PROFESSIONAL GUARANTEES - CODES OF CONDUCT
From the deontological point of view, both at national and European level, our service model includes the maximum guarantees of professional solvency, considering our being Intellectual Property Agents, European Patent Attorneys (EQE) and Lawyers we are adhered to the codes of conduct of the 3 professional fields.
COAPI. Code of Conduct of the Association of Intellectual Property Agents
EPI. Code of Conduct of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office.
ICAB. Code of Conduct of the Barcelona Bar Association.
In addition, at an international level, we are members of FICPI, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, with headquarters in Switzerland and founded over 100 years ago, which is made up of firms with the highest standards of professional and ethical commitment in our sector. Membership of this association is internationally recognised as a proven value of reliability and responsiveness of all its members.
The current legal framework does not provide for any reservation of activity in favour of Intellectual Property Agents, so that any natural or legal person may intervene before the competent authorities on behalf of a third party.
However, our status as Spanish and European Qualified Attorneys (EQE) is a specific and highly relevant element of professional qualification for clients who entrust us with the management of their matters, as they are placing their trust in a specialised multidisciplinary team, which has passed highly complex admission exams to the profession and is obliged to undergo continuous training, as well as to comply with certain requirements of transparency and professional collegiate control.
All these aspects of professional ethics and regulations guarantee our clients a responsible and technically solvent service with a scrupulous treatment of possible conflicts of interest that may arise in the representation of their matters.
Good advice on intellectual property is what will ultimately determine the best possible level of protection for one of the most important intangible assets of any business or economic activity.
With regard to our organisational structure, in 2012, PONTI & PARTNERS, SLP adopted the legal form of Professional Limited Liability Company, following the mandate of Law 2/2007, which considerably increases the level of legal requirements in terms of guarantees and liability regime for companies providing professional services.