PONS IP is a global IP firm, founded in 1945 and headquartered in Madrid. Our extensive domestic network, with several regional offices, and international presence in relevant economic hubs (Bogota, Medellin, San Francisco, Guangzhou and Brussels) is key to our clients.

The integration of local knowledge and the experience of our professionals, together with PONS IP’s global spirit, enables us to effectively provide services for all of Latin America from our Colombian office.

The PONS IP team comprises more than 130 multicultural professionals from different fields.

We are experts in the definition of strategies and in the creation, management and defence of IP rights. What makes us different is the personalisation of our services to meet our clients’ requirements.

PONS IP’s practice encompasses every aspect of intellectual property, including:

  • patents;
  • trademarks;
  • utility models;
  • industrial designs;
  • copyright;
  • domain names;
  • technology transfer and licensing;
  • market intelligence reports;
  • freedom-to-operate reports;
  • intangible asset valuation;
  • data protection; and
  • legal services.

PONS IP is the first Spanish firm in terms of Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications and one of the top filers of EU trademark applications in Spain and Europe.


As specialists in the sector, backed by our experience and international presence, PONS IP offers comprehensive advice and ongoing dialogue with our clients, helping them choose the best strategy for the protection of their inventions anywhere in the world.

The firm files and prosecutes patent applications in Spain, Europe and Latin America and defends them before national IP offices, the EU Intellectual Property Office, the EPO and the WIPO, as well as national and international courts. PONS IP also provides strategic counsel and support to innovative companies, hospitals, universities and national research centres.

The patent department comprises 35 people, including Spanish and European patent attorneys and PhD holders. As many of our staff members worked in large corporations before joining PONS IP, they have a better understanding than most of the different sides to patent protection.

The team handles patent cases from every technology field, including:

  • renewable energy;
  • biotechnology;
  • chemistry;
  • biology;
  • pharma;
  • engineering;
  • electronics;
  • telecoms;
  • software; and
  • plant varieties.

PONS IP also gives prior strategic advice through patentability reports, including reports on commercial viability, possible breaches of IP rights, freedom to operate and technological surveillance.

PONS Foundation

PONS IP has established the PONS Foundation – a non-profit organisation whose main objective is to raise awareness of the importance of the defence, investment and development of intellectual property and R&D for economic and social development. In order to channel this objective, the PONS Foundation, together with the Higher Institute of Law and Economics, launched the PONS master’s in intellectual property, competition and new technologies. It is one of the most renowned master’s in its sector in Spain and is in its 13th edition.

Contact details

Glorieta de Rubén Darío 4
Madrid 28010

Professional contacts

Other offices

  • Alicante
  • Barcelona
  • Bogota
  • Brussels
  • Guangzhou
  • Medellin
  • San Francisco
  • Seville
  • Valencia
  • Vitoria

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