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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.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo‘s copyright works crosses several industries, with particular strength in the increasingly relevant digital services and technology sectors. Eduardo Castillo heads the practice and is an IP and unfair competition specialist, with a focus on litigation, and both Jesús Muñoz Delgado and Gonzalo Ulloa are key IP contacts. A busy source of work through 2019 and 2020 was in the enforcement of copyright and related rights for Nintendo, with specific copyright expertise added by associate Jaime Bello.
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo balances a varied workload of patent protection, commercialisation and licensing matters. In patent litigation, the firm is particularly strong on standard essential patents and Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) licensing litigation. Clients come from all areas of technology, life sciences and telecoms, including major international names such as T-Mobile. Practice head Eduardo Castillo focuses on patent disputes, particularly in the pharmaceuticals sector, with Gonzalo Ulloa also a highly experienced litigator. Senior associate Álvaro de Castro is increasingly involved in multi-jurisdictional patent disputes, especially in the pharmaceutical, medical devices and consumer electronics industries, while Jesús Muñoz-Delgado specialises in the protection, technology transfer and enforcement of rights.
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo supports clients across the full range of contentious and non-contentious trade mark matters, with particular expertise in relation to the enforcement and commercialisation of brands. The firm also has standout knowledge in anti-counterfeiting. The team acts for a number of multinational companies, with Giorgio Armani a notable new client. Eduardo Castillo leads the team, with a focus on litigation and expertise in the life sciences sector. Sofía Martínez-Almeida has a particular focus on trade mark, designs and unfair competition litigation, while Jesús Muñoz-Delgado specialises in the protection, technology transfer and enforcement of rights. Gonzalo Ulloa is a senior IP expert, and associate Mercedes Corbal specialises in advertising and unfair competition.
Gómez-Acebo & Pombo maintains an active life sciences practice, placing a particular emphasis on research and development and innovative products; the team has experience advising clients across all phases of development and distribution. Its international client base includes companies operating in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical devices, animal health and botany sectors. The team is jointly led by Eduardo Castillo, who brings IP and unfair competition expertise, and Irene Fernández Puyol, who advises clients on regulation pertaining to medicinal products, medical devices and healthcare services.
Sitting within the IP and IT department, the data protection group at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo provides wide-ranging advice to clients on privacy and e-commerce, and stands out in particular for its expertise in international data transfers. IP and unfair competition specialist Eduardo Castillo leads the team, with strong input from key associates Isabela Crespo and Bárbara Sainz de Vicuña.
- Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences - Spain
- Intellectual property: patents - Spain
- Intellectual property: Trade marks - Spain
- Leading individuals - Spain > Intellectual property: Copyright
- Leading individuals - Spain > Intellectual property: Trade marks
- Leading individuals - Spain > Intellectual property: patents
- Intellectual property: Copyright - Spain
- Data privacy and data protection - Spain
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