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In the current economic climate, intangible assets are of significant value to companies. Said assets, essential for generating competitive advantage and avoiding the loss of opportunity, are becoming increasingly threatened by risks. Receiving sound advice on industrial and intellectual property matters provides the key to effectively protecting brands, patents, designs, copyrights and know-how.

The CMS team comprises more than 400 specialist lawyers located in 43 countries. Thanks to our vast experience advising on intellectual and industrial property matters, we are able to understand business needs and provide a strategy aligned to each client’s sector, helping them to achieve their creative and commercial goals.

We advise companies throughout the digital economy value chain, from content firms to those which offer or require connectivity and technology services, as well as publishers and audiovisual and visual arts companies. We also benefit from vast experience in related areas such as advertising, unfair competition and the protection of honour, privacy and personal image.

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20 March 2020
COV­ID-19 | Li­censes over in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty rights
20 March 2020
22 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19's im­pact on IP leg­al tim­ings
As in all as­pects of busi­ness, COV­ID-19 is im­pact­ing the world of IP and the po­s­i­tion is con­stantly chan­ging. To help you pri­or­it­ise and plan, the Glob­al IP prac­tice at CMS has put to­geth­er an over­view of COV­ID-19's cur­rent im­pact on pro­ced­ur­al timetables be­fore courts, na­tion­al in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty of­fices and key in­ter­na­tion­al IP in­sti­tu­tions.
28 September 2020
High Court con­firms that the class of in­ven­tions cre­ated by AI ma­chines...
The High Court has con­firmed that the class of in­ven­tions cre­ated by AI ma­chines is not pat­entable. The de­cision po­ten­tially leaves the door open for hu­man own­ers of AI ma­chines to list them­selves as...
17 March 2020
COV­ID-19 | IP Of­fices po­s­i­tion on dead­lines dur­ing the COV­ID-19 out­break
17 March 2020
21 September 2020
MESSI vs. MASSI – Li­onel takes three points be­fore the CJEU
On Thursday 17 Septem­ber 2020 the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on handed down its judg­ment in a trade mark dis­pute dat­ing back to 2011 in­volving Li­onel Messi, the icon­ic FC Bar­celona foot­baller,...
10 February 2020
María González Gor­don named mem­ber of the Span­ish AIPPI Group ex­ec­ut­ive...
En el marco de las XXXV Jor­nadas de Estu­dio sobre Propiedad In­dus­tri­al e In­telec­tu­al cel­eb­ra­das los pas­a­d­os días 6 y 7 de feb­rero en Mad­rid, nuestra so­cia María González Gor­don, ha sido nom­brada Vo­cal de la Junta Dir­ectiva del Grupo Es­pañol de la AIPPI (A
14 September 2020
An EPO Case Law Round-Up: Ad­ded Mat­ter
The EPO is well-known for its strict ap­proach to as­sess­ing amend­ments un­der the ad­ded mat­ter pro­vi­sion of Art­icle 123 of the European Pat­ent Con­ven­tion. This of­ten cre­ates com­plex leg­al scen­ari­os which...
19 January 2020
CMS ad­vises Banco Sabadell on EUR 1 bil­lion agree­ment with IBM
Deal Alert | Janu­ary 2020
13 August 2020
Sus­tain­able food pro­gress may close glob­al reg­u­lat­ory gap
In­nov­a­tion in the sus­tain­able food sec­tor is for­ging ahead at a re­mark­able pace. Our cur­rent food sources ac­count for nearly one-third of glob­al GHG emis­sions while con­sumers are in­creas­ingly bet­ter edu­cated...
09 October 2019
CMS ad­vises Fer­rovi­al and Wondo on the launch of a lead­ing mo­bil­ity-as-a-ser­vice...
Deal Alert | Oc­to­ber 2019
27 July 2020
Pro­tec­tion for Designs in UK post Brexit
Since 2002, UK busi­nesses have been able to pro­tect their designs by vir­tue of both UK and EU design rights, con­fer­ring par­al­lel but slightly dif­fer­ing forms of pro­tec­tion. This art­icle con­siders the...
09 January 2019
CMS among Spain’s most re­cog­nised firms
Firmas le­gales más fuertes en Es­paña