Weickmann & Weickmann PartmbB
Weickmann & Weickmann PartmbB was founded in 1882 in Munich, where its offices are still located. 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’s aim is to provide the best protection for its clients’ knowledge and know-how in the field of intellectual property on a national and international level, and to support its clients’ business priorities by ensuring the competitiveness of their property rights.
Weickmann & Weickmann has 13 partners, five of whom work in the technical fields of physics, mechanics, engineering and electronics; six partners are specialised in chemistry and life sciences, while two are experts in design patents and trademarks. The partners are supported by over 40 attorneys and technically trained patent experts.
The firm’s expertise covers all technical and legal aspects of intellectual property and enables it to apply an interdisciplinary team approach to all relevant issues.
Weickmann & Weickmann can advise 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 quality and diversity of its team’s education and experience, Weickmann & Weickmann can quickly identify and resolve problems and provide clients with a team of highly qualified attorneys. In particular, it is part of Weickmann & Weickmann’s corporate philosophy to work out patent and trademark-related challenges and opportunities for each of its clients on an individual basis and, consequently, to develop IP strategies tailored to the need of each individual client. 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 chemical, 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 seven 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 legal 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 the 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. This network has been continuously developed and strengthened, with its success spanning several decades.
Weickmann & Weickmann PartmbB
- Christian Heubeck, Partner