Lawyer. Registered Patent and Trademark Attorney since 2004 (OEPM) and European Trademark and Design Attorney since 2002 (EUIPO). Partner since 2017.
Joan has been involved in IP since 1997, when his first approach to the profession took place at the Valencian Institute of Competitiveness (IVACE). In 2000 he moved into private practice, at Ponti & Partners, SLP. as a Lawyer, where he became partner in 2014.
His academic background includes a degree in Law from the University of Alicante and a degree in Political Science and Sociology from UNED. In addition to this, he holds a Master’s degree in Intellectual Property and Information Technology from the University of Alicante and a postgraduate course in IP Rights Contracting from the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona).
Joan practices in prosecution, opposition, enforcement and licensing of IP, with an emphasis on Trademarks, Designs, Copyrights, Domain Names and Unfair Competition. His professional experience extends from advising business on worldwide protection and management of IP rights, the drafting and implementation of licensing programmes, M&A, through enforcement. Joan manages the IP portfolio of numerous Spanish and multinational companies.
He is a member of the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB) and the Spanish Institute of Patent and Trademark Attorneys (COAPI), in which he currently serves on its Board of Directors. Joan is a regular speaker in the preparation course for the Spanish Patent and Trademark Attorney Examination offered by COAPI and often presents workshops throughout Spain and overseas.
At international level, Joan is a member of INTA, ECTA, PTMG and is actively involved in the study committees of FICPI (CET Enforcement and Alternate Dispute Resolution) and AIPPI. Joan is ranked in World Trademark Review 1000 2018.
Besides Spanish and Catalan, he is fluent in English and French.