Grünecker, Kinkeldey, Stockmair & Schwanhäusser is a law firm specializing in German and European intellectual property matters including patent, trademark, design. licensing, copyright and unfair competition law.
Grünecker, Kinkeldey, Stockmair & Schwanhäusser is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in Europe. Presently, the firm has more than 400 members, more than 60 of them being patent and trademark attorneys or attorneys-at-law. The partners of the firm and a team of qualified associates and patent engineers make every effort to serve the needs of our clients based on a broad range of technical backgrounds and legal experience.
What makes the firm particularly attractive to clients and different from the majority of other European IP firms, is the fact that it is not only one of Europes leading filing and prosecution firms but also an outstanding litigation firm.
The firm has a filing rate of about 6000 intellectual property right applications world-wide per year and files more German and European patent applications than any other firm. The patent and trademark attorneys of the firm regularly appear before the German Federal Patent Court in Munich and the Federal Supreme Court in Karlsruhe, particularly in opposition matters and nullity suits.
In litigation, the litigating attorneys-at-law form in-house teams with those of the patent attorneys who have the technical background required by the case. These teams regularly appear before all courts in Germany having jurisdiction over IP matters. The firm handles patent, trademark and design model infringement, unfair competition and copyright matters. The firm is constantly involved in some 100 intellectual property and unfair competition lawsuits all over Germany and Europe.
In addition to prosecution and litigation matters, the firm covers all other IP related fields, including licensing and copyright, thereby meeting its clients needs in every area of science and technology bridging the gap between technology and law.
The firm has offices in Munich, Berlin and Cologne. The main office is located in Munich. The subsidiary office in Cologne provides access to the civil court of