In memoriam

Alberto de Elzaburu, forever in our hearts

It is with great sadness that we inform our clients, colleagues and friends of the passing, on Good Friday, 10 April, of the President of our Firm, Alberto de Elzaburu.

Alberto dedicated his life, until just a few weeks ago, to the defence of intellectual and industrial property rights, with his ever-present smile, noble spirit, gentlemanly manner and sound judgment.

At the Elzaburu Firm, which he led for fifty years, he always put our clients’ interests first, ahead of all other considerations, making powerful contributions to the modernisation and Europeanisation of Spanish trademark, patent and design law.

His vocation to serve society led him to create a Foundation bearing his name, through which he demonstrated a firm and resolute commitment to innovation, scientific research, Spanish culture and his Christian faith.

All members of the Elzaburu Firm, of whom he was so proud, will remain faithful to his legacy, and we pay him a symbolic tribute in these difficult times, asking you to pray for his eternal rest.

Should you wish, you may send your condolences to the e-mail address that we have made available:

Warm regards,


The team at ELZABURU


    “In memoriam”, in la Fundación Sociedad Protectora de niños

    “D.E.P. Don Alberto Elzaburu”, by father Javier Vicens in his Blog

    “En la muerte de Alberto Elzaburu”, by Agustín Conde in ABC

    “Todos unidos en la esperanza”, by Cardinal and Archbishop of Valencia, Mr Antonio Cañizares Llovera in La Razón

    “Luto en la Real Fundación por la muerte de Alberto Elzaburu”, in La Tribuna de Toledo

    “Alberto de Elzaburu, president of Elzaburu, dies”, in Iberian Lawyer

    “Fallece el Marqués de la Esperanza, miembro destacado de la Real Fundación de Toledo durante años”, in El Digital de Castilla La Mancha

    “Fallece por coronavirus, Alberto de Elzaburu, presidente del despacho Elzaburu; tenía 92 años”, in Confilegal

    “Muere con Covid-19 el marqués de la Esperanza, muy vinculado a la Real Fundación de Toledo”, in En Castilla La Mancha

    “Fallece Alberto de Elzaburu, presidente de la firma de abogados Elzaburu”, in Audiovisual 451

    “Fallece Alberto de Elzaburu, Presidente de Elzaburu”, in Law & Trends

    “Alberto de Elzaburu”, in FICPI

    “PI desde casa: lluvia de oportunistas, oficinas más innovadoras, PCT ranking, coronavirus y despedida de D. Alberto de Elzaburu”, in Lvcentinvs

    “Fallece Alberto de Elzaburu, Presidente de Elzaburu”, in Lawyerpress

    “La esperanza nunca nos deja”, in ASIPI

    “Fallece Alberto de Elzaburu, Presidente de Elzaburu”, in Economist & Jurist

    “Fallece Alberto de Elzaburu, Presidente de Elzaburu”, in Cinco Días

    “Fallece Alberto de Elzaburu, Presidente de Elzaburu”, in Expansión

    “Generosidad, sonrisa y entrega”, by Isabel Tocino and “Mi mejor amigo”, by Antonio Garrigues Walker, in ABC

    “Un grandísimo español”, by Carlos Espinosa de los Monteros, in ABC

    “Obituary: Alberto de Elzaburu”, by Antonio Castán, Manuel Desantes and Javier Fernández-Lasquetty in Fundación FIDE – [Spanish version]