Elzaburu > Madrid, Spain > Firm Profile
Torre de Cristal
P.º de la Castellana, 259 C, 28th floor
Elzaburu > The Legal 500 RankingsElzaburu remains a market leader, taking a multidisciplinary approach to safeguarding the trade mark portfolios of major national and international corporations, advising them on a diverse spectrum of matters. These include trade mark due diligence, contentious-administrative proceedings in the High Courts of Justice and the Supreme Court, domain name recovery proceedings, and infringement, revocation and invalidity actions. Led by trade mark prosecution head Luis Baz, litigation head Antonio Castán, head of legal and business Javier Fernández-Lasquetty and head of anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy Juan José Caselles, the group represents household names such as McDonald’s, NBA, Formula 1 and IKEA. Supported by experienced litigators Enrique Armijo Chávarri and Carlos Morán and associate María Cadarso, the team’s portfolio spans such sectors as entertainment, automotive, health, and food and beverages.
‘Brilliance, availability, kindness and success in the entrusted matters.’
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‘Elzaburu has a highly professional IP litigation team.’
‘Enrique Chavarri, Antonio Castan, and Maria Cadarso are very professional and diligent.’
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Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO)
Elzaburu > Firm Profile
Elzaburu is a European IP firm based in Spain and established in 1865. It is made up of lawyers, patent and trademark attorneys, engineers and graduates in chemistry, biology and physics.
The firm deals with intellectual property rights in their broadest sense: all aspects of trademarks, patents, designs, copyrights, software licensing and development and other IT matters, unfair competition, advertising law, domain names, antitrust law, media and entertainment and related fields.
Elzaburu’s headquarters are based in Madrid and there are offices in Alicante, Valencia, and Beijing .
Trademarks and domain names: Elzaburu specialises in furnishing full-service advice, thereby assuring effective legal protection for its clients’ trademarks and tradenames in all national, European, and international jurisdictions. The firm is an officially appointed Registrar for both “.eu” and “.es” domain names and offers all necessary services for cost-effective domain name registration and management worldwide.
Patents and designs: Elzaburu has the specialised means and know-how to protect the innovative endeavours of companies and designers wherever protection is needed.
Elzaburu’s patent team includes specialists in the full range of scientific and technical fields, eg, engineers in the different engineering disciplines, chemists, biochemists and biologists, prepared to advise and guide clients through the complexities of the procedure of patenting an invention or registering a design anywhere in the world from start to finish.
Litigation and ADR: The firm’s litigation group comprises a team of fully bilingual, specialised litigation lawyers highly experienced in all forms of intellectual property disputes, eg, trademark, patent and copyright infringement, counterfeiting and piracy, designs, media and entertainment, unfair competition, unfair advertising, etc, who can advise and represent clients in both civil and criminal matters before the Spanish courts and, as appropriate, before the Spanish Customs Authorities, the Court of Justice of the European Union, and dispute resolution service providers.
The firm also has extensive experience in international cross-border intellectual property litigation and in working for foreign clients and liaising with lawyers in other jurisdictions, to fully serve all its clients’ needs. The firm’s litigation lawyers include authorised mediators registered with official mediation centres who are experienced in both national and international matters.
Anticounterfeiting: Elzaburu’s anticounterfeiting team works in close cooperation with Customs, the police, prosecutors, and the courts and has extensive experience in uncovering counterfeiting, gathering criminal evidence, and then bringing criminal proceedings with a view to obtaining convictions and damages.
Media and entertainment: Elzaburu offers comprehensive legal advice for rightholders in all the different sectors of the entertainment industry (music, theatre, motion pictures, television, etc).
Besides furnishing advice on IP right purchasing and licensing agreements, conducting or assisting in the negotiating process, and defending our clients’ interests in court, arbitration, and mediation proceedings, the firm can help in complying with regulatory requirements set by the authorities and in optimizing business procedures.
