Akran Intellectual Property was established in 2014, merging experienced award winning teams of IP attorneys and lawyers from leading Italian firms. We are a full-service IP firm that creates value for clients at all stages of their creativity process and beyond. From pre-filing opinions to litigation, our approach is imaginative and client oriented. We assist small to medium size businesses, large corporations and multinationals, as well as start-ups, with a tailored approach, using clarity and transparency as our guidelines. Our key areas of expertise include prior-rights searches, trademark filings, oppositions, litigation, brand evaluation, portfolio review and management and contract drafting.
We have successfully proven and obtained the EUIPO and Italian PTO’s recognition of the reputation of two brands for the first time. For a well-known US designer, we secured a position mark on a sneaker that was not possible to register in other jurisdictions. Overall, in 2020 the prosecution side of the firm filed over 100 oppositions on behalf of its clients in the automotive, pharmaceutical, luxury, fashion, media and oral care sectors.
On the contentious side, the law firm defended companies in criminal trials relating to trademark, design and patent counterfeiting, in many cases also involving criminal conspiracy and also mafia related criminal conspiracy
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 2020, the Leaders League rated Jacobacci "Best IP Agency for Trademark Prosecution" and the Financial TIMES, in partnership with Statista, awarded Jacobacci with 3 bronzes in the Mechanical Engineers sector among the “Europe’s Best Patent Law Firm”.
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
Established in 1879, STUDIO TORTA is a leading European IP firm now operating as a joint-stock company with 56 practitioners, 38 of whom are partners.
The long-standing legal experience of our senior partners is complemented by the expertise of talented junior partners on emerging technologies, with a view to meeting the needs of a constantly evolving market with exceptional standards of efficiency and competence.
First we listen and then we propose solutions, for the construction of true value.
For over a century Bird & Bird have played a key part in protecting some of the world's most ground-breaking inventions and high profile brands; we're confident we can offer you one of the most ambitious, energetic, dedicated groups of intellectual property professionals you're likely to meet.
We will provide you with a team, rich in real-world experience, comprising experts who have worked at the forefront of pioneering technologies. A substantial number of our lawyers hold qualifications in scientific or technical fields, meaning we are often called upon for our specialist knowledge and insight on large international mandates. We are respected for our creative and original solutions.
We offer both litigation and transactional support in relation to all IP rights, from small innovative projects to the largest, most complex and ground-breaking transactions and disputes.
Our approach has always been centred on client service, collaborating and innovating with our clients to create bespoke solutions that make their lives easier. This includes:- (i) the 'twobirds Pattern' product, a proprietary, in-house patent valuation and analysis tool, that allows us to landscape, analyse, and value patent portfolios in an automated and sophisticated way; and (ii) our innovative and dynamic Brand Protection reporting portal, which uses dynamic charts that give clients an up-to-date overview of their risk profile at any given time.
Talk to us to find out how our tools, experience and our genuine passion for IP can help you devise a strategy that will help to maintain your competitive edge, whilst protecting and optimising your IP in the best way possible.
Internationally Bird & Bird has over 350 IP lawyers, attorneys and legal professionals across our 30 offices, many of whom have known each other and worked together for years, meaning we're all on the same page and offer consistency and quality that runs through all levels of seniority. We are therefore ideally placed to devise and coordinate multi-jurisdictional litigation strategies and (in the future) to represent clients before the Unified Patent Court.
Office Locations: Australia, Belgium, China, Czech Republic & Slovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and United States of America