Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property - Spain

Get the most from your intellectual property

At King & Wood Mallesons, we make it our business to understand the value of our clients’ intellectual property.

The difference lies at the heart of our approach. We believe that in a world where many things look and feel the same, how you make your mark is what truly defines you. With innovation and marketing the new battlegrounds, safeguarding your creativity and projecting your innovations helps you develop your brand.

Our intellectual property team in Spain advises on the registration and protection of patents, trademarks and on litigation in the event of infringement of IP rights. Our goal is always to find the most practical, cost-effective outcome for you.

The areas of intellectual property law we advise on include:

  • Registering patents and trademarks. IP licensing and transfers of intellectual property rights
  • Ownership and entitlement issues
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • Tax issues, including patent box
  • Advertising and management
  • E-commerce
  • Agency, distribution and franchising
  • Technology transfer and research and development (R&D) agreements
  • Domain name clearance and registration, and domain name issues in corporate transactions
  • Data protection.

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National and international experience in IP law

Our IP clients include all kinds of national and international companies across sectors, as well as private clients, private equity firms and their portfolios. Our experience includes advising EDP and Orbitel on commercial agreements and on data protection issues.

Other clients who have benefited from our advice on data protection include Pharmexx, Ladbrokes, Ticketmaster, Nintendo, Michael Page and listed Portuguese company, Inapa. Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein turned to us for advice on IP registration and data protection.

We also advised an automotive company on drafting and implementing agreements and licences for transferring technology related to hardware, software and databases.

Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

The European Commission has formally adopted the EU-US Privacy Shield; however will this provide legal certainty for transatlantic data transfers?

19 July 2016

The European Commission’s proposed Geo-Blocking Regulation fails to address some of the key e-commerce concerns the Commission had previously identified.

21 June 2016

European Commission refrains from imposing regulations specifically targeting online platforms, for now. General EU e-commerce rules will however apply.

20 June 2016

The European Parliament and the European Council published the new General Data Protection Regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union.

09 May 2016