Firms To Watch: Intellectual property: Copyright

The Madrid office of Andersen has ‘extensive regulatory, rights contracting and production execution knowledge‘, making it a key adviser on copyright matters in the media sector. Clients praise practice head Nerea Sanjuan, who recently advised production company Morena Films on copyright clearance matters.
Estudio Juridico Bercovitz-Carvajal is sought after for advice on copyright protection and infringement by numerous clients in the music, audiovisual, architecture and visual art sectors. Clients praise lead partner Alfonso González Gozalo for his ‘great knowledge of the audiovisual sector and exquisite treatment of both the client and the counterparty‘.

Intellectual property: Copyright in Spain

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie acts for a stellar roster of clients, among them international streaming services and global tech giants.  The lead partners are José María Méndez in Madrid (who is ‘of a very high professional quality and is capable of coordinating the work with other areas of the firm or other countries’) and Cristina Duch in Barcelona, who leads the firm’s EMEA brand enforcement and disputes group. Also in Madrid, María Dolores Garayalde is recommended for portfolio management work.

Practice head(s):

José María Méndez; Cristina Duch

Other key lawyers:

María Dolores Garayalde; Pelayo Puente


‘This firm has excellent professionals who are capable of offering uninterrupted service on a matter in both Spain and the United Kingdom, with excellent coordination between them.’

‘I have not found a firm that masters the subject and is so dedicated to the objectives we pursue in both countries. José María Méndez is of a very high professional quality and is capable of coordinating the work and needs with other areas of the firm or other countries, without losing focus.’

‘Coordinated team with experience in the matter. Anticipation of regulatory changes with impact on the company. Knowledge of the sector and international advice.’

Key clients

Portobello Capital

Work highlights

Clifford Chance

The ‘solid and experienced‘ IP practice at Clifford Chance draws on the firm’s extensive international network to handle high-value copyright matters for international investors and blue-chip companies. Its work encompasses the acquisition of interests in the rights of major brands and sporting teams, as well as copyright litigation and arbitration, regional enforcement and licensing programmes. The vastly experienced Miquel Montañá leads the practice, which is based in the firm’s Barcelona office, and specialises in contentious matters and competition law. IP and unfair competition litigator Josep Montefusco, who has a niche in advertising law, and ‘exceptional‘ senior associate Juan Cuerva de Cañas are the other key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Miquel Montañá

Other key lawyers:

Josep Montefusco; Juan Cuerva de Cañas


‘The team is solid and experienced. They are close, they try to understand our concerns and adapt to our risk appetite.’

‘Juan Cuerva de Cañas is exceptional. Always willing to listen and give his point of view adapted to what we need and what we specifically want, without losing sight of the possible risks and control of the matter.’

‘Knowledge and precision superior to the competition. Reliable advice and global knowledge. Juan Cuerva de Cañas is the associate we work with.’

Key clients

Sixth Street


Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)

Generalli (Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A.)


The promoters of the European Super League

Key Capital Partners

Cinven Capital Management

Nikken Sekkei

Unibail Rodamco Westfield

Stirling Square Capital Partners

HILTI Corporation


Work highlights

  • Advised Sixth Street on the acquisition of a total share of 25% of F.C. Barcelona’s LaLiga audiovisual rights for 25 years, in exchange for an investment of €207.5m.
  • Advised Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. on the acquisition of Liberty Seguros, Compañía de Seguros y Reaseguros, S.A. for €2.3bn.
  • Advised Stirling Square Capital Partners on the acquisition of the Spanish group Gestión Tributaria Territorial (GTT), a software provider and software operation service provider to tax administrations in Spain.


