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Maiwald joins new UPC lawyers alliance

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:

The person you can contact at our firm is: Dr-Ing. Sophie Ertl

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Dr Eva Dörner


German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney


Dr-Ing. Sophie Ertl


German Patent Attorney

European Patent Attorney

Representative before the UPC

Mechanical Engineer

About Maiwald

Maiwald is a leading law firm in the field of intellectual property rights. With approximately 240 employees in Munich and Düsseldorf, Maiwald comprehensively supports companies in securing, defending and enforcing their intellectual property rights. Clients include start-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises and industrial groups in a wide range of industries. Approximately 80 patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law work internationally for clients in the fields of pharmaceuticals & biotechnology, organic chemistry & polymers, inorganic chemistry & building materials, food & agriculture, electrical engineering & mechanical engineering, communication & information technology, mobility & energy, displays & light, measuring & process engineering as well as medical technology & imaging. Maiwald advises and represents clients with regard to patents & utility models, supplementary protection certificates, trademarks & designs, copyright law, competition & antitrust law, compliance, contract law, employee invention law, pharmaceutical law, data protection and plant variety protection. The magazine Managing Intellectual Property named Maiwald “European SPC/Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year 2021”, “European Cross-Border Patent Litigation Team of the Year 2021” and “German Impact Case of the Year 2021”.