Discover Germany, Issue 45, December 2016

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T O P L E G A L E X P E R T, G E R M A N Y

Practicing international intellectual property law for 40 years Founded four decades ago, KUHNEN & WACKER are internationally renowned for their unique abilities as an intellectual property law firm. Through this specialisation, the law office continues to build on their values of continuity, quality and strategy, thus always working for the client’s best interests. TEXT: THOMAS SCHROERS  I  PHOTOS: KUHNEN & WACKER

As the office name implies, KUHNEN & WACKER initially brought together the two patent attorneys Rainer Andreas Kuhnen and Paul-Alexander Wacker. After respective studies and their licensing as patent lawyers, they launched their joined office in 1976. Due to a perfect synergy regarding strategy and structure, KUHNEN & WACKER could establish themselves as an international law firm in the following years. In the process the office steadily grew and continually integrated additional capacities for all technical fields. KUHNEN & WACKER currently employs around 90 highly qualified and multilin116  |  Issue 45  |  December 2016

gual people, among them 18 lawyers, who bring expertise in engineering, electronics, physics, chemistry and branding to the firm. Furthermore, the company, which is situated in Freising, in perfect distance to the Munich airport, the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, the European Patent Office and several courts, has forged a network of colleagues in more than 150 countries, adding to the flexibility, efficiency and work quality of KUHNEN & WACKER’s organisational structure. Naturally, this organisational structure can help clients in every legal IP field. KUHNEN & WACKER is the right partner for all

things technology, brand, design and especially commercial property right. With an affinity for the latter, the law office is able to work with property rights strategically. In that regard, brand applications, patent applications and resulting claims can be managed prescient and of course worldwide. The international orientation is apparent in the company’s services, which include items like international brand strategies, Japanese patent law and more. Next to their services as lawyers, KUHNEN & WACKER are organising various seminars around the world, which deal with their main topics. Apart from a one-week yearly brand and patent seminar in Freising, these events include programmes in the United States, Japan and China. Furthermore, clients can also book and receive individual training sessions.