Cuatrecasas is home to a sizeable IP team which handles some of the most sophisticated copyright matters in Spain. The intellectual and industrial property, and trade secrets group is well versed in both complex litigation proceedings and transactional matters. Albert Agustinoy in Barcelona, who acts for numerous multinational e-commerce and IT operators, and intangible protection and transfer expert Álvaro Bourkaib in Madrid are the lead practitioners. Rafael Sánchez Aristi frequently advises radio and television bodies, cinemas, and hotel chains on the negotiation of rates with large-scale owners of copyrighted material. IP litigator Jorge Llevat and Alejandro Negro, who focuses on IP, data protection, and new technologies, also play pivotal roles in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Albert Agustinoy; Álvaro Bourkaib

Other key lawyers:

Jorge Llevat; Alejandro Negro; Rafael Sánchez Aristi

Key clients




Práctica Arquitectura y Urbanismo

Work highlights

  • Advised Apanqura on acquiring an important music catalog (the publishing rights and the recording rights of several well-known artists).
  • Advised Renault on the infringement of a third party’s copyrights in advertisements.
  • Representing Adevinta in conflicts concerning protection of database right on its well-known online platforms.


ECIJA‘s sizeable IP practice, which works as part of a large international network and has recently formed an alliance with technology and life sciences firm Taylor Wessing LLP, is ‘fully available and very proactive‘. The firm is best known for its work in TV and film rights, though it has a stellar client roster that spans fashion, retail, music, telecoms and many other sectors. Managing partner Alejandro Touriño is the principal practitioner for copyright matters, though founding partner and chairman Hugo Écija is an expert in media and new technologies, and Elena Ordúñez is a key adviser on IP issues arising from audiovisual projects. Entertainment law partner Helena Suárez, digital transformation specialist Cristina Villasante, and senior associate Carlos Rivadulla also play pivotal roles in the practice. Sandra Garcia, who joined from Auren in October 2022, brings skills in copyright and patent litigation.

Other key lawyers:

Hugo Écija; Alejandro Touriño; Cristina Villansante; Helena Suárez; Elena Ordúñez; Juan Salmerón


‘The main difference is the confidence and professionalism they demonstrate every day. They are very close people who empathize and explain themselves perfectly.’

‘What makes this practice unique is the professional and personal treatment.’

‘Their personal and professional treatment set the firm apart. The team is always ready, reachable, and has good manners. Helena Suárez is recommended.’

‘They are very close and decisive and always answer quickly. What differentiates them from other firms is that they explain the most complex terms of law in a simple way that we can all understand.’

‘They have a great team, fully available and very proactive. Knowledge of the sector and practical advice focused on the client’s needs are key.’

‘Ecija has great knowledge of the audiovisual and technological sector. Helena Suárez and Alejandro Touriño stand out, great professionals with an always practical approach.’

‘In the field of IP and copyright, Écija has always been a leading and pioneering firm within Spain. Its knowledge and leadership in TMT matters is closely associated with the field of copyright since its professionals are highly trained in this industry. Their constant participation in forums, articles, newsletters and postgraduate training at the country’s main universities stands out. Ecija is a firm that is committed to training not only its professionals, but also its clients, making us participants in these sessions on IP and copyright.’

‘Elena Ordúñez’s work team is an exemplary team; they complement each other perfectly and always have a quick and effective response to all the problems we raise.’

Key clients



Yamaha Music







La Liga



Técnicas Reunidas





SGAE General Society of Authors and Editors

ACB (Basketball national league)












Sky TV


Rakuten TV



LG Electronics

Mercedes Benz

Havas Media

Santander Bank



Work highlights

  • Advised Mango on pre-litigation negotiations related to the issuing of NFTs in connection with copyrightable protected famous paintings.
  • Advised Sony Music Entertainment on the creation of an animated series featuring footballer Leo Messi, handling all legal aspects, from structuring the project to copyright matter.
  • Advised the production of House of Dragon during the shooting in Spain.


