The attorneys at Uexküll & Stolberg advise clients on all issues related to intellectual property rights. Uexküll & Stolberg is at your side, if you want to apply for, prosecute, defend or enforce patents, trademarks, utility models or design patents or defend yourself against enforcement of a protective right.

The team of more than 21 patent attorneys and attorneys at law stands for comprehensive expertise and detailed knowledge of all technical and legal fields. A number of attorneys of the firm have significant experience in representing clients in opposition and nullity proceedings, in patent infringement cases, as well as with the coordination of international patent infringement cases. All attorneys are fluent in German and English. Individual attorneys are fluent in additional languages including French, Spanish, and Portuguese.

The firm and its attorneys are regularly recommended in the legal press.


The firm was founded in 1958 by Dr. J. Detlef Freiherr von Uexküll in Hamburg. Dr. Ulrich Graf Stolberg joined in 1967  as a partner and the firm developed organically to its present size.

The founders of the firm were both chemists and counselling clients from the chemical industry therefore was a focus of the activities at the start. Over the years patent attorneys with a training in physics, mechanical and electrical engineering as well as biotechnology joined the firm, allowing the firm to offer comprehensive consulting services in all technical fields for decades.
Attorneys of the firm earned a great reputation in representing clients from America before the European Patent Office and the German Courts. Advising clients in contentious proceedings, often with international involvement, represents a core activity of the firm until today.

The branch office in Munich was opened in 1994 to improve the preparation of proceedings before the Patent Offices and Courts in Munich.

Attorneys at law with significant experience in trademark and unfair competition law have strengthened the team of the firm since 1999.


IAM Patent Litigation 250
Specialising in patent examination and litigation and staffed by patent attorneys, this firm makes frequent appearances in nullity proceedings before the Federal Patent Court and works with German attorneys at law on infringement matters. Clients are “extremely impressed with its service”, while collaborating lawyers hail it as “well established and high quality”. It is well known for its work in the chemistry and pharmaceuticals fields, among others.

IAM The Worlds Leading Patent Practicioners
“A quality firm that must be recommended”, Uexkuell & Stolberg has cemented a sterling reputation in the decades since its foundation in 1958.

The Legal 500
Uexküll & Stolberg focuses on chemicals, biotech and pharmaceuticals, where the team enjoys an excellent reputation.

Chambers Europe 2012
This firm has been present in the market for more than 50 years and is one of the country’s leading patent attorney practices. …
Sources say: “The pre-eminent firm for biotechnology and chemistry.”

Kanzleien in Deutschland 2012
Uexküll & Stolberg gehört zu den bedeutenden Kanzleien für Patent- und Markenanmeldungen sowie Patent- und Markenstreitverfahren.

JUVE Handbuch 2011/2012
Diese im Patentrecht zu den führenden zählende gemischte IP-Boutique, die ein Wettbewerber als „kompetent u. verlässlich“ lobte, entwickelte sich auch über das vergangene Jahr insgesamt positiv weiter.

Legal 500 Deutschland 2011-12
Uexküll & Stolberg brilliert in der Beratung von Mandanten aus den Branchen Chemie, Pharma und Biotech ….

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Please note that Uexküll & Stolberg has changed its legal form into a partnership with limited professional liability (Partnerschaft mit beschränkter Berufshaftung according to Sec. 8 para. 4 of the German Act on Partnership Corporations).