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.
CURELL SUÑOL was founded in 1946 committed to the assessment in the technical field, as well as the protection and management of Intellectual Property rights.
Its main office has always been in Barcelona, with branch offices in Madrid (since 1964) and Alicante (since 1996).
At present, the firm is a Professional Limited Liability Partnership (Sociedad Limitada Profesional) of Intellectual Property Attorneys, and gathers a specialized team of professionals, comprising Spanish Patent and Trademark Agents, European Patent Attorneys, Engineers, Lawyers specialized in IP, Linguists, Chemists, Biotech specialists, Business Economics graduates, as well as Technical Translators and Sworn Translators, IT experts and experienced administrative staff.
The firm is an IP Boutique which provides full service in the IP field. It helps clients design and build their portfolios and secure and enforce their exclusive rights. Its services include searching, filing strategy and advice, oppositions and appeals, trademark litigation, anti-counterfeiting, out-of-court interventions and expert support in patent lawsuits, copyright advice, as well as valuation of intangible assets.
The firm’s practitioners also represent clients in hearings before the Spanish Commercial Courts, the EPO, and the Court of Justice of the EU.
Through its members the firm is active in the most prestigious national and international Intellectual Property associations and is also committed with education by participating in training courses for Patent Engineers, Intellectual Property Attorneys, and people from industry.
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.
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