Led by ‘fast, brilliant and super practical‘ IP and digital business partner Carolina Pina and experienced IP prosecutor João Miranda de Sousa, Garrigues' IP practice stands out for its strength in both contentious and advisory work. Whether advising on infringement, commercial contracts, M&A deals, filings, portfolio management, or emerging issues such as AI, neural marketing, NFTs or augmented reality, the firm ‘delivers pragmatic advice‘. The copyright lawyers frequently act for internet platforms, content providers, sports organisers, fashion/retail companies, and clients in the automotive sector. IP and technology litigator Cristina Mesa, newly promoted art and entertainment law partner Antonio Muñoz, and associate Ricardo López Alzaga all play significant roles in the firm’s high-profile matters.

Practice head(s):

Carolina Pina Sánchez; João Miranda de Sousa

Other key lawyers:

Cristina Mesa; Antonio Muñoz; Ricardo López Alzaga


‘The great thing about working with Garrigues, and more specifically, with the IP team, is that if you have any questions, they assist you, are always available, and the level of empathy with the client. You feel very confident in their hands and it also seems that you are the best client they have, in terms of attention. They are great professionals.’

‘Carolina Pina – apart from her professional greatness, she gets totally involved in your business. Cristina Mesa is a great professional too.’

‘The team of Carolina Pina, Cristina Mesa and Ricardo López Alzaga are great professionals in their field. Their treatment, knowledge of the subject and way in which they propose solutions is excellent.’

‘I really like working with the Garrigues copyright team. Carolina Pina is excellent. She is very practical and decisive. They know a lot about copyright and platform liability, which is the main reason I contacted them. The company I referred to them was very satisfied. They know a lot about industry standards, which helped them make practical decisions.’

‘Carolina Pina is without a doubt the best copyright lawyer I have used in Spain. She’s fast, brilliant and super practical. She is always available and has an impeccable SLA.’

‘Goes the extra mile – always helpful and knowledgeable.’

‘Antonio Muñoz and Carolina Pina – trusted advisers that consistently think through issues and deliver pragmatic advice.’

Key clients

Netflix International Bv

Javier Calleja

World Productions


Ikiru Films


Pace Rights Management

Red Bull

Atlantis Animation

Cmz Machinery Group, S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised Netflix on a litigation case which will define the lawfulness of audiovisual adaptations of real-life events and characters.
  • Providing legal advice to Spanish visual artist Javier Calleja and his art studio on AI and activating opt-out of generative AI tools.
  • Representing Clave Denia in design, copyright, and unfair competition infringement matters.

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird's IP group works with teams across the firm’s international network to assist blue-chip companies in sectors as diverse as food and beverage, media, chemicals and apparel. Clients report ‘a great team, with very specialised knowledge, great quality of service, excellent responses and flexibility‘. Setting the tone are lead partners José Miguel Lissén and Mariano Santos, and counsel Antonio Cueto, who focuses predominantly on trade secrets. Counsel Manuel Lobato handles IP litigation and strategic advice, and associates Maria Fernandez and Marta Arteaga also play central roles in the firm’s most significant matters.

Practice head(s):

Mariano Santos; José Miguel Lissén; Antonio Cueto

Other key lawyers:

Manuel Lobato; Maria Fernandez; Marta Arteaga


‘Legal service of excellence and above all personalised. Unlike other firms, Bird & Bird is always attentive to the client’s needs.’

‘The partner who stands out in the practice is Mariano Santos. He specialises in trademark and copyright issues and manages global portfolios, especially for Asian clients.’

‘Bird & Bird is without a doubt the best law firm for IPy and copyright. They have a great team, with very specialised knowledge, with a great quality of service, excellent responses and flexibility to address different topics. Without a doubt, it is the firm that gives us the most confidence to advise us on these issues. ’

‘The team is outstanding. Mariano Santos is always very present in all topics, he is highly sophisticated and has great delivery. He has a very solid team behind him that gives full confidence in its high specialisation in all issues related to copyright and intellectual property.’


