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Mr Jesús Muñoz-Delgado
Intellectual Property and Technology
Jesús joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in 1987 and became a partner in 1995. Joined the Intellectual Property and Technology Department of GA&P in 1987. Has been a full partner since 1995, and a member of the firm’s Management Committee since 2004.
Madrid Bar Association
INTA, LICD and the Spanish group of the AIPPI
He holds a law degree from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a Master’s degree in Corporate Legal Consultancy from the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid.
He is member of the Editorial Board of the journal Comunicaciones en Propiedad Industrial y Derecho de la Competencia of the Fundación CEFI (Centro de Estudios para el Fomento de la Investigación).
Teaching: 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.
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo‘s multidisciplinary approach is valued by a roster of food manufacturers and distributors in the region, which it advises on entry to new markets or the growth of their presence at a national and EU level by addressing transactional and contentious issues. Mónica Weimann and José Luis Palma share leadership of the Madrid-based team, with the former displaying expertise in digital food marketplaces as well as distribution channels; Palma is a leading figure in food and administrative law, active in matters in relation to health claims, animal welfare and food quality. Sofía Martínez-Almeida and Jesús Muñoz-Delgado are further key contacts, noted on the intellectual property front, with a focus on trade marks, design and unfair competition litigation.
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo is a well-known name in the intellectual property space, with a client roster featuring household name nationral and international companies, for which the firm offers full support in contractual, regulatory, transactional and litigation matters. Apart from infringement proceedings, settlement negotiations, advertising strategies and interim injunctions, the firm has recently seen an uptick in work related to emerging technologies, an area in which it is well placed to assist thanks to its G_AP metaverse initiative, an AI-powered channel. Jesús Muñoz-Delgado, who is well versed in technology transfers, heads these efforts alongside litigation specialist Sofía Martínez-Almeida in Madrid, supported by senior associate Bárbara Sainz De Vicuña and Barcelona-based associate Anna Viladás Jené.
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo‘s intellectual property team continues to consolidate its standing as a leader in the field, distinguished by its ‘excellent knowledge‘ and strong focus on patent litigation in technology-heavy sectors, including the life sciences and telecoms industries. Co-led by biotechnology and plant variety expert Jesús Muñoz-Delgado and litigation specialist Sofía Martínez-Almeida, the practice’s expertise also extends to the protection, commercialisation and licensing of patents. Among its key clients, the team acts for the likes of Acciona, Hermes and Carrefour, and held its first event in the metaverse in 2021. Gonzalo Ulloa is another key contact for litigation.
The intellectual property department at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo features a renowned team specialised in unfair competition, infringement actions, interim injunctions, opposing actions, registration and market strategy, retaining high-calibre clients in the retail, technology, food and beverage, TMT, entertainment and life sciences sectors. Recently, the firm has also been active in the field of digital business, emerging technologies and M&A. Leadership of the group is divided between IP enforcement specialist Jesús Muñoz-Delgado and Sofía Martínez-Almeida, a digital law expert. Backing these efforts are Gonzalo Ulloa, recognised for his role in a broad range of IP litigation, and associate Anna Viladás Jené, who covers both contentious and non-contentious matters, especially in relation to the entertainment and art industries. Associate Mercedes Corbal is another key contact for administrative proceedings.
The life sciences practice at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo stands out for its ‘proven experience and extensive knowledge of the sector‘, focused on R&D and innovation in the field. Led by renowned practitioner Irene Fernández Puyol, noted by clients for having ‘great intelligence when it comes to proposing solutions‘, the team advises a wide range of multinational biotechnology, pharmaceutical, botany and medical device companies. On the IP and unfair competition front, Jesús Muñoz-Delgado is a standout, while Barcelona-based partner Rick Silberstein exhibits ‘exceptional talent‘ when acting on corporate matters. Also in Barcelona, Alex Carbonell is a key contact for M&A transactions. In September 2021, former department co-head Eduardo Castillo left the firm.
- Industry focus: Food Spain
- Intellectual property: patents Spain
- Intellectual property: Trade marks Spain
- Leading individuals Spain > Intellectual property: Trade marks
- Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Spain
- Intellectual property: Copyright Spain
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- Capital markets: Debt
- Industry focus: Food
- Industry focus: Manufacturing
- Industry focus: Retail
- Intellectual property: patents
- Intellectual property: Trade marks
- Projects and energy
- Public law
- Restructuring and insolvency
- Banking and finance
- Capital markets: Equity
- Dispute resolution
- Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences
- Industry focus: TMT
- Intellectual property: Copyright
- Transport: Other transport
- White-collar crime
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- EU and competition
- Private equity
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- Data privacy and data protection
- Transport: Shipping