General advice, including contracts and enforcement (litigation and arbitration), for Spanish and foreign clients on:

  • Intellectual property:
    • Patents, models and designs.
    • Trade marks (brands and trade names).
    • Denominations and indications of geographic origin.
  • Unfair competition.
  • Pharmaceutical and biotechnological law.
  • Technology:
    • Protection of confidential information, trade secrets and know-how.
    • Transfer of intangible assets.
  • Computer law.
  • E-commerce.
  • Publicity and advertising contracts.
  • Protection of personal data.
  • Franchising.
  • Merchandising.

europe firm

"The team has a high technical capacity, and was able to use innovative arguments to defend our interests".

"The team is agile, efficient and respectful of deadlines".

The Chambers Europe 2017. Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks



Gold band: Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Enforcement and litigation)

WTR 1000 2018

"In terms of lawsuits, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is the best and it dominates courtroom proceedings".

WTR 1000 2014

Litigation powerhouse Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados is "undoubtedly a first-rate choice for contentious matters".

WTR 1000 2013

chambers partners

"The team is composed of high-level individuals who are always available."

The Chambers Europe 2016. Life Sciences

chambers partners

"The lawyers are responsive in turning around communications and either answer directly or set up phone calls. Their advice is timely and practical."

"I value the lawyers' ability to understand my business and to put themselves in my position in order to defend my company's interests.

The Chambers Europe 2016. Intellectual Property


Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados fields one of the largest IP teams in the country, and is considered ‘a leading firm in the sector’; the 25-strong group handles some of the most significant trade mark and copyright mandates.

The Legal 500 2016. Trade marks and copyright


Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados is recognised for its contentious and advisory capabilities.

The Legal 500 2016. Patents




Clients consider the firm "successful" in many aspects, while peers praise its "great efforts" and the fact that it has "both very good senior associates and motivated junior lawyers".

José Miguel Lissén is recognised for his "deep knowledge of procedural matters before Spanish courts".

Managing Intellectual Property 2016


Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados' five-partner team is particularly renowed for its litigation capabilities.

The Legal 500 2015. Patents

chambers partners

"Its defining characteristics are in-depth knowledge of the client's business, combined with great technical expertise".

The Chambers Europe 2014. Intellectual Property


Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados has a dedicated four-partner patent team with an international reputation.

The Legal 500 2014. Patents


Gómez-Acebo & Pombo Abogados is consistently referred to as a leading firm in IP, and has a specialist team for trade mark and copyright matters.

The Legal 500 2014. Trade marks and copyright



Gómez-Acebo & Pombo deftly juggles a high-profile international caseload with an active domestic practice. Its in-depth industry knowledge and technical excellence draw in the biggest worldwide companies, winning instructions on the most complex issues.

IAM Patent 1000 2013

chambers partners

Sources say: "We were very happy with the services. The team provides immediate and highly satisfactory responses".

The Chambers Europe 2013. Intellectual Property

chambers partners

Sources say: "The lawyers are very astute and flexible when dealing with the regulatory authorities".

The Chambers Europe 2013. Life Sciences


chambers partners

This major Iberian player has a sizeable team comprised of 19 lawyers devoted full-time to IP. The group mainly focuses on contentious work and represents clients in the full range of IP matters.

The Chambers Europe 2012. Intellectual Property

chambers partners

This long-standing full-service firm stands out for its IP assistance as well as its competition and regulatory advice.

Sources say: "Deserves ten out of ten for value for money, speed of delivery and availability".

The Chambers Europe 2012. Life Sciences

managing ip

As reflected by its tier 1 status, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is very strong in patent and trade mark matters.

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo's class is described as “very strong in trade marks”.

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo's class in trade mark litigation is unchallenged.

“My concern with big legal firms is that they do not get so involved with our interests. With Gómez it is the absolute opposite. It is not only closely involved but always running to keep us updated”, one client says.

Managing Intellectual Property 2012


Gómez-Acebo & Pombo was one of the first corporate firms to establish an IP department and this forward-thinking approach is the secret of its success. Its fusion of in-depth industry knowledge and technical excellence ensures repeat mandates from leading pharmaceutical developers, telecommunications companies and universities.

IAM Patent 1000 2012


This full service firm already enjoys an outstanding reputation for its patent litigation work. The team wins additional plaudits for providing licensing advice and guidance to clients from such diverse backgrounds as construction, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and mobile telephony. With a “commercially focused approach, exceptional experience and deep understanding of the law”, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is also often called upon by in-house and private practitioners from overseas to review licence agreements in a local context.

IAM Licensing 250 2012