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Welcome to Zacco – a true European full-service IP firm

Zacco is one of Europe’s leading full-service IP firms, covering all key jurisdictions within Europe. We are more than 500 IP professionals including over 125 authorised patent attorneys and 75 trademark and design attorneys, as well as attorneys-at-law, covering seven European jurisdictions - EUIPO/EPO, the UK, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Switzerland. We are your “single point of contact” for handling European cases.

Zacco as a firm, and more than 30 of our attorneys, have achieved top tier rankings and individual recommendations from World Trademark Review, Intellectual Asset Management, Managing IP and Legal 500 that vouch for the outstanding quality of our services. We remain trusted advisors to multiple international clients and continue to exceed their expectations. We are ready to assist you with whatever challenges you may be facing within IP prosecution and enforcement..

Trademark prosecution

Our trademark attorneys support you in registering your trademark in seven European jurisdictions in a smooth process.

Patent prosecution

Our patent attorneys assist you in filing your patent in seven European jurisdictions. We match your technical field with the right experts.

Design prosecution

Filing a design in Europe becomes easy with the assistance of our design attorneys. We cover seven European jurisdictions.

Trademark prosecution

Through our European offices and local expertise, we are able to file trademarks within EUIPO, Norway, the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark. Zacco is ranked as a tier 1 firm in several countries, and a considerable number of our attorneys have achieved individual recommendations in well-established IP rankings e.g. World Trademark Review, Managing IP and Legal 500. The process is really smooth: clients have one primary point of contact at Zacco who will cover all relevant jurisdictions, while we coordinate the work internally. Thanks to our extensive geographical coverage, this makes us a highly efficient and cost-effective partner.

Are you already in contact with Zacco? Talk to your trusted consultant for more information on how we can assist you in Europe. Otherwise, please contact Magnus Ljungdahl, Business Area responsible, and you will get all the support you need.

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Below we have gathered some of our most senior attorneys, feel free to contact them directly by clicking on their profile where you will find their CV and contact details.

Lone Prehn

  • Senior Partner , Copenhagen

Thomas Mølsgaard

  • Partner Legal - Trademark Director, Denmark & Sweden South., Copenhagen

Malin Thunberg McCann

  • Senior Partner, Assisting Team Manager Attorney at Law, Stockholm

Claes Agnvall

  • Senior Partner Team Manager, Attorney at Law, Stockholm

Martin Tranälv

  • Senior Partner Attorney at Law, Gothenburg

Frode André Moen

  • Senior Partner , Oslo

Nils Köster

  • Partner Certified IP Laywer, Bremen

Alison Lawson

  • Partner, Birmingham and North Chartered Patent and Trademark Attorney, Birmingham, Oslo

Patent prosecution

Thanks to our impressive number of patent attorneys, many of whom are authorised European Patent Attorneys, Zacco can provide you with a specialist in your specific field of technology. You will find a great match for your needs, no matter if you are looking for someone within traditional mechanics or within the areas of digitalisation, software and AI.

We cover the following jurisdictions in Europe: EPO, Norway, the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark, meaning that you only need one point of contact to handle all of your patent prosecution in seven European jurisdictions. Zacco is ranked as a tier 1 firm in several countries, and a considerable number of our patent attorneys have achieved individual recommendations from well-established IP rankings as e.g. Intellectual Asset Management and Managing IP.

Are you already in contact with Zacco? Talk to your trusted consultant for more information on how we can assist you in Europe. If not, please get in touch with Michael Byström, Director International Business, and he will help you out.

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Below we have gathered some of our most senior attorneys, feel free to contact them directly by clicking on their profile where you will find their CV and contact details.

Fredrik Althoff

  • Senior Partner Patent Director, Sweden West
  • Gothenburg

Johan Hervius Löthman

  • Senior Partner Team Manager
  • Västervik

Hampus Rystedt

  • Senior Partner
  • Stockholm, Uppsala

Anne Sønstevold

  • Senior Partner
  • Bergen, Oslo

Camilla Rendal Nielsen

  • Senior Partner Patent Director, Region Denmark & Sweden South
  • Copenhagen

Hans Christian Nielsen

  • COO Regional Director, Denmark
  • Copenhagen

Karin Engdahl

  • Senior Partner
  • Copenhagen, Lund (Mobile Heights Center)

Olav Jaeger

  • Senior Partner, Area Manager Munich Team Manager
  • Munich

Coreena Brinck

  • Partner, London and South
  • Guildford

Design prosecution

Similarly to our strong trademark and patent prosecution offering, we have some top of the line design attorneys ready to assist you with design prosecution in all of our jurisdictions.

Already in contact with someone at Zacco? Talk to them for more information on how we can assist you in Europe, otherwise contact Magnus Ljungdahl as Business Area responsible and he will help you out.

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Below we have gathered some of our most senior attorneys, feel free to contact them directly by clicking on their profile where you will find their CV and contact details.

