The history of Acapo dates back to 1924 when the company was founded as AS Bergen Patentkontor. Bergen Patentkontor merged with Actio-Lassen AS and became Acapo AS in 2006. Our office in Trondheim opened in 2006. In 2010 the Oslo based office ABC-Patent Siviling. Rolf Chr. B. Larsen AS merged with Acapo. Today we are therefore conformably present in the 3 major cities in Norway, and one of the leading Intellectual Property (IP) consultancy firms in Norway.
Acapo operates as one company even if we are located in several places. The head office is situated in Bergen. However, we work completely electronically and all offices are connected into the same systems and under one management. In addition we have a joint administration, one Legal and one Patent department. We are therefore working together as one unit with all the benefits that comes with this. At the same time we have the advantage of being present in three different cities and therefore closer to our clients. We also have the benefit of being able to offer positions in different cities and therefore can attract and pick the best possible team.
Managing Partner - Hilde Vold-Burgess is responsible for the overall management and business development of Acapo together with enhancing the services provided for our clients and associates.
Head of Legal – Kjersti Rogne is responsible for our Attorneys and lawyers together with the legal and trademark work in the company.
Head of Patent – Gunnar Søndersrød is responsible for our Patent Attorneys and the patent related work in Acapo.
In our work for clients and foreign associates, we strive for the highest degree of quality and service. The most important assets of our firm are our highly qualified professionals and staff members. Their extensive and varied knowledge and experience enable us to offer meaningful, in-depth advice, not just limited to the intricate, restricted confines of Intellectual Property problems, but also bringing the business perspective into the picture. We cover all technical fields and can assist in all legal IP related maters.
Our vision is to be the preferred global IP consultant for Norwegian companies, and the preferred Norwegian IP consultant for international companies.
Our mission and our values
Our core values reflect our company culture; these combined with our knowledge and experience helps us to achieve our mission of creating increased opportunity and market leadership for our clients.
INVOLVMENT AND CREATIVITY
INTERACTION AND LEARNING
JOY AND GENEROSITY
Network and Memberships
We have a worldwide and well established network of international relations and business connections. Acapo is therefore always able to give the best possible assistance and service to our domestic clients through this extensive network of leading IP experts all over the world. Therefore, whether you are looking for Norwegian or international representation, or are looking for an experienced full service IP partner, Acapo is here to assist you.
Acapo and our professionals are members of INTA, FICPI, ITMA, EPI, INTERTY, Marques and LESI, as well as The Norwegian Patent Attorney Association [Norsk Patentingeniørforening], and The Norwegian Bar Association [Den Norske Advokatforening].