Elzaburu is a European IP firm based in Spain and established in 1865. It is made up of a team of lawyers, trademark attorneys, and patent attorneys in the different specialised scientific fields.
The firm deals with intellectual property law in its broadest sense: trademarks, patents, designs, copyrights, software licensing and development, technology transfer, anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy, unfair competition, domain names, personality rights, information technology, privacy issues, data protection, cybersecurity, and other commercial and financial issues relating to intangible assets, including valuation.
ELZABURU's 360º perspective enables us to furnish effective advice on all aspects of a company or individual’s creations. Working together, our lawyers, engineers, chemists, biotechnologists, and other professionals have the necessary business focus to be able to meet the needs of our clients, whatever they are, in all walks of business.
ELZABURU’s headquarters are based in Madrid and there are offices in Alicante, Valencia, and Beijing. Thanks to an extensive network of international associates and its dedicated team of international experts, the firm is also able to secure national coverage in all countries worldwide.
We are a global company specializing in Intellectual Property. We currently have the largest team of patent professionals in Spain and 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.
IP CONSULTING Strategy and Planning - We design customized legal protection, defining a strategic IP plan in line with the company’s global strategy.
PROTECTION Intangible assets - We offer a comprehensive service, including previous research and analysis, as well as management of intellectual property portfolios worldwide.
DEFENCE We defend the rights of exclusivity of our clients, from advice to court representation.
COPYRIGHT Our copyright practice has significantly grown. We act behalf of high-profile clients in the entertainment sector. Highlights from the last 12 months include advising on the copyright aspects and representing the producers of hit-TV series in copyright infringement proceedings.
NETWORK MEMBERSHIPS 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.
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 15th Edition of its master’s in Intellectual Property, Competition And New Technologies. It is one of the most prestigious IP master’s in Spain.
Established in the year 2001, Abril Abogados was soon to become a prominent professional law firm with a strong reputation providing legal and registration services in the field of Industrial and Intellectual Property Law.
Based on the founders’ market experience and expertise acquired after years of work and training in this area, Abril Abogados has become one of the fastest-growing firms in the Spanish legal sector.
The team is currently over fourty people working from six offices based in the major Spanish cities.What makes Abril Abogados stand out from other firms and practices in the sector is the superior professional training of its staff as its double condition as well: the goal from the outset was to combine the provision of legal advisory with counseling services and registration (prosecution) services, ensuring a consistent, all-inclusive service throughout.
The constant implementation of new laws and procedures in this field demand continual learning and updating, which may only be achieved with a serious, responsible and committed approach.
Due to this permanent human capital enhancement and continually upgraded technological means we are able to provide a high-quality and reliable service
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):
16 European Patent Attorneys (all qualified through examination EQE);
4 partially qualified European Patent Attorneys;
6 Spanish Patent & Trademark Agents;
18 Ph.D.s in diverse areas of technology.
The firm totals thirty three 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.