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 our position 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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Jan Rether

Further Munich Office Expansion

We welcome Jan Rether

Jan Rether is a partner and Attorney at Law, specialising in trade marks. In April 2022, he joined our Munich office from a renowned German law firm. 

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Tanis Keirstead

Partner, Patent Attorney
Life Sciences

Christoph Moeller

Partner, Patent Attorney

Jan Rether

Partner, Attorney at Law
Trade Marks

Thomas Wolter

Partner, Patent Attorney
Life Sciences and Chemistry

Urs Ferber Feb-21

Senior Associate, Patent Attorney

Anja Koller 1

Associate, Patent Attorney
Life Sciences

Andrew Pitts Feb-21

Senior Associate, Patent Attorney

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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.