In 2017 we opened our first office in mainland Europe – in Munich, Germany. This represented an important step in the expansion of our IP services and has further cemented ourposition as one of Europe’s leading specialist IP firms.

From Munich we offer the full range of patent, trade mark and design services, including drafting, prosecution, oppositions and appeals, dispute resolution, IP strategy consulting and portfolio management.

Our Munich base not only enhances our ability to service our EU-based clients, but also our numerous international clients. In addition to seamlessly continuing to provide trade mark and design services at the EUIPO following Brexit, we can also now provide our clients with services focussed on German national rights, representing our clients directly before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA), and the German Federal Patent Court. Mewburn Ellis is one of a small number of firms in Europe that is capable of representing clients in this way, and this has been extremely well received by our clients.

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Munich Office Expansion

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Thomas Wolter

We are delighted to announce the high-profile appointment of Dr. Thomas Wolter, who joins our Munich office.  A highly experienced European Patent Attorney, Thomas brings 25 years’ experience gained across a range of proceedings before the European Patent Office, the German Federal Patent Court, the German Federal Court of Justice and the national civil courts in oppositions, nullity actions and infringement suits. With expertise across the fields of biotechnology and chemistry, Dr Wolter has particular technical expertise in complex patents relating to therapeutic antibodies, human blood plasma products, production and formulation of biologics and more.


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Tanis Keirstead

Partner, Patent Attorney
Life Sciences

Christoph Moeller

Partner, Patent Attorney

Dydra Donath

Partner, Attorney at Law, Certified Intellectual Property Law Attorney
Trade Marks

thomas wolter

Partner, Patent Attorney
Life Sciences and Chemistry


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Mewburn Ellis Forward is a biannual publication that celebrates the best of innovation and exploration. Through its pages we hope to inform and entertain, but also to encourage discussion about the most compelling developments taking place in the scientific and entrepreneurial world. Along the way, we’ll engage with the IP challenges that international organisations face every day.

The third edition is out now and includes features on the fight against superbugs, the circular plastic economy, the growth of biotech in Singapore, the rise of bioinformatics and an interview with the founders of the UK’s new inland surf centre, The Wave.