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July 8, 2013

Zacco sells Zacco Netherlands BV to NLO

Zacco has sold Zacco Netherlands BV to Nederlandsch Octrooibureau, NLO. However the patent services has been hived out and Zacco will further develop its patent business in the Netherlands. The Dutch patent team will now be organized in a larger international team within Zacco. For Zacco’s clients and employees this means business as usual plus, in case of trademark the benefits of NLO’s strong local resources, and in case of patents the benefits of being part of an international team. The effective date for the change of ownership will be July 9th  2013. As a consequence of this deal the CEO position in the Netherlands will become superfluous and the CEO of Zacco Netherlands, Mark Meijer, will leave Zacco.    

Zacco’s Chairman Stefan Ölander: “This deal is good for Zacco and our clients. When we entered the Dutch market a few years ago we believed we would gain benefits of scale within Trademarks but this business has shown to be more local than we initially thought. In patents we see clear benefits from being an international group and through this deal we can keep on growing our patent operation in Europe.”

 

For further questions please refer to:

Stefan Ölander, Stefan.olander@zacco.com

+46 70 739 8000

 

Zacco is one of Europe's largest full service intellectual property firms. We provide world-class services in assessing, protecting and exploiting business opportunities through patents, trademarks and design. Our clients are found in a wide range of industries and range from early-stage product developers to global market leaders. Please visit zacco.com for further information.

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