ClarkeModet is the largest IP group in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries, with 10 companies in Europe and Latin America and a multidisciplinary team of over 500 experts.

In addition to providing prosecution and enforcement IP services (registration, maintenance, defence and monitoring of IP rights), ClarkeModet offers highly specialised advice to help clients to create impact on the market. The firm’s professionals do so by means of the transfer, use and profitability of IP assets and by implementing in the organisation’s work systems and policies aimed at generating a competitive advantage. The firm’s international presence and local knowledge enable it to offer a unified service of management of patents portfolios, based on unified work processes in all the countries it has a presence in and with the same quality standards and corporate policies.

ClarkeModet was founded in Spain in 1879, with the current structure dating back to 1892 following the merger between Clarke y Cia and Agencia General de Patentes y Marcas. It started its international expansion in 1940, establishing new IP firms in Portugal and Latin America.

The group is currently present in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Spain, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Uruguay and Venezuela with three international desks (Asia Pacific, Europe and North America). This large infrastructure allows centralised management of large IP portfolios.

The company has recently incorporated new technologies in both customer services and internal processes to guarantee quality and speed. ClarkeModet is a pioneer in the use of technologies such as blockchain or machine learning to increase the protection of its clients’ assets in order to face new challenges on digital markets.


The firm’s patent professionals excel in handling all aspects of patent work, including prosecution and enforcement. More specifically, they are experts in the protection of patents and know-how (or trade secret), utility models, industrial designs and plant varieties for both domestic and international clients, as well as in patent portfolio and risk management. The services include prior art search, draft of applications and filing before national and international IP offices; protection strategy in different countries; filing and answering oppositions; administrative nullity proceedings; freedom-to-operate analysis; infringement and nullity analysis; and licensing and technology transfer. Patent services cover a variety of industries including:

  • life sciences, chemistry and pharmaceuticals;
  • retail, education and entertainment;
  • automotive and mechanical engineering; and
  • telecommunications, software and electronics.

The technical team comprises 97 professionals including European Patent Attorneys and PhD holders.

ClarkeModet Group is one of the largest applicants for patents and trademarks in all the markets in which its companies are present:

  • The greatest applicant for patents in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries
  • The second greatest applicant of trademarks in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries.

The company currently manages 1 out of every 10 patents within the Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries.


Through its internal regulations and corporate culture, ClarkeModet supports different social interest initiatives, as well as inclusion and sustainability policies. The main lines of action for its CSR programme are focused on the promotion of diversity in its teams through its inclusive recruitment policies.

ClarkeModet minimises environmental impact through policies such as electronic invoicing and file digitisation, as well as following programmes such as Ecoembes for recycling.

CSR initiatives include the support for non-profit organisations and universities through the sponsorship of various programmes of intellectual property and stimulation of innovation.

Contact details

Suero de Quiñones 34-36
Madrid 28002

Professional contacts

  • Fernando Strubing Gomes, Corporate director international business development
    [email protected]
  • Angélica Pardavell, Director of international business development United States and Canada
    [email protected]

Other offices

  • A Coruña
  • Alicante
  • Barcelona
  • Bilbao
  • Bogota
  • Buenos Aires
  • Caracas
  • Lima
  • Lisbon
  • Madrid
  • Malaga
  • Mexico City
  • Monterrey
  • Montevideo
  • Murcia
  • Palma de Majorca
  • Porto
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Santiago de Chile
  • São José dos Campos
  • São Paulo
  • Seville
  • Valencia
  • Vigo

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