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.
For over a century Bird & Bird have played a key part in protecting some of the world's most ground-breaking inventions and high profile brands; we're confident we can offer you one of the most ambitious, energetic, dedicated groups of intellectual property professionals you're likely to meet.
We will provide you with a team, rich in real-world experience, comprising experts who have worked at the forefront of pioneering technologies. A substantial number of our lawyers hold qualifications in scientific or technical fields, meaning we are often called upon for our specialist knowledge and insight on large international mandates. We are respected for our creative and original solutions.
We offer both litigation and transactional support in relation to all IP rights, from small innovative projects to the largest, most complex and ground-breaking transactions and disputes.
Our approach has always been centred on client service, collaborating and innovating with our clients to create bespoke solutions that make their lives easier. This includes:- (i) the 'twobirds Pattern' product, a proprietary, in-house patent valuation and analysis tool, that allows us to landscape, analyse, and value patent portfolios in an automated and sophisticated way; and (ii) our innovative and dynamic Brand Protection reporting portal, which uses dynamic charts that give clients an up-to-date overview of their risk profile at any given time.
Talk to us to find out how our tools, experience and our genuine passion for IP can help you devise a strategy that will help to maintain your competitive edge, whilst protecting and optimising your IP in the best way possible.
Internationally Bird & Bird has over 350 IP lawyers, attorneys and legal professionals across our 30 offices, many of whom have known each other and worked together for years, meaning we're all on the same page and offer consistency and quality that runs through all levels of seniority. We are therefore ideally placed to devise and coordinate multi-jurisdictional litigation strategies and (in the future) to represent clients before the Unified Patent Court.
Office Locations: Australia, Belgium, China, Czech Republic & Slovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and United States of America
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):
17 European Patent Attorneys (all qualified through examination EQE);
3 partially qualified European Patent Attorneys;
10 Spanish Patent & Trademark Agents;
20 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 2 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.
ABG is the biggest filer of SPC applications in Spain.
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.
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.