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Maiwald is pleased to be a member of the UPCLA network

What is the UPCLA network?

The UPCLA network, created in 2014, is a non-exclusive network of European lawyers and patent attorneys firms, all recognized for the excellence of their intellectual property practice by international rankings. The purpose of the UPCLA network is to plan and coordinate panEuropean patent litigation (as well as in the whole field of intellectual property in general), pending the advent of the Unified Patent Jurisdiction.

What are the reasons to choose the UPCLA network?


The UPCLA is a European network gathering:

Simplicity & Flexibility

A single point of contact:


All members are independent:

Inside knowledge

Find out more on the UPCLA network:

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