This website provides information and comments on legal issues and developments of interest in the field of industrial property. No claim is being made as to the completeness of this web site. Also, nothing in this website constitutes legal advice. Liability is insofar not assumed. Since intellectual property laws and systems are multi-faceted and intricate, we recommend obtaining professional advice regarding any problem or matter before taking action with respect to any information contained in this website. HOFFMANN EITLE also does not assume responsibility for the content of other websites that can be accessed via a link on this website.
The following is information required by Sec. 5 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and Sec. 2 of the Regulation on Information Duties Regarding Services (DL-InfoV). If you have any questions in this regard, please contact one of our offices or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Responsible within the terms of the German Telemedia Act are the patent attorneys and attorneys at law of HOFFMANN EITLE Patent- und Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mit beschränkter Berufshaftung ("HOFFMANN EITLE" hereinafter).
Our places of business are:
81925 Munich, Germany
Phone: +49 89 92409-0
Fax: +49 89 91 83 56
VAT No.: DE 130 502 536
13-15 Bouverie Street
London EC4Y 8DP, Great Britain
Phone: +44 20 7427 0200
Fax: +44 20 7936 4510
VAT No.: GB 449 6390 11
Düsseldorf (visiting address):
Niederkasseler Lohweg 18
Phone: +49 89 92409-0
Fax: +49 89 918356
Hamburg (visiting address):
Neuer Wall 50
Phone: +49 89 92409-0
Fax: +49 89 918356
Please note: HOFFMANN EITLE is a partnership with limited professional liability (PartmbB) and is represented, inter alia, by Dr. Matthias Kindler, Patentanwalt and European Patent Attorney.
HOFFMANN EITLE cooperates with:
HOFFMANN EITLE s.r.l.
Piazza Sigmund Freud 1, Torre Garibaldi 2, 22° piano
T+39 02 655 501 4
F+39 02 655 606 05
VAT No.: IT 06703650967
Commercial Register: REA MI – 1909409
This cooperating company is an S.R.L. (Società a responsabilita limitata) under Italian law and is represented by the managing director Dr. Thorsten Bausch.
HOFFMANN EITLE further cooperates with
HOFFMANN EITLE SLU
Paseo de la Castellana, 140 3º
T+34 91 782 27 80
F+49 (0) 89 91 83 56
VAT No.: CIF: B 86610599
Commercial Register: Registro Mercantil de Madrid: tomo 30.612, folio 152, sección 8ª, hoja M 550963 e inscripción 1.
This cooperating company is an S.L.U. (sociedad limitada unipersonal) under Spanish law and is represented by its manging director Dr. Joachim Renken.
The European Patent Attorneys of HOFFMANN EITLE are registered at the European Patent Office and are members of the European Patent Institute (epi) (www.patentepi.com).
The European Trademark Attorneys and European Design Attorneys are registered at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market. 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 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 (https://www.patentanwalt.de/).
The patent attorneys admitted under UK law are registered in the patent attorney register kept under Section 275 Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 and at the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg) (www.ipreg.org.uk).
Our Dutch patent attorneys (octrooigemachtigde) are members of the Dutch Patent Institute (Nederlandse Orde van Octrooigemachtigden) (www.octrooigemachtigden.nl).
Our Italian patent attorneys (consulenti in brevetti) are admitted under Italian law by the Ordine dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale and are members of the Ordine dei Consulenti in Proprietà Industriale (www.ordine-brevetti.it).
Our Belgian patent attorney (mandataire agréé en matière de brevets d’invention) is admitted under Belgian law by the SPF Economie, P.M.E., Classes moyennes et Energie, Office de la Proprieté intellectuelle, and is entered in the Register of Professional Representatives established under Article XI.65 et seq. of the Belgian Code of Economic Law.
Our Spanish patent agent (agente de la propiedad industrial) is admitted under Spanish law and is registered in the Special Register of the Industrial Property Agents of the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office and member of the Colegio Oficial de Agentes de la Propiedad Industrial (The Official Association of Industrial Property Agents, COAPI).
The German attorneys at law (Rechtsanwälte) are all, unless specified otherwise, admitted as attorneys at law under German law and are members of the Bar Association in the district of the Higher Regional Court Munich (www.rak-muenchen.de). The German attorneys at law are also admitted representatives at the OHIM in Alicante, Spain. They are subject insofar to the rules of the Council Regulation on the Community Trade Mark (Regulation EC/40/94) and Council Regulation on the Community Design (Regulation EC/6/2002).
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] (http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/patanwo/index.html)
- The Berufsordnung der Patentanwälte (BOPA) [Code of Conduct for Patent Attorneys] (https://www.patentanwalt.de/en/patent-attorneys/professional-code.html)
For the UK Patent Attorneys
- Code of Conduct of 28 September 2009 of the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (www.ipreg.org.uk)
For the Dutch Patent Attorneys
- Gedragsregels voor de octrooigemachtigde (www.en.octrooigemachtigde.nl/4138/gedragsregels.html)
For the Italian Patent Attorneys
- Art. 201 – 222 of the law decree no. 30 of February 10, 2005
- Codice di Condotta Professionale (http://www.ordine-brevetti.it/page/codice-deontologico)
For the Spanish patent attorneys
- Código de conducta (www.coapi.org)
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. For English, click on "Informationspflichten gemäß § 5 TMG" and click there on "The Federal Lawyers Act", etc.
Our attorneys, including our UK, Italian, Belgian and Dutch attorneys, have a worldwide professional indemnity insurance at the Allianz Versicherungs-AG, Dieselstrasse 8, 85774 Unterföhring, Germany.
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.