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Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

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Barcelona, Bilbao, Brussels, Lisbon, London, Madrid and 3 more

Sofía Martínez-Almeida

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Gómez-Acebo & Pombo

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Sofía joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in 1996 and became a partner in 2007.

Professional career: During the last years she has handled a significant part of contentious cases involving cutting-edge issues on her area of expertise for clients in many sectors (internet, technology & electronics, distribution, textile, luxury and consumer goods, beverages, food). She has a wide experience in Advertising law, representing significant clients both advising in relation with labeling and advertising campaigns as well as in complaints before the Spanish Self Regulatory body (AUTOCONTROL).

Teaching: She is regular Professor in many Masters Degrees from renowned Universities and Business Schools including: Master Degree in Business Law Fundación Carolina & Madrid Bar Association & Francisco de Vitoria University; Master in Advanced Legal Practice, Universidad Europea de Madrid; Master in Corporate Law, ICADE; Master in International Corporate Management, Centro de Estudios Económicos y Comerciales (ICEX); Master in Patents, Trademarks, Copyright and Competition, Instituto de Derecho Industrial (IDIUS), Santiago de Compostela University.


Spanish and English.


Madrid Bar Association since 1996; Member of the Trademark Law and Practice Group, MARQUES (the Association of European Trade Mark Owners).


She studied for the public entrance examination for the Judiciary (1991-1995); Master of Law from the Complutense University of Madrid (1991).


Industry focus: Retail

Within: Industry focus: Retail

The team at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is made up of specialists from different practice areas, covering a variety of legal matters arising in the retail space, with a particular expertise in real estate and business structuring. Intellectual property expert Sofía Martínez-Almeida leads the firm’s retail and fashion group. Her department is advising De’Longhi on all aspects of its distribution policy, and is assisting LAR España with issues arising from the promotion of shopping centre Palmas Altas in Seville.

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Intellectual property: Copyright

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: 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: 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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