Patentanwaltskanzlei Hinkelmann


IP Firm Hinkelmann

Our IP firm is located in Munich, the seat of the European Patent Office, the German Patent & Trademark Office and the Federal Patent Court. Our extensive national and international experience and our intensive contacts in the field of industrial property rights (IP) allow us to assist you in obtaining, defending, enforcing and economically exploiting patents, trademarks, utility models and designs worldwide.

Our competencies

Acquisition of protective rights

Search, drafting, filing and prosecution before national Intellectual Property Offices up to grant with respect to applications for patents, trademarks, designs and utility models.

Freedom-to-Operate und Design-around

Search for disturbing protective rights; evaluation of the status of protective rights and counseling regarding your R&D activities

Enforcement of protective rights

Counseling and support in the enforcement of your protective rights against infringers.

Protective Rights Portfolio

Analysis of the status of protective rights of you and your competitors; developing and exploiting your protective rights portfolio.

Defending and attacking protective rights

Defending your protective rights against attacks and attacking disturbing protective rights in opposition and invalidation proceedings.

Intellectual-Property Due Diligence

Assessment of protective rights and contracts of enterprises.


Drafting of secrecy agreements, licence, technology transfer and development contracts; accomplishing and counseling as well as supporting negotiations.

Protective rights abroad

Counseling and support regarding all aspects of foreign protective rights; in Asia, in particular in Japan and China, especially intensive support and counseling, since we are often on the spot and have particular intensive experiences and close contacts.


Prosecution history estoppel in Japanese patent law (in German)

|   News

Dr. Klaus Hinkelmann, in Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte (Communication of the German Patent Attorneys), pages 10-14, 2024.

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Judicial IP arbitration proceedings in Japan (in German)

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Dr. Klaus Hinkelmann, in Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte (Communication of the German Patent Attorneys), pages 481-485, 2022.

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Revision of the Japanese Plant Variety Protection and Seed Act

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Dr. Klaus Hinkelmann, in Bioscience Law Review, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pages 171-173, 2022.

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