The firm


The firm Wunderlich & Heim is a medium-sized patent law office in Munich, the location of the European Patent Office, the German Patent and Trademark Office and the Federal Patent Court.

Our client base ranges from start-ups to large publicly traded corporations. Our attorneys have gained extensive experience in the intellectual property field for decades. Based on this experience, we offer our clients custom-taillored consulting in the whole range of intellectual property from patents and utility models to trademarks and designs.

The firm Wunderlich & Heim covers a broad spectrum of technical fields. Particular expertise has been gathered in mechanical and plant engineering, automobile technology, civil engineering, electronics, telecommunications, textile and medical technology. 


Rainer Wunderlich (Partner)

Dipl.-Ing. Univ., LL.M.
German Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney,
European Trademark- and Design Attorney

Florian Heim (Partner)

Dipl.-Ing. Univ., B.Sc., LL.M.
German Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney,
European Trademark- and Design Attorney

Hans-Karl Heim

Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing.
German Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney,
European Trademark and Design Attorney

Michael Maier

Patent Engineer

Our attorneys have authorization to represent clients before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Federal Patent Court and the German Supreme Court in patent invalidity proceedings.


We provide our clients customized, result-oriented consultancy on all aspects of intellecual property protection, including license agreements, compensation for employee inventors and the evaluation of intellectual property portfolios.

Wunderlich & Heim are highly skilled in preparing and prosecuting applications for intellectual property rights in a variety of European languages. In addition, we defend our clients’ intellectual property rights against oppositions and invalidity actions, and carry out oppositions and invalidity actions against the intellectual property rights of competitors. Furthermore, we advise clients in legal disputes, particlularly to actively enforce intellectual property rights against infringement or to defend our clients against infringement claims.

Due to our worldwide network of legal and technical experts, we can provide the highest standards also in international intellectual property activities.

and International

German, EU and International

German, EU and International Designs

Validation of
European Patents

German and EU
Trademark Opposition

German and European Patent Oppositions

Patent Invalidation

Nationalization of PCT-Applications

German Utility Models


In addition to our core competencies in preparing, prosecuting, defending and enforcing patents, utility models, trademarks and designs throughout the world, we offer the following services:


  • Renewal-fee service, with timely reminders to our clients regarding fees for renewing intellectual property rights, and management of corresponding payments worldwide;
  • Monitoring IP rights of competitors, to provide our clients with timely information about competitors’ new products or trademarks;
  • Worldwide intellectual property research, with reports in line with the objectives specified by our clients;
  • Trademark screening, to establish whether a proposed product name is already used by competitors;
  • Analysis of legal status of third-party IP rights, keeping clients informed on validity of competitors’ IP rights;
  • Calculation of financial compensations for employee inventors;
  • Evaluation of patent portfolios;
  • Translations of applications for intellectual property rights of our clients for foreign applications as well as translations of protective rights of competitors of our clients.

Annuity Payments Worldwide


Prior Art

Evaluation of
Patent Portfolios


IP consulting

Surveillance of
Protective Rights


Management of
Invention of

Contact Firm address:

Wunderlich & Heim
Irmgardstrasse 3
81479 Munich, Germany 

Phone: +49 (0)89 750 7550 – 0
Fax:        +49 (0)89 750 7550 – 10

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