Legal and business: Elzaburu Legal & Business practice provides specialised advice and services in all types of transactions involving IP rights, personality rights and IT.
From the assignment or licensing of rights to complex joint ventures, the firm has expertise all across the full spectrum of areas, such as audiovisual and advertising, franchising, agency and other commercial agreements, software development and implementation, internet related matters, data protection, R&D and technology transfer in the different scientific fields, including biotech and so forth.
In the field of R&D and TT agreements, the team of advisors comprises staff members specialised in different scientific fields. Other services provided by the firm include valuation and audits of all kinds of IP assets and advice on public funding for R&D projects.
|Head of the Patent Department||Patricia Salama|
|Head of the Trademark Department||Luis Baz|
|Head of the Legal Department||Antonio Castán|
|IP counterfeiting and piracy||Juan José Caselles|
|Head of IP legal and business||Javier Fernández-Lasquetty|
|Head of IP media and entertainment||Mabel Klimt|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 60 at this office : 56
LanguagesSpanish Chinese English French German
MembershipsAIPLA AIPPI ASIPI CIPA ECTA EPI EPLIT FICPI GRUR INTA ITMA LES MARQUES PTMG Union IP AEDC Asociacion Española para la Defensa de la Competencia ALAI (The International Literary and Artistic Association) APAA International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)
OtherContact : Ignacio Diez de Rivera (Head of Operations) Other offices : Alicante Other offices : Beijing Other offices : Valencia
ELZABURU values diversity and respects the individual. Our practitioners play a key role in ensuring the firm’s sustainability and make up the nucleus of its prestige.
The creation and maintenance of employment and the professional development of its employees through continuous learning programmes is a key business priority for ELZABURU. Mechanisms are in place to allow for flexibility in the organization of work, the rationalization of working hours and, consequently, the reconciliation of private and professional life. Cultural and sporting activities for employees are likewise promoted. Within the context of their contribution to the world of education and commitment to the service of society, ELZABURU’s practitioners engage proactively and voluntarily in the dissemination of knowledge in the field of intellectual property through publications, articles in the press and participation in conferences, workshops, courses and seminars.
Our focus on diversity and inclusiveness is integral to how we serve our clients, develop our people and play a leadership role in our communities.
Corporate Social Responsibility
ELZABURU contributes actively, through its CSR policy, to the fostering of sustainable development, integrating within the firm’s strategic management the economic, social and environmental concerns arising out of transparent relations and dialogues with the corresponding interest groups.
The CSR policy is fuelled by the professional team which embodies those values and sustains our activity and relations with our clients.
The Firm’s Values are:
- Rigor, frankness and balance (in providing advice)
- Fairness, modesty and good faith (in manner and conduct)
- Partnership, buoyancy and openness (in relations with clients and fellow team members)
In the course of its activities ELZABURU adheres strictly to the rules of ethics and conduct established by the relevant professional associations and to its internal Code of Ethics. ELZABURU similarly has a specific system in place for the avoidance of conflicts of interest. Lastly, within the dedication to excellence which characterizes the strategic management of the firm, ELZABURU has obtained the ISO 9001 certification.
The Pro-Bono advisory programme was started up in 2016 with the assistance of the Alberto Elzaburu Foundation. Through this initiative the firm meets its commitment to share disinterestedly with society its know-how and experience in the field of intellectual property.
Elzaburu is one of the founding members of the Fundación Pro Bono España and it activily contributes with its goals, offering pro-bono advice to different foundations and associations.
UN Global Compact
ELZABURU adheres to the UN Global Compact, an international initiative for the promotion through corporate social responsibility of the implementation within the strategies and procedures of businesses of the ten universally proclaimed principles in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and the fight against corruption.
ELZABURU has implemented a series of projects with a view to diminishing the environmental impact of the activities of the firm. The consumption of paper has been cut, the number of files kept on paper has gone down sharply, paper shredders are in operation, recycling bins for different products are available, etc.