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Associate
E-mail: ese@curellsunol.es

  • Lawyer
  • Professional representative before EUIPO

He joined CURELL SUÑOL in 2010. Associate in the firm’s Barcelona office, Emil advises clients on matters related to trademarks, copyright, designs, patents, domain names, and unfair competition. His work focusses on infringement issues and enforcement strategies. He represents clients before the Commercial Courts in infringement and cancellation actions, before the High Court of Justice in prosecution matters, and before the CJUE in issues of EU trademarks. He also handles office proceedings before the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office and the EUIPO regarding trademarks and designs and arbitration proceedings before WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center regarding the registration of domain names.

He formerly worked in the IP boutique Roland & Douglas.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, University of Barcelona, Spain (2008) [with a semester at the University of Sheffield, UK, under the European Commission’s LifeLong Learning Programme]
  • Master’s degree in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, ESADE Business & Law School, Spain (2011)
  • Master’s degree in Sports Law, University of Valencia, Spain (2020)
  • Master’s degree in International Football Law, Sports Law Institute, Spain (2021)
  • Complementary main courses: “Specialised Course on Esports Law” (Complutense University of Madrid); “Fashion Law”, “Pharmaceutical Law”, and “Law of Competition, Unfair Competition, and Advertising” (Barcelona Bar); “Advanced Course on Electronic Commerce and Intellectual Property” (WIPO Academy)

Emil teaches in the Course on Unfair Competition and Advertising of the Barcelona Bar.

Memberships

  • Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA) – Internet Committee, ICANN Engagement Subcommittee
  • European Community Trademark Association (ECTA) – Copyright Committee
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Spanish Association of Sports Law (AEDD)

Recognitions

  • Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars – rated “Rising Star 2020/21”
  • Leaders League – included in the ranking “Spain – Best Law Firms for Trademark Litigation”

Main publications

  • “Copyright Aspects of E-sports”, ECTA Bulletin, March 2021, Issue XIX
  • “Los deportistas profesionales tienen derecho a la indemnización prevista en el art. 49.1.c) ET por la extinción de sus contratos de trabajo por expiración del tiempo convenido: crónica y valoración de la doctrina del TS”, Revista Aranzadi de Derecho de Deporte y Entretenimiento (ISSN 2171-5556), nº 70 (enero-marzo), 2021
  • “La sentencia del TGUE sobre la marca ‘EL CLÁSICO’”, Iusport, 25/02/2021
  • “Las ‘sustancias de abuso’ en el anteproyecto de la nueva Ley antidopaje”, Iusport, 13/10/2020
  • “European Union: ‘Addresses’ Does Not Cover Email, Telephone, or Internet Address”, INTA Bulletin, August 5, 2020 | Vol. 75 Issue 17, Section Law & Practice
  • “La competencia territorial en litigios de propiedad industrial”, Diario LA LEY (ISSN 1989-6913), nº 9664, Sección Doctrina, 01/07/2020, Wolters Kluwer
  • “Koton vs. EUIPO – You act in bad faith when you try to undermine a third party’s interests or have no intention to use your mark”, ECTA Bulletin, March 2020, Issue XVI
  • “Tumblr: ¿es posible fomentar la creatividad sin proteger a los creadores?”, El Derecho, 01/03/2013

Recent and upcoming speaking engagements

  • “Violación de normas, actos de discriminación y dependencia económica, la venta a pérdida”, Lecturer, Course on Unfair Competition and Advertising, Barcelona Bar, 26/04/2021
  • “La Protection du Design par le Droit de la Concurrence Déloyale et Parasitaire au Sein de l’UE“, Panelist, Conference-webinar organized by Cabinet Arenaire (France), 28/01/2021
  • “Street Art and Copyright in the U.S. and EU: Work of Art or Criminal Conduct?”, Moderator, Table Topic, INTA’s 2020 Annual Meeting & Leadership Meeting, 18/11/2020
  • “Cómo Proteger tu Diseño contra las Copias”, Panelist, presentation «Derechos del titular del diseño y acciones contra copias», Conference at Barcelona Design Week 2019, Barcelona, Spain, 13/06/2019
  • “Droit d’Auteur & Espace Public / Monuments Publics et Street Art / France – Brésil – Espagne”, Panelist, presentation «Public Monuments and Street Art – Spain», Arenaire Breakfast Conference, Paris, France, 29/01/2019

 

Languages: Spanish, English, Bulgarian, and Catalan.

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