Since 1924 we have registered and protected national and international trademarks and patents. More than 150 specialists provide their services to 40,000 clients, which places us as the leading Spanish firm for consultancy services and protection of IP rights. We have 12 offices in Spain and we are part of an international network of the most prestigious firms in the sector.
Our philosophy is driven by the principles of providing professional relationship with a personal treatment, as the alternative to impersonal platforms. High professional standards in our work can only be met by highly qualified staff. We perfectly know that behind each order there is a person to be valued and we are responsive to take special care.
This doesn’t mean higher costs or inefficiency, just the contrary it means effectiveness in the management. We don’t cease to improve and we are responsive to the needs of each client providing counsel and advice, what allows us to be more flexible, more human and give the best of us for finding solutions. Our continuous attention enables us to gain insight into the person to establish an excellent communication and thorough understanding of our client’s objectives, seeking always solutions tailored to their needs. Briefly we offer efficiency, quality, personal treatment and competitive prices.
Grau & Angulo was founded to create a boutique law firm specialising exclusively in defending its clients’ intellectual property rights and providing clear solutions as quickly and efficiently as possible. Within this specialised area, the firm provides litigation and advice on patents, trademarks, design, copyright, domain names, licensing/technological transfer, unfair competition and anti-counterfeiting matters.
Insight into this field combined with the highest technical and legal expertise and a high degree of specialisation are the key to the firm’s success.
This specialisation provides crucial resources enabling the firm to handle complex IP issues. Currently the largest IP litigation team in the country, Grau & Angulo deals with many of Spain’s most ground-breaking court cases and it has a strong reputation for dealing with EU cross-border cases.
The firm offers legal representation in all areas of intellectual property law to primarily international clients in industries such as entertainment, textile, fashion, mass consumer goods, healthcare, high technology, pharmaceutical, sport and leisure, food and beverage, perfumery, IT/telecoms and luxury goods, for whom intellectual property is an important asset of their business.
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.
We are a global company specializing in Intellectual Property. We work for companies from all sectors, of which 18 are listed on the IBEX35, Spain's principal stock exchange index. With about 10,000 protected trademarks, we are also the leading firm in EU trademark and national, European and international patent registration.
Since 2018 PONS IP has been working on an ambitious digital transformation programme, that responds to the firm's corporate commitment to innovation and development of new services based on new technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain in areas related to the surveillance and defence of intangible assets.
Our expertise provides an added value to intangible assets management, improving our client’s competitiveness, access to the market and internationalization. In an increasingly agile and technological environment, we integrate the use of new technologies into legal practice to respond to the new challenges faced by organizations.
Based on that commitment, in 2020 we launched Safe Evidence, a pioneering tool in the use of blockchain technology, qualified time stamps and advanced electronic signature applied to the protection of intangible assets. In 2019, we incorporated a trademark technology surveillance service developed under machine learning and big data technology.
During 2021, we released a new trademark protection service, Alerta. Thanks to smart technologies, it offers a exhaustive trademark surveillance in four different areas: New trademark applications, counterfeits at customs offices worldwide, online counterfeits on search engines, social networks and marketplaces, and domain names.
EXCEPTIONAL PATENT PROSECUTION PRACTICE We are the leading firm in national, European and international patent registration in Spain. In addition, we currently have the largest team of patent professionals in Spain. The team includes 20 technical profiles, more of 30% with Ph.D. and more than 30% are European Patent Agents.
OFFICES Madrid Colombia Barcelona Brussels Alicante China desk Valencia Sevilla Bilbao
Our Colombian office is strategically positioned to help our clients in all the Latin American region, providing excellent protection and counselling in 23 countries.
Strategy and Planning - We design customized legal protection, defining a strategic IP plan in line with the company’s global strategy.
Intangible assets - We offer a comprehensive service, including previous research and analysis, as well as management of intellectual property portfolios worldwide.
We defend the rights of exclusivity of our clients, from advice to court representation.
PONS IP is a member of the main international organizations of Intellectual Property: INTA, ECTA, ASIPI, MARQUES, LES, AIPPI and EPI, pro-actively collaborating in their events, publications, and projects.
OUTSTANDING TRACK RECORD IN THE FULL SPECTRUM OF IP MATTERS: Since our foundation in 1945, we have assisted Spanish and international clients with the full range of IP issues including:
Patent opposition proceedings and appeals
Intangible asset valuation
Technology transfer and licensing
Market intelligence reports
Freedom to operate reports
Data protection and legal
DIVERSE, HIGH-PROFILE CLIENT BASE We act on behalf of clients in a wide range of industry sectors including:
Software and New Technologies
Energy and Environment
Chemistry and Pharma
Research and life sciences
Film and TV Production
Sports and Fashion
Industrial and Automotive
PONS Foundation PONS IP has established the PONS Foundation – a non-profit organization whose main objective is to raise awareness of the importance of the defence, investment, and development of intellectual property for economic and social development. PONS Foundation together with ISDE Law business school, launched the 16th Edition of its master’s in Intellectual Property, Competition And New Technologies. It is one of the most prestigious IP master’s in Spain.