Elzaburu has a multidisciplinary practice that provides comprehensive advice to holders of copyright in many sectors of the entertainment industry, notably theatre, motion pictures, television, and live shows. Handling both domestic and cross-border matters, it is especially well known for its strong capabilities in IP litigation. The firm also stands out for its busy antipiracy team, which works in close cooperation with customs, police, prosecutors, and courts. Lead legal and business partner Javier Fernández-Lasquetty, head of media and entertainment Mabel Klimt, litigation partner Enrique Armijo, and head of anti-counterfeiting Juan José Caselles are the main contacts. Former head of litigation Antonio Castán retired in 2023.

Practice head(s):

Mabel Klimt; Javier Fernández-Lasquetty; Juan José Caselles; Enrique Armijo


‘The team is well versed in all matters of IP protection and enforcement. It has a strong relationship with law enforcement which is very helpful in coordinating anti-counterfeiting activities.’

‘I value their ingenuity is solving problems in a cost-effective manner. The entire team works seamlessly.’

‘Elzaburu is a highly qualified firm in the areas of intellectual and industrial property, branches that require a high degree of specialisation, as well as deep knowledge of different sectors of the industry. Elzaburu provides highly specialised advice, based on the client’s needs and is up to date on legislative developments and legal practice. Elzaburu provides services in a close manner, listening to the client and providing advice tailored to the case in question.’

‘Elzaburu is characterised by technical excellence in legal advice, as well as by absolute availability and friendliness towards the client. Our experience has been excellent with Javier Fernández-Lasquetty.’

Key clients

MGA Entertainment

Pokeepsie Films

Paramount Global

Work highlights

Grau & Angulo

Highly regarded boutique Grau & Angulo frequently works in cross-border IP mandates alongside international law firms. Its diverse range of work encompasses trade mark, patent, design and copyright litigation, as well as advice on domain names, licensing, unfair competition and anti-counterfeiting. In the copyright area, its client roster consists of major businesses in the automotive, media, entertainment, telecoms, content creation, healthcare, and fashion industries. Lead partner Ignacio Marqués provides ‘good and practical advice‘ on transactional matters. Litigation partners Maite Ferrandiz and Sonia Santos are central to the practice.

Practice head(s):

Ignacio Marqués

Other key lawyers:

Maite Ferrandiz; Sonia Santos


‘Good team work.’

‘Ignacio Marqués is reactive and gives good and practical advice.’

Key clients


Consultorio Dexeus

Moët & Chandon


Veja Fair Trade

International Practical Shooting Confederation

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Heir of Jaqueline Picasso

Work highlights

  • Representing the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC), the worldwide governing body for the sport of practical shooting, against an infringer making use of a well-known IPSC badge protected under copyright.
  • Advising OFFF EVENTS on the assignment of copyrights of digital artists whose works were featured in the immersive display “Digital Impact”.
  • Representing the heir of Jacqueline Picasso (Picasso’s second wife) against a company for the unauthorised use of the Jacqueline Picasso’s image in the advertising and promotion of a restaurant, cocktail and live music establishment in Barcelona.

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is known for its ‘attention to detail and client-oriented  service'. The lead partners are Jesús Muñoz-Delgado, who handles the protection and enforcement of copyright, as well as technology transfer matters, and experienced litigator Sofía Martínez-Almeida. They oversee a broad range of copyright, digital business and technology work including advisory, contractual, regulatory, transactional and contentious matters for a diverse range of clients, among them international gaming and technology companies, food and beverage giants, fashion houses, and media businesses. The firm is also growing demand for its niche advice on artificial intelligence, blockchain, virtual and augmented reality, deepfakes, the metaverse, and NFTs. Senior associate Bárbara Sainz De Vicuña is active in copyright enforcement.


Practice head(s):

Jesús Muñoz-Delgado; Sofía Martínez-Almeida

Other key lawyers:

Isabel Bandín Barreiro; Bárbara Sainz De Vicuña


‘Team willing to resolve all doubts that arise, with full availability.’

‘These are lawyers who explain everything easily, making the job easier. Isabel Bandín Barreiro and Bárbara Sáinz de Vicuña have stood out.’

‘Balanced team (seniors and juniors), with attention to detail and very client-oriented in service.’

