Zacco is a modern, consultancy-driven company with a 360-degree perspective on intellectual property, from patent filing, trademark registration and design protection to dispute resolution, information security and portfolio management.

Zacco aims to be its clients’ preferred partner in IP consultancy, as well as their innovative partner in the development of new technology to meet the digitalisation which the IP business is facing and the world is undergoing.

Zacco is present throughout Scandinavia through a number of local offices, as well as in Germany, the United Kingdom and India. Through an extensive network of preferred partners around the world and internal resources, Zacco represents and assists clients in almost all jurisdictions.

Zacco has almost 500 employees, including 300 IP experts who cover almost every area of intellectual property. This includes a large number of experienced patent, trademark and design attorneys, as well as highly skilled attorneys at law, paralegals and IT specialists.

Work areas

Uniquely, due to its size, Zacco has specialists in almost all areas of intellectual property. Its patent practice serves all industries with filing and prosecution, freedom-to-operate, validity and infringement opinions and has a special focus on European patent practice, including oppositions and appeals before the EPO.

In particular, Zacco has succeeded in setting up a patent litigation support team, which is unsurpassed in Scandinavia. Headed by Ejvind Christiansen, the team has supported lawyers throughout Scandinavia and beyond, acting for companies such as Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Monsanto, AstraZeneca, SanofiAventis and GlaxoSmithKline.

Its trademark practice assists all industries with filing and prosecution, availability and infringement opinions and has a special focus on European trademark practice, including oppositions, cancellations and appeals before the EU Intellectual Property Office.

In particular, a number of companies, including in the fast-moving consumer goods industry, have outsourced the management of their trademark portfolios to Zacco, which – thanks to a well-established infrastructure and economies of scale – can offer a cost-efficient alternative to an insourced solution.

In contrast to most other IP firms in Scandinavia, alongside its patent and trademark services, Zacco also provides the full range of IP legal services. 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, technology, advertising and e-commerce, litigation, domain name conflict resolution, the establishment of customs surveillance and other measures for the prevention or combating of counterfeiting.

Zacco’s lawyers have successfully represented international clients in proceedings before the national courts and the European Court of Justice.

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. These additional areas include a number of specific services with the overall purpose of guarding all intangible assets of Zacco’s clients.

Due to its size and number of employees, Zacco provides tailored client teams in almost all industries and across geographical boundaries.


The foundation for the international IP consulting firm known today as Zacco was originally laid in 1870. After a merger in 2001 – between Hofman-Bang in Denmark, Stockholm Patent Bureau in Sweden and Bryns Patentkontor in Norway – the company adopted the name Zacco.

In July 2009 Zacco merged with longstanding and well-known IP consulting firm Albihns, forming Albihns.Zacco, which in September 2012 changed its name to Zacco. In 2016 Gothenburg-based company Cegumark merged with Zacco.

This long-term growth strategy has today resulted in Zacco: one of Europe’s largest and most experienced IP consulting firms.

Value proposition

Zacco’s vision is to secure and protect clients’ entire innovation process and intangible assets. With its technical and legal expertise and experience, it wants to guard clients’ innovations and make them reach their full potential.

Contact details

Arne Jacobsens Alle 15
Copenhagen DK- 2300

Professional contacts

Other offices

  • Aarhus
  • Bangalore
  • Bergen
  • Birmingham
  • Bremen
  • Gavle
  • Gothenburg
  • Kolding
  • Linkoping
  • Lund
  • Malmo
  • Munich
  • Oslo
  • Skelleftea
  • Uppsala
  • Vastervik

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