BALDER is one of Spain’s most leading edge IP law firms, founded in Madrid in 2012. The team’s mix of nationalities, cultures and backgrounds results in a different, modern, and adaptable approach to IP law. BALDER offers a complete range of legal services designed to help you succeed in a global competitive market.
The team of more than 90 academically trained specialists have extensive and proven experience within the sector. BALDER is well known for thinking outside the box, using innovative strategies and determination to ensure that your legal needs are met. Furthermore, they are native speakers of different key languages, such as English, German, Spanish, French, Catalan, Mandarin, and Portuguese, ensuring nothing gets lost in translation. At BALDER, talent has no borders: the team is as diverse as the clients, operating across all industries, from start-ups to global corporations. Throughout the 10 years of business, they learned that consistency is essential which is why ISO Quality Standards were implemented from the beginning and ISO certification has been maintained ever since.
BALDER provides expert IP services in Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries with simplified administrative solutions through a uniform professional and technical approach. Simplicity, cost efficiency and first-class service; take advantage of their unique and innovative system, language skills along with experience acquired over many years in the Latin American region.
BALDER's aim has always been to be a state of the art IP law firm, a true pioneer in the field, continuously searching for improvements, to conduct business in an ethical, responsible, and outstanding manner. From trademarks to patents to specializing in IP legal matters in the new era of Web 3 tech, you are covered!
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.
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.
ZBM Patents & Trademarks was founded in 2003 with the goal of changing the patent landscape in Spain and is now playing in the league of high-ranked European patent law firms, serving multinational clients from Europe, the USA and other regions. The firm has grown fast in a short time and boasts more than 25 patent experts in a team with a high proportion of qualified European patent attorneys.
The commitment to quality at ZBM is relentless: its attorneys believe that something is not worth doing if it is not done well. Whether the job is patent drafting, prosecution work, opposition, trademark negotiations or just validations, all work products are cross-checked to ensure that they are of consistent high quality.
Indeed, the firm's outstanding quality has been acknowledged both nationally and internationally from the beginning and ZBM has been listed in the top tier for patent prosecution by Managing Intellectual Property every year since 2007.
Clients also recognise ZBM’s excellent value for money, and client recommendations have become its major source of growth as small and medium-sized enterprises, multinationals, research institutions, patent firms and lawyers increasingly find their way to ZBM from the United States, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.
ZBM’s patent experts are trained and experienced in a wide range of areas such as pharmacy, chemistry, biotechnology, mechanics, electronics, telecommunications, and computer technology. They acquire an in-depth understanding of clients’ technologies and endeavour to provide tailored advice to clients, taking account of their individual business needs.
The services offered by the firm in the patents field include patentability and freedom-to-operate analysis, carried out by attorneys who are highly trained in searching as former Chemical Abstracts and STN trainers and managers of scientific information of some of ZBM's experts; drafting of patent applications adapted to the main jurisdictions including Europe, the USA and Japan; patent prosecution worldwide and in particular at the European Patent Office, for both domestic and international clients, with the firm's attorneys always aiming to provide sound strategic advice in each step of prosecution; oppositions and appeals at the European Patent Office, in which our attorneys have been achieving remarkable results even in complex cases; patent litigation in Spain, where several of ZBM’s professionals regularly act as technical experts and have been involved in the Spanish leg of several pan-European litigation cases.
ZBM's trademark work is continuously growing in volume. ZBM's lawyers offer effective legal and strategic advice in relation with all aspects of trademark law and practice, including for example prosecution, oppositions and negotiations, with a particular focus in the European Union, Spain and Latin America.
ZBM also provides services in other IP fields such as designs, trade secrets, copyright, unfair competition or domain names.
Finally, the BConnect unit of ZBM that was created a few years ago is working very well. This unit provides services in technology transfer (patent commercialisation), licensees search, support in ongoing licensing negotiations, contract draft (consortium agreements, confidentiality, material transfer agreement (MTA), licensing), support and collaboration in R&D projects (IP strategy, commercial feasibility, consortium/partnership coordination, H2020...), technology scouting, etc.