The bulk of his work focuses on the entertainment industry, where he advises performing artists, managers, record companies and music publishers, performing and mechanical rights societies, and companies in the audio visual and technological sector. Over time his activity has spread to include other spheres of copyright and related rights (architecture, books, etc.), civil law (property and ownership), commercial law and competition law. In addition, he has long-standing experience of the procedural formalities involved in pursuing legal actions and he is always ready to take on the challenge of court work.
Javier has acted as legal counsel in well-known cases of plagiarism, unauthorised transformation, sampling, rights management societies’ claims against copyright users, internet piracy, and actions against service providers in the information society, etc.
Similarly, he has taken part in unfair-competition actions to respond to the different types of unlawful conduct envisaged by law (imitation, inducement to breach of contract, wrongful, improper and deceptive use or misappropriation of others’ efforts, trade libel/slander or rumour-mongering, trade dress violation, misrepresentation and passing off, acts intentionally causing confusion, etc.),and in cases involving issues of good name and image.
Since 2007, his work has been publicly acknowledged -for better or worse- by a number of international legal directories. Javier is a frequent speaker at forums and seminars on his areas of expertise and he teaches at prestigious Masters as an invited professor on a regular basis.
· Entertainment, copyright and related rights
· Unfair competition
· New technologies
· Civil law (property and ownership)
· Commercial law