Zacco is a modern, consultancy driven company with a 360° perspective on Intellectual Property: From patent filing, trademark registration and design protection to dispute resolution, information security and portfolio management.
Our vision is to secure and protect our clients’ entire innovation process and intangible assets. With our technical and legal expertise as well as experience we want to guard our clients’ innovations and make them reach their full potential and development.
Our aim is to be our clients’ preferred partner within IP consultancy besides being their innovative partner in the development of new technology to meet the digitalization which the IP business is facing and the world is undergoing.
We are more than 300 experts within all aspects of Intellectual Property including a large number of experienced Patent, Trademark and Design Attorneys as well as highly skilled Attorneys at Laws, Paralegals and IT Specialists.
The combination of Gowlings and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co. has brought together two world class intellectual property (IP) groups to create an international legal practice.
Building on over 100 years of excellence, our IP legal professionals provide clients with international reach for intellectual property services. We can help you protect your innovations wherever your business takes you.
Gowling WLG delivers a full complement of services in all areas of intellectual property, including trademarks, brands, copyrights, anti-counterfeiting, patents and industrial designs,
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 and through our global network of associate relationships.
Our team have the expertise on contentious and non contentious IP services across a range of industries, and many of our professionals hold specialized expertise in science, engineering and technology. This unique combination of unparalleled legal talent and in-depth industry knowledge enables us to better understand your business and help you realize the full value of your IP.
Gowling WLG has extensive experience in managing global IP portfolios. Our integrated IP management systems allow us to manage clients’ portfolios and deliver outstanding service, value and results across multiple jurisdictions. For decades, we have protected and maximized the intellectual property assets of companies for some of the world’s largest brands.
Year after year, the firm’s intellectual property professionals and practice groups are recognised by some of the world’s most respected legal publications, receiving top ranking in global and country-based publications.
In addition to our IP practice, Gowling WLG has legal expertise 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.
As an international full-service firm, Gowling WLG offers clients on-the-ground support and legal expertise that span multiple jurisdictions and leverages a global network of associate relationships.
Clients can count on Gowling WLG for innovation, results and value.
Established in 1895, Harmsen Utescher is one of the leading IP boutiques in Germany and offers the full range of legal services in Intellectual Property Law and all related legal fields. The firm includes both-, attorneys-at-law and patent attorneys. Harmsen Utescher represents their clients before German and European Courts including the Patent Courts as well as before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
Harmsen Utescher has a broad national and international client base for whom its attorneys are handling all IP related matters – both, litigation and prosecution. And very often, Harmsen Utescher does not only represent its clients in Germany and Europe, but on a global scale through its excellent worldwide network of cooperating IP law firms. Several of the firm's attorneys have been educated in the US and the UK. The firm’s partners and associates are members of various international associations, such as AIPPI, ECTA, INTA, FICPI, LES, MARQUES and PTMG, in many of them as board members, chairpersons and committee members.
What We Do As a specialized IP boutique, Harmsen Utescher has outstanding professional knowledge and experience in all IP fields, including German and International Trademark Law, Patent and Utility Model Law, Copyright and Design Law, Unfair Competition Law, German and European Antitrust Law, Pharmaceutical and Medical Products Law, Food and Cosmetics Law, Licensing, IT Law, Media Law and Sports Law.
In the field of Trademark Law, Harmsen Utescher offers consulting and litigation services and has one of the largest trademark prosecution departments in Germany. The firm helps its clients to develop and implement trademark strategies internationally and enforces its client's trademark rights against infringements in the courtroom. Harmsen Utescher’s experience in the battle against product piracy and in EU and German Border Surveillance supplements its ability to enforce its client's IP rights.
In Patent Law, the firm’s patent attorneys and patent litigators, who possess special expertise in the chemistry, pharma, IT, engineering and physics sectors, supervise the registration of patents and utility models at the German and the European Patent Office and enforce these rights in infringement proceedings before German and European courts. In addition, they support their clients in the drafting and conclusion of research and development contracts, patent and knowhow license agreements.
In the field of Copyright and Design Law as well as Unfair Competition Law, Harmsen Utescher’s attorneys profit from decades of consulting and litigation experience - and many of the cases were decided upon by the Federal Court of Justice or the European Court of Justice; in the field of Antitrust Law Harmsen Utescher’s activities and success are increasingly noted.
Harmsen Utescher has thus for many years been deeply involved in the development of the German and European case law in all fields of Intellectual Property Law.
The firm’s success stems from the fact that its attorneys are familiar with all areas of IP law. This broad specialisation within the IP field enables Harmsen Utescher’s attorneys to look at a case from all legal aspects and to consider all material aspects and procedural options, resulting in effective and often innovative strategies for the protection and enforcement of its client’s rights.
HOFFMANN EITLE is a well-known European IP boutique firm with more than 100 in-house IP professionals working in seven locations – Munich, London, Milan, Madrid, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Amsterdam. The firm’s headquarters are in Munich and this is where most of its attorneys are located.
HOFFMANN EITLE, which was founded in 1892, has grown from just one founding member into one of the largest and most renowned law firms in Europe. Its long tradition of excellence is today combined with a truly modern approach to IP consultation, very much to the satisfaction of its many clients. HOFFMANN EITLE’s commitment to quality and competence has also been recognized by the industry, as evident from the numerous awards it has won and its consistently high ranking in major industry guides.
HOFFMANN EITLE offers comprehensive European IP services and competent advice in all technical and legal areas. Its team of more than 90 patent attorneys with European and national qualifications and various technical backgrounds files in excess of 4,000 patent applications each year. HOFFMANN EITLE is the market leader in European Patent Office opposition work, being involved in over 5% of opposition cases.
HOFFMANN EITLE is also very active in patent litigation, both in the coordination of multi-jurisdictional disputes and proceedings at the German courts. In addition, its litigation and licensing team is on hand to provide advice on other IP-related issues, such as competition law, contract law and licensing.
Trademark and design work is another major field of expertise at HOFFMANN EITLE. The firm has a dedicated team of in-house attorneys at law with specialized knowledge in trademark prosecution and litigation.
HOFFMANN EITLE is a multinational firm. Its IP professionals come from a number of countries such as Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark as well as from several countries outside of Europe, including the United States, Japan, China and Korea. This means that the attorneys of HOFFMANN EITLE are able to advise clients in many languages, with an understanding of local legal traditions and a network of contacts in their attorneys’ respective home countries.
In addition to HOFFMANN EITLE’s extensive in-house talent, the firm has built up over the years a regional and global network of associate lawyers and law firms which provide HOFFMANN EITLE with any assistance it may require to competently coordinate multinational prosecution and litigation projects for its clients.
The firm’s international client base includes many well-known large corporations as well as small and medium-sized firms from Japan, Korea, China, the United States and Europe.
Network Memberships: German Patent Bar Association; CIPA; IPReg; AIPPI; LES; INTA; AIPLA; IPO