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Baker McKenzie

AV. DIAGONAL 652, ED. D, 8ª PLANTA, 08034 BARCELONA, SPAIN
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Work +34 93 206 08 20
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Fax +34 93 205 49 59
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www.bakermckenzie.com

Carles Prat

Tel:
Work +34 93 206 08 20
Email:
Baker McKenzie LLP

Work Department

Competition / Antitrust and IP/IT

Position

Carles is the partner in charge of the Intellectual Property and Competition Departments of the Barcelona office. He is a specialist in intellectual property law and in competition law, both as a trial lawyer and as a legal adviser. He routinely advises large Spanish and international companies on commercial litigation — particularly trademark, patent, design, copyright, commercial competition and unfair competition cases — before Spanish courts and at the EU level. He has been professor of registrered trademark law at ESADE Law School, Ramon Llull University (Barcelona), since 2009. Previously, he was visiting professor at the University of the West of England (1991-1992). He is currently visiting professor in the Master in Intellectual Property (Magister Lvcentinvs) program at the university of Alicante (since 2004).

Career

Carles Prat began his professional career in the commercial-procedural area. Later, he specialized in competition law and intellectual property law. He became a partner of Mullerat in 1990 and joined Baker & McKenzie in 2006.

Languages

Catalan, Spanish, English, Italian and French

Member

Barcelona (1981) and Madrid (1999) BAR Associations, Council Member of MARQUES, former Chair Amicus Curiae team (Marques), member of INTA, AIPPI and Spanish Association for the Defense of Competition and Vice President of the Catalan Society of Legal Studies.

Education

Diploma on the law of the European Communities –University of Barcelona (1982). Degree in Law –University of Barcelona (1981).


Spain

EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Baker McKenzie has ‘an excellent understanding of background law and contract format’, as well as providing ‘constructive and to-the-point advice’. Working on a broad range of matters across the sector, the ‘quick, pleasant and productive’ team is led by the experienced Valeria Enrich, Alberto Escudero and Carles Prat, and successfully represented Honda Motor Europe before the Spanish Supreme Court, achieving the full annulment of the €1.2m fine imposed by the Spanish competition authority, which alleged that Honda had participated in an agreement with its dealers. The practice also acted for FedEx and TNT Express in infringement proceedings before the Spanish competition authority.

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Industry focus: Food

Within: Industry focus: Food

Baker McKenzie's practice head Carles Prat leads a team that includes intellectual property specialist Cristina Duch and employment-focused Mireia Sabaté. In a recent highlight, the department advised international food retailer DIA on the competitive sale process of four warehouses located in Spain and Portugal. The firm is also assisting key client Miquel Alimentacio with plans to expand abroad, particularly with the brand management aspects of the company's international expansion in Asia.

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Intellectual property: Copyright

Within: Leading individuals

Carles Prat - Baker McKenzie

Within: Intellectual property: Copyright

Baker McKenzie is a popular choice for copyright disputes and regulatory matters and frequently acts for household names in the media industry. José María Méndez and Carles Prat are the practice heads. María Dolores Garayalde is also recommended.

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Intellectual property: Trade marks

Within: Leading individuals

Carles Prat - Baker McKenzie

Within: Intellectual property: Trade marks

The ‘highly qualified’ team at Baker McKenzie is praised for its ‘understanding of client needs’ and its 'knowledge of the audiovisual practice, locally and in an international environment, is remarkable'. The group advises a wide array of well-known media and entertainment companies, as well as clients in the technology, food and beverage, and sport sectors. José María Méndez and Carles Prat lead the team. Cristina Duch and Maria Dolores Garayalde are other notable names.

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