Ana Castedo

Ana Castedo

Partner, Madrid

Email ana.castedo@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +34 91 349 82 05

Fax +34 91 349 82 01

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish

Practice groupIntellectual Property

She is a key contact for patent litigation matters in the Madrid office, having recently acted on highlight infringement cases for multinational companies against competitors in Spain. She also handles trade mark infringement matters before the CTM court and copyright cases for global and domestic clients.

Chambers Europe 2016

Ana Castedo, a Hogan Lovells partner in the Intellectual Property, Media and Technology Practice Group in the Madrid office, represents international and Spanish companies before the Spanish commercial courts. Her areas of focus include contentious aspects of intellectual property, in particular, in copyright, patent, trademark, and unfair competition litigation. Chambers Global 2015 reports that clients value Ana for her “quick response, deep knowledge and involvement in the matters we entrust to her.”Ana and her team work primarily with clients in the pharmaceutical and chemical fields.

They also handle a number of interesting cases involving telecommunications and technology patents, typically working hand-in-hand with experts from reputed national and foreign universities, and with foreign and national European patent lawyers. Most of the cases Ana works on are litigated before the Barcelona and the Madrid Commercial Courts—where the majority of claims involving infringement and invalidity of IP rights care brought.

Ana also has relevant experience litigating community trademarks before the Community Trademark Court, based in Alicante, Spain, and has recently represented one of the biggest players in the technology industry against an infringement claim.In the copyright arena, Ana and her team have been representing IT clients against collecting societies in litigation involving payment of copyright levies. Other relevant experience in the field of copyright includes seeking protection for design under the copyright laws and, in general, defending and protecting clients with regard to infringement attacks.

Awards and recognitions

2017

Band 2 in Intellectual Property
Chambers Europe

2017

Recommended Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law
Best Lawyers

2016

Ranked in Intellectual Property
Chambers Europe

2018

Band 2 in Patents & Trade Marks
Chambers Europe

Education and admissions

Education

Law Degree, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

LL.M., New York University School of Law

Memberships

Madrid Bar Association

Barcelona Bar Association

NYU Alumni

AIPPI

Representative experience

Litigation over essential patents covering cutting-edge technology in the field of telecommunications.

Representing one of the worldwide leaders in the telecommunications industry in patent infringement proceedings against a number of competitors.

Working extensively with top clients of the European and American furniture design industry in their fight against copycats.

Providing regular advice to clients of the Life Sciences industry in a wide range of matters, including princing, and in their fights against generics' launch.

Experience in patent litigation before the Commercial Courts of Barcelona and Madrid in chemical and medical devices sectors, including preliminary injunctions, infringement, and invalidity proceedings.

Wide experience representing clients in litigation involving claims for copyright levies.

Latest thinking and events

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Connecting Europe - False advertising in life sciences

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Combatting illegal pharma trade Brochure

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Integrated IP enforcement

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Global anti-counterfeiting and asset tracing

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