Senior Partner at Zacco
Martin Tranälv joined Zacco in December 2018 as a senior partner, having worked for more than 20 years as an attorney at law focusing on IP law.
Mr Tranälv’s practice covers, among other areas, commercial contracts, marketing law, trade secrets and IP law, including IP litigation (eg, a design patent case tried by the Supreme Court); drafting and reviewing IP contracts; IP portfolio management; prosecution of trademark and design applications; general advice on IP law and related matters; and oppositions. He also has extensive experience of non-Swedish and cross-border litigation, as well as oppositions from a significant number of jurisdictions.
Mr Tranälv has experience of many different industries, including food; medical equipment; clothing and fashion; automotives and vehicles; equipment for disabled persons; gaming and betting; and shipping and ship construction.
Before joining Zacco, Mr Tranälv most recently worked as a partner for more than 17 years with one of Sweden’s large IP law firms, where he was a board and advisory board member. He also previously worked as a law clerk at a Swedish district court and as an attorney with two other law firms.
He regularly lectures on patent litigation and patent claim interpretation at the local university in Gothenburg for master’s students and is an author of the Swedish chapter of Trademark Litigation (Sweet and Maxwell).
Mr Tranälv obtained his law degree from the Uppsala University in 1994 (including studies in the United Kingdom) and in 1997 he obtained his master’s in European and comparative law from Maastricht University, graduating top of his class. He is also an authorised Swedish patent attorney.
From being a member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the West Swedish Intellectual Property Rights Club, the Union of European Practitioners in Intellectual Property and the European Communities Trademark Association, and from having worked extensively with foreign cases, Mr Tranälv has broad experience of non-Swedish IP matters and an international network of foreign IP attorneys.