‘Isabel Bandín Barreiro is very knowledgeable of all IP and unfair competition matters.’

Key clients


Giorgo Armani

Entertainment One UK Limited



Coca-Cola Europacific Partners


Galletas Gullón

Nektium Pharma

Ampere Power Energy

Esprinet Ibérica

Ecoembalajes España



Work highlights

  • Advised Esprinet Ibérica on the legal design of its new proprietary Cloud Marketplace as well as the terms and conditions of its functioning.
  • Advised Zicla Cities in connection with the protection and exploitation of its IP rights and its expansion in the US, South America and China.

Santiago Mediano Abogados

Santiago Mediano Abogados is known for its in-depth understanding of the media and entertainment industries, where it handles an impressive volume of copyright and trade market matters. The firm handles advisory work concerning technology transfer contracts and licensing agreements, but is better known for its IP litigation credentials. Founding partner and IP specialist Santiago Mediano leads the practice, supported by standout pre-litigation adviser Raúl Bercovitz. Litigator Francisco Arroyo, whose long career encompasses more than 400 judicial proceedings, and associate Manuel García Espín, who specialises in enforcement matters, also stand out.

Practice head(s):

Santiago Mediano

Other key lawyers:

Raúl Bercovitz; Francisco Arroyo; Manuel García Espín

Key clients

Centro Nacional De Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)

Uría Menéndez

Uría Menéndez is a key adviser to companies in the pharmaceutical, electronics, software, food, textile, homecare products, education and retail sectors. The copyright team, which is part of the firm’s digital law group, is known for its ‘high technical level and commitment‘ in both advisory work and litigation. Blending expertise in IP, IT and unfair competition, Montiano Monteagudo in Barcelona and Madrid-based partners Carles Vendrell, Ingrid Pi, and Borja Sainz de Aja lead the practice. Vendrell in particular has a strong focus on copyright and neighbouring rights disputes. Counsel Francisco Javier García, who frequently acts for companies in the advertising and fashion industries, is another name to note in the team.

Practice head(s):

Montiano Monteagudo; Ingrid Pi; Borja Sainz de Aja; Carles Vendrell

Other key lawyers:

Francisco Javier García; Cristina Suanzes


‘High technical level and commitment. Adaptation to the specificities of the client’s area of ​​activity.’

‘High technical level. Partner Carles Vendrell and associate Cristina Suanzes stand out.’

Key clients

Kukuxumusu Ideas


AERC (Asociación Española de Radiodifusión Comercial)

Telefónica de España

Banco Santander

Meta Platforms Group

Unidad Editorial


LEFEBVRE – El Derecho

Bioiberica, S.A.U

Glovo Groceries, S.L.U.

CEHAT (Confederación Española de Hoteles y Alojamientos Turísticos)


NH Group

Oakley Capital Investments

Grupo Primavera (Cecid company)

ADIC – IIC (Instituto de Ingeniería del Conocimiento)

Work highlights

CMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo

With the ability to handle a broad range of IP work for international clients, CMS Albiñana y Suárez de Lezo is singled out for its strong performance in copyright litigation. In addition to contentious matters, the group is also well positioned to advise on transfer agreements, publishing contracts, software licensing and film rights assignment. Known for its experience in the media and technology sectors, the practice is led by litigator María González Gordon, who is ‘dedicated and builds trust‘. Counsel Ricardo Gómez-Barreda, who handles both contentious and non-contentious work, and Jaime Bello play central roles in the practice.

Practice head(s):

María González Gordon

Other key lawyers:

Ricardo Gómez-Barreda; Jaime Bello


‘Very professional.’

‘I work closely with María González Gordon; she has a lot of knowledge and great capability to understand the situation. She provides confidence, is dedicated, builds trust and has great relationships.’

‘Their work procedures and availability are outstanding. The treatment, availability and communication towards the client is excellent. The use of technology in the form of communication with clients and in teamwork is very good. I want to highlight, above all, the high degree of legal knowledge of legislation, jurisprudence, and especially procedural law.

