Firm Profile > Grau & Angulo > Barcelona, Spain
Grau & Angulo Offices
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Grau & Angulo > The Legal 500 Rankings
Boutique law firm Grau & Angulo specialises in IP litigation, and handles patent matters in the pharmaceutical, electronics and IT sectors. Jorge Grau, Alejandro Angulo and Javier Huarte lead the team and are experienced in cross-border litigation with defendants in multiple jurisdictions. Associate Ignacio Pontijas is also recommended for his ‘extensive knowledge and thoroughness’. Jesús Arribas is noted for his expertise in the IT and electronics fields.
‘Highly qualified and absolutely coordinated team’
‘Javier Huarte has been a benchmark for years in the world of patent litigation.’
IP litigation boutique Grau & Angulo has a strong offering for clients in the fashion, luxury goods and perfume industries. Founding partners Jorge Grau and Alejandro Angulo lead the team, and have extensive experience in trade mark and design litigation. Ignacio Marqués, Carlota Viola, Maite Ferrandiz and Jordi Camó, who leads the anti-counterfeiting team, are also noted. Highlights included representing Adidas in a case involving the trade mark infringement of the Spanish football team's kit.
Grau & Angulo > Firm Profile
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 its clients’ intelectual property rights and providing clear solutions as quickly and efficiently as possible. Within this specialised area, the firm provides litigation and advice on patents, trademarks, 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.
This specialisation provides crucial resources enabling the firm to handle complex IP issues. Currently the largest IP litigation team in the country, Grau & Angulo deals with many of Spain’s most ground-breaking court cases and it has a strong reputation for dealing with EU cross-border cases. The firm offers legal representation in all areas of intellectual property law to primarily international 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.
- Trademark Litigation:
Leading strategic trademark enforcement of major perfume brands and massive EU- wide court action against smell-alike perfumes.
Continued trademark enforcement of major brand’s three stripe trademark.
Continued trademark enforcement of multinational mass media and entertainment corporation.
Defence of a leading telecommunications company in trademark infringement and parallel import case.
Litigation concerning 3D trademarks on an iconic liquor bottle against look-alike cases.
- Design Litigation:
Significant judgement in EU Design infringement representing a major luxury brand in dispute concerning its iconic handbag design.
Diverse litigation work concerning iconic bottle designs and automobile accessories.
- Mechanical & Electronic Patent Litigation:
Defending a major brand’s coffee capsule patent.
Defending a healthcare client’s patent for a hospital’s drug-dispenser machine.
Defending a company’s electronic patents related to live streaming of audio and/or video information over diverse communications networks.
- Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation:
The team has attained some impressive victories in landmark cases involving blockbuster drugs such as TruvadaR, TarginR, InegyR, NuvaRingR, ExforgeR, TracleerR and many more. It works regularly on pan-European strategies.
Recent cases involved successfully opposing preliminary injunction requests for alleged infringement of SPCs (ezetimibe/simvastatin, tenofovir/emtricitabine), as well as bringing patent invalidity counterclaims which have been upheld by the court (oxycodone/naloxone, valsartan/amlodipine). These cases have parallel litigations in various other European countries, and some of them are running in parallel to opposition and appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office.
- Copyright Litigation & Advice:
Defending three teleshopping companies in copyright infringement concerning their teleshopping ads. Copyright protection of TV commercialsis a new concept with few precedents up to now.
Representing diverse media and entertainment companies in copyright and unfair competition cases.
Advising a major European women’s healthcare centre on a software licence agreement.
The firm’s well established anti-counterfeiting team provides continuous enforcement and border controls. Its effectiveness in border controls is due to its longstanding relationships with customs authorities and police bodies which provide time and cost-effective solutions for clients. This sameteam also provides highly skilled criminal litigation services with a practical, tailor-made approach, depending on the client’s needs, goals and budget. Other strong team assets are data collection and intelligence analysis which have proved useful for clients in developing both national and international brand protection strategies and in cross-border work.
The team defends leading brands in the area of entertainment, sport and leisure, fashion, luxury goods and accessories, footwear, mass consumer products and perfumes.
The team leads some of the most relevant and challenging anti-counterfeiting cases in the Spanish criminal jurisdiction.
|Mr Alejandro Angulo||View Profile|
|Mr Jesús Arribas||View Profile|
|Mr Lluís Batlló||View Profile|
|Ms Beatriz Bejarano||View Profile|
|Mr Jordi Camó||View Profile|
|Ms Julia Carretero||View Profile|
|Mr David Daura||View Profile|
|Mr Ángel Escoriaza||View Profile|
|Ms Maite Ferrandiz||View Profile|
|Ms Dalia Ferrando||View Profile|
|Ms Esther Gómez||View Profile|
|Ms Maria Girbau||View Profile|
|Mr Jorge Grau||View Profile|
|Ms Paula Gutiérrez||View Profile|
|Mr Javier Huarte||View Profile|
|Ms Barbara Krystkowiak||View Profile|
|Ms Victoria López||View Profile|
|Mr Ignacio Marqués||View Profile|
|Ms Ana-Laura Morales||View Profile|
|Ms Vanessa Peris||View Profile|
|Mr Ignacio Pontijas||View Profile|
|Ms Ana Ramognino||View Profile|
|Ms Núria Ribera||View Profile|
|Mrs Sonia Santos||View Profile|
|Mrs Yvonne Sastre||View Profile|
|Mrs Antonia Torrente||View Profile|
|Mr Agustí Valls||View Profile|
|Ms Carlota Viola||View Profile|
|Ms Teresa de Sicart||View Profile|
LanguagesEnglish French Italian Polish Spanish
MembershipsAIPPI (The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) INTA - International Trademark Association EPLAW ALADDA IBA (International Bar Association) ACG ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association) Union des Fabricants (UNIFAB) APRAM (Association des Praticiens des Marques et Modèles)
Grau & Angulo > Firm Profile
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. This specialisation provides crucial resources enabling the firm to handle complex IP issues. Currently the largest IP litigation team in the country, Grau & Angulo deals with many of Spain’s most ground-breaking court cases and it has a strong
reputation for dealing with cross-border cases.
The firm offers legal representation in all areas of intellectual property law to primarily international clients in industries such as automobile, entertainment, textile, fashion, FMCG, 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.
Main areas of practice: Significant deals or case highlights over the last year:
- Trademark and design litigation for major brands from running a strategic trademark enforcement on behalf of major perfume brands against smell-alike perfumes to representing a global automobile company in the interpretation of the spare parts clause in Community Designs
- Mechanical and electronic patent litigation from defending a multinational food and beverage company’s coffee capsule patent to the enforcement of electronic patents relating to streaming technology
- Pharmaceutical patent litigation concerning biosimilars and generics of blockbuster drugs. The firm also advises in patent matters relating to biologic innovative products
- The firm’s well-established anti-counterfeiting team provides continuous enforcement and border control. Its effectiveness in border controls is due to its longstanding relationship with Customs authorities and police which
proves time and cost-effective for clients
- Copyright advice and litigation work for rightholders in sectors such as media and entertainment, luxury brands, telecommunications
Clients: The firm’s client portfolio ranges from small domestic firms to multinationals. More than 80% of its client base is international.