In the context of the newly created Unified Patent Court (UPC), Maiwald is pushing ahead with its drive to establish the firm as part of an international network of legal specialists. In April 2017, Maiwald joined the IP Lawyers Network UPCLA (Unified Patent Court Lawyers and Attorneys).
UPCLA® is a non-exclusive network of independent law firms in Europe with a particular focus on patent-related disputes. The goal of the alliance is to coordinate legal disputes over the whole jurisdiction covered by the Unified Patent Court and to help companies in selecting legal teams best qualified to advise them and to represent their particular case.
Clients’ dealings with the UPCLA® are designed to be as flexible and uncomplicated as possible. A client’s first contact in the organization will remain at their side as a reliable partner, from initial consultation and analysis of the merits of the case right to up enforcement of judicial rulings. This person mediates client’s access to all (national) resources and, being familiar with the special competencies of the members of the network, can help companies obtain the best possible advice and assistance.
More information on UPCLA can be found at: http://www.upcla.eu/
The person you can contact at our firm is: Dr-Ing. Sophie Ertl
Maiwald is one of Germany’s largest and best-known firms in the field of intellectual property. Maiwald employs about 200 people working out of Munich and Düsseldorf and supporting clients in securing, defending and enforcing intellectual property rights. Clients include start-ups, medium-sized firms, and large corporations, across all industrial sectors. About 70 patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law advise and represent domestic and international clients in the following fields: pharma & healthcare, chemistry & materials, food & agriculture, electrical & mechanical engineering, communication & information technology, mobility & infrastructure, and medical technology & imaging. Maiwald’s team of patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law is highly experienced regarding patents & utility models, supplementary protection certificates, trademarks & designs, copyright, competition & antitrust law, contract law, employee invention law, and pharmaceutical law.