PHILOSOPHY

HOLISTIC.
INNOVATIVE.
COMPETENT.

Since 1930

ERNICKE is a second- and third-generation family law firm specializing in the protection of intellectual property. Our clients include numerous medium sized companies and international corporations.

We are valued for the high quality of our work, our sustainable solutions, and our individual client care. This is why many clients have placed their trust in us for several decades, and some for over 50 years.

WE SEE OURSELVES AS

  • responsible advisers and loyal companions,
  • solution providers having a holistic view on our clients‘ technical and economic interests,
  • competent and creative partners with a deep understanding of our clients‘ technical and legal concerns.

Team

Moritz
Ernicke

Dipl.-Ing. univ.
Patentanwalt (German Patent Attorney)
European Patent Attorney

Maximilian
Ernicke

Attorney-at-law
Wirtschaftsjurist (Univ. Bayreuth)
Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Master of Mediation (M.M.)
Maître en Droit

Klaus
Ernicke

Dipl.-Ing. univ.
Patentanwalt (German Patent Attorney)
European Patent Attorney

Joseph
Fernando

Attorney-at-law

Johannes
Ernicke

Mechanical Engineer
Patent Attorney Trainee
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Ingénieur diplômé (Fr)

History

SECURITY
BASED ON
EXPERIENCE

Our firm was founded in 1930 in Berlin by patent attorney Dr Fritz Walter and continued in Augsburg in 1949. In 1956, patent attorney Hans-Dieter Ernicke joined the firm and subsequently took it over. Since 1981, patent attorney Klaus Ernicke has worked for the firm, and today he, patent attorney Moritz Ernicke and attorney-at-law Maximilian Ernicke run the firm in the third generation.

AREAS OF LAW

EXPERTISE IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

We advise in all areas of intellectual property, in particular patent law, utility model law, employee invention law, trademark law, design law, know-how protection and licensing law, as well as competition law and patent related antitrust law. The focus of our work lies in application proceedings (first and subsequent filings), validity proceedings, infringement proceedings and mediation proceedings.

SERVICES

TRANSLATORS BETWEEN LAW
AND TECHNOLOGY

We offer comprehensive advice and support in relation to all German, European and international property rights, i.e. patents, utility models, trademarks, designs and copyrights. Our services extend from portfolio planning, via the drafting of applications, to the representation in proceedings relating to the grant, validity and infringement of intellectual property rights. Our main technical areas of expertise are mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics and information technology.

NEWS

IN TIMES OF CHANGE.
NEW ORIENTATION IN THE 3RD GENERATION.

During the past months, we have accomplished a lot. In February 2017, Mr. Joseph Fernando joined our firm as attorney-at-law in IP matters. In June 2017, we moved our office to a modern office building called “Glaspalast”, a cultural heritage of Augsburg’s textile industry. Our new office is close to the city centre, has a direct connection to highways and is particularly easy to reach for our clients. We express our continuous growth also in our new corporate communication that reflects both tradition and modernity.