Kuhnen & Wacker –
IP made in Germany®

As a globally oriented intellectual property law firm, KUHNEN & WACKER has a successful history of more than 45 years and is regarded as a quality brand in the field of intellectual property.

With our competent team of patent attorneys and attorneys at law, patent engineers and qualified employees and our sophisticated organizational structure, we guarantee a responsive, efficient and flexible handling with an optimal cost-benefit ratio.

We represent individual inventors, start-ups, small and medium-sized companies, universities as well as globally operating corporations from Europe, Asia and North America.

The Basis of Our Success –
The K&W Philosophy

Continuity, Quality and Strategy

Continuity stands for our trustworthy and long-term cooperation with our clients as well as the consistent professionalism of our firm.

At the same time, the name K&W also stands for excellent quality. Our high quality standard is reflected in our services and proven by the ISO certification of our quality management.

Our third principle, strategy, guarantees comprehensive and farsighted counseling. This is because a successful IP strategy has to be tailored to your goals, business field and financial framework.

Your Investment into the Future
– The K&W Seminars

Continuous training is the key to success. KUHNEN & WACKER has held seminars and workshops in the fields of patent law, trademark law and intellectual property rights for more than 30 years – globally.

Our Seminars

Two Names, One Firm
– The K&W History

The success story of K&W begins in the year 1974, when Rainer A. Kuhnen founded a patent law firm in Freising. In 1976, Paul-Alexander Wacker joined and the firm was renamed KUHNEN & WACKER. The two patent attorneys complemented each other perfectly in their collaboration. The resulting synergies were the basis for our law firm’s excellent national and international reputation.

Rainer A. Kuhnen founds his law firm and thus lays the foundation for the KUHNEN & WACKER IP law firm established later.

Rainer A. Kuhnen and Paul-Alexander Wacker establish the KUHNEN & WACKER law firm at Schneggstraße in Freising, starting with five employees.

The law firm already has a staff of 50 and moves to larger premises at Alois-Steinecker-Straße. In 1998, another move to the Villa Bertha becomes necessary.

Due to further expansions, K&W moves to the newly renovated and listed Art-Nouveau era building at Prinz-Ludwig-Straße, which has been the law firm’s main address since then.

Stephan Kopp and Rainer K. Kuhnen become partners.

2008 – 2014
Dr. Michael Topf, Dr. Christian Thomas, Detlef von Ahsen and Dr. Florian Kühbeck become partners.

K&W obtains an independent certification of its quality management system in accordance with ISO 9001.

K&W expands again, adding a neighboring building with modern conference rooms, further offices, a large seminar room and a cafeteria.

Founder Paul-Alexander Wacker leaves the firm.

Rainer A. Kuhnen passes away following a brief illness.

K&W celebrates its 40th anniversary under the motto "500 Years of Bavarian Beer Purity Law" in commemoration of the simultaneous anniversary of the Bavarian Beer Purity Law.

K&W organizes the annual European Intellectual Property Seminar in Freising for the 30th time.

K&W opens a further office near Theresienwiese in Munich.

Julian Graf becomes partner.

Making the Difference
– Why We Have the Edge

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 30 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.

Freising and Munich
– Your K&W Premises

Office Buildings with Histories of Their Own.

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Freising Main Office

Prinz-Ludwig-Straße 40A
85354 Freising

Munich Office

Bavariaring 44
80336 Munich

Start Your Career at K&W
and Become Part of Our Team

Are you ambitious and flexible? Do you like to work independently and are prepared to take responsibility? If so, K&W is your place to be.
Our HR manager Elwine Kaschner looks forward to receiving your application.

Apply now