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Responsible within the terms of the German Telemedia Act:
Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.) Ralf Bucher
German Patent Attorney
European Patent, Trademark and Design Attorney
Alte Landstrasse 23
85521 Ottobrunn by Munich
Tele.: 0049 - 89 - 54 80 66 97
Fax: 0049 - 89 - 54 80 66 99

VAT number DE212022958

German Patent Attorneys are members of the Patentanwaltskammer. The German title "Patentanwalt" is conferred in the Federal Republic of Germany. The following codes of conduct apply to the German Patent Attorneys: Patentanwaltsordnung (BGBl. I 1966, S. 557, zuletzt geändert durch Artikel 5 Absatz 13 des Gesetzes zur Modernisierung des Geschmacksmustergesetzes sowie zur Änderung der Regelungen über die Bekanntmachungen zum Ausstellungsschutz vom 10. Oktober 2013 (BGBl. I S. 3799)), Berufsordnung der Patentanwälte (Mitt. 2014, 53). The Patentanwaltsordnung is available here. The Berufsordnung der Patentanwälte can be downloaded here. Information about FICPI is available here.

European Patent Attorneys are members of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi). The codes of conduct of the epi are can be found on the website of epi.

European Trademark and Design Attorneys or professional representatives before the European Union Intellectual Property Office EUIPO in Alicante, Spain, are liable to Art. 93 of the Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 on the Union trade mark and the rules 75 to 78 of the Commission Regulation (EC) No 2868/95 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 40/94 on the Community trade mark. These Regulations are available at the European Union Intellectual Property Office EUIPO.


Contact addresses of the responsible authorities and professional associations:

Tal 29
D-80331 München
Telephone: +49-89-242278-0
Telefax: +49-89-242278-24

German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO)
D-80297 München
Telephone: +49 -89-2195-0
Telefax: +49-89-2195-2221

epi Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office
Tal 29
D-80331 München
Telephone: +49-(0)89-201 7080
Telefax: +49-(0)89-202 1548

European Patent Office (EPO)
D-80298 München
Telephone: +49 89 2399-0
Telefax: +49-89-2399-4465

European Union Intellectual Property Office EUIPO
Avenida de Europa, 4
E-03080 Alicante
Telephone: +34-96-513-9100
Telefax: +34-96-513-1344

Patent attorneys are required because of the Patentanwaltsordnung to maintain a professional indemnity insurance with a minimum insurance cover of 250,000 Euros. For details, refer to § 45 of the Patentanwaltsordnung.

Professional indemnity insurance:
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Raiffeisenplatz 1
65189 Wiesbaden
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The above information is from January 1, 2018