Curell Suñol

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Established: 1946
Number of Partners: 6
Number of Practitioners: 17
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Catalan

CURELL SUÑOL was founded in 1946 committed to the assessment in the technical field, as well as the protection and management of Intellectual Property rights.

Its main office has always been in Barcelona, with branch offices in Madrid (since 1964) and Alicante (since 1996).

At present, the firm is a Professional Limited Liability Partnership (Sociedad Limitada Profesional) of Intellectual Property Attorneys, and gathers a specialized team of professionals, comprising Spanish Patent and Trademark Agents, European Patent Attorneys, Engineers, Lawyers specialized in IP, Linguists, Chemists, Biotech specialists, Business Economics graduates, as well as Technical Translators and Sworn Translators, IT experts and experienced administrative staff.

The firm is an IP Boutique which provides full service in the IP field. It helps clients design and build their portfolios and secure and enforce their exclusive rights. Its services include searching, filing strategy and advice, oppositions and appeals, trademark litigation, anti-counterfeiting, out-of-court interventions and expert support in patent lawsuits, copyright advice, as well as valuation of intangible assets.

The firm’s practitioners also represent clients in hearings before the Spanish Commercial Courts, the EPO, and the Court of Justice of the EU.

Through its members the firm is active in the most prestigious national and international Intellectual Property associations and is also committed with education by participating in training courses for Patent Engineers, Intellectual Property Attorneys, and people from industry.

 

Network Memberships: AIPPI, APAA, APRAM, COAPI, ECTA, EPI, FICPI, INTA, MARQUES, PTMG

 

Key Contacts

Key contacts:

Partner: Mireia Curell
mca@curell.com

Firm Rankings

IP
Band 2

8.0

IP: Patent & Trademark Agents
Band 1

IP: Patents: Prosecution
Band 3

7.0

IP: trademarks: Contentious
Band 2

8.0

IP: Trademarks: Prosecution
Band 2

8.7

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January 2023 will bring administrative revocation and invalidity actions before the SPTO

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Metaverse: Trademarks on the Internet 3.0

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Ukraine: IP deadlines under Martial Law

The Ukrainian Intellectual Property Office (UIPO) is working around the clock to secure the intellectual property rights (IPRs) system in the country. On 24 February 2022, the Martial Law was introduced which, among other things, establishes a safety framework in case certain deadlines affecting IPRs cannot be respected, considering that circumstances of “force majeure” are […]

Courses on cybersecurity.

At CURELL SUÑOL we have completed a series of courses on cybersecurity to make members of our organization aware of the risks associated with the use of computer and telematic tools, as well as web browsing and cell phone use. The aim was also to make them understand the prevention and protection measures adopted by […]

Accession of Iraq to the Patent Cooperation Treaty

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The proof of use in opposition proceedings in Spain: Experiences and tips

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A silence and a fizz cannot be registered as a trademark

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Accession of the United Arab Emirates to the Madrid Protocol

The Government of the United Arab Emirates deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with WIPO on 28 September 2021 and it will enter into force on 28 December 2021. The number of Contracting Parties of the Madrid System is now of 109, covering 125 countries. A list of members of the Madrid Union […]

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A slogan that has left no one indifferent. Not even the General Court.

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“El Clásico” cannot serve as an EU trademark in Class 41

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Geographical Indications (GIs): the turn of the screw?

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The Errors in the Assignment of the Right of Priority, or How to Lose a European Patent

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