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Cintia Bernhardt

Senior Associate

About Me

I am senior associate in Bird & Bird's Intellectual Property department in the Madrid office.

With more than 14 years of experience, I provide strategic and client-oriented advice in relation to the management and enforcement of intellectual property rights and new technologies, focusing on the life science, telecommunications & media, fashion and e-commerce industries.

My work includes representing clients in patent, trade secrets, trademarks and copyright litigation before the Spanish courts. I have also a vast experience in drafting and negotiating contracts involving IP rights and new technologies.

I teach in many universities and private entities such as Universidad Europea de Madrid, AENOR and Universidad Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona).

I am also the author of several articles on Intellectual Property published in specialized publications and co-author of the books "Defensa corporativa y compliance" and "Tecnologías disruptivas" both published by Thomson Reuters in 2019.

Prior to joining Bird & Bird in 2023, I was a senior associate at a Spanish law firm.


  • • Centro de Estudios Superiores de la Industria Farmacéutica (CESIF), LLM in Health Law (2015-2016)
  • • Garrigues and Harvard Law School, LLM in Business Law (2008-2009)
  • • Universidad Carlos III, LLM in Intellectual Property Law (2007-2008)
  • • Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles, (IEB) Specialization Program in European and Spanish Competition Law (2007)
  • • Universitá di Bologna, Erasmus (2005-2006)
  • • Universidad Complutense de Madrid, LLB (2007)


  • Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid in 2008

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