Fernando graduated with a BA (Hons) Business Management and Hispanic Studies from Queen Mary University of London. Following his undergraduate degree, he was accepted to do an internship at the United Nations (Geneva, CH), where he worked intensively on copyright and developed a keen interest in intellectual property law and education. After teaching foreign languages for two years and obtaining a PGCE from UCL, Fernando enrolled at the Queen Mary MSc Management of Intellectual Property. During his studies, he was exposed to all the major branches of intellectual property and joined a number of programmes, including the EIPIN and the EUIPO Magister Lvcentinvs Intensive Module.
At the end of the Master’s, he was awarded the Director’s Prize for the Highest Grade in Trade Mark Law for the 2017-2018 academic year and was one of the few applicants to be accepted for the EUIPO SEAL 1-year traineeship. During this year, he gained a thorough knowledge of trade marks and designs whilst working on legal analysis of General Court and CJEU rulings, drafting decisions together with members of the Boards of Appeal and contributing to the European Trade Marks and Designs Education Programme.
Fernando currently handles very diverse trade mark portfolios, ranging from SMEs through to multinational corporations and covering diverse business sectors. He is able to combine his passion for intellectual property, business and education, to provide clients with clear and sound advice in five European languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian).
Fernando works as part of our integrated European team and splits his time between our London and Hilversum offices.
Beyond trade marks, Fernando actively stays up to date with other major branches of intellectual property and enjoys reading, playing tennis and mountain sports.