Manitz Finsterwald PartmbB History


Our firm was founded over 100 years ago in Berlin as one of the first firms of patent attorneys in Germany.

In order to ensure the best possible service for our clients through direct contact with the German Patent Office, our former senior partner Dr. Manitz relocated the firm to Munich in 1963, the home of the German Patent Office and the Federal Patent Court. This decision proved to be advantageous when the European Patent Office, founded in 1973, also chose Munich as its headquarters. Today, we are located in the city which has become the intellectual property capital of Europe.

As a result of continuous growth we moved our offices to a centrally located modern office building directly opposite the European Patent Office in 2001. From here our staff, now numbering eighty, look after the interests of our domestic and international clients.