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Responsible within the terms of the German Telemedia Act are the patent attorneys and the attorney at law of Kraus & Weisert Patentanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mit beschränkter Berufshaftung ("Kraus & Weisert" hereinafter).
Kraus & Weisert is registered under number PR1331 in the register of partnerships of the District Court Munich (AG München).
Our place of business is:
Telephone +49-89-2 90 60-0
Telefax +49-89-2 90 60-111
The German patent attorneys (Patentanwälte) are admitted under German law and are registered at the German Patent and Trademark Office and are members of the German Patent Attorneys Association, Tal 29, 80331 München, Germany, Tel. +49 89 242278-0 (www.patentanwalt.de).
They are further members of the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle and as such subject to its Code of Professional Conduct (see www.ficpi.org).
The European Patent Attorneys of Kraus & Weisert are registered at the European Patent Office and are members of the European Patent Institute (epi), Bayerstraße 83, 80335 München, Germany, Tel. +49 89 24 20 52-0 (www.patentepi.com).
The European Trademark Attorneys and European Design Attorneys of Kraus & Weisert are registered at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (European Union Intellectual Property Office). The European Trademark Attorneys are subject to the rules of the Council Regulation on the Community Trade Mark (Regulation EC/40/94) and on the Community Design (Regulation EC/6/2002)
The German attorneys-at-law are admitted under German law and are members of the Bar Association of the Higher Regional District Munich (Rechtsanwaltskammer für den Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk München), Tal 33, 80331 München, Germany, Tel. +49 89 532944-0 (www.rechtsanwaltskammer-muenchen.de) unless specified otherwise.
The following codes of professional conduct apply:
For the European Patent Attorneys
Code of Conduct of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the EPO (www.patentepi.com)
The Regulation on Discipline for Professional Representatives issued by the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (www.patentepi.com)
The FICPI statutes (www.ficpi.org)
For the German Patent Attorneys
The professional rules laid down in the Patentanwaltsordnung (PatAnwO) [German Patent Attorney Code] (bundesrecht.juris.de/patanwo/index.html)
the Berufsordnung der Patentanwälte (BOPA) [Code of Conduct for Patent Attorneys] (www.patentanwalt.de/files/pak/pdf/pa/berufsordnung/14_03_Berufsordnung.pdf)
For the German Attorneys at Law
Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO) [German Attorney at Law Code]
Berufsordnung der Rechtsanwälte (BORA) [Code of Conduct for German attorneys at Law]
Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG) [German Attorneys Remuneration Act]
Fachanwaltsordnung (FAO) [Act Governing Specialized Attorneys]
Code of Conduct for Lawyers in the European Union issued by the CCBE (Council of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Community) (www.ccbe.eu)
The codes pertaining to German attorneys at law can be found in both English and German on the website of the Federal Bar Association at www.brak.de.
The rules governing conduct do not allow the attorneys at law and the patent attorneys of our firm to represent conflicting interests. For this reason, it is always ascertained before representation is assumed whether there is a conflict of interest.
Our attorneys have a worldwide professional indemnity insurance at Allianz Versicherungs-AG, 10900 Berlin, Germany.
The firm’s German VAT identification number is DE 129 993 224.
Please contact us in case of any question, using the contact information of our Munich office