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INTRODUCTION

ABEMARK is a law firm specialising in industrial property rights and sports law. Our philosophy is based on proximity to the client, an aspect which we consider fundamental to offering personalised advice according to needs and to achieving maximum client satisfaction.

We have a network of collaborators who enable us to provide with services anywhere in the world so that our clients can centralise the management of their rights.

We are at your disposal to give you more information about our services. We shall carry out a study of the specific characteristics of your company in advance so as to satisfy your needs with the greatest speed and professionalism.

INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY RIGHTS - TRADEMARKS

1. Strategic analysis and searches for availability.

Our services are based on offering personalised advice prior to registration according to the needs of the client and its business strategy.

We analyse the sectors and the countries in which to register your trademark so as to obtain the most suitable protection and we advise you personally. Before making the request for your trademark, we carry out prior searches of availability with the aim of verifying whether there are trademarks previously applied for or registered which might constitute an obstacle to obtaining your registration.

2. Registration of Spanish, community and international trademarks.

We register your trademark with the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, with the World Intellectual Property Organisation and with the Trademark and Designs Registration Office of the European Union and, through the network of associates, in any foreign office of patents and trademarks.

We monitor the progress of applications until registration, including the presentation of responses to failures and appeals.

We have advanced technology which enables us to conduct administrative monitoring of your trademark and to check the administrative expiry.

3. Monitoring of trademarks and presentation of oppositions.

We keep an eye on your trademark at the national, European and international level through checking the publications of trademarks in the different patent and trademark offices and we keep you constantly informed about any matter relating to your trademark. Monitoring of the trademarks makes it possible to act with speed in the case of possible applications for registration which might seriously affect your rights.

We present oppositions to applications for registration of trademarks which infringe your rights in Spain, in the European Union and in any foreign country through our network of associates.

4. Programmes of fighting against trade in counterfeiting at the international level.

Through close collaboration with foreign associations, we carry out programmes of fighting against trade in counterfeiting at the international level, which include judicial monitoring of criminal prosecutions. Our programmes include applications for customs intervention in Spain and in the European Union, market inspections and coordination of interventions with the State Security Forces.

5. Legal advice, pre-trial actions and legal actions.

We provide legal advice in relation with the drafting and negotiation of contracts relating to matters of trademarks such as transfers or licences.

We carry out pre-legal actions as well as legal actions for the defence of your trademark. We bring actions for nullity of a registration and for expiring of trademarks due to lack of use, as well as actions for infringing of trademarks both under civil and criminal law.

INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY RIGHTS - TRADE NAMES

The trade name is the sign which identifies one company or businessman as opposed to the trademark, which distinguishes the products or services that the company or businessman manufactures, commercialises or provides.

ABEMARK files applications for registration of your trade name to the Spanish Patents and Trademarks Office, and monitors the handling of your application until registration and checks the administrative deadlines.

ABEMARK watches over your trade name at the national, European and international level and keeps you constantly informed of any matter relating to your trade name.

INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY RIGHTS - DESIGNS

1. Strategic analysis and availability searches.

ABEMARK has legal, technical and human resources of great efficiency and professionalism for the registration of your designs.

We carry out prior searches of availability of your designs with the aim of verifying whether there are other earlier designs applied for or registered which might constitute an obstacle for obtaining your registration.

2. Registration of designs at the national, European Union and international level.

The appearance of a product can be protected at the Spanish Patents and Trademarks Office, the World Intellectual Property Organisation and the Trademark and Designs Registration Office of the European Union and through our network of associates, in any foreign country.

3. Monitoring of designs.

We offer a service of monitoring of designs in such a manner that you can act in the case of possible infringing of your rights.

4. Legal advice, pre-trial actions and legal actions.

We provide legal advice regarding matters of designs and we carry out legal and pre-trial actions to protect your rights over your designs.

INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY RIGHTS - PATENTS AND UTILITY MODELS

ABEMARK has a team of collaborators specialising in patents and utility models so as to be able to offer our clients integral advice for obtaining, maintaining and protecting your portfolio of inventions.

