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Data Protection & Legal notice

Controller or processor for content as well as nature, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data and domain owner:

WSL Patentanwälte
European Patent Attorneys

WSL Patentanwälte is a Partnerschaft mbB (German partnership with limited professional liability) in accordance with the Partnerschaftsgesellschaftsgesetz (German Partnership Act – PartGG).

Kaiser-Friedrich-Ring 98
65185 Wiesbaden

Telephone: +49 (0) 611 - 99 174 - 0
Facsimile: +49 (0) 611 - 99 174 - 50
e-mail : mail@wsl-patent.de

Registration: Amtsgericht (Local Court) of Frankfurt am Main, PR 1955

Dr. Roland Weber, Dr. Manfred Köppen,
Dr. Karsten Siebert, Dr. Jan Hiort

VAT ID number: DE113993573

Information pursuant to Section 5 Telemediengesetz
(German Tele-Media Act)

"Patentanwalt" is the designation of a profession regulated