About Maiwald

Your concerns are paramount

As one of Germany’s largest and best-known firms in the field of intellectual property (IP), providing optimal services to our clients is of paramount importance to us. Our team comprising about 240 people in Munich and Düsseldorf works closely with each other and with foreign associates, always with an eye to the client’s particular needs, regardless of the particular industry or type of company, whether start-up, medium-sized firm or large corporation, in Germany and worldwide. We at Maiwald will do everything to ensure that all your IP matters are handled with competence and commitment.

Full package of IP services from a single source

You can rely on Maiwald’s wide-ranging expertise. We provide a full range of services covering all aspects of IP law. Our highly qualified patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law unite all of the most important skills one would expect of an interdisciplinary team: sound legal knowledge, business proficiency and a broad range of technical and scientific know-how. And, it goes without saying, absolute professionalism, efficiency and close attention to the needs of each individual client. So you may be assured of receiving the best possible advice on all IP-related issues based on our proven competence and industry knowledge.

Individual attention to each client

You and your IP concerns are the focus of our work. This is why client-oriented and personal consultation form the whole basis of our professional approach. About 100 highly qualified patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law, an in-house patent search department and numerous client-specific teams of assistants are at your disposal. Day for day these dynamic teams apply their skills to solving your IP problems. Both sides gain from the cooperation, as is evidenced by the many long-standing business relationships with satisfied clients.

Company Culture & Diversity

Success through diversity

We are convinced that the diversity of our team is a major factor in our success. It is not surprising that people of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, age groups and lifestyles will approach a problem from different perspectives, often arriving at better, more creative and viable solutions than will a homogeneous team. Not only our own firm benefits from this philosophy, but also our equally varied international clients. This is why diversity is an essential element of our company culture.

Open door policy

At Maiwald work is carried out in a relaxed and informal atmosphere with an open door policy and is characterized by mutual respect and open-mindedness. Each individual is valued equally for his or her very own capabilities and character regardless of gender, family situation, origin, religion, sexual orientation or physical disabilities.

Mixed teams

We are proud of the fact that at Maiwald people from many different countries work together in a spirit of harmony and cooperation. We take gender equality and equal advancement opportunities very seriously. This is evidenced by the high proportion of women at management level.

Social commitment

Fair-mindedness and social responsibility, openness and willingness to help are not only practiced in our day-to-day interactions at the workplace, but also extend beyond it. Maiwald donates annually to charitable organizations that support and promote educational and social programs for needy children. These include:

  • Homework supervision at the Bergmann elementary school in the Westend district of Munich
  • Aktion “Adventskalender für gute Werke” sponsored by the Süddeutsche Zeitung, which provides a daily lunch to children from disadvantaged families
  • Children’s hospice Munich
  • Deutsche Kinder-und Jugendstiftung which is focused on children’s education in Germany
  • Stiftung Lesen which aims to develop crucial reading and media skills among children in Germany


Maiwald in Munich

The patent and law office of Maiwald has its roots in Munich, Europe’s core patent center. Most of the roughly 240 people at Maiwald work out of the Munich office.

Our clients are very happy with the central location. Our offices are located in the Elisenhof in the immediate vicinity of Munich Central Station and close to almost all forms of public transportation: bus, underground, suburban railway and taxi ranks. The most important patent offices and courts are located in Munich; the European Patent Office (EPA), the Regional Court of Munich and the Upper Regional Court of Munich are within walking distance of our offices, and the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) and the Federal Patent Court (BPatG) are also within easy and fast reach.

Maiwald in Düsseldorf

The Düsseldorf office, comprising a team of patent attorneys with an engineering background and attorneys-at-law, opened in 2001.

Düsseldorf is a particularly attractive location, because the Regional Court of Düsseldorf includes a highly renowned patent litigation chamber and is therefore one of the most important infringement courts in Germany. Moreover, Düsseldorf is situated at the heart of the metropolitan region of Rhine-Ruhr, one of Europe’s largest industrial clusters.

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