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Corporate Director IP Strategy: Clara Pombo
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Quick facts:

Established: 1879
Number of Partners: 54
Number of IP Practitioners: 361
Languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Chinese
Network Memberships: INTA, AIPPI, ASIPI, LES, PTMG, CITMA

ClarkeModet is the largest IP group in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries, with 10 companies in Europe and Latin America and a multidisciplinary team of over 500 experts.

In addition to provide prosecution and enforcement IP services (registration, maintenance, defence and monitoring of IP rights), ClarkeModet offers highly specialised advice to help clients to create impact on the market. The firm’s professionals do so by means of the transfer, use and profitability of IP assets and by implementing in the organisations work systems and policies aimed at generating a competitive advantage. The firm’s international presence and local knowledge enables it to offer a unified service of management of patents portfolios, based on unified work processes in all the countries it has a presence in and with the same quality standards and corporate policies.

ClarkeModet was founded in Spain in 1879, with the current structure dating back to 1892 following the merger between “Clarke y Cia” and “Agencia General de Patentes y Marcas”. It started its international expansion in 1940, establishing new IP firms in Portugal and Latin America.


Global Presence

The group is currently present in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Spain, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Uruguay and Venezuela with 24 offices and three international desks: Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. This large infrastructure allows a centralised management of large IP portfolios.


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ClarkeModet Group is one of the largest applicants of Patents and Trademarks in all the markets in which its companies are present:

  • The greatest applicant of patents in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries
  • The second greatest applicant of trademarks in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries.
  • The company actually manages 1 out of every 10 patents within the Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries.


Technology & Innovation

ClarkeModet has incorporated new technologies in both customer services and internal processes to guarantee quality and speed. The company is a pioneer in the use of technologies such as blockchain or machine learning to increase the protection of its clients’ assets in order to face new challenges on digital markets.



Through its internal regulations and corporate culture, ClarkeModet supports different social interest initiatives, as well as inclusion and sustainability policies. The main lines of action of its CSR are focused on the promotion of diversity in its teams through its inclusive recruitment policies.

ClarkeModet minimizes environmental impact through a policy such as electronic invoicing and file digitization, as well as following programs such as Ecoembes for recycling.

CSR initiatives include the support for non-profit organizations and Universities through the sponsorship of various programs of Intellectual Property and stimulation of innovation.


Last updated 8th March 2020


Practice Areas: Copyright, Designs, IP transactions, Life sciences, Patent litigation, Patent prosecution, Patent strategy & counseling, Trade mark litigation, Trade mark contentious, Trade mark prosecution, Trade mark strategy & counseling

Sector Expertise: Aerospace & defence, Automotive, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer technology & services, Construction & materials, Electrical, Electronics, Fashion & luxury goods, FMCG, Food & beverage, Gaming, Healthcare, Hospitality & leisure, Internet, Life sciences, Mechanical, Media, Medical device, Pharmaceutical, Professional services, Renewable energy, Retail, Technology hardware, Telecommunication, Universities & research