What was the most interesting cross-border, cross-discipline project that you were involved in?
Recently, the Intellectual Property & Digital Business Team in Spain worked on two very interesting cross-border, cross-discipline projects. For one, we travelled to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg at the end of January to defend one of the biggest Spanish media companies against the claims of two Collective Managing Societies. In the other, we are assisting a Japanese multinational in a litigation project that involves a wide range of IP issues including patents, trademarks, designs, copyright, unfair competition, counterfeiting and parallel imports. This will most likely be one of the most challenging cross-discipline projects I have ever had to face.
Which connections in your life have enhanced or progressed your career
One of the biggest advantages of CMS is the contact with colleagues from other offices and jurisdictions, which enhances and allows me to make progress in my own professional career.
FaceTime or face-to-face?
I have always considered myself a faithful defender of face-to-face interactions because of the benefits they bring (including more direct and effective communication, the personal component, non-verbal cues). However, it is undeniable that FaceTime is indeed a very useful tool in our daily life, helping us stay connected for work and collegiality when distance is unavoidable. It’s been particularly good during the COVID-19 crisis, where in addition to our daily team meetings, we are also enjoying our ‘IPéritif’ calls on Fridays.