Attorney at law specialising in Intellectual Property and professional representative before the EUIPO
Rosalía graduated from the University of Valencia with a Law Degree and specialised in IP, having obtained two Master’s Degrees, one at the University of Alicante, and the other at the London Guildhall University. She is now a member of the Bar Association of Valencia, INTA and AIPPI, having collaborated in several INTA subcommittees including one for the European legislation analysis and the Community Trade Mark and Design Office.
She started working in Madrid with a top Spanish Law Firm specialising in IP matters, where she acquired an in-depth knowledge on litigation. She then moved to Alicante and specialised in Community Trademarks as well as in Spanish IP matters while working as the Manager of the Alicante office for one of the most important Spanish agencies. In 1998, she joined Marks & Clerk, where she handled IP matters including litigation and prosecution before the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office and the EUIPO.
In 2005, after the closure of Marks & Clerk Alicante, Rosalia established her own firm Ballester i Asociados, where she works as Managing Partner and Attorney at law. In January 2012, Ballester i Asociados changed name to Ballester IP in order to update its corporate image.
Furthermore, by the end of 2012, Rosalía founded Interty, which is an Association whose goal is to promote cooperation amongst its members through the exchange of IP information. At present, Interty has a wide network with over 40 members from all continents and continues to grow every year.
During this period, Rosalía worked closely with clients from all over the world and in different fields such as clothing
Rosalía is fluent in English, has published articles in several specialised journals and has lectured widely on these matters and particularly on Community and Spanish Trademarks.
Furthermore, the prestigious journal World Trademark Review included Rosalía amongst the best professionals specialising in trademarks in Spain in 2018 and 2019, as well as her firm, Ballester IP.