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Mr Eduardo Castillo
Partner. Head of the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Area.
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.
Spanish, English and Portuguese.
Master of Law from the Madrid Autonomous University in 1995.
Specialising in multi-juristictional and litigation issues, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo has expertise in the protection of personal data and privacy, as well as the implementation of data protection protocols and policies. The firm is also experienced in cybersecurity matters and in advising clients on sanctioning procedures carried out by the Spanish data protection agency. Practice head Eduardo Castillo specialises in IP and life sciences.(Leading individuals)
The team at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo handles trade mark assignment, licence and coexistence agreements; the protection and enforcement of brands, trade names, and designations of origin; unfair competition and advertisement; and anti-counterfeiting. Eduardo Castillo heads the IP group, which also includes expert litigator Gonzalo Ulloa. Sofía Martínez-Almeida and Jesús Muñoz-Delgado are particularly focused on trade marks. Associate Manuel de Torres leads the practice’s anti-counterfeiting group. Recent highlights included advising Nvidia in trade mark infringement and contractual breach litigation.(Leading individuals)
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo advises on patent protection, commercialisation and licensing, and has a strong litigation practice. The team focuses on life sciences and telecoms matters, and is active in the biotech sector. Eduardo Castillo heads the team, which includes Álvaro de Castro; both are noted for their ‘clear, considered and commercially strategic advice’. The practice also includes Gonzalo Ulloa, who has extensive experience in pharmaceutical litigation. Recent highlights included representing Fall Creek Farm Nursery in litigation related to plant breeder rights.(Leading individuals)
Core strengths for Gómez-Acebo & Pombo‘s copyright practice include digital business, unfair competition and audiovisual matters. Competition and litigation specialist Eduardo Castillo heads the team, which also includes Jesús Muñoz-Delgado and Gonzalo Ulloa. Recent highlights included advising eOne on its rights over the PJ Masks and Peppa Pig characters.
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo focuses on the research and development side of the healthcare sector, as well as acting for clients in the botanical and animal health sectors. Its full-service healthcare and life sciences offering regularly advises on product development and licensing, M&A transactions, regulatory and compliance work, competition matters and litigation. Other key areas of work include assisting with market entry, EU trade regulation, advertising, judicial and administrative review proceedings, and sanctioning procedures. Eduardo Castillo, who focuses on unfair competition and patent and pharmaceutical sector litigation, and Irene Fernández Puyol, who heads the regulatory side of the practice and is an expert on public procurement, lead the team.
- Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences - Spain
- Intellectual property: patents - Spain
- Intellectual property: Trade marks - Spain
- Leading individuals - Spain > Intellectual property: patents
- Leading individuals - Spain > Intellectual property: Trade marks
- Leading individuals - Spain > Intellectual property: Copyright
- Intellectual property: Copyright - Spain
- Data privacy and data protection - Spain
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- Intellectual property: Trade marks
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- Industry focus: TMT
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