In 1994 a third office was set up in Cologne by taking over an office with long-standing experience with patent and trade mark matters in the former Soviet Union. Cologne established extensive relations with reliable colleagues in all countries of the former Soviet Union, offer-ing comprehensive services in all industrial property matters. The Cologne office has now been relocated to the city of Bergisch Gladbach, just outside of Cologne.
In 1996 a fourth office was established in Alicante, Spain, serving as a link to the seat of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM). Nowadays, DR. SOLF & ZAPF represent international corporations as well as a wide range of companies of all sizes, maintaining worldwide professional relations.