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Continuity, Quality and Strategy...

... are the three pillars of one of the major Intellectual Property Law Firms in Germany.

With by now 35 years of experience in the field of Intellectual Property our firm has acquired an excellent international reputation. Our professional staff is specialized in intellectual property matters. Our target is our clients' successful exploitation of industrial property rights world-wide. We offer services in patents, utility models, designs and trade marks but also specialize in IP evaluation and in IP litigation including cross-border-injunction and licencing.

This website provides you with information about our firm, staff and up-to-date content about industrial property law matters and offers views of our historic office building.

News

  • March 2014: This years European Intellectual Property Seminars in Japan are going to be held on May 19 and 22, 2014. Read more...
  • March 2014: Our Seminar on European Patent Practice at The University of Texas, Austin, will be presented from September 11 to 12, 2014. Details will follow.
  • March 2014: New Publication: Rainer A. Kuhnen, Approach to Application of EPC Article 54(3) for European Patent Divisionals, World Intellectual Property Report, February 2014. Download...
  • March 2014: Our Seminar on European Patent Practice in cooperation with John Marshall Law School, Chicago, will be presented from October 28 to 29, 2014. Details will follow.
  • January 2014: German "Geschmacksmuster" becomes "Eingetragenes Design" Since January 1, 2014 important changes for the German "Geschmacksmuster" came into force. Read more... (only German Version)
  • January 2014: Our trademark department is recommended and praised to be "among the upper class of IP boutiques in Europe" and "its attorneys expert opinions convince even the most steadfast sceptic" by World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000, the world's only independent multimedia publication dedicaded exclusively to reporting on trademark issues for in-house and private practitioners internationally. Read more...
  • January 2014: We are pleased to announce a further partner: Our esteemed and experienced colleague Dr. Florian Kühbeck has become partner of the firm. Due to his double qualification, Dr. Kühbeck has been working in our chemical as well as in our mechanical department since 2006. We look forward to a continued cooperation with our new partner.
  • January 2014: Electronic file inspection launched: German Patent and Trade Mark Office allows online inspection of patent and utility model files. Read more...
  • New Publication: Dr. Michael Zeitler, Key IP issues in
    outsourcing,
    iam-Magazine, IP-Value 2014. Download...
  • EPO News: The Time Limits for filing European Divisional Applications will be abolished. Read more...
  • New Publication: Dr. Michael Topf, Amendments to Patent Act and other IP laws on the way, Intellectual Asset Management, October 2013. Download...
  • From October 29 to 30, 2013 we present our European Intellectual Property Seminar at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. See details here...
  • New Publication: Detlef von Ahsen, Upcoming changes to the Design Act, Intellectual Asset Management, August 2013. Download...
  • MEDICA 2013: K&W is present at the MEDICA trade fair from November 20 to 23, 2013.
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