BomhardIP is an IP boutique based in Alicante which started business on March 1 2015. With a team of five attorneys from three different jurisdictions in the European Union (Germany, the United Kingdom and Spain) and several multilingual paralegals, it provides high-level EU and Spanish IP services to multinational clients, with an emphasis on EU trademarks and multi-jurisdictional trademark clearance. All of the attorneys and paralegals draw from many years of experience gained as members of highly renowned IP teams at major international law firms. The combination of professional expertise with the lean and transparent structure of the boutique firm works to clients’ advantage and guarantees direct, high-quality advice from experienced practitioners.
The firm advises clients in many industries, including food and beverages, personal care, healthcare, crop science, toys, fashion, sports, banking and automotive. BomhardIP’s attorneys make their clients’ business priorities their own, and this drives them to provide legally sound, commercially oriented and cost-effective solutions that make their clients’ lives easier.
The firm’s EU law experts focus on EU trademarks and designs, pan-European brand protection and enforcement strategies, alternative dispute resolution and multi-jurisdictional clearance searches. Founding partner Verena von Bomhard has been dedicating her professional endeavours to EU trademarks since 1995, making her a leading outside counsel in this field. Giles Corbally has over 15 years’ experience in EU trademark and design law and brings in-house perspective to the team from a previous position. The firm also boasts significant court experience, with its members having undertaken over 60 proceedings before the EU General Court and the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.
The Spanish department of BomhardIP, headed by Inmaculada González, advises on all areas of intellectual property. Ms González has extensive experience in clearing and registering trademarks and designs, and also advises on patents, utility models, plant varieties, IP licensing, technology transfer and copyright issues, unfair competition matters, data protection, e-commerce and entertainment law. Ms González is an experienced litigator and has handled numerous IP infringement and invalidity proceedings before the Spanish courts, as well as opposition proceedings before the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office. Her experience in enforcing EU trademarks and designs before the Spanish Trademark Court in Alicante rounds off the firm’s highly specialised EU trademark department.
The firm’s professionals are active members of IP associations, including the International Trademark Association (INTA), MARQUES, the European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA), the Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group, the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property and the Institute of Trademark Attorneys. They are also authors and editors of articles and legal compendiums, and closely follow and participate in the development of the law, always seeking to foster brand owners’ interests. Ms von Bomhard currently chairs INTA’s Trademark Offices Practice Committee (2016-2017) and Mr Corbally chairs its European National Trademark Offices Subcommittee. Mr Corbally is also a member of ECTA’s Publications Committee and Ms González is a member of the board of directors of the Association of Internet Companies of Valencia.
Despite being less than two years old, the firm has received widespread recognition for being one of the leading firms in the trademark field with a real specialism in EU trademarks. The firm received bronze ranking in the 2016 edition of WTR 1000. Further, the partners of the firm were all featured in the 2016 edition and Ms von Bomhard also features in the Top 250 Women in Intellectual Property – Managing Intellectual Property (MIP), MIP Star 2016 and the International Advisory Experts Awards (2016).
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Verena von Bomhard, Partner
Giles Corbally, Partner
Inmaculada González, Partner
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