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.
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.
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.
With 70 years’ experience, we are a consultancy firm specialising in intellectual property (industrial property and copyright).
We started our activity in 1949 as a family company. Today we enjoy a solid reputation at both national and international level, always striving to build up a close relationship with our clients and delivering specialist legal advice, based on the principles of quality, excellence and attention to detail.
In our capacity as Official Industrial Property Agents and specialist consultants, we have vast experience in the field of industrial property, which enables us to ensure that our clients’ needs and interests are always put first.
We believe that the protection of creations and inventions, innovative production processes that aim to revolutionise the market and achieve success, must be committed to in full and one of the primary concerns of the entrepreneur.
ACPI (Portuguese Association of Intellectual Property Consultants);
AIPLA (American Intellectual Property Law Association);
AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property);
AMEP (Portuguese Association of European Patent Attorneys);
APRAM (Association of Practitioners in Trademark and Design Law);
BMM (Benelux Association of Trademark and Design Law);
CIPA (The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys);
CITMA (The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys);
ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association);
EPI (Institute of Professional Representativesbefore the European Patent Office);
FICPI (International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys);
GRUR (German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property);
ICC Portugal (International Chamber of Commerce);
INTA (International Trademark Association);
LESI (Licensing Executives Society International, Inc.);
MARQUES (The Association of European Trade Mark Owners);
PTMG (Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group);
UNION-IP (Union of European Practitioners in Intellectual Property)
Simões, Garcia, Corte-Real & Associados is a firm specializing in IP law and providing a full range of services in all matters of Industrial and Intellectual Property including assistance and consultancy services in the acquisition and maintenance of IP rights, enforcement and IP litigation. Our practice covers IP services for the European Union, Portugal and other Portuguese speaking jurisdictions namely, Macao, Angola, Mozambique, S. Tomé e Principe, and Cape Verde. In the trademark and design fields we represent clients and assist in particular with the following:
conducting trademark searches and advising on registrability, providing watch services or conducting design searches
filing and prosecuting trademark or design applications and helping in the management of the client’s portfolio
opposition and appeal proceedings
trademark and design enforcement and all kind of IP litigation matters
IP contractual issues
anti-counterfeiting procedures near the customs and criminal authorities
In the patent field, we are able to assist and represent clients in the prosecution of national patent or utility models applications, conducting state-of-the-art searches and assisting in the drafting of patent or utility model specifications. SGCR legal team deals with litigation issues and is familiar with the arbitration disputes under the special Law 62/2011. The patent department also deals with a large volume of EP validations, translation and monitoring services.
RCF – Protecting Innovation, S.A. is a leading IP Firm in Portugal. With more than 80 years old of activity and a total of 41 employees, RCF PI is one of the largest, oldest and most prestigious IP Law Firms operating in Portugal, with a strong international component and presenting itself as a reference partner for IP matters in Portugal.