Weickmann & Weickmann was founded in 1882 and has been located in Munich ever since. It is one of Germany’s oldest patent law firms.
Weickmann & Weickmann is engaged in all areas of intellectual property, including patents and utility models, design patents, trademarks and domain names. Weickmann & Weickmann sees their task as being to provide the best protection of clients’ knowledge and know-how in the field of intellectual property on a national and international level and to strengthen clients’ priorities by ensuring the competitiveness of their property rights.
Weickmann & Weickmann has 13 partners, seven of whom work in the technical fields of physics, mechanics, engineering and electronics. Five partners are specialised in chemistry and life sciences, while one is an expert in design patents and trademarks. The partners are supported by more than 40 attorneys and technically trained patent experts.
The firm’s expertise covers all technical and legal aspects of intellectual property and allows it to apply an interdisciplinary team approach to all relevant issues.
Weickmann & Weickmann is competent at advising clients in numerous technical fields, including physics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, inorganic and organic chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, pharmaceuticals, food chemistry and agriculture.
Thanks to the qualified and highly diversified training of its team, Weickmann & Weickmann can quickly identify and resolve problems and provide clients with a competent team of attorneys. In particular, it is part of Weickmann & Weickmann`s cooperate philosophy to work out patent and trademark related challenges and opportunities for each of our clients on an individual basis and, consequently, to develop IP strategies tailored to the need of each enterprise. Detailed advice regarding the prospects and cost of any action to be taken, as well as means of achieving cost efficiency and staggering expected costs are part of the services the clients of Weickmann & Weickmann can always rely on.
In particular, Weickmann & Weickmann provides services to clients in all fields of intellectual property, especially the drafting and prosecution of patent applications and litigation – including opposition, appeal, nullity and infringement proceedings. In addition, the firm provides clients with opinions – for example, on freedom to operate or validity of third-party protective rights. Weickmann & Weickmann further assists clients in securing supplementary protection certificates on pharmaceuticals and agricultural agents for which marketing authorisations have been obtained.
Weickmann & Weickmann represents clients among leading companies in the chemistry, pharmaceutical and automotive fields in Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, the United States, China, Japan and Korea. Moreover, it also serves start-ups, scientists, university departments and other research institutions.
For more than five years Weickmann & Weickmann has been a sponsor of the Munich Business Competition, supporting founders and start-ups within its areas of expertise.
All Weickmann & Weickmann attorneys are fluent in German and English, and some patent experts speak Italian, French, Spanish, Chinese and Korean.
Weickmann & Weickmann offers expertise on the requirements, legislation and jurisprudence in Europe and abroad. The firm represents clients directly before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office and German patent courts, and cooperates with German lawyers in infringement proceedings. Further, it can ensure worldwide protection for its clients by cooperating with a network of foreign law firms. For many decades, this network of cooperation has proven highly successful and has been continuously developed and strengthened.
Christian Heubeck, Partner
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