We turn Ideas into Patents

Ideas are spreading around the world in seconds. It is therefore important for you to retain control of your know-how right from the beginning. Patents and trademarks are the solution when it comes to the safe protection of your ideas and developments.

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Safe protection of your ideas and developments

We will advise you in any field of industrial property law and in any technical field. When applying, defending and asserting your property rights we will represent you before the authorities in charge in Germany and the European institutions. You will profit internationally from our world-wide network of competent and experienced foreign colleagues.


We proudly announce that Winter Brandl partner and patent attorney Michael Wieser is featured in IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2024. The IAM Patent 1000 is the definitive resource for identifying top patent professionals and firm-wide private practice patent expertise in key jurisdictions around the globe.

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Patents and Utility Models

We will support you when preparing German, European, and international property rights applications and help you obtaining national and international patents and utility models for your ideas.

German Trademarks, Community Trademarks, IR Marks

We will advise you with respect to registration, opposition, cancellation, and infringement procedures, prepare opinions on infringement of property rights and on validity, and support you with agreements and contracts.

Internet, Copyright and Competition Law

We will advise you when selecting domain names, assist you in the case of domain name disputes and online contracts, and support you in copyright and competition law.

German and International Designs, Community Designs

We will be in charge of application, registration, and cancellation procedures, support you to defend and assert your protective rights as well as in the case of out-of-court agreements, and prepare opinions on the infringement of protective rights and on validity.

Plant Variety Protection

In the matters of national and Community plant variety protection our specialists will advise you and represent you before the German Plant Variety Office and the Community Plant Variety Office.

Searches and Monitoring

We will conduct searches for all technical fields as well as trademark, name, and domain searches. We also monitor protective right activities in all technical and non-technical fields, and the status of individual protective rights.

Everything from a single source

In order to offer you profound advice, we work for you in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering/information technology, physics, biotechnology, chemistry, trademarks, and law. Persistent development and solidification of our departments guarantee your contact partners to be experts even in novel technical areas.


  • Automation technology
  • Tool engineering
  • Machine tools
  • Precision engineering
  • etc.
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  • Environmental technology
  • Heat pumps
  • Energy generation
  • Satellite technology
  • etc.
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  • Communications engineering/Information and communications technology
  • Electric drive engineering
  • Automation engineering
  • Building services engineering
  • etc.

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Computer Science

  • Computer-aided regulation and control
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Simulation
  • Software applications
  • etc.

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  • Inorganic
  • Agricultural
  • Chemistry for civil engineering
  • Organic chemistry
  • etc.
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  • Genetic engineering
  • Immunology
  • Hybridoma technology
  • Microbiology
  • etc.

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  • Registration procedures
  • Opposition procedures
  • Appeal procedures
  • Trademark cancellation procedures
  • etc.
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  • Patent infringements
  • Utility model infringements
  • Trademark infringements
  • Design infringements
  • etc.

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Latest Articles

Our partner Michael Wegerer summarized some key takeaways of the first judgement of the UPC Central Division Munich Section delivered on July 16, 2024 concerning the patent EP 3 666 797 B1.

The software discussed in this decision carries out an indirect measurement. The software measures/ determines a web page viewing area based on the measurement/ input data/ raw data of the size of a browser window. Such indirect measurements are of a technical nature, regardless of what use is made of the results (cf. G 1/19, point 99).

To enable proprietors of a patent in force in Germany to effectively protect their rights under the patent, they can apply for


Competence and Experience

A team of experienced patent attorneys and lawyers, supported by a number of technical experts, translators, and specialists, assists you in any industrial sector in Germany, Europe and across the globe.
We will always provide you with personal and individual advice.

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