Privacy Policy for website

1. Name and contact data of the organization responsible for data processing as well as of the data protection officer

Patentanwälte | European Patent and Trademark Attorneys
Thomas-Wimmer-Ring 15
80539 Munich
Telephone: +49-89-2 90 60-0
Fax: +49-89-2 90 60-211
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The data protection officer can be reached under the above mentioned address or under This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as nature and purpose of their use


General notes

When visiting our website, certain personal data are being collected. Personal data is the term used for all data which can be used to identify you personally.

In principle, personal data of our users are only processed to the extent necessary to provide a functioning website and to provide our content and services.


Usage data

When visiting our website, your internet browser automatically sends information to the server of our website, which is temporarily stored in a so-called log-file. The collected information is, inter alia, the type and version of your internet browser, the operating system, the website from which you accessed our website, the pages of our website which you visit, date and time of access, as well as the IP address of the internet connection which you used to access our website.

The legal basis for this processing and storage is Article 6 para. 1.f) GDPR, i.e. the processing of the data is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests. Our legitimate interest is the improvement, stability, functionality and security of our website. On no account we will use the collected data in order to draw conclusions on your person.

The data are stored on our server until they are automatically deleted. The data can remain on our server longer, should this be necessary for clarification of an error case. However, immediately after clarifying such case, the data will be deleted.

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log-files is essential for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no objection option for the user.


Our website employs cookies. Cookies are small files which your internet browser stores on your terminal.

Our website employs so-called session-cookies to e.g. recognize that you have already visited individual pages on our website or have made certain language settings. These session cookies are automatically deleted when you close your Internet browser.

Other cookies are temporary cookies that remain stored on your device until you delete them yourself. If you visit our website again, these cookies automatically recognize that you have already been with us and what entries and settings you have made in order not to have to re-enter them.

The use of cookies allows our website to be more user-friendly, effective and secure. Thus, the use of cookies is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests pursuant to Article 6 para. 1.f) GDPR.

In addition, cookies are used for the statistical evaluation of the use of our website. For this we refer to the item "Analysis tools" below.

You can prevent the storage of cookies on your terminal by changing your internet browser settings accordingly. However, this can limit the use of some of the functions of our website.

Saved cookies can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically.

Analysis tools

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, hereafter "Google").

In this context, usage profiles are created and cookies (see above) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website, such as browser type / version, operating system used, referrer URL (previously visited website), IP address, and time of server request are transmitted to a Google server in the US and saved there. IP anonymization has been activated by us and IP addresses, if accessed from a Member State of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, are shortened prior to transmission to the US. The IP address will not be merged with other data provided by Google.

With regard to the use of cookies for analysis purposes, you are informed by an information banner about the use of these cookies when you visit our website and your consent to the processing of the personal data used in this context is obtained. There is also a reference to this privacy policy.

The use of the analysis tool is thus based on Article 6 para. 1.a) GDPR (your consent) as well as on Article 6 para. 1.f) GDPR and our legitimate interest in analyzing the usage behavior of website visitors. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage for the purpose of a need-based design of this website.

The data we send to Google are automatically deleted after 14 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has been reached is done automatically once a month.

For more information on how user data are handled by Google Analytics, please refer to Google’s privacy policy:

To process the data, we have an agreement for contract data processing with Google.

As mentioned above, you can prevent the installation of cookies by setting the browser software accordingly; however, we point out that in this case it may not be possible to fully use all features of this website.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by cookies for analysis and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on

The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as an objection to the data collection.

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link:

Disable Google Analytics

An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

Google Maps plugin

This website offers the mapping service Google Maps via an API. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of easy findability of the places we specify on the site. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1.f) GDPR.

The content of Google Maps will only be loaded if you actively use the map service.

If you use the features of Google Maps, your IP address will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the US. We have no influence on this data transfer.

For more information on how user data are handled, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy:


Social bookmarks

Our website integrates social bookmarks (such as LinkedIn). Social bookmarks are Internet bookmarks that allow users of such a service to collect links and news items. These are only included on our website as a link to the corresponding services. Only after clicking on the integrated graphic you will be redirected to the page of the respective provider, i.e. only then will user information be transmitted to the respective provider. For information on the handling of your personal data when using these websites, please refer to the respective privacy policy of the provider.

3. Rights of persons affected

As a person affected, you have the right of/to

  • access to personal data processed by us pursuant to Article 15 GDPR
    You may request confirmation from us as to whether personal information concerning you is processed by us. If such processing exists, you can obtain from us information about the stored personal data, their origin, planned storage duration and recipients and the purpose of the data processing.

  • rectification of personal data pursuant to Article 16 GDPR
    If your data stored with us are not correct or incomplete, you can request that we correct them.

  • erasure pursuant to Article 17 GDPR
    You can request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, as far as the deletion does not conflict with any other statutory provisions.

  • restriction of processing pursuant to Article 18 GDPR
    If the requirements of Article 18 GDPR are met, you may ask us to restrict the processing of your data.

  • object to the processing pursuant to Article 21 GDPR
    Your right of objection is explained at point 4 below.

  • data portability pursuant to Article 20 GDPR
    In accordance with Article 20 GDPR, you have in certain circumstances the right to receive the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another responsible organization.

  • withdraw a consent pursuant to Article 7 para. 3 GDPR
    You may withdraw your consent to data processing at any time with effect for the future. Your personal data will in that case no longer be processed for the purposes to which you object. To withdraw your consent, an informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The lawfulness of the data processing carried out until the withdrawal remains unaffected by the withdrawal.

  • lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Article 77 GDPR
    If you believe that we have not complied with data protection regulations when processing your data, you may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. The supervisory authority responsible for our law firm is the Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision

4. Right to object

As far as your personal data are processed on the basis of a legitimate interest according to Article 6 para. 1.f) GDPR you have the right, pursuant to Article 21 GDPR, to lodge an objection against the processing of your personal data, as long as there are reasons resulting from your specific situation.

5. Data security

This website uses SSL encryption. An encrypted connection is indicated by the browser's address bar changing from "http: //" to "https: //" and the lock icon in your browser bar.

In addition, we use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

6. Further information

For all questions in connection with our privacy policy, or if you wish to make use of your right to withdraw a consent or right to object, you can send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or a letter to our data protection officer at the address indicated above.

7. Topicality and amendment of this privacy statement

This privacy statement is currently valid and has last been amended in May 2020.

Due to the further development of our website and its offers or due to modified legal standards or official regulations, respectively, it may become necessary to amend this privacy statement. The current privacy statement can be viewed on the website at any time.