ABG Intellectual Property

Spain

Address:
Avda. de Burgos 16D - Edificio Euromor
Madrid
Spain
28036

+34 91 417 13 00


Key contacts:

Founding and Managing Partner: Francisco Bernardo Noriega
Founding and Managing Partner: Juan Arias

Quick facts:

Established : 2003
Number of Partners: 7
Number of IP Practitioners: 32
Languages: Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Polish, Russian, Catalan and Galician
Network Memberships: INTA, ECTA, EPI, CEIPI, AIPPI, COAPI, LES, Bar Association of Madrid


ABG Intellectual Property (ABG IP, previously named ABG Patentes) has been for the last decade one of the most important references in Europe when talking about IP services, having the largest team of patent and trademark attorneys in Spain (Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao): 

  • 15 European Patent Attorneys (all qualified through examination EQE);
  • 6 partially qualified European Patent Attorneys;
  • 6 Spanish Patent & Trademark Agents;
  • 4 Attorneys-at-Law;
  • 17 Ph.D.s in diverse areas of technology.
  • The firm totals thirty two professionals with exclusive dedication, and a complete team of almost seventy people including experienced paralegals and support staff.

ABG advises clients ranging from individual investors, small companies and startups, universities and research institutions to big multinational corporations on patents, trademarks, designs and associated aspects of intellectual property.

Our team brings a fresh approach to IP. We work in close contact with our clients and understand their technology and fields of activity. We provide solid, valuable advice to our clients taking their needs and strategic goals into account.

ABG is known for:

  • Its expertise in all technical fields. The firm’s attorneys are highly regarded for their in-depth technical knowledge, understanding of the science behind patented inventions as well as practical backgrounds. They are entrusted with cases in the most complex areas of patent law and technology;
  • Covering all aspects of IP.In March 2018 ABG launched its Legal &Litigation department enabling to provide a comprehensive legal advice that our clients were demanding over the last years and became a Full-Service IP Firm;
  • A deep knowledge of the European patent system, counting with 3 former EPO examiners;
  • A deep knowledge of the Spanish, European and International Trademark system, counting with a former EUIPO examiner;
  • Extensive experience in both Spanish and European patent, trademark and design prosecution, patent litigation proceedings and IP strategy; 
  • Recognized expertise in Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPC) prosecution. Francisco Bernardo coordinated appeals on the refusal of Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPC) in the UK and Netherlands, resulting in an important European Court of Justice decision on SPCs for second medical use patents;
  • Handling of worldwide trademark portfolios including clearance searches;
  • Our trademarks team is particularly strong in the defense of well-known trademarks and in the management of oppositions before the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTMO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). 
  • The high-quality legal and litigation services provided as a consequence of the optimization of the existing synergies in the IP field between our experienced Attorneys-at-Law and patent and trademark attorneys.
  • A leading role on the implementation of trade secrets protection programs.
  • A solid competence in plant variety protection.
  • We are also a reference firm for the training of highly competitive IP professionals.

 

 

Last updated 2nd July 2020

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

Sector Expertise: Aerospace & defence, Artificial intelligence, Automotive, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer technology & services, Construction & materials, Electrical, Electronics, Fashion & luxury goods, Food & beverage, Healthcare, ICT & software, Industrials, Life sciences, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Medical device, Mining, Nanotechnology, Oil & gas, Optics & photonics, Pharmaceutical, Renewable energy, Robotics, Semiconductors, Sports, Telecommunication, Universities & research, Financial services, Technology hardware