Intellectual Property and Technology

We are undisputed leaders in intellectual property and technology, as recognised in the most prestigious international directories.

We offer a comprehensive service in the field of advice, contractual practice and, particularly, litigation.

The size of our practice allows us to simultaneously handle various issues that are highly complex and international in scale.

All our lawyers are experienced in litigation and provide innovative solutions to our clients. We are active in all technological sectors and have a broad knowledge of our clients' industrial sectors.

Our services in intellectual property and technology include:

1. Industrial property:

  • Patents, models and designs.
  • Distinctive signs (trademarks and trade names) and brand protection.
  • Designations of origin and geographical indications of origin.
  • Unfair competition

2. Pharmaceutical and biotechnology law

3. Technology:

  • Protection of trade secrets and know-how
  • Transfer of intangible company assets
  • Digital business

4. Copyright:

  • Rights of authors, publishers, producers, artists, broadcasters and software and database manufacturers.
  • Protection and defence of works of all kinds, audio-visual and phonographic recordings, computer programmes, computer applications, operating systems and databases.
  • Collecting societies.
  • Rights of the user of intellectual creations.

5. Computer law

6. E-commerce

7. Personal data protection

8. Use of personal name, rights to honour and privacy

9. Leisure and entertainment law

  • Music productions and video clips.
  • Film and television productions
  • Image rights.
  • Computer games.

10. Advertising law and advertising contracts.

11. Law of franchises

See team

Key Contacts

Eduardo Castillo San Martín


Gonçalo Paiva e Sousa


Gonzalo Ulloa Suelves

Honorary president

Jesús Muñoz-Delgado Mérida


Sofía Martínez-Almeida Alejos-Pita



  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016

The Chambers Global 2020. Intellectual Property

The Chambers Europe 2020. Intellectual Property – Sapin

"a first-class outfit, with true IP litigation specialists."

Legal 500 2020. Intellectual property: Copyright – Spain

Legal 500 2020. Intellectual property: Patents – Spain

Legal 500 2020. Intellectual property: Trade marks – Spain

Legal 500 2020. Data Privacy and Data Protection – Spain

Legal 500 2020. Intellectual Property – Portugal

The Chambers Global 2019. Intellectual Property – Spain

The Chambers Europe 2019. Intellectual Property – Spain

"The lawyers provide great support due to their good understanding of the issue, straight-to-the-point feedback and business-oriented approach."

The Chambers Europe 2019. Intellectual Property – Spain

"The team's added value is its super specialisation and its ability to attend issues of great complexity."

The Legal 500 2019. Intellectual property: Copyright

«Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is praised by clients for its 'realistic risk analysis'»

The Legal 500 2019. Intellectual property: Patents

«Gómez-Acebo & Pombo’s ‘reliable and trustworthy’ team is a key name for cross-border work and protection issues and patent enforcement are key strengths»

The Legal 500 2019. Intellectual property: Trade Marks

«Gómez-Acebo & Pombo's team stands out for its 'deep, substantive knowledge of Spanish and EU law’»

The Legal 500 2019. IP

The Chambers Europe 2018. Intellectual Property Band 1

"Business-oriented, straightforward and strategic" "They are flexible and passionate about breakthrough projects but also rigorous on daily matters" "Well prepared and great professionals. Their main strength is the personalised treatment they can offer clients. I would highlight their professionalism and their preparation"


The Legal 500 2018. Intellectual Property: Copyright Band 1

“A top practice for copyright matters”
“The team is very attentive to details and client’s business needs”

The Legal 500 2018. Intellectual Property: Patents Band 1

“It’s expertise spans protection issues, commercialisation and the enforcement of patents”

The Legal 500 2018. Intellectual Property: Trade Marks Band 1

“An important name in the trade mark arena”

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

"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 2016. Intellectual Property

"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 legal 500 2016. Patents

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