Firm - Year of Establishment: 1870
Number of Partners: 60
Total Number of IP Practitioners: 200
Languages Spoken at the Firm: English, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German
Zacco is a true European full-service IP firm with a 360-degree approach to intellectual property. There are more than 500 experts working here, including around 125 authorised patent attorneys and 75 authorised trademark and design attorneys and attorneys at law. We cover seven European jurisdictions – EUIPO/EPO, the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Switzerland, and operate internationally through a comprehensive network of trusted long-term global partners.
Both Zacco as a firm and many of our attorneys have achieved Top Tier or Gold rankings and recommendations from Managing Intellectual Property, World Trademark Review, Intellectual Asset Management and The Legal 500, which we believe independently verifies our commitment to quality, excellence and innovation.
Patent, Trademark and Design Prosecution
Zacco’s international presence ensures that clients need only a single point of contact to handle all their IP prosecution in several European jurisdictions. Thanks to our impressive number of patent attorneys, many of them authorised European Patent Attorneys, Zacco has an expert ready to assist clients in nearly all current and emerging fields of technology. As a client, you will find a skilled and knowledgeable practitioner able to help you secure, protect and enforce your ideas, whether you work in chemistry, greentech, mechanics, materials or biotech or emerging areas of digitalisation, software, AI and machine learning, among many others.
Our trademark and design practice assists all industries with filing and prosecution, availability and infringement opinions and has a special focus on EU trademark practice, including oppositions, cancellations and appeals before the EUIPO.
Litigation and Disputes
When in need of experts in IP litigation and dispute matters, clients can rely on Zacco to represent them across our seven jurisdictions and beyond. Unlike more traditional law firms, we are renowned experts in intellectual property, meaning that we have both the legal and the technical expertise in-house to successfully represent your interests and enforce your intellectual property. Our experts can represent you directly, or provide litigation support to another legal counsel acting as your trusted representative before the authorities.
In contrast to many other IP firms in Scandinavia, Zacco also provides a full range of cross border IP legal services. These services are offered through cooperation with law firms and lawyers working with Zacco throughout Scandinavia, the UK and Germany.
The legal practice serves all industries with legal advice and assistance related to IP. This includes, due diligence, drafting and negotiation of contracts or licensing agreements, Data Protection and other compliance matters, marketing law, e-commerce, litigation, domain name conflict resolution, customs surveillance and counterfeit prevention, among other areas. Zacco’s lawyers have successfully represented international clients in proceedings before national courts and the European Court of Justice.
With a significant portion of IP infringement now taking place online, we have introduced services to help clients stay ahead of new and emerging threats to both physical and digital IP. Our Digital Brands team can actively monitor your IP and brand rights online, assisting with registration and securing of traditional and emerging domains, and identifying potential counterfeits or infringements across online marketplaces, social media and the metaverse.
Our vision – IP 360: The Future of Intellectual Property
Zacco takes care of our clients’ innovation, identity and digital assets – everything that you literally cannot put your finger on. We help define them, evaluate them, release their hidden value and protect them, now and in the future.
The world changes, and so do we. Zacco continuously evolves to best serve the changing needs of intellectual property. Digitalisation means that traditional borders or sectors may no longer apply and we have broadened our scope of services to meet the implications, threats and opportunities that emerge.
Due to our size, Zacco has specialists in almost all areas of intellectual property. Our service offerings cover the whole range of patent, trademark and design protection and litigation, as well as, IP portfolio management, digital brand protection, cybersecurity and secure software development.
More than 150 years of experience with innovative thinking
We have a long history of working with international IP, dating back over 150 years. Through continuous focus on collaboration, the development and expansion of our services and our long-term growth strategy, Zacco has become one of Europe’s leading IP firms.
Key IP Areas
Copyright & related rights, Designs, Intellectual property (contentious), Intellectual property (prosecution), IP transactions, ITC litigation, Life sciences IP, Trade mark prosecution, Trade mark contentious, Trade mark, Patent prosecution, Patent contentious, Patent, PTAB litigation
Key Sector Expertise
Aerospace, Advertising, Aerospace, Agriculture, Artificial intelligence, Arts, Automotive, Biotechnology, Chemical, Computer technology & services, Construction & materials, Defence, E-commerce, Electrical, Electronics, Fashion & luxury goods, Film, Financial services, FMCG, Food & beverage, Furniture, Gaming, Hospitality & leisure, ICT & software, Industrials, Instruments, Internet, Life sciences, Logistics, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Media, Medical device, Mining, Music, Nanotechnology, Not-for-profit, Oil & gas, Optics & photonics, Pharmaceutical, Professional services, Publishing, Real estate, Renewable energy, Retail, Robotics, Semiconductors, Sports, Technology hardware, Telecommunication, Tobacco, Transport, Universities & research, Utilities
Aarhus, Bangalore, Birmingham, Bremen, Copenhagen, Delhi, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Linkoping, London, Lund, Malmo, Munich, Oslo, Skelleftea, Stockholm, Uppsala, Vejle