Zacco is a true European full-service consultancy with a 360-degree approach to intellectual property. We are more than 500 IP professionals including over 125 authorised patent attorneys and over 75 authorised Trademark and Design Attorneys and attorneys-at-law covering seven European jurisdictions – EUIPO/EPO, UK, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Switzerland. Zacco as a firm and many of our attorneys have achieved top tier rankings and recommendations from Managing Intellectual Property, World Trademark Review, Intellectual Asset Management, and Legal 500 that vouch for the outstanding quality of our services. We are the leading “one single point of contact” for handling European cases.
Patent, Trademark and Design Prosecution
Through our European offices and the local expertise Zacco cover the following jurisdictions in Europe: EPO, EUIPO, Norway, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark, meaning that you only need one point of contact to handle all your patent prosecution in seven European jurisdictions. Zacco is ranked as a tier-1 firm in several of the mentioned countries, and a considerable number of our attorneys have achieved individual recommendations in well-established IP rankings.
Thanks to our impressive number of patent attorneys, many of them authorised European Patent Attorneys, Zacco can provide you with an expert for your specific field of technology. You will find a great match for your needs, no matter if you have an invention within chemistry, mechanics or biotech, or in the areas of digitalisation, software and AI.
Generally, our trademark and design practice assists all industries with filing and prosecution, availability and infringement opinions and has a special focus on European trademark and design practice, including oppositions, cancellations and appeals before the EU Intellectual Property Office.
Litigation and Disputes
When in need of experts within IP litigation and dispute matters, we at Zacco can represent our clients ourselves within these jurisdictions: EUIPO/EPO, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Unlike a traditional law firm we are renowned experts on IP, meaning that we have both the legal and the technical expertise in-house to successfully represent your interests.
In contrast to many other IP firms in Scandinavia, Zacco also provides the full range of IP legal services cross border. These services are offered by a cooperation of law firms and lawyers working and sharing offices with Zacco throughout Scandinavia and in Germany.
The legal practice serves all industries with legal advice and assistance in connection with the drafting and negotiation of contracts relating to intellectual property, GDPR and other compliance matters, advertising and e-commerce, litigation, domain name conflict resolution, establishment of customs surveillance and other measures for the prevention or combat of counterfeiting.
Zacco’s lawyers have successfully represented international clients in proceedings before the national courts and the European Court of Justice.
Our Vision – IP 360: The Future of Intellectual Property
Zacco takes care of its clients’ innovation, identity and digital assets. Everything that you literally can’t put your finger on. We protect them, give our clients ownership and make them theirs to keep – now and in the future.
Due to its 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 secure software development, digital brand protection, cybersecurity and portfolio management.
The world changes, and so do we. Zacco is constantly evolving and adjusting to its surroundings. With a recent broadening of its scope of services, Zacco is focused on meeting the implications and possibilities of digitalisation. This broadening involves applying a 360-degree perspective on intellectual property, including cybersecurity and software. The overall purpose is to guard all intangible assets of Zacco’s clients.
150 years’ experience of innovative thinking
We have a long history as an international IP consultancy dating back to 1870. Through continuous focus on developing and expanding our services and our long-term growth strategy, Zacco has developed into one of Europe’s largest and most experienced IP consulting firms.
VOSSIUS is one of Europe's leading intellectual property firms, serving an international clientele. Its 55 patent attorneys and European Patent Attorneys as well as 26 attorneys-at-law work every day to place their in-depth knowledge of science and law at our clients' service.
We specialize in intellectual property, and that makes us uniquely efficient. Our interdisciplinary teams of experienced patent attorneys and highly specialized attorneys-at-law combine in-depth scientific and technical expertise with excellent legal know-how thus ensuring the best possible advice and comprehensive protection for innovations in all phases of prosecution and litigation.
Our clients include large and mid-sized companies in Germany and abroad, academic and scientific institutions, as well as start-ups. The decades of expertise our firm has amassed allows us to provide high-end advice for innovative companies in all questions relating to intellectual property. Providing consistently high-quality advice is of utmost importance to us and we do it based on more than 50 years of experience and expertise.
df-mp is one of the top firms in intellectual property law with an international outlook and a broad scope of specialized expertise. Globally oriented companies in such practice areas as biotechnology, chemistry, physics, medical devices, mechanical and electrical engineering and pharmaceuticals trust the competent advice offered by our highly-rated team.
Our know-how in a broad range of cutting-edge technologies as well as in-depth experience in intellectual property law enables us to meet our clients‘ high demands for expert counseling. We offer comprehensive advice on the global protection of intellectual property rights, with an emphasis on Europe and the United States. The firm is notable for its competence in natural sciences and high-tech, multilingualism and intercultural sensitivity.
The df-mp attorneys have considerable experience in obtaining and defending clients’ key patents in proceedings before the European Patent Office and the German Patent and Trademark Office, as well as challenging the patents of third parties in such proceedings. Notable success has also been achieved by the firm in patent infringement proceedings and nullity actions before the German courts. Another recognized specialty of the firm is client counselling on freedom-to-operate and patent validity matters.
Aside from technology-oriented advice, the attorneys of df-mp develop successful strategies on protecting and enforcing trademark and design patents. df-mp’s trademark and design practice offers our clients world-wide filing and prosecution services. Furthermore, our attorneys also actively prosecute and oppose European and German trademarks and designs as well as enforce and defend them against third parties.
Maikowski & Ninnemann is a Patent Attorney Law Firm with offices in Berlin, Munich, Leipzig and Frankfurt am Main.
Our work covers all core areas of intellectual property rights such as prosecution, litigation and defence of patents, utility models, trademarks and design rights as well as counselling on inventions, trademarks, designs, know-how and licenses. The center of our strategic thinking and work for the last 40 years has been to personally take care of our clients' interests. Whether your company is large or small, you will find a permanent and personal counsel — that is the basis for an individual, trusting relationship that is fundamental to our success together.