I am a paralegal in Bird & Bird's Intellectual Property department in the Madrid office.
I am involved in the management of all stages of a broad range of matters from filing to grants, such as Patents, Trademarks and Designs.
A major part of my job is to cooperate with our IP teams across our European and international network of offices. This often involves translating customer queries into English so that our colleagues can assist us and then translating the answer back for the client, allowing them to approach the problem in their own language and making it easier for them as we adapt to their specific needs. I really enjoy working directly with our clients, it allows me to get to know their specific needs and to understand which solution is best for them at any given time.
Before joining Bird & Bird in 2019, I worked in one of the leading agencies in the sector in Spain in the Patent department for Latin America. Previously, I worked as a litigation lawyer for different financial and banking entities in two boutique law firms.