Maria Beijer

  • Senior Partner Attorney at Law
  • Copenhagen, Malmö

Ulrika Axelsson

  • Partner
  • Gothenburg

Olav Jaeger

  • Senior Partner, Area Manager Munich Team Manager
  • Munich

Henrik Jespersen

  • Partner
  • Copenhagen

Peo Lundquist

  • Partner
  • Borlänge, Karlstad

Frode André Moen

  • Senior Partner
  • Oslo

Alison Lawson

  • Partner, Birmingham and North Chartered Patent and Trademark Attorney
  • Birmingham, Oslo

Claes Agnvall

  • Senior Partner Team Manager, Attorney at Law
  • Stockholm

Litigation and disputes

When you need help with any legal IPR dispute in Europe, our authorised attorneys and lawyers will represent you in five jurisdictions.

Validation of European Patents

We take care of all formalities and payments connected to the validation of your granted European Patent in the designated countries.

Translation

Our qualified translators ensure the correct and quick translation of your IP documents into the relevant European languages.

Litigation and disputes

When in need of experts within IP litigation and dispute matters, we at Zacco can represent clients ourselves within the following jurisdictions: EUIPO/EPO, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Unlike many traditional law firms we are renowned experts on IP, meaning that we have both the legal and the technical expertise in-house to successfully represent your interests.

In contrast to many IP firms in Scandinavia, Zacco also provides the full range of IP legal services cross border. These services are offered by a cooperation of law firms and lawyers working and sharing offices with Zacco throughout Scandinavia and Germany. Zacco’s lawyers have successfully represented international clients in proceedings before the national courts and the European Court of Justice.

Already in contact with someone at Zacco? Talk to your trusted attorney for more information on how we can assist you in Europe. Or get in touch with Michael Byström, Director International Business, regarding patents or Magnus Ljungdahl, Business Area Responsible, regarding trademarks and designs.

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Below we have gathered some of our most senior attorneys, feel free to contact them directly by clicking on their profile where you will find their CV and contact details.

Adam Brandt

  • Senior Partner
  • Gothenburg

Martin Tranälv

  • Senior Partner Attorney at Law
  • Gothenburg

Lone Prehn

  • Senior Partner
  • Copenhagen

Thomas Mølsgaard

  • Partner Legal - Trademark Director, Denmark & Sweden South.
  • Copenhagen

Marcus Eilenberg

  • Senior Partner
  • Stockholm

Thomas Rukin

  • Regional Director, Norway & the UK Partner
  • Oslo

Olav Jaeger

  • Senior Partner, Area Manager Munich Team Manager
  • Munich

Nils Köster

  • Partner Certified IP Laywer
  • Bremen

Validation of European Patents

When the European Patent Office issues a Decision to Grant, a three month deadline is set for filing a request for validation and fulfilling the national requirements. In the IP industry, validation refers to the formal process of making your European patent valid nationally in each of its designated countries. In a number of countries, the process requires payment of an official fee and filing a translation of the complete patent application or the relevant parts of it, while in other countries, all you need is a registration of address for service. Our validation team has the specialist knowledge of all formalities, filing requirements and languages, as well as the capacity and seamless processes in place to secure your patent rights in a cost-effective way.

Through Zacco, you have access to an extensive and well-established network across the other European countries. We offer you a single point of contact and a unique entry point to Europe. For further information on our validations services, please contact one of our attorneys or the validation team directly at: validation.europe@zacco.com

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Below we have gathered some of our most senior attorneys, feel free to contact them directly by clicking on their profile where you will find their CV and contact details.

Betina Hellemann

  • Partner Director IP Services & Quality
  • Copenhagen

Claudia Randrup

  • Partner Business Development & Relationship Manager
  • Copenhagen

Translation

Whether you need a quick translation of a draft agreement for negotiations, a verified translation for court proceedings or translation of a document issued or to be filed during the prosecution or enforcement of patents and trademarks, Zacco’s Translation team can help you.

We are well aware that not all translations are the same and that their intended uses differ widely. We also know that the concept of quality means something different in different contexts: e.g. 100 % correctness, immediate delivery or the lowest possible price.

All of our translators are certified translators or have other relevant academic backgrounds and have many years of experience within all aspects of IP-translation. We know how to secure your IP in relevant jurisdictions because we work in an IP setting and have an IP mindset –in respect of patents, trademarks and IP litigation – meaning that our IP knowledge is both comprehensive and up to date. This is precisely what makes our translations stand out and provides that special added value to our clients.

Please send your order or request for further information regarding our team and our services directly to translation@zacco.com

Talk to our experts

Below we have gathered some of our most senior attorneys, feel free to contact them directly by clicking on their profile where you will find their CV and contact details.

Betina Hellemann

  • Partner Director IP Services & Quality
  • Copenhagen

Claudia Randrup

  • Partner Business Development & Relationship Manager
  • Copenhagen

Talk to us

Please don’t hesitate to contact our business responsibles directly in case of any enquiry or to start a general dialogue regarding our collaboration. For trademarks, designs and related litigation and disputes, please turn preferably to Magnus Ljungdahl. For patents, patent-related litigation and disputes, validations and translation please turn primarily to Michael Byström.

  • Deputy Regional Director, Sweden West Team Manager Trademark/Design/Legal
  • Gothenburg
  • Director International Business Senior Partner
  • Stockholm

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