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Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

CASTELLANA 216, 28046 MADRID, SPAIN
Tel:
Work +34 91 582 91 00
Fax:
Fax +34 91 582 91 14
Email:
Web:
www.ga-p.com
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Eduardo Castillo

Tel:
Work (+34) 91 582 91 00
Email:
Web:
www.ga-p.com
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Work Department

Position

Partner. Head of the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Area.

Career

Eduardo joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in 2008 and became a partner in 2012.

Eduardo Castillo is specialised in industrial property, intellectual property and unfair competition, in particular, litigation in these disciplines. He was highlighted in the Chambers and World Trademark Review guides as one of the leading individuals in the area. He is a habitual collaborator in national and international legal periodicals and publications, such as Intellectual Asset Management Magazine or Comunicaciones de Propiedad Industrial y Derecho de la Competencia, published by the Instituto de Derecho y Ética Industrial (CEFI). He currently deals with patent lawsuits, mainly in the chemicals (pharmaceuticals) and biotechnological sectors. 

Languages

Spanish, English and Portuguese.

Education

Master of Law from the Madrid Autonomous University in 1995.


Spain

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

The ‘experienced and responsive’ team at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo provides ‘comprehensive regulatory, reimbursement, public procurement and data privacy advice in the health and life sciences industry’. The practice has ‘an excellent understanding of the pharmaceutical sector’ delivering ‘concise, considered strategic advice with sound judgement’. Eduardo Castillo, who is ‘an excellent patent litigator’, leads the team with senior associate Irene Fernández Puyol, who specialises in regulatory work and is ‘extremely responsive and always to the point’. Also notable is senior associate Alvaro de Castro, who is ‘a real asset to the team’.  The firm recently advised Albany Molecular Research on its acquisition by the Carlyle Group and GTCR. In another highlight, the department is representing pharmaceutical group Mundipharma in a multi-jurisdictional patent litigation against a number of global generic drug companies, including Cinfa and Sandoz, relating to its product Targin.

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Intellectual property: Copyright

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Eduardo Castillo - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Within: Intellectual property: Copyright

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is praised by clients for its 'realistic risk analysis'. The group is acting for Vaughan Systems in a copyright infringement claim filed by Sony Music concerning the use of a specific song in the TV programme and advertising material of one of the courses broadcast by TVE. Eduardo Castillo leads the practice. Jesús Muñoz Delgado, Sofía Martínez-Almeida and Ibán Diez are other key contacts. Isabela Crespo is a very active senior associate. Gonzalo Ulloa is honorary president at the firm. José Miguel Lissen joined ABG Patentes (now ABG Intellectual Property).

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Intellectual property: Trade marks

Within: Leading individuals

Eduardo Castillo - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Within: Intellectual property: Trade marks

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo's team stands out for its 'deep, substantive knowledge of Spanish and EU law, very good practical understanding of the Alicante court and excellent access to strong experts in the country and region'. It was recently retained by Nike to advise on e-commerce marketing and data protection matters. Practice head Eduardo Castillo, 'statesmanGonzalo Ulloa, Jesús Muñoz Delgado, Mónica Estéve and Sofía Martínez-Almeida  are recommended. Manuel de Torres and María González, who is 'a strong young up-and-coming lawyer with extremely strong substantive knowledge', are notable senior associates. José Miguel Lissen left to lead the litigation team at ABG Patentes in March 2018.

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Intellectual property: patents

Within: Leading individuals

Eduardo Castillo - Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

Within: 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. Practice head Eduardo Castillo, Gonzalo Ulloa and Alvaro De Castro are acting for UK-based pharmaceutical group Mundipharma in pan-European patent litigation against a number of leading global generic drug companies. Isabela Crespo works with large European retailers and brands. Jesús Muñoz-Delgado and Sofía Martínez are also noted. Jose Miguel Lissen departed to ABG Patentes (now ABG Intellectual Property) to lead the legal and litigation practice.

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