Founded in Turin in 1872, Jacobacci & Partners leads the way in the field of intellectual property.
Throughout three centuries we have gained the experience that has made us what we are today: the largest intellectual property firm in Italy, and one of the largest in Europe, specializing in the protection of patents and trademarks. Beginning over 150 years ago as a family-run studio, we are now a large pan-European firm currently having 90 professionals in 13 European cities in 3 countries: Turin, Milan, Rome, Brescia, Padua, Kilometro Rosso (Bergamo), Bologna, Madrid, Alicante, Paris, Lyon, Nantes and Bordeaux. We strive to provide you with the broadest possible protection of your IP rights – from the initial conception to defending and asserting your IP rights in Court.
Over the years we have managed over 100,000 patents and 100,000 trademarks for more than 10,000 clients of every size, sector and geographic area: an extraordinary history that allows us to state with confidence that we have experience with virtually every type of IP issue that may arise. With a focus on our own technological innovations, we provide our clients with, secure and independent, one-click connection to their patent and trademark portfolios. More than half of the top 100 global brands have entrusted us with the protection and enforcement of their IP portfolios. We do not limit ourselves, however, to large, multi-national companies. If you need to register your company logo or patent a product in Europe or internationally, do not hesitate to contact us for a free, no obligation quote. We will advise you on the best way to proceed in order to protect your innovative ideas at a reasonable cost. Our professionals are ready and able to provide value to your ideas by obtaining the appropriate IP protection for you.
Since 1997 Jacobacci & Partners has featured top of the rankings for Italy drawn up by Managing Intellectual Property, an authoritative international magazine reviewing all leading IP consulting firms. In 2020, we were voted "Italian Firm of the Year" in the Patent Prosecution category, after ranking in the first tier in trademark and patent matters since 2007.
In 2019 the Firm was a co-winner in the category 'Best IP Advisor in Italy' at the second edition of The Innovation & IP Forum and Awards, Leaders League’s initiative dedicated to challenges and opportunities in the field of patents, trademarks and Intellectual Property. In 2021, for the second year, the Leaders League rated Jacobacci "Best IP Agency for Trademark Prosecution", adding this year the nomination as "Best IP Agency for Patent Prosecution". Moreover, in 2021 the Financial TIMES, in partnership with Statista, rated Jacobacci among the “Europe’s Best Patent Law Firms” with bronze in the Mechanical Engineers sector and in the Biotechnology & Food one.
Last but not least, the World Intellectual Property Organization recently confirmed Jacobacci & Partners as a major applicant for international PCT patents in Italy and for EPO patents in Europe.
Network Memberships INTA, ECTA, GRUR, PTMG, MARQUES, AIPPI, FICPI, AUTM, LES, LESI, INDICAM, Union des Fabricants
For more than a century, the world’s top companies have looked to Gowling WLG to maximise and protect their treasured intangible assets, at home and abroad. As the global economy grows ever more knowledge-driven, clients continue to count on our broad experience to help them navigate an increasingly perilous intellectual property (IP) landscape.
Home to more than 200 IP practitioners in jurisdictions around the world, Gowling WLG is a leader in IP law, with significant strength in prosecution, enforcement & litigation and transactional work across all industry sectors.
IP solutions — wherever you need them
Gowling WLG provides top IP practices in Canada, the UK and throughout Europe, as well as across an arc of challenging jurisdictions that include China, Russia, and the Middle East. Our exclusive association with JurisAsia in Singapore — along with a robust network of established relationships with leading IP practitioners worldwide — further ensures you have access to the very best advice, wherever business takes you.
Full lifecycle approach
Every step on the path to market presents different challenges for you and your brands. Gowling WLG works with you to overcome those challenges by protecting and enforcing your IP assets and helping you maximise their value. From initial drafting and registration to complex enforcement matters, through to the management and monetisation of large international portfolios, our team is equipped to assist you during the entire lifecycle of your IP assets.
Market leading IP expertise
Gowling WLG offers expertise in all aspects of IP around the world - with core specialisms in trademarks, brands and designs, patents, IP litigation and advertising, and product regulatory advice. This strength in global capability, combined with our collaborative approach, is why many of the world’s top businesses choose us as their trusted IP adviser, and have done so for more than 125 years.
