Intellectual Property

“Uría Menéndez’s sophisticated IP practice of 25 fee-earners provides advice on the full spectrum of industrial and IP issues, from unfair competition to trade marks, designs, patents and copyright.” (The Legal 500)


Our Intellectual Property Practice Area advises Spanish, Portuguese and foreign clients operating in sectors in which intellectual property is one of a company’s main assets, such as the pharmaceutical, medicines and healthcare products, microelectronics, IT, telecommunications, automotive, mechanics, e-commerce, and food and beverages sectors.

We advise on litigation and pre-litigious matters, including arbitration and the drafting of intellectual property transfer and licensing contracts. Our lawyers have extensive knowledge of the regulatory aspects related to the protection of intellectual property rights and have a distinguished track record in the following areas:


  • Protection of patents and SPCs for innovative products (infringement and nullity)
  • Protection of data exclusivity and other rights related to pharmaceutical marketing authorisations
  • Breach, nullity, expiry and misappropriation of plant varieties, trademarks and industrial designs
  • Substantiation of facts, evidence-protection measures and interim relief


  • Legal action feasibility and strategy analysis
  • Analysis of potential infringements of third party rights
  • Preparation and negotiation of settlement agreements


  • Intellectual property assignment and licensing contracts
  • Public to private technology transfer contracts
  • Technology-based joint venture contracts
  • Distribution and franchising contracts

Contact Lawyers

José Massaguer
Partner since 1995. Madrid office / +34915860590
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Ingrid Pi i Amorós
Partner since 2011. Madrid office / +34934165164
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