Verena von Bomhard

BomhardIP - Spain


C/Bilbao 15
Alicante 03001

+34 965 12 94 71

Top 250 Women in IP 2023

Trade mark star 2023



Practice areas:

Trade mark disputes
Trade mark office proceedings
Trade mark prosecution
Trade mark strategy & counseling

Industry sectors:

Fashion & luxury goods
Food & beverage

Verena von Bomhard has been involved with EUTMs from the very beginning, having been based in Alicante since early 1996.

She has extensive experience in all matters relating to prosecution and enforcement of EU trademarks and designs, in handling proceedings before the EU courts in Luxembourg, in multijurisdictional trademark clearance, portfolio management, as well as advising on complex IP conflicts in the EU.

She is a frequent author on issues of EU trademark and design law and co-editor of two leading commentaries including the Concise European Trade Mark and Design Law commentary of Wolters Kluwer (3rd ed. 2018, with Alexander von Mühlendahl). She also teaches European trade mark law at the Magister Lucentinus – the IP Master Program of the University of Alicante.

Verena is a member of INTA’s Trademark Reporter Committee following numerous other engagements at INTA (including being on the Board of Directors and co-chairing an Annual Meeting), and of the Committee of Experts for trademark and competition law of the German association GRUR. She has been an IP Stars since at least 2014.

Apart from her native German, Verena is fluent in English and Spanish and can read French and Italian. Verena also enjoys life beyond trademarks. If you want to read more about her, you may enjoy the spotlights and interviews published in the INTA Bulletin in 2008 and 2014 and her interview with James Nurton of MIP published in Alicante News in 2007.

Year Joined Firm: 2015


  • 1994 Doctorate Degree s.c.l. and Bar admission
  • 1985 – 1989 Ludwig Maximilian Universität Munich (law)
  • 1983 – 1985 Universities of Würzburg, Salamanca and Heidelberg (languages, art history)

Languages Spoken: German (Native), English, Spanish, French and Italian

Network Memberships: INTA, ECTA, GRUR, PTMG