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Patentanwälte Olbricht Buchhold Keulertz Partnerschaft mbB
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Telefon: +49 (0) 69 7890 401 0
Telefax: +49 (0) 69 7890 401 10
Dipl.-Phys. Jürgen Buchhold
Dipl.-Ing. Robin Keulertz
Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Rathert
Responsible according to §55 Absatz 2 RStV: Dipl.-Ing. Robin Keulertz
Register entry: Entry in the Partnerschaftsregister (register for commercial partnership)
Registering court: Amtsgericht Frankfurt/Main
Registration no.: PR 1782
VAT identification no. according to § 27 a Umsatzsteuergesetz (German law on turnover tax): DE 262 955 035
The proper controlling institution for German Patent Attorneys is:
Tel.: +49 (0) 89 24 22 78 0
Fax : +49 (0) 89 24 22 78 24
The proper controlling institution for European Patent Attorneys (professional representatives before the European Patent Office) is:
epi (European Patent Institute)
Tel: +49 (0) 89 24 20 52 0
Fax: +49 (0) 89 24 20 52 20
The proper controlling institution for European Trademark and Design Attorneys (professional representatives before the European Union Intellectual Property Office) is:
Amt der Europäischen Union für geistiges Eigentum (EUIPO)
Avenida de Europa, 4
Job title and labor regulations
The job title “Patentanwalt” (“Patent Attorney”) is granted by the Federal Republic of Germany.
The job title “European Patent Attorney” is granted by the European Patent Office.
Legitimation to use the job titles European Trademark Attorney and European Design Attorney is attained through registration in the list of professional representatives at the European Union Intellectual Property Office pursuant to Art. 120 of the Regulation (EU) 2017/1001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of June 14, 2017 on the European Union trade mark. Authority of grant of this job title remains at the European Union.
The relevant labor regulations for the German and European Patent Attorneys of our firm are:
- Patent Attorneys Ordinance, Act of September 7, 1966 (BGBl. I S. 557), last amended via Article 16 of the Code of December 12, 2019 (BGBl. I S. 2602)
- Professional Code of Conduct of Patent Attorneys of March 1, 2014 (Mitt. dt. Patentanwälte 2014, S. 53 ff.)
- FICPI regulations
- Code of Conduct of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi-Information 2/2001, S. 75), http://www.patentepi.com
Our lawyers are licensed under German law and are members of the Bar Association for the Munich Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht München).
For lawyers, the professional regulations of the Federal Lawyers’ Act (BRAO), the Professional Code (BORA), the Specialist Lawyers Act (FAO), the Law on the Remuneration of Lawyers (RVG), the Professional Rules for Lawyers in the European Community (CCBE) and the law on the activities of European lawyers in Germany (EuRAG) apply.
These regulations are accessible on the website of the Federal Bar Association (subpage Professional Law) at brak.de.
Information on professional liability insurance
Zurich Insurance plc NfD
Area of application: Germany
Extra-judicial arbitration services
In the event of disputes between patent attorneys or legal attorneys and their clients, there is the option to settle the matter extra-judicially at the regional patent attorney resp- legal attorney societies (under Section 69 (2) No. 3 of the Federal Regulations for Patent Attorneys, PAO, resp. Section 73 (2) No. 3 in combination with Section 73 (5) of the Federal Regulations for Attorneys, BRAO) or at the arbitration body of the Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer (German Law Society) (Section 191f BRAO), which can be found on the Internet at the website of the German Law Society (http://www.brak.de, e-mail: ). We are not obliged and generally not willing to participate in dispute resolution proceedings before an arbitration board of the legal profession.
Consumer dispute resolution (ODR-Platform)
The European Online Dispute Resolution Platform can be found under http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr.
Consumers have the possibility to use this platform for the settlement of their disputes arising from online contracts (goods or services). We are not obliged and generally not willing to participate in dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration board. Our e-mail-address is .
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All photos and graphics were created or commissioned by Patentanwälte Olbricht Buchhold Keulertz Partnerschaft mbB. This does not apply to images that can be used under a free commercial license:
- Machine Gears by Ryan McGuide from Gratisography
- Spiral by Beate Bachmann from Pixabay
- Planet Telescope by Susan Cipriano from Pixabay
- Light Bulb by Free-Photos from Pixabay
- Building by Free-Photos from Pixabay
- Chemistry by Colin Behrens from Pixabay
- Computer Motherboard by krystianwin from Pixabay
- Digital Marketing by Photo Mix from Pixabay
- DNA by Pete Linforth from Pixabay
- Geometry by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
- Material Technology by Adrian Malec from Pixabay
- Plant by congerdesign from Pixabay
- Steel Mill by skeeze from Pixabay