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Carolina Pina Sánchez

Carolina Pina Sánchez



  • Intellectual Property
  • Sports & Entertainment

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Intellectual Property Group
During her three-year stay in London, she worked at Marks & Clerk, where she specialized in Intellectual Property.
She joined the Intellectual Property Department of Garrigues in 1997, where she was made partner in 2005.

Joined firm:1996, Spain


Law Degree from Universidad de Alicante and a Master’s Degree in International and Comparative Law from London Guildhall University.
She is a certified Spanish Industrial Property Agent and a Partly-Qualified British Trade Mark Agent.
Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property | Sports & Entertainment

Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience

Teaching Experience

Carolina Pina is a member of the Editorial Board of the ARANZADI Sports and Entertainment Law Review and lectures on the following courses:

  • MBA in Sports Management at Universidad Europea de Madrid.
  • Master’s Degree in Sports Journalism at Universidad Europea de Madrid
  • Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.
  • Specialist course in Sports & Entertainment Law at Instituto de Empresa.

  • Articles

    COVID-19: Spanish and European Union Intellectual Property Offices Announce Extension of Deadlines
    Garrigues, March 2020

    Royal Decree No. 463/2020 declaring a state of alert in Spain to manage the COVID-19 public health crisis was published on March 14, 2020. Among other measures designed to respond to the outbreak and alleviate its consequences, all court and administrative time limits have been suspended for fifteen natural days (i.e. until March 29, 2020). This period, however, may be extended if necessary...

    Additional Articles

    She has published extensively in Spanish and international publications, including the following:

  • “Rental Intellectual Property Rights” – European Intellectual Property Review (Sweet & Maxwell).
  • “Sponsorship of Sport Events and Ambush Marketing” – European Intellectual Property Review (Sweet & Maxwell).
  • “Image rights. A comparison between European and American Law”* – Sports Review (Thomson-Aranzadi).
  • “Ambush Marketing” – Sports Review (Thomson-Aranzadi).
  • “Gossip Magazines: Right to one’s own image – The decision on Caroline and Ernest of Hannover”*. El País.

    Carolina has been a speaker at various conferences, including most notably the New York Bar Annual Conference on Image Rights, and the International Trade Mark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting on Ambush Marketing in San Diego.

    She has been singled out as a recommended lawyer in her field by, amongst other publications, Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and PLC Global Handbooks.

    (*) originally published in Spanish. For further information, see Spanish version of CV

  • Blogs

    Garrigues Intellectual Property Blog

    Garrigues Intellectual Property Blog

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