Key clients

Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación

Cameron Mackintosh


Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Studios

Banco Sabadell

Squirrel Media

Realogy Group

Hakkasan Limited



Wiloc Technologies

Work highlights


Litigator José Antonio Sanmartín leads the IP practice at HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER which is noted for its expertise in cross-border litigation. Sanmartín is well versed in procedural law, handling IP litigation in both civil and criminal matters. Álvaro Velázquez, a key adviser to start-up companies in the technology sector, and associate Ignacio Paz-Ares frequently act for clients in the media and entertainment, biotechnology, fintech, and telecoms industries. Former practice heads Franz Ruz and Juan José Marín left the firm in 2023.

Practice head(s):

José Antonio Sanmartín

Other key lawyers:

Ignacio Paz-Ares; Álvaro Velázquez


‘The skills and competence of Álvaro Velázquez are exceptional.’

‘Outstanding qualification combined with super efficient approach.’

‘Very responsive, clever, wise and goal-oriented.’

Key clients

Motion Picture Association (MPA)

Philippe Shangti

Antonio de Felipe

A contracorriente Films, Selenium Films, Al Tiro Films

Work highlights

  • Representing the MPA in anti-piracy matters.
  • Successfully represented photographer Philippe Shangti in the defence of his rights in Spain.
  • Representing painter Antonio de Felipe in a case before the Supreme Court.

Pedro Alemán Abogados

IP boutique Pedro Alemán Abogados handles significant copyright for major domestic and international corporates. Noted for its expertise in the audiovisual sector, the firm is sought after by TV and film production companies, though its work spans many diverse industries. Founding partner Pedro Alemán Laín, head of TMT Javier Martínez Bavière (who has ‘the ability to merge and nuance Spanish and EU corporate and IP complexities‘), and foreign trade and customs management expert Miguel Ángel Gómez Nix are the key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Alemán Laín; Javier Martínez Bavière; Miguel Ángel Gómez Nix

Other key lawyers:

Laura Arnaiz


‘It is one of the few firms that I recommend to advise in the area of IP, and particularly in the audiovisual production sector. They have extensive and intense experience in this area, with solid knowledge of the law and the industry and a very practical vision, which saves time and money.’

‘Pedro Alemán Laín goes where others do not, with creative solutions. Javier Martínez Bavière has a very practical and decisive approach. Miguel Ángel Gómez Nix has a privileged mind, capable of associating ideas that are not so easily reconcilable. The perseverance and dedication of Laura Arnaiz shed hope in cases that were considered lost.’

‘Great technical quality and sector knowledge.’

Work highlights


Pérez-Llorca continues to build its presence in the IP and technology market, thanks to its ‘experience, reputation and deep understanding of where industry regulation is today‘. IP litigator Eduardo Castillo and technology and intangible assets specialist Andy Ramos Gil De La Haza (who is ‘the most prominent and best games lawyer in Spain‘) lead the practice. Ramos recently assisted Fútbol Club Barcelona with the sale of Metaverse, NFT and web3 rights to, which included an in-depth analysis of the rights that the club was entitled to offer based on previous agreements with sponsors and other third parties. Associate Diego de la Vega also plays a key role in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Eduardo Castillo; Andy Ramos

Other key lawyers:

Diego de la Vega; Joaquín Rovira


‘Certainly one of the top firms in Spain – if not the top firm. Very responsive, team players, and business-oriented.’

‘Andy Ramos simply is the most prominent and best games lawyer in Spain.’

‘A leading professional team that helps respond to the different challenges that our sector poses. We come from a new sector, different from the existing ones and therefore deregulated, growing and deeply influenced by technological evolution. This creates a mix in which experts in new forms of defence and protection of intellectual property will be more necessary.’

‘Experience, reputation and deep understanding of where industry regulation is today, where it can evolve and the implications that the decisions of different regulators may have.’

