23 Nov



Two lawyers from PONS IP, a global company specializing in Intellectual Property, have been featured in the long-awaited 2022 Best Lawyers in Spain™. Our Counsel José Carlos Erdozain has been selected as Best Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law, while Jean Devaureix has been recognized in the Litigation category. Both have been acknowledged as the best professionals for their performance in Spain during the last year.

José Carlos Erdozain, Doctor in Civil Law with a specialization in Intellectual Property from the Autonomous University of Madrid, who is currently PONS IP's Counsel, began his legal practice in 1997 and over the last 25 years has mainly worked in Intellectual Property at an academic and professional level. With extensive experience in lawsuits, arbitration and business advice, both nationally and internationally, Erdozain has worked for companies in different sectors such as textiles, audiovisual, creative industries, energy, construction and publishing, among others. Erdozain is also the author of several monographs and legal articles specializing in Intellectual Property in the main legal publishers in Spain. He has been invited as a speaker at various conferences and is a regular collaborator in the media. José Carlos Erdozain is currently a member of the ALADDA (Latin American Automobile Dealers Association), the AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property) and Les International organizations.

For his part, Jean Devaureix, the current Head of Industrial Property Lawsuits at PONS IP, has been recognized for his excellent performance over the last year after more than 16 years of professional experience as a lawyer specializing in intellectual property lawsuits in the main firms in the sector, before joining PONS IP in 2018. Recently, he has successfully represented the interests of the Messi or the Miley Cirus trademarks respectively before the highest European courts such as the Court of Justice of the European Union and the General Court of the EU, but also has worked in recent cases related to patents both in the Supreme Court and in the Provincial Courts of Alicante, Granada, Madrid and Barcelona, among others.

About Best Lawyers

Since it was first published in 1983, and since 2008 in Spain, Best Lawyers has become the benchmark guide in legal excellence, where the results are published every year based on the evaluations of the lawyers themselves on the professional performance of the leading lawyers in the sector. Its first international list was published in 2006 and has since grown to offer lists in over 75 countries.

The lawyers on the Best Lawyers in Spain list are divided by geographic region and practice area. They are peer reviewed based on their professional experience and undergo an authentication process to ensure that they are currently active and in good standing.