indian manufacturer; the team had previously successfully acted for the same client in a related patent dispute brought by the claimant’s Spanish representative. Other clients include Chemo, Sygenta, Actavis and Rovi. Raul Bercovitz and Antonio Cueto are also recommended.

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Trade marks

Within: Trade marks

Bird & Bird’s considerable expertise in the space spans trade marks issues and related trade secrets, design and unfair competition matters. Raul Bercovitz and Teresa Mercadal are acting for Laboratorios del Dr Esteve in claims against two corporations pertaining to infringement of its "After Bite" trade mark. Other clients include EOS Products, Grupo Cortefiel, Tillster, Mediapro and Musaat. Practice head Manuel Lobato and Antonio Cueto are the key contacts.

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