Quality, Quantifying and eQology

We are a young ambitious law firm which specializes in intellectual property, particularly in the prosecution, enforcement and defense of patents, utility models, designs and trademarks.

We founded our firm on the following principles:

Quality in IP, which means for us searching for the best possible approach in supporting our clients when protecting their ideas. This includes analyzing each case individually, developing optimum strategies of protection, acting and reacting quickly , and advising each client according to his special needs.

Quantifying IP, which includes for us to, upon seeking and enforcing our clients protective rights, not only care for all legal aspects but to also take into account economic considerations. This may begin with evaluation or commercialization of individual patents or entire portfolios and may be extended to developing complex protection strategies.

Ecology or, allow the play of words, eQology with IP, which means for us, caring also for ecological concerns when seeking for protection for our client’s intellectual property.

Our law firm was founded in 2014. Prior to this, the founders, Dr. Ralph Kuehn and Dr. Andreas Sykora, have worked in one of the largest IP law firms in Germany (Maiwald), where Dr. Ralph Kuehn has been one of the managing directors (partner) between 2008 and 2014.

Our law firm is ➞ located right at the centre of Munich, only 50m away from the main railway station and approximately 700m away from the European Patent Office.

As an additional concern during the professional implementation of our client’s tasks in all IP matters we aim at acting with ecological discernment.

Our ecological Engagement

It is of utmost concern for Qip Patentanwälte to always provide professional and high-quality service in representing our clients' interests. In this regard, we engage in actions that consider the impact on our environment. For example :

  • By using modern communication means, we can minimize the use of paper. Our long-term goal is to provide a technical environment that enables a transition from a paper-reduced to a paper-less office. Up to this point, certified eco-friendly paper is used for most printed jobs.
  • In our office space we use certified electricity from renewable energy resources
  • On our business trips we prefer using the railway. However, in case this is impossible, we absorb the additional costs for neutralizing the associated ecological footprint
  • Our office is located very centrally and is therefore perfectly accessible by public transportation.
  • Privately and for business trips, our partners us eco-friendly cars like a station wagon supplied by LPG (liquid petroleum gas), an extremely fuel-saving Volkswagen Lupo 3l and, for special purposes, an electrically driven car.