Our Law Firm

LORENZ & KOLLEGEN Patent Attorneys’ Heidenheim and Munich locations employ seven patent attorneys/patent engineers, two litigation attorneys and two legal specialists, together with a specialized team of more than 20 professionals.

The law firm of LORENZ & KOLLEGEN specializes in the area of industrial property rights protection. This includes, in particular, patent law, trademark law, design protection, copyright law, competition law, contract law and the law of the internet. The technical core competencies especially concern the fields of mechanical engineering, optoelectronics, electrical engineering, physics, optics and information technology.

The law firm of LORENZ & KOLLEGEN, founded in 1976, first provided services exclusively to companies established in the region of east Württemberg. Since its foundation, the law firm of LORENZ & KOLLEGEN has been steadily growing, and also represents a large number of companies throughout the entire Federal Republic as well as in countries inside and outside of the European Union.

In 2011, the law firm was expanded by adding a Munich location, which is managed by partner and patent attorney Iris-Anne Markfort. Partners and patent attorneys Markus Lorenz, Wolfgang Schmid, Sven Frey and Dr. Matthias Lorenz manage the attorneys’ chambers in Heidenheim.


Currently a global firm with offices worldwide

The Law Firm of LORENZ & KOLLEGEN forms part of a worldwide network operating in over 150 countries, and represents a large number of companies established in the Federal Republic of Germany as well as companies established within and outside of the European Union member states.

2011 Inauguration of the Munich branch office

In 2011 the Munich branch office was opened at a location close to the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) and the European Patent Office (EPA), to be managed by partner and patent attorney Iris-Anne Markfort.

2008 Foundation of partnership

In 2008, the sole practice would combine with the talents of four other attorneys to form a partnership. Since then, the law firm has operated under the name Lorenz & Kollegen Patentanwälte Partnergesellschaft mbB.

2001 Construction of new offices in Heidenheim

In 2001, the five-storey office building in Heidenheim was constructed. The building comprises an impressive, 50-meter facade that sports the dark blue colors associated with the firm of patent attorneys.

1998 Merger with Attorneys

Commencement of cooperation with attorneys Dr. Jürgen Strauß and Elke Strauß brought the firm a new name - Lorenz & Kollegen Patent- und Rechtsanwaltskanzlei.

1989 International law firm Lorenz & Gordon

Admission of British partner John Gordon brought the firm another new name - Lorenz & Gordon.

1976 Foundation of Kanzlei Lorenz

The law firm was first established by Dr. Werner Lorenz as a sole proprietorship in Heidenheim an der Brenz. During the early years, the firm exclusively served companies established in the East Württemberg area, especially in Heidenheim, Aalen, Schwäbisch Gmünd and Ulm.