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ZBM Patents & Trademarks was founded in 2003 with the goal of changing the patent landscape in Spain and is now playing in the league of high-ranked European patent law firms, serving multinational clients from Europe, the USA and other regions. The firm has grown fast in a short time and boasts more than 25 patent experts in a team with a high proportion of qualified European patent attorneys.
The commitment to quality at ZBM is relentless: its attorneys believe that something is not worth doing if it is not done well. Whether the job is patent drafting, prosecution work, opposition, trademark negotiations or just validations, all work products are cross-checked to ensure that they are of consistent high quality.
Indeed, the firm's outstanding quality has been acknowledged both nationally and internationally from the beginning and ZBM has been listed in the top tier for patent prosecution by Managing Intellectual Property every year since 2007.
Clients also recognise ZBM’s excellent value for money, and client recommendations have become its major source of growth as small and medium-sized enterprises, multinationals, research institutions, patent firms and lawyers increasingly find their way to ZBM from the United States, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.
ZBM’s patent experts are trained and experienced in a wide range of areas such as pharmacy, chemistry, biotechnology, mechanics, electronics, telecommunications, and computer technology. They acquire an in-depth understanding of clients’ technologies and endeavour to provide tailored advice to clients, taking account of their individual business needs.
The services offered by the firm in the patents field include patentability and freedom-to-operate analysis, carried out by attorneys who are highly trained in searching and take advantage of the background as former examiners, Chemical Abstracts and STN trainers and managers of scientific information of some of ZBM's experts; drafting of patent applications adapted to the main jurisdictions including Europe, the USA and Japan; patent prosecution worldwide and in particular at the European Patent Office, for both domestic and international clients, with the firm's attorneys always aiming to provide sound strategic advice in each step of prosecution; oppositions and appeals at the European Patent Office, in which our attorneys have been achieving remarkable results even in complex cases; patent litigation in Spain, where several of ZBM’s professionals regularly act as technical experts and have been involved in the Spanish leg of several pan-European litigation cases.
ZBM's trademark work is smaller in volume than its patent work, but ZBM's lawyers offer effective legal and strategic advice in relation with all aspects of trademark law and practice, including for example prosecution, oppositions and negotiations, with a particular focus in the European Union, Spain and Latin America.
ZBM also provides services in other IP fields such as designs, trade secrets, copyright, unfair competition or domain names.
Finally, the BConnect unit of ZBM that was created a few years ago is working very well. This unit provides services in technology transfer (patent commercialisation), licensees search, support in ongoing licensing negotiations, contract draft (consortium agreements, confidentiality, material transfer agreement (MTA), licensing), support and collaboration in R&D projects (IP strategy, commercial feasibility, consortium/partnership coordination, H2020...), technology scouting, etc.
Network Memberships: AIPPI, INTA
Last updated 11th May 2020
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