Inmaculada González López

Inmaculada González is an of Counsel at BomhardIP. She has over 18 years’ experience in counseling, litigation and contractual law concerning Intellectual Property rights, including trade marks, patents, and copyright. She also has extensive experience in advising Spanish and international companies on unfair competition law, as well as on data protection and IP issues arising in the context of new technologies.

Inmaculada holds a doctorate in law from the University of Barcelona and an LL.M. from the University of Munich. During her three-year stay in Munich at the Max-Planck Institute, she was working both as a Ph.D. candidate and as a researcher at the European Patent Organization in Munich, acquiring a strong background in Spanish and German patent law, as well as in Community Design law.

In addition to numerous articles in IP journals, Inmaculada has authored a book on the protection of utility models in the European Union. She teaches in numerous graduate and specialized courses, including the Master in Information Technology, Social Networks and Intellectual Property at ESADE (Universitat Ramón Llull, Barcelona) and the Master in Intellectual Property Magister Lvcentinus at Alicante University, and she is an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Valencia.

Inmaculada is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and an active member of the European Intellectual Property Teacher’s Network (EIPTN). She is also a member of ECTA, INTA, GRUR and AIPPI. Apart from her native Spanish, Inmaculada speaks fluent English and German.

Inmaculada is married and has two sons. To the extent this leaves spare time for herself she likes spending this acting in and co-directing plays.


2005: Admission Alicante Bar

2001: Doctorate Degree, Universitat Central de Barcelona (s.c.l.) (Thesis on utility model protection)

1992 – 1993: Master Degree Ludwig Maximilian Universität Munich (Thesis on design protection in Spain, Germany and EU)

1992: Admission to Ph.D. studies Ludwig Maximilian Universität, Munich (Germany)

1985 – 1990: Law (University of Córdoba,Spain)

Work Experience

Since March 2015: BomhardIP

Since 2010: Associate Professor at Catholic University of Valencia

2005 – 2015: Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, Principal Associate (IP Department, Knowledge Management Department and German Desk member)

2002 – 2005: IPR-Helpdesk Project (DG Enterprise), Senior Legal Advisor on Intellectual Property issues in EU-funded collaborative research projects

2000 – 2002: Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, Associate

1995 – 2002: Assistant Professor Commercial Law Department University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

1994 – 1996: Financed Researcher European Patent Organization

Publications (selection)

Spain: Luxury brands deserve luxury online sales platforms – Agosto 2016 (link)

The Spanish woman – always the game changer! – Abril 2016 (link)

Spain: the lila mop. The scope of protection of figurative marks consisting of the two-dimensional representation of a product – Marzo 2016 (link)

Arctic times for trademarks infringers (2) – But for CTM infringers only? –Febrero 2016 (link)

Arctic times for infringers: the licensee can enforce a CTM although the license has not been recorded says the Advocate General – January 2016 (link)

Oreo case in Spain: Genuine use of 3D Trademark not recognised due to distinctiveness of word mark – Diciembre 2015 (link)

La nueva Ley de la Ciencia, la Tecnología y la Innovación, Cuadernos de Derecho Farmacéutico, n. 33, 2011 (link)

Alternativas a la protección jurídica mediante patente de las invenciones técnicas, en la obra colectiva Derecho de la I+D+I investigación, desarrollo e innovación, Ed. Bosch, Madrid 2010 (link)

La integración de los derechos de autor en la masa activa del concurso. Aproximación a su problemática (coautora con Adoración Pérez Troya) en la obra colectiva: Créditos, garantías y concurso: Estudios jurídicos en homenaje al Profesor Ruiz de Velasco (coord por Abel B.Veiga Copo, 2010 (link)

Autora del libro La protección jurídica de las invenciones menores en Europa: Especial referencia al modelo de utilidad, 2008 (link)

La integración de los derechos de autor en la masa activa del concurso. (coatora con Adoración Perez Troya), Anuario de Derecho concursal, Ed. Civitas, n. 10, 2007 (link)

The importance of design protection in improving the competitiveness of European Industry, Know IP, Stockholm Network, issue 2, March 2005

Speakings Engagements (selection)

2018, May – INTA Annual Meeting  2018 – Table topic, Seattle, USA [TM71 Copyright Law Used as a Tool to Better Protect the Brand Owner’s IP Rights]

2015, April – Encuentro de Datos Abiertos de la Universidad de Alicante

2014, May – Parque Científico de la Universidad de Valencia. Workshop VLC Campus Start-up (Propiedad intelectual y gestión de la innovación – Intellectual Property and innovation management)

2014, February – AVECAL (Asociación Valenciana de Calzado – Valencian Footwear Association), Elche, Spain (Protección de la innovación – Protecting innovation)

2013, July – European Intellectual Property Teacher’s Network (EIPTN), University of Lisbon, Portugal (Involving Undergraduate Students in Complex Copyright Issues: From the Tom Waits to Megaupload Cases)

2013, April – FUNDESEM Business School, Alicante, Spain, (Estrategias de defensa de la innovación. El reto de la nueva patente unitaria – Protection strategies for innovations. The challenge of the new Unitary Patent)

2012, March – Fundación de Estudios Bursátiles and ICAV, Valencia, Spain (Libertad de información y protección de la privacidad (Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection)

2011, October – Business School (ESIC), Valencia, Spain (El impacto económico y los aspectos jurídicos de las nuevas tecnologías – Economic impact and legal issues related to new technologies)

2011, June – European Intellectual Property Teacher’s Network (EIPTN), University of Prague, Czech Republic (Dialoguing on IP Teaching Innovation)

2011, May – IIR Spain, Madrid (La protección jurídica mediante patente de los productos fitosanitarios – Patent protection for plant protection products)



Rankings & Awards

2024 WTR 1000 (Bronze Ranking: “When it comes to the domestic Spanish market, patrons can count on incisive litigation expertise from seasoned adviser Inmaculada González, who has spent more than 18 years enforcing and defending IP rights in the courtroom”) – Social card here

2023 WTR 1000 (Bronze Ranking: “Handling matters when they become contentious, Inmaculada González has been supporting brand owners for almost two decades. She approaches disputes with a meticulous eye for detail”) – Social card here

2022 WTR 1000 (Bronze Ranking: “Polished advocate and eloquent orator Inmaculada González is regularly sought out by revered fashion brands and well-known technology companies for representation in oppositions”) – Social card here

2021 WTR 1000 (Bronze Ranking: “Inmaculada González leaves no stone unturned to find the optimum solution in litigation and on unfair competition matters.”) – Social card here

2020 WTR 1000 (Bronze Ranking: “Inmaculada Gonzalez is vital to the success of BomhardIPs mission to protect and enhance clientsintangible rights because of the breadth of IP, unfair competition, data and technology expertise she brings. As a litigator, she doesnt just fight battles but resolves disputes.”) Social card  here

2019 WTR 1000 (Bronze Ranking; “She has a comprehensive knowledge of trademark, patent, design and unfair competition law and a talent for fastidiously unpicking multi-faceted cases.”)

2018 WTR 1000 (Bronze Ranking: “The firm’s specialist in Spanish trademark proceedings”)

2017 WTR 1000 (Bronze individuals: Enforcement and litigation; “master of all trades”)

2016 WTR 1000 (Bronze individuals: Enforcement and litigation; “robust IP litigator”)