EUROPEAN PATENT AND TRADEMARK ATTORNEYS

ABOUT US

Esquivel & Martin Santos (formerly known as EMPS) is a boutique full-service intellectual property firm based in Madrid, Spain. We can represent our clients before Spanish and European courts and authorities.

 

We work with both Spanish and international clients in a range of industries, from fashion to food and beverage, from pharma to entertainment.

We're also pro-bono representatives for SMEs with EUIPO.

MEET OUR PARTNERS

ADRIÁN ESQUIVEL

Partner

aesquivel@emps.es

Attorney with more than 18 years of experience advising on intellectual property.

EDUCATION

University of Alicante, Magister Lvcentinvs, LLM

University of Costa Rica, Bachelor in Laws

Alumni of the United States Agency for International Development (Washington)

MEMBERSHIPS

INTA, ASIPI, ECTA, APIPPI, FICPI

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

Recommended Individual, Prosecution & Strategy, World Trademark Review WTR 1000 ranking of best trademark lawyers.

LANGUAGES

English and Spanish.

PUBLICATIONS

Will coffee be the new wine? The EU–Central American Association Agreement and the European shaping of GIs in Costa Rica

Journal Of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, Oxford University Press, February 2021

A Brave Old World?  An Update on GIs  

Intellectual Property Magazine, February 2020

Registro de marcas comunitarias que incorporan localizadores geográficos (denominaciones de origen y marcas turísiticas): problemas de distintividad y posibles soluciones

Derechos Intelectuales, Asociación Interamericana de la Propiedad Intelectual, 2012

VICTORIA SOFIA

MARTIN SANTOS 

Partner

smartin@emps.es

Attorney with more than 12 years' experience in IP law. Official Patent and Trademark agent.

EDUCATION

Universidad de Alicante, Magister Lvcentinvs, LLM

Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, ICADE, Bachelor in Laws.

Université Libre de Bruxelles, exchange student, law.

MEMBERSHIPS

Madrid bar (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid)

Intellectual Property Agents Association (COAPI)

INTA, ASIPI, ECTA

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

Recommended individual, Enforcement & Litigation, World Trademark Review WTR 1000, 2021

Shortlisted as best IP/IT lawyer under 40 in Spain and Portugal, Iberian Lawyer, 2020

LANGUAGES

English, French and Spanish.

PUBLICATIONS

“Ius excludendi vs ius utendi: ¿Puede el titular de una marca comunitaria anterior prohibir el uso de una marca comunitaria registrada posterior y confusionaria, o debe anularla previamente?”

Gaceta Jurídica de la Unión Europea y de la Competencia, with Camilo Sessano, 2010

Inadecuación a Derecho Comunitario de la teoría marcaria de la inmunidad registral. Comentario a la Sentencia del TJUE en el asunto C-488/10, Celaya Emparanza y Galdós Internacional, S.A. v. Proyectos Integrales de Balizamiento, S.L., Gaceta Jurídica de la Unión Europea y de la Competencia, with Camilo Sessano, 2010

"Dynamic, modern and commercial approach to legal matters"

“They are extremely effective, provide detailed advice and an excellent service. If you gave them a mark out of 10, they would score a solid 11".

Client opinions retrieved by : World Trademark Review, Spain Top Trademark Professionals 2021

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