KUHNEN & WACKER Intellectual Property Law Firm
KUHNEN & WACKER Intellectual Property Law Firm (K&W) is a full-service IP law firm which was established more than 40 years ago in Freising, close to Munich airport. We represent small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as major corporate and global technical innovators. We have a fine blend of senior attorneys with sophisticated experience and younger proactive attorneys who can, if necessary, rely on the experience of their more senior colleagues.
Continuity, quality and strategy have been the three pillars and principles of our nationally and internationally regarded IP firm since 1974. Based on these principles, K&W offers high-quality, proactive services at competitive rates.
We have a diverse team of 85 people, 18 of whom are specialised patent attorneys and attorneys at law. These attorneys are supported by several patent engineers and specialists, as well as a highly qualified and multilingual administrative team. Our experienced and professional staff and state-of-the-art IT department guarantee prompt responses to the needs of clients. K&W is also known for successfully handling complex cases.
K&W has earned a worldwide reputation for sophisticated litigation matters. Our long record of success includes the Epilady litigation, as well as more recent litigation relating to cardiac stents, ink cartridges for printers and the automotive field. We generate added value for clients in many areas, including licensing, portfolio analysis and management, arbitration and mediation, antitrust issues, due diligence, competitive benchmarking and intermediary platforms. This added value arises from our teamwork, external networking, internal technical and IT staff, as well as frequent seminar presentations in Japan, the United States, China and Europe.
In 2010 K&W received the official International Organisation for Standardisation 9001 certification as proof of the high-quality standards that we have upheld for years. This certification has been reviewed and confirmed annually since then.
K&W is a specialised law firm which has been offering comprehensive legal counsel through our competent team of patent attorneys and attorneys at law in the IP field for more than four decades. In order to provide the best support for clients in the global marketplace, we have a comprehensive network of colleagues and associates in more than 150 countries with whom we have longstanding relationships of trust.
Our services include:
- utility models;
- semiconductor topology;
- plant variety protection;
- variety denomination;
- employee and university inventions;
- national and international infringement proceedings;
- licence agreements;
- international patent cooperation (Patent Cooperation Treaty, European Patent Convention);
- international trademark cooperation (Madrid Agreement, EU trademarks);
- international design cooperation (Hague Agreement, EU designs);
- Japanese patent law and industrial property rights;
- competition law;
- domain law;
- product piracy;
- software and computer-implemented inventions;
- topography protection;
- IP evaluation and assessment;
- defence and enforcement of IP rights;
- portfolio analyses;
- due diligence;
- benchmarking; and
- consultation services regarding the development of IP strategies.
K&W offers qualified assistance in a variety of technical and legal fields in all industrial property matters. We have a competent team of 18 patent attorneys and attorneys at law, as well as patent engineers and patent specialists in the fields of mechanical engineering, electronics, physics, medical technology, chemistry and biochemistry and biotechnology. Most of these professionals have extensive experience in their profession and can cooperate on a multi-disciplinary basis.
“KUHNEN & WACKER – IP made in Germany.”