Schweiger & Partners is an intellectual property law firm founded in 1996, with offices in Munich and Singapore.

We here at Schweiger & Partners take a value-driven approach to the needs of our clients. We focus on the constant development of our attorneys, our staff and our products, in order to best meet the expectations of our carefully selected clientele. In short, from IP prosecution and litigation to FTOs, and from start-up founders and investors support to innovation strategy, we have a clear, feasible and complete solution to every problem. 

Our law firm represents and consults for international multicorporate enterprises, mid-tier companies and small businesses, located either in our home countries or internationally based, in all fields of intellectual property law. Our attorneys are admitted to represent before the patent and trademark offices in Germany (DPMA), Great Britain (UKIPO),Singapore (IPOS), Europe (EPO and EUIPO) and internationally before the WIPO, giving us the possibility to centrally handle our clients’ IP portfolios. Further, we represent our clients in IP matters before the German Patent Court (BPatG), before the German Supreme Court (BGH) and before the German civil courts.

Due to the time difference between our two offices, we can offer round-the-clock availability of our attorneys and our infrastructure.
Since our attorneys speak a wide range of different languages, we provide a smooth and efficient international prosecution of your rights.


Introducing our attorneys 

Martin Schweiger

Martin Schweiger


German Patent Attorney (DE)
Patent Attorney (SG)
European Patent and Trademark Attorney (EP, EU)
Registered PMC & PMC-IPM Consultant (SG)

Martin is a European Patent and Trademark Attorney, a registered Patent Agent in Singapore and also a registered foreign lawyer in Singapore. In his 22 years of professional career, Martin has been involved in patent drafting and litigation matters in a wide variety of technological fields ranging from lab-on-chip devices, biomaterials and orthopedic technologies to semiconductor engineering and wireless communication devices.

He has a teaching assignment in International IP Law at the Technische Universität München (Singapore campus). He is the editor of the online teaching website and the author of numerous peer-reviewed online articles in the field of IP.

He is passionate about new products and innovation marketing, mechanical patents, business method patents, transducer technology, signal processing, systems control and robotics. He loves to train inventors in protecting their inventions.

Martin is proficient in English, German, Portuguese and French. He speaks Mandarin, Spanish and Italian at a beginner level.

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Andrea Merz

Andrea Merz

Attorney in Munich

Rechtsanwältin | Attorney (DE)

Andrea Merz is a German Attorney at law and a Partner in Schweiger & Partners. Andrea has extensive experience in the field of intellectual property, particularly in trademarks and designs. Since 2002, she has advocated and represented companies in trademark matters, supporting her clients with the development of prosecution strategies and the building of trademark portfolios.

Andrea represents the interests of her clients in filing, objection and nullity proceedings before the German and European trademark offices and courts such as the DPMA, the BPatG, the EUIPO, the EuG and the EuGH, and before the WIPO. Further, Andrea has extensive litigation experience before the German civil courts, in both trademark and patent infringement cases, and in preliminary court injunctions relating to trademark infringement and unfair competition cases. Andrea has studied law in the renowned Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. She has been a member of the German Bar Association (DAV) since 2000.

Andrea is proficient in German, English and Italian.

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Benjamin A. Echterhoff

Benjamin A. Echterhoff


Dipl.-Ing. Univ.
German Patent Attorney (DE)
European Patent and Trademark Attorney (EP, EU)

Benjamin holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Hamburg University of Technology, with a major in measuring and control systems. The focus of his studies were optics, as well as mobile communications. He has three years’ experience in a large IP Law Firm in Hamburg and has completed a training stage with the Regional Court in a chamber for Patent Litigation. Mr. Echterhoff is qualified as a German Patent Attorney and a European Patent and Trademark Attorney, and represents clients in the particular technical fields of electronics, IT and software.

Benjamin has expertise in the drafting, prosecuting, enforcing and in nullity/cancellation proceedings of German, European and international intellectual property rights, and the preparation of legal opinions in FTO matters.

Benjamin is proficient in English and German.

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PCT – Anmeldung

PCT – Anmeldung

Die PCT-Anmeldung leitet ihre Bezeichnung von dem “Vertrag über die interna-tionale Zusammenarbeit auf dem Gebiet des Patentwesens” (“Patent Cooperation Treaty”) ab.
Patent- & Gebrauchsmusteranmeldungen mit Prioritätsinanspruchnahme

Patent- & Gebrauchsmusteranmeldungen mit Prioritätsinanspruchnahme

In vielen Ländern können innerhalb einer Prioritätsfrist von zwölf Monaten ab dem Anmeldetag einer Erstanmeldung, das heißt einer Patent- oder Gebrauchs-musteranmeldung, in welcher eine Erfindung erstmalig offenbart wird, soge-nannte Nachanmeldungen ...

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  • Elsenheimerstraße 1
    80687 München

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