the World.

In 1879, inventor Thomas Alva Edison presented the first lamp with carbon filament, for which he was granted a patent in 1880.

the World.

In 1903, the Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan, the oldest brewery in the world, applied for its first trademark registration.

the World.

In 1929, architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed the Barcelona Chair for the German Pavilion at the World Exhibition in Barcelona.

we create
the World.

In 1974 Rainer A. Kuhnen laid the foundation for our patent and law firm Kuhnen & Wacker and our great team of now more than 90.

The best Advice
on Patent, Trademark
and Design Law.

Contact us in all matters of patent law and intellectual property rights – both on a national and an international scale. Our renowned law firm is based in the Bavarian cities of Freising and Munich and provides competent assistance in all matters relating to patents, utility patents, trademarks and designs – even in the most complex of cases.

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Reliable and Competent Representation.

You wish to register an invention?
You would like to protect your trademarks and patents from imitators? Do you have any questions pertaining to the field of competition law? KUHNEN & WACKER supports you and effectively enforces your intellectual property rights and helps you to avoid infringements of third-party rights.

In this way, we enable you to increase the value of your company and improve your market position in relation to your competitors. We can assist you in the following areas:

Why We Have the Edge

With K&W, your intellectual property rights are in the best hands. This is not only due to the know-how of our experts, but also a result of the many other advantages that contribute to your success.

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More than 45 years of success speak for themselves. Rely on our profound K&W expertise and take advantage of our many years of professional experience.

K&W provides a trustworthy collaboration and excellent counseling in the field of intellectual property. This is because our attorneys work together across fields and disciplines, and quickly form interdisciplinary teams in cases that involve complex issues. Thus, you can benefit from our responsive and competent support.

Intellectual property is of global importance. Therefore, K&W collaborates globally with a network of foreign experts and colleagues. Thus, we can provide support in more than 150 countries in obtaining and enforcing your intellectual property rights.

K&W uses a hyper-convergent infrastructure (HCI) for our server landscape and a modern docketing system for the administration of your IP rights. Thus, we guarantee the security of your data and ensure a reliable and efficient handling of all operations.

As a trailblazer in our business, we have been passing on our knowledge for more than 35 years, holding seminars globally and offering individual training courses both at our premises and at those of our clients. Our attorneys and employees regularly participate in training courses and international congresses, ensuring that we always remain up-to-date technologically and across all specialist fields.

You can rely on the quality of our work. This is because K&W has been certified in accordance with ISO 9001 in 2010, which has been audited and confirmed every year since then.

The K&W main office is only a stone's throw away from Munich airport. The most important patent and trademark offices and courts can be reached in less than 10 minutes from our Munich office. This saves you long travels and a lot of time.

European Intellectual Property Seminar 2024

October 6 to 9, 2024

Time for a Get-Together.
We are looking forward to seeing you!

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