We manage a vast number of trademark and patent files, and protect and enhance our clients’ trademark and patent assets in more than 100 countries through our prosecution services in Canada, Russia and China, as well as through our global network of associate relationships.
Our team has expertise on contentious and non-contentious IP services across a range of industries, and many of our professionals hold specialist expertise in science, engineering and technology. This unique combination of expertise enables us to better understand your business and help you realise the full value of your IP.
Year after year, the firm’s IP professionals and practice groups are recognised by some of the world’s most respected legal publications, receiving top rankings in global and country-based publications.
Comprehensive service offering
Outside of our IP service offering, Gowling WLG is equipped to advise clients in virtually every area of law relevant to business. We see this as one of our core strengths and a key differentiator from other IP service providers, whether they are full-service firms or boutiques.
Clients who work with us can be assured of a holistic approach to their business goals and legal advice that focuses on innovation, results and value.
Established in 1930, Beau de Loménie is a pan-European IP firm with offices in the main French business centres (Paris, Lille, Lyon, Marseille), as well as in Germany (Munich and Duisburg) and a branch in the United Kingdom (Birmingham).
Beau de Loménie employs over 200 people who are entirely dedicated to IP, including about 70 engineers and lawyers, led by 7 partners. The firm’s teams are made up of professionals with a high level of legal and technical education, including a large number of engineers trained in a broad range of technical fields and industrial sectors.
Beau de Loménie advises a highly diversified clientele, from innovative start-ups to listed companies and international groups (in Asia, Europe and North America). The firm generates 40% of its turnover from non-French clients. Clients include some of the major players in a variety of sectors and industries (electronics, chemistry, automotive, luxury goods, consumer goods, entertainment, marketing, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, energy, biology and biotechnology).
Over the years, Beau de Loménie has developed a very large network of dedicated correspondent firms across the world, from Europe to Asia.
AREAS OF PRACTICE: Beau de Loménie offers a full range of services that cover the entire spectrum of IP: patents, trade marks, registered designs, knowhow, competition law, copyright, domain names, trade names, software protection, protecting semiconductor topographies and plant variety rights.
The firm’s patent department specialises in patent drafting and prosecution. Beau de Loménie has experts in all fields of science and industry, including mechanics, chemistry, electronics, biology and biotechnologies, physics, telecoms and IT, material technology, instruments and electrotechnics. The department also handles patent litigation and arbitration.
The firm’s trade mark department handles the registration of trade marks, domain names and designs/copyright in Europe and abroad. The team also provides IP protection strategy counselling, availability searches, audits, prosecution, and handles oppositions and contracts, mediation and ADR procedures, pre-litigation and litigation work, and all related matters.
Beau de Loménie represents its clients before the French Patent Office (INPI), the European Patent Office (EPO), the Austrian Patent Office (ÖPA), the Benelux Patent Office (BOIP), the British Patent Office (UKPTO), the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA), the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
Plasseraud IP is the leading group of intellectual property attorneys in France and a leader in Europe. Its leading position in the French market was consolidated by the merger, in November 2018, with EGYP, a highly reputed IP firm, particularly in the Biotech, Mechanical and Trademark domains.
It brings together more than 350 professionals, including 150 Patent and Trademark Attorneys (CPI), lawyers and engineers, including experts in mechanics, electronics, IT, biology and pharmaceuticals. In order to protect and enhance the value of intellectual property assets and to assist its clients in all issues relating to patents and trademarks, the group also includes experts in contract law, digital and personal data law, consultants acting in anti-counterfeiting seizures and lawyers.
Plasseraud IP supports international groups, mid-cap companies, SMEs, research organizations, public institutions, local authorities, start-ups and business leaders in their innovation projects, to protect their inventions, promote their ideas and defend their rights.
The group has offices in 8 French cities (Paris, Lyon, Lille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Angoulême, Grenoble, Rennes) and 5 international locations (Shanghai, Prague, Madrid, Alicante and Munich), and has Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish and German