1. Personalised advice and feasibility analysis.

We offer personalised advice prior to the registration according to the needs of the client and his business strategy. We carry out searches of availability as well as preliminary feasibility analyses.

2. Registration of national, European and international patents.

We register your inventions through the Spanish Patents and Trademarks Office by applying for Spanish, European and international patents using the PCT system. We also register your invention in any foreign country using our network of associates.

3. Legal advice, pre-trial actions and legal actions.

We provide legal advice in relation with the drafting and negotiation of contracts relating to matters of patents and utility models such as transfers or licences, as well as contracts for the exploitation of your rights. We also offer assistance in judicial and pre-trial matters in the question of violation of patents and utility models.

INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY RIGHTS - DOMAIN NAMES

We give our clients advice in the matter of domain names and solutions to any conflicts that may arise, as well as to questions relating to the recovery of domain names that have been unduly usurped.

SPORTS LAW

One of ABEMARK’s objectives is to offer an integral service of advice in a sector that is booming such as Sports Law and particularly in the field of football.

Among others, ABEMARK orients its clients in the following matters:

  • Advice to Federations, Clubs and Footballers
  • Representation of Football players
  • Training compensation
  • Solidarity contribution
  • Sports Arbitration

At ABEMARK any club, company or association whose activities are related with the world of sport and in particular with football, whether at the national or international level can find cover.

In this connection, we have collaborators in the most important countries and we make ourselves responsible for coordinating any contract or claim to be made in another country.

Our players not only have representation in the negotiation of their working contract but also legal advice in any matter that may arise in their day to day work and which requires the collaboration of our lawyers.

OTHER LEGAL SERVICES

Although ABEMARK is an office with a long tradition in the law of industrial property and sports law, we also offer legal advice in company law and in commercial contracts as well as in criminal law and in particular in economic crimes.

CONTACT

It will be a pleasure to attend to you at our offices or alternatively by telephone, fax or e-mail.

c/ Benavente, 8. 1º 3 – Majadahonda 28220 - Madrid

Telephone: +34 91 639 53 18
Fax: +34 91 639 95 96

info@abemark.com

Abemark Abogados, S.L.P. - c/ Benavente, 8. 1º 3 – Majadahonda 28220 – Madrid (España)
Registro Mercantil de Madrid, Tomo 27.657, Libro 0, Folio 105, Sección 8, Hoja M 498378
CIF: B85859320 – VAT: ESB85859320
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Legal warning

ABEMARK ABOGADOS, S.L.P. (hereinafter “ABEMARK”), is a company registered at the Company Registry of Madrid, Volume 27,657, Book 0, Folio 105, Section 8, Page M 498378, with registered address at Calle Benavente, 8. 1º 3, Majadahonda 28220, Madrid (Spain), with CIF no. B85859320 and VAT ESB85859320.

ABEMARK is the owner of the www.abemark.com site (hereinafter the “Site”). The use of the Site involves acceptance of the following legal conditions by the user:

1. ABEMARK reserves the right to modify the content and design of the Site totally or partially at any moment.

2. All the contents of the Site, understanding thereby for purposes merely of enunciation the texts, photographs and images, as well as its graphic design and source codes are the property of ABEMARK or of third parties, and all rights over the same are reserved in their favour and they cannot be understood to be transferred in any way to the user. It is expressly prohibited to reproduce, copy, distribute, make available, communicate, transform or modify any part of the Site or any content. The trademarks, trade names or distinctive signs are the exclusive property of ABEMARK, and it cannot be understood that access to the Site attributes any rights over the same.

3. The user undertakes to make correct use of the Site in accordance with the Law and the present Legal Warning. The user will be responsible to ABEMARK or vis-à-vis third parties for any damage or loss which might be caused as a consequence of the breach of this obligation.

4. ABEMARK is not responsible for the incorrect operation of the service due to technical problems which are unconnected with it and access to the Site may be suspended, interrupted or cancelled. ABEMARK is not obliged to ensure the absence of computer viruses nor is it responsible for the damage caused in the computer equipment of the user during his use of the Site.