‘Andy Ramos: solution-focused and pragmatic. Very good responsiveness.’

‘The Pérez-Llorca copyright team has extensive knowledge of intellectual property jurisprudence, allowing the client to know the possibilities of their actions and considering the precedents. In addition, they complement their legal knowledge with solid technical knowledge, especially in software matters. ’

‘Andy Ramos has impeccable legal knowledge and technical knowledge in digital and software issues that is very difficult to find in a lawyer. Furthermore, he adapts perfectly to the client’s needs. Joaquín Rovira is a lawyer who finds ideal solutions to all problems with amazing ease.’

Key clients



Archivo Lafuente




Spanish Video on Demand Association – AEVOD


Spanish Video Game Association – AEVI

Fútbol Club Barcelona

Chemometric Brain


La Claqueta


Work highlights

  • Advised Fútbol Club Barcelona on the sale of the Metaverse, NFT and web3 rights to
  • Advised Archivo Lafuente on the obligations to remunerate authors of the works included in sale of its catalogue to the Museo del Prado.
  • Legal adviser to the Spanish Video Game Association, which is made up of Spain’s leading video game companies.


The IP practice at Baylos advises on transactional and strategic matters, as well as copyright litigation, and it counts among its clients high-profile companies in the media, and food and beverage sectors. Practice head David Gómez has extensive experience in participating and coordinating global litigations. The team also features prominent partners in litigator Pedro Merino Baylos, IP portfolio management expert Juan Luis Gracia, and authorised EUIPO representative Fernando Rodríguez. Ana Padial, who joined from the Barcelona office of Arochi & Lindner, SC in March 2023, brings experience in a wide variety of pre-judicial and judicial disputes.

Practice head(s):

David Gómez

Other key lawyers:

Juan Luis Gracia; Pedro Merino Baylos; Fernando Rodríguez

Key clients


Universitas XXI

Work highlights

  • Advised Titania compañía editorial, S.L on the legal proceedings for the filing of a lawsuit for copyright infringement due to the disclosure by “El Confidencial” of stills from a documentary without the author’s consent.
  • Advised Universitas XXI on the negotiation of the institutional agreement for the development and integration by UXXI of the Banco Santander App, as well as on the negotiation of the ownership of the intellectual property rights derived from the development of the application software.

DLA Piper

The IP and technology practice at DLA Piper, which is led by vastly experienced IP, data and marketing law partner Diego Ramos, counts emerging technology and pharmaceutical companies, as well as established banks and financial institutions among its clients. The firm recently acted for Pfizer in matters concerning the protection of copyrighted materials and the licensing of software applications. Paula González De Castejón, who handles pharmaceutical law, IP, data protection, gaming, contractual law and e-business matters, led that work.

Practice head(s):

Diego Ramos

Other key lawyers:

Paula González De Castejón

Key clients

Pfizer Spain




Playtech Software Limited

Universal Television Emerald Productions LLC


PSP Asset Protection Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Pfizer in connection with the protection of copyrighted materials developed by the company, as well as with the licensing of software applications owned thereby.
  • Advised Openbank on the negotiation of services agreements with international tech companies.
  • Advised Clinica Baviera in connection with the development, protection and franchising of a new state-of-the-art medical technology suite.

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland‘s entertainment, media and IT group spans a global network of more than 60 offices, in which the Madrid office plays a vital role. Vicente Arias is a key adviser to the entertainment industry and counts global music publishing businesses among his clients. His work includes advice on local and international copyright law, as well as contract negotiation and litigation concerning intangible assets. Associate Lara Barrasa focuses on new technologies.

Practice head(s):

Vicente Arias

Other key lawyers:

Lara Barrasa

Key clients

Sony ATV Music Publishing / SM Publishing Spain

Warner Music Spain

Altafonte Networks, S:L.U.

Warner Chappell Music Spain

Aitana Ocaña

Wise Music

Mr. Daniel Heredia Vidal

Kobalt Music Group