Founded in Madrid in 2012, BALDER is a young and dynamic IP boutique, with a corporate philosophy and structure designed to provide a motivating environment for outstanding IP professionals.
Our team of more than 90 professionals have extensive and proven experience within the sector. We are proud of our diverse work force, which consists of more than 20 different nationalities, from various cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Apart from our regular business languages of Spanish, German, English and Portuguese, we have native speakers of another 11 languages in our ranks, thereby ensuring that nothing gets lost in translation. We believe this gives us a competitive edge, as it allows us to be more productive and creative in finding solutions – something valued highly by our clients, who are both national and international and from different business areas.
We provide the full range of services, including worldwide patent and trademark prosecution, plus any kind of contentious and non-contentious IP legal work, including transactions, agreements, licensing, unfair competition, advertising and copyright.
At BALDER we pride ourselves on our ability to think out of the box and find creative solutions, always with the aim to provide commercially oriented advice tailored to the specific needs of each client.
At BALDER we are specialists in Latin American countries. Our team of experienced Latin American attorneys draw on their local knowledge to provide a first-class service. We offer a centralised service for Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries under a simplified administrative structure: our clients correspond with a single office rather than with different offices in different countries. We offer a single technical and professional approach, which ensures best-in-class quality standards in all Latin American countries.
Our firm and its practitioners are widely recognised in the industry and feature in many of the world’s leading ranking publications.
Chambers and Partners say that BALDER is an “IP boutique offering noteworthy prosecution services [with] expertise in IP issues in Latin America. Clients include important multinational entities as well as major domestic corporates and start-ups. The department impresses with its service-oriented approach.”
IAM 1000 mentions Magnus Stiebe: “whose background as an examiner at the Swedish Patent Office stands him in good stead when prosecuting complex electro-mechanical applications before the EPO. He is a fantastic technical expert too. He puts in great performances in court and anyone who meets him is instantly impressed.” Isabel Pato Cour is described as “Intelligent, hardworking and pedagogic … just a few of her attributes. She has the capacity to understand new ideas and transform them into an application that cannot be refused.” Meanwhile, Patricia Koch “draws judiciously on more than two decades of experience before the German and Spanish courts, and several favourable Supreme Court decisions bear her fingerprints.”
Due to our different backgrounds and extensive experience, we know that things can be done in many different ways, and the right way for some clients may be the wrong way for others. We have therefore strived to give BALDER a flexible structure that allows us to adapt to the specific needs and wishes of each client. We want to go beyond a made-to-measure service; we intend our business to be a bespoke IP consultancy business.
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