ZBM was founded in 2003 following the model of other European partnerships and, with the goal of leveraging our location in Spain by providing IP services of the highest quality at competitive costs. The positive feedback from clients has given international recognition by evaluation institutions. ZBM appears as top Tier 1 of the Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) ranking since 2007, in IAM Patent 1000 highly recommended since 2012 as well as one of the 24 European firms to work at the EPO in IAM's 2020 rankings. Recently ZBM has been listed amongst Europe leading patent law firms 2020 by Financial Times. It is worth to mention that several members of our team have been included at the IAM as recommended individuals, included at the MIP as Patent stars and ranked in the TOP 250 women in IP.
We provide a full range of services in all fields of Industrial Property, including drafting applications, patents, trademarks and designs prosecution at the EPO, EUIPO and worldwide at a national level, oppositions and appeals, freedom-to-operate, invalidity and patentability studies, due diligence, litigation support, background searches, negotiations and agreements on Industrial Property, training, technology transfer and support in innovation activities.
ZBM´s client database is wide and varied. Having international Large Enterprises for which we do substantive patent work, including one of the “top 10” 2016 applicants at the EPO, two in the “top 20” and 3 in the “top 50”. Our international clients also entrust us with EPO opposition cases. We also count among our clients with a large number of universities and research institutions, start-ups and technology based SME’s. It is worth to mention that some of the best IP lawyers in Spain seek our support in litigation. Several law firms from the USA, China, Israel or South America come to ZBM for EPO prosecution, rather than using traditional British or German firms.