Jesús Muñoz-Delgado Mérida


Education and professional career

Master of Law from the Complutense University of Madrid (1981)
Master’s Degree in Corporate Legal Consultancy Services from the Instituto de Empresa de Madrid (1987)
Harvard Law School (P.I.L., 1989)


Professional career

He joined the Intellectual Property and Technology Department of Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in 1987
He has been a full partner since 1995, and a member of the firm’s Management Committee since 2004


Leading counsel in more than three hundred lawsuits representing national and international companies and public entities in a wide range of intellectual property cases, (patents, trademarks, designs, plant breeders rights, know-how, and unfair competition) related to different sectors and industries, before Spanish Courts, in different jurisdictions (commercial, criminal and contentious-administrative), including appeals at the Supreme Court and at the Constitutional Court, as well as before the European Union Courts (Spanish Community Trademark and Design Courts and the General Court of the European Union), the European Court of Human Rights, EUIPO, CPVO, OMPI, the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, the Spanish Plant Varieties Office and Autocontrol de la Publicidad (Spanish self regulating body on advertising disputes)
Strategic advice and counseling on the acquisition, protection, enforcement, licensing and assignment of rights in all areas of intellectual property (patents, utility models, plant varieties, designs, distinctive signs, domain names, denominations of origin and indication of geographical provenance), and on unfair competition, trade secrets and advertising law


Membership of professional bodies and associations

Madrid Bar Association (since 1987)
INTA, LICD and the Spanish group of the AIPPI



Professor of the subject “Industrial Property and Unfair Competition” in the Masters in Business Law and Business Administration from the University of Navarra. (2012 – 2015)
Member of the Academic Board of the “‘Fundación para la Investigación sobre el Derecho y la Empresa” (FIDE) since 2010
Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Comunicaciones en Propiedad Industrial y Derecho de la Competencia “Communication in IP and Antitrust Law” of the Fundation CEFI (Centro de Estudios para el Fomento de la Investigación) since 1996





He is the author of various articles and chapters of Spanish and foreign publications on substantive and procedural aspects in the fields of intellectual property and unfair competition.

“New Spanish criminal code”, Communications Law journal (Trolley´s 1996)
“Comentarios a la cuestión prejudicial planteada al TJCE sobre la interpretación del artículo 47 del Acta de Adhesión de España a las Comunidades Europeas” (IDEI/CEDEF, 1996)
“Medidas cautelares en materia de propiedad Industrial”, Cuadernos de Derecho Judicial, Consejo General del Poder Judicial, 1997
“Reconocimiento y ejecución de sentencias extranjeras en España”, European Legal Practitioner Series – Procedure for the Enforcement of Foreing Judgments, University of Wales, 1997
“How to protect famous marks in Spain” in: Managing Intellectual Property, Euromoney Publications Plc, 1988
“La tutela cautelar civil de las patentes farmacéuticas en España” Capítulo de la obra colectiva “Problemas actuales del Derecho Farmacéutico” (CEFI/CEDIQUIFA.2001)
“Paquete farmaceutico/Clausula Sunset”, Cuadernos de Derecho Farmacéutico, no. 32 ( Centro de Estudios para el Fomento de la Investigación . CEF I2010)
Jesús has given conferences and seminars organized by the Madrid Bar Association (ICAM), Judicial School of the General Council of the Judiciary, The Spanish Institute for International Research, the University of San Pablo CEU in Madrid, the Faculty of Law of the University of Castilla-La Mancha, the Faculty of Law of the University of Navarra among others organizations


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Best Lawyers 2021 (since 2008). Intellectual Property Law

The Chambers Global 2020. Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks – Spain

The Chambers Europe 2020. Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks – Spain

Best Lawyers 2020 (since 2008). Intellectual Property Law

Legal 500 2020. Intellectual property: Trade marks

Lending Individuals

Best Lawyers 2019 (since 2008). Intellectual Property

The Chambers Global 2019. Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks – Spain

"very strong litigator"

The Chambers Europe 2019. Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Marks

The Legal 500 2019. Intellectual property: Copyright

The Legal 500 2019. Intellectual property: Trade Marks

Leading lawyer

The Legal 500 2019. Intellectual property: Patents