Raúl has an excellent reputation as a specialist in Industrial Property and unfair competition matters.
Raúl Bercovitz is Of Counsel in our Intellectual Property Practice Group, based in Madrid.
Raúl has been advising clients since 1995 focusing on Commercial and business law matters, especially in the fields of IP. He is an experienced litigator specialising in trademarks, patents, industrial design and unfair competition matters, and he has represented Spanish and foreign companies in numerous proceedings, before Spanish and Community Courts and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM). Raúl is also an expert in copyright, corporate law, antitrust, arbitration, and he provides general advice in the negotiation of contracts, especially in technology transfer and licencing issues.
He advises on pre-litigation strategies and also non-litigation matters such as contracts, negotiation of court settlements and mediation. Raúl is also an arbitrator at the Court of arbitration of the Madrid Bar. Heis listed as an independent mediator in the WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Center.
Raúl was a President of the Spanish AIPPI group between 2009 and 2013. He has authored numerous publications on industrial property issues, and other commercial law topics. He regularly lectures at different universities and institutions (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Magister Lvcentinus of the University of Alicante, School of Industrial Organization –EOI)-in the areas of patents and industrial designs. Raúl graduated from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
He holds a PhD in law from the Complutense University of Madrid, as well as an LL.M from Columbia University in New York.
He speaks Spanish, English and French.