Joan Salvà

Managing Partner. Lawyer. Registered IP Attorney

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. He is also a part-time Assistant Lecturer at UOC (Open University of Catalonia) and an authorized Consultant by ACCIÓ (Agency for Business Competitiveness).

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 2021 and 2023.

Besides Spanish and Catalan, he is fluent in English and French.



Salvà, Joan (2024): The foiled Telegram blackout.
Salvà, Joan (2022): El poder indiscutible de la propiedad intelectual en la calificación de cualquier marca-país. ELDERCEHO.COM, 04/11/2022.
Salvà, Joan (2022): EU Code of Practice for the smart use of Intellectual Property.
Salvà, Joan (2021): “It is nice to have valid competition; it pushes you to do better.” (G. Versace).
Salvà, Joan (2021): Designs with technical functionalities.
Salvà, Joan (2020): Un secreto a voces en la U.E.: La nueva protección jurídica del know-how en España. BIBLIOTECA ASIPI. Derechos Intelectuales. volumen 25. Tomo I.
Salvà, Joan (2020): EUIPO meeting demonstrates commitment to IP protection in the digital age. FICPI.
Salvà, Joan (2020): The UK will not be part of the EU Unitary Patent System.
Salvà, Joan (2019): Intellectual Property and economic performance in EU.
Salvà, Joan (2019): Copyright, or the right to copy.
Salvà, Joan (2019): Photonic technologies and patents.
Salvà, Joan (2018): Partial Designs. Study Question. AIPPI
Salvà, Joan (March 2017): Un nou sistema de patents [A New Patent System]. Món Jurídic nº 130. Barcelona Bar
Salvà, Joan (2017): Protection of graphical user interfaces. Study Question. AIPPI
Salvà, Joan (November 2010): In re BILSKY Newsletter. Ponti & Partners, SLP. Barcelona
Salvà, Joan (2015): Conflicts between trademark protection and freedom of speech. Study Question. AIPPI

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