Manuel is particularly strong in patent and trade secrets litigation and is also recommended for trade mark and copyright law.
Manuel is a partner and head of our Intellectual Property (IP) Group in Spain.
He is specialises in IP and pharmaceutical law. His experience also encompasses commercial and corporate legal matters derived from joint ventures, due diligences and contractual work.
Manuel has advised many technology focused companies on intellectual property and trade secrets litigation, regulatory issues and contract law. He has also advised life sciences and other technology-based companies in drafting technology transfer contracts. In addition to intellectual property law, he has handled some high profile trade secrets litigation cases on breach on know-how and employees termination of labour contract.
Before joining us, Manuel was a partner at both Gomez Acebo and Pombo, and Baker and McKenzie.
Manuel is a professor of law (commercial law, corporate law and intellectual property law) at the Autonomous University of Madrid. He regularly lectures on intellectual property law and pharmaceutical law in Latin American countries and speaks at seminars organised by several universities, judicial schools and private institutions. He has also taken part in intellectual property seminars for judges arranged by the Spanish Judicial Institute (Consejo General del Poder Judicial).
He is the author of a number of legal publications on intellectual property law, insolvency law and contract law. His exhaustive commentary on the New Spanish Trade Mark Act (1,200 pages long) has been quoted several times in rulings by the Spanish Commercial Courts.