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

Are you from outside of Europe? Zacco is one of Europe’s leading full-service IP firms – A single point of contact who can represent your gateway to Europe.

We have created a special area for you on our website where we have gathered information on the most sought after services from our foreign agents and clients, making it easier to quickly find what you are looking for.

We cover filing and prosecution work in 10 European jurisdictions directly, including the EUIPO/EPO, UK, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Austria and Switzerland, but we’ve got you covered anywhere in Europe.

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

We are 500 experts within the field of IP, including around 125 Patent Attorneys and 75 Trademark Attorneys where a single point of contact represents your gateway to Europe for all of your European cases.

We cover 10 European jurisdictions directly, including the EUIPO/EPO, UK, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Austria and Switzerland but, through our comprehensive network of trusted and vetted long-term global partners, we’ve got you covered almost anywhere on the planet.

Zacco is a full-service IP firm; comprising Patent, Trademark, Design, Copyright, Utility models and Plant breeder’s right. Meaning we provide not just prosecution work but also enforcement, litigation and strategic IP advice.

Zacco as a leading firm and around 60 of our employees have been independently ranked by multiple leading IP resource centres and editorials. Together with over 150 years of innovative thinking and IP expertise, Zacco has an expert ready to assist you in nearly all areas of current or emerging technologies and physical or digital brand protection.

Trademarks

Our trademark attorneys can support you in registering your trademark in all European jurisdictions through a smooth process.

Patents

Our patent attorneys can assist you with drafting and filing patents in all European jurisdictions. We have experts in almost every area of technology.

Design

Drafting and filing a design or Design Patent in Europe is easy with the help of our design attorneys. We cover ten European jurisdictions.

Trademarks

Through our European offices and local expertise, we are able to file trademarks directly within EUIPO, UK, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Austria and Switzerland. Zacco is ranked as a Top Tier 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.

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, we remain an efficient and cost-effective expert partner.

Talk to your trusted advisor for more information on how we can assist you in Europe, or reach out to Magnus Ljungdahl for any support that you need.

Claes Agnvall_Stockholm

Claes Agnvall

Senior Partner
Team Manager, Attorney at Law
Stockholm

Nils Köster_Bremen

Nils Köster

Partner
Certified IP Laywer
Bremen

Lars Henrik Stoud Platou_Oslo

Lars Henrik Stoud Platou

Partner
Attorney at Law
Oslo

Thomas Molsgaard_Copenhagen

Thomas Mølsgaard

Partner
Legal – Trademark Director, Denmark & Germany
Copenhagen

Lone Prehn_Copenhagen

Lone Prehn

Senior Partner
European Trademark & Design Attorney
Copenhagen

Malin Thunberg McCann_Stockholm

Malin Thunberg McCann

Senior Partner, Assisting Team Manager
Attorney at Law
Stockholm

Martin Tranälv_Gothenburg

Martin Tranälv

Senior Partner
Attorney at Law
Gothenburg

Iram Zaidi_London

Iram Zaidi

Partner, UK Head of Trade
Marks
Trade Mark Attorney
London

Patent

Many of our colleagues are authorised European Patent Attorneys and Zacco can provide you with a specialist in almost every field of current and emerging technology, whether you work in life sciences, mechanics, green tech, digitalisation or AI.

We cover all jurisdictions in Europe, including the EPO, UK, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Austria and Switzerland directly. A single point of contact will handle all of your patent prosecution, ensuring a smooth and efficient process. Zacco is ranked as a Top Tier firm in several countries, and a considerable number of our patent attorneys have achieved individual recommendations from well-established IP rankings including Intellectual Asset Management, Managing IP and the Legal500.

Talk to your trusted advisor for more information on how we can assist you in Europe, or get in touch with Michael Byström for any support that you need.

Johan Hervius Löthman_Västervik

Johan Hervius Löthman

Senior Partner, Team Manager
European Patent Attorney
Västervik

Simen Svare Kristoffersen_Oslo

Simen Svare Kristoffersen

Patent Attorney
Oslo

Malin Mattsson_Stockholm

Malin Mattsson

Senior Partner, Team Manager
European Patent Attorney
Stockholm

Camilla Rendal Nielsen_Copenhagen

Camilla Rendal Nielsen

Senior Partner
Patent Director, Region Denmark & Germany
Copenhagen

Anne Sønstevold_Oslo

Anne Sønstevold

Senior Partner
European Patent Attorney
Oslo

Paul Winblad_Gothenburg

Paul Winblad

Senior Partner
European Patent Attorney
Gothenburg

Jörgen Linde_Stockholm

Jörgen Linde

Senior Partner
European Patent Attorney
Stockholm

Design

Alongside our reputation as experts in trademark and patent protection, we have multiple design experts able to assist you with the drafting and prosecution of your designs and design patents across Europe.

Designs can form an integral part of an IP portfolio, either as stand alone rights or in the reinforcement of protection of other IP rights, such as when used by customs and border guards to assist them in the identification of counterfeit products.

For more information on how to protect your designs in Europe or to integrate them into wider portfolio protection, reach out to Magnus Ljungdahl.

Claes Agnvall_Stockholm

Claes Agnvall

Senior Partner
Team Manager, Attorney at Law
Stockholm

Ulrika Axelsson_Gothenburg

Ulrika Axelsson

Partner
Trademark Attorney
Gothenburg

Maria Beijer_Malmö

Maria Beijer

Senior Partner
Attorney at Law
Malmö

Henrik Jespersen_Copenhagen

Henrik Jespersen

Partner
European Trademark & Design Attorney
Copenhagen

Iram Zaidi_London

Iram Zaidi

Partner, UK Head of Trade
Marks
Trade Mark Attorney
London

Peo Lundquist_Karlstad

Peo Lundquist

Partner
Attorney at Law
Karlstad

Lars Henrik Stoud Platou_Oslo

Lars Henrik Stoud Platou

Partner
Attorney at Law
Oslo

Litigation, Disputes and Enforcement

When you need help with any legal IPR dispute in Europe, our authorised patent, trademark and design attorneys can represent you in multiple jurisdictions.

Unitary Patents

What does the Unified Patent Court mean for your European IP Portfolio? We can help you navigate all of the changes and any new regulations.

Validation, Translation, Annuities and Renewals

We take care of all formalities and payments connected to the validation, translation and renewals of IP rights within Europe.

Litigation, Disputes and Enforcement

If you need advice or assistance with defending or enforcing your IP rights across Europe, Zacco can help. We have experts in all forms of enforcement from IP litigation, to dispute matters, to anti-counterfeiting and the removal of online infringement. We can represent you directly at the EUIPO/EPO and within Germany, Norway, Sweden and Denmark and, unlike many traditional law firms, we work primarily within intellectual property, meaning that we have both the legal and technical expertise in-house to successfully represent your interests.

In contrast to many IP firms in Europe, Zacco also provides a full range of cross border IP legal services. 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 national courts and the European Court of Justice.

For more information on how we can help you to enforce and protect your rights in Europe, get in touch with Michael Byström for patent matters, or Magnus Ljungdahl, for anything related to trademarks and designs.

Adam Brandt_Gothenburg

Adam Brandt

Senior Partner
Attorney at Law
Gothenburg

Marcus Eilenberg_Stockholm

Marcus Eilenberg

Senior Partner
Attorney at Law
Stockholm

Solvår Winnie Finnanger_Oslo

Solvår Winnie Finnanger

Partner
Attorney at Law
Oslo

Nils Köster_Bremen

Nils Köster

Partner
Certified IP Laywer
Bremen

Thomas Molsgaard_Copenhagen

Thomas Mølsgaard

Partner
Legal – Trademark Director, Denmark & Germany
Copenhagen

Lone Prehn_Copenhagen

Lone Prehn

Senior Partner
European Trademark & Design Attorney
Copenhagen

Thomas Rukin_Oslo

Thomas Rukin

Regional Director, Norway & the UK
Partner
Oslo

Martin Tranälv_Gothenburg

Martin Tranälv

Senior Partner
Attorney at Law
Gothenburg

Unitary Patents

The patent landscape in Europe has changed with the launch of the Unified Patent Court on 1st June 2023. European Patents in the contracting states of the UPC will now have unitary effect, meaning that any revocation or limitation will apply to patents across all contacting countries, unless the patent has been specifically opted out.

To opt-out means to limit the patent only to the jurisdictions in which it was granted, but opting out is only possible if no court proceedings have been brought against the patent in national courts. On the other side of this, should an action be started against a patent at the UPC before a decision has been made to opt-out, then that will tie the patent to the UPC jurisdiction.

Both unitary effect and opting-out may have benefits depending on the requirements and jurisdictions of your IP Portfolio, for more information reach out to our expert UPC team at upc@zacco.com.

Talk to us!

Sofia Larsson_Stockholm

Sofia Larsson

Senior Partner
European Patent Attorney
Stockholm

Jane Moller Nielsen_Aarhus

Jane Møller Nielsen

Senior Partner
European Patent Attorney
Aarhus

Torbjörn Axelsson

Partner
European Patent Attorney
Gothenburg

Validation, Translation, Annuities and Renewals

International IP rights need to be managed and renewed on a regular basis and granted European Patents need to have a request for validation filed in designated national jurisdictions within three months of the grant date. This often requires payment of an official fee. In some countries, the filing of a translation of relevant parts of the patent application will also be required before validation. Our expert validation team has specialist knowledge of all local formalities and requirements. Whether you are interested in pursuing validation in specific countries or a Unitary Patent across contracting member states, we have the expertise, experience and capacity to provide a seamless process when securing your IP rights throughout Europe. For more information, contact our attorneys or the validation team directly at validation.europe@zacco.com.

Translations come in many forms and whether you need a draft agreement, a verified translation of court proceedings or a patent or trademark in multiple languages during prosecution, we can help. Many of our in-house team and trusted partners are certified translators or have other relevant academic backgrounds and, working within one of Europe’s leading IP firms, we have a detailed understanding of IP translations and their applications. For more information, or a quote, reach out directly to translation@zacco.com.

Don’t let your rights lapse. A single point of contact at Zacco represents a smooth, efficient and cost effective process for all of your validation, translation and renewal needs.

Talk to us!

Betina Hellemann_Copenhagen

Betina Hellemann

Partner
Director IP Services & Quality
Copenhagen

Claudia Randrup_Copenhagen

Claudia Randrup

Partner
Business Development & Relationship Manager
Copenhagen

Karin Sjöholt

Karin Kärvling Søholt

Director Strategic Alliances
Copenhagen

Agatha Bergman_Gothenburg

Agatha Bergman

Relationship Manager
Gothenburg

Talk to us!

For more information on any of the above, or an introduction into how Zacco can help you to establish or develop your IP portfolio across Europe, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We are here to help and are already considered a trusted IP partner to many international organisations across the globe.

For trademarks and designs, including litigation, enforcement and disputes as well as legal matters, contact Magnus Ljungdahl.

For patents, including litigation, enforcement and disputes, contact Michael Byström.

For enquiries into validation, translation, renewals, annuities and IP data or invoice management, please reach out to Betina Hellemann.