Javier Fernández-Lasquetty

Legal - Spain

Partner at Elzaburu. Practising Intellectual Property and Information Technology since 1982.

Specialist in licensing and litigation concerning trademarks, unfair competition, software, copyright (particularly audiovisual production), advertising and personality rights & corporate reputation, with a special focus on Internet and social media-related disputes.

Before joining Elzabru he was in-house lawyer in a number of ICT and consultancy companies, and partner in a multinational law firm.

Listed in the leading international legal directories (Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal) and appointed as Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Lawyer by IAM Magazine.

Professor of Intellectual Property at IE Law School, Instituto de Empresa, in LLM and International LLM programmes since 1988, Director of that institution’s Advanced Intellectual Property Programme since 2002. Visiting professor at Universidad Carlos III, Master in European Union Law, and at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Master in Intellectual Property.

WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Center Panelist (General IP and Media & Entertainment).

Active member of professional associations of the sector, for example, LES, AIPPI, INTA and ALAI. President of the IP Division of the Madrid Bar Association.