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Legal Notice

1. Profession and Admissions

All partners of Franke & Partner are patent attorneys (Federal Republic of Germany), additionally having the qualification as European patent attorneys and European Trademark and Design Attorneys, or attorneys at law (Federal Republic of Germany). As patent attorneys, they are granted permission to represent clients before the German Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal Patent Court and the German Supreme Court (the latter in nullity proceedings). As European patent attorneys, they represent clients before the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich. Moreover all patent attorneys are registered agents before the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM). As attorneys at law, they represent clients before all German courts with the exception of the German Supreme Court.

2. Addresses of the Competent Professional Organizations

All patent attorneys of Franke & Partner are members of the German Patent Bar (Patentanwaltskammer) as well as the Professional Chamber of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM).

Patentanwaltskammer
Tal 29
80331 Munich/Germany
Telefon: +49 (0)89 242278-0
Telefax: +49 (0)89 242278-24
Email: info@patentanwalt.de

Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market
(Trade Marks and Designs)
Avenida de Europa, 4
03008 Alicante/Spain
Telefon: +34 (0)96 513-9100
Telefax: +34 (0)96 513-1344
Email: info@oami.europa.eu

All European patent attorneys of Franke & Partner are members of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi).

Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi)
Tal 29
80331 Munich/Germany
Telefon: +49 (0)89 2242052-0
Telefax: +49 (0)89 2242052-20
Email: info@patentepi.de

All attorneys at law of Franke & Partner are members of the Bar Association of Munich (Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk München).

Rechtsanwaltskammer für den Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk München
Tal 33
80331 Munich/Germany
Telefon: +49 (0)89 532944-0
Telefax: +49 (0)89 532944-28
Email: info@rak-muenchen.de

3. General Liability Insurance

Patent attorneys and attorneys at law are obliged to maintain a general liability insurance with an insured sum of at least 250,000 €. The exact details result from § 45 PAO i.e. from § 51 BRAO Germany.

All patent attorneys and attorneys at law of Franke & Partner dispose of a general liability insurance with an insured sum of 1,000,000 € per year, per partner, and per insurance case.

For mandates and cases, in and for which it is necessary to cover an insurance risk extending the insured sum, the attorneys of Franke & Partner can and will individually contract an insurance with a higher and adequate sum.

Insurance company is:

R+V Allgemeine Versicherung
Taunusstr. 1
65193 Wiesbaden/Germany

4. Relevant Professional Regulations

The German patent attorneys’ statute “Patentanwaltsordnung” (www.patentanwalt.de or BGBI. I 1966, S. 557, revised by BGBI 2001, S. 3656), the patent attorneys’ regulation on code of conduct “Berufsordnung der Patentanwälte” (www.patentanwalt.de or Mitt. 1997, 243 ff.), and the FICPI professional regulations (www.ficpi.org; revised on October 19, 1998) apply for the patent attorneys of Franke & Partner.

The code of conduct of the Institute of professional representatives before the European Patent Office (www.patentepi.de oder Abl. Epa 1986, 331 ff.) and the Regulation on discipline (www.patentepi.de oder Abl. EPA 1978, 91 ff.) apply for the European patent attorneys of Franke & Partner.

The code of conduct of the attorneys at law (Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung, BRAO, version of August 1, 1958, BGBI. I 1959, 565), the law for the fees of attorneys at law (Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz, RVG, BGBI. I 1957, 861, 907), the regulation on discipline for attorneys at law (Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte, BORA, version of May 1, 2002), the regulation on discipline for attorneys at law of the European Union (Berufsregeln für Rechtsanwälte der Europäischen Union (CCBE) as well as the law of the engagement of European attorneys at law in Germany (Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Rechtsanwälte in Deutschland, EuRAG, BGBI. I, 182) apply for the attorneys at law of Franke & Partner.

5. Legal Form of the Firm

Franke & Partner has the legal form of a "Partnerschaftsgesellschaft" (German modified full liability partnership) and is registered at the Munich district court. The company registration number is PR 1177.

6. VAT number

The value-added tax (VAT) number of Franke & Partner is DE283103703.

7. Responsibility for the Content (§ 6 MDStV/TDG)

The partners of Franke & Partner are responsible for the content of this webpage. They can be contacted as follows:

Franke & Partner
Intellectual Property Law Firm

Widenmayerstr. 25
80538 Munich
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)89 540422-33
Fax: Fax +49 (0)89 540422-34
Email:
Web: http://www.franke-ip.com

8. Conditions of Use

The content of this webpage is subject to the following conditions of use. The information provided on this webpage is carefully revised and updated; it is only intended for general information and does not represent any legal advice. The authors reserve the right not to be responsible for the correctness, completeness and/or quality of the information provided. Liability claims regarding damage caused by the use of any information provided, including any kind of information, which is incomplete or incorrect, will therefore be rejected. The authors are not responsible for any contents linked or referred to from this webpage. If any damage occurs by the use of information presented there, only the authors of the respective webpages might be liable, not the ones who have linked to these pages. Without explicit permission, the reproduction of any content of this webpage violates international copyright law.

9. Realisation of this Website

Thomas Wettberg

Franke & Partner
Intellectual Property Law Firm

Widenmayerstr. 25
80538 Munich
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)89 540422-33
Fax: Fax +49 (0)89 540422-34
Email:
Web: http://www.franke-ip.com

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