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Sofía Martínez-Almeida Alejos-Pita

Partner

Head of the Retail Group

Education

Master of Law from the Complutense University of Madrid (1991)
She studied for the public entrance examination for the Judiciary (1991-1995)

Specialisation

Sofía Martínez-Almeida advises on a wide range of intellectual property matters with particular emphasis in trademark, designs, unfair competition litigious work before Civil, Commercial and Community Courts, specially representing leading brand owners. During the last years she has handled a significant part of contentious cases involving cutting-edge issues on her area of expertise for clients in many sectors (internet, technology & electronics, distribution, textile, luxury and consumer goods, beverages, food). She has a wide experience in Advertising law, representing significant clients both advising in relation with labeling and advertising campaigns as well as in complaints before the Spanish Self Regulatory body (AUTOCONTROL)

Teaching

She is regular Professor in many Masters Degrees from renowned Universities and Business Schools including:

Master Degree in Business Law Fundación Carolina & Madrid Bar Association & Francisco de Vitoria University
Master in Advanced Legal Practice, Universidad Europea de Madrid
Master in Corporate Law, ICADE
Master in International Corporate Management, Centro de Estudios Económicos y Comerciales (ICEX)
Master in Patents, Trademarks, Copyright and Competition, Instituto de Derecho Industrial (IDIUS), Santiago de Compostela University
Master in International and European Business Law, ICADE

Membership of Professional Bodies and Associations

Madrid Bar Association since 1996
Member of the Trademark Law and Practice Group, MARQUES (the Association of European Trade Mark Owners)

Languages

Spanish
English

Industries

Food Retail

Acknowledgments

  • 2019
  • 2018

Best Lawyers 2019 (since 2013). Intellectual Property

The Chambers Global 2019. Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks – Spain

"really precise and attentive to our needs"

The Chambers Europe 2019. Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks

The Legal 500 2019. Industry focus: Retail

The Legal 500 2019. Intellectual property: Copyright

The Legal 500 2019. Intellectual property: Patents

The Legal 500 2019. Intellectual property: Trade Marks

Best Lawyers 2018 (since 2013). Intellectual Property

Chambers Europe 2018. Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks

Chambers Global 2018. Intellectual Property – Spain

Legal 500 2018. Intellectual property: Copyright, Patents, Trade marks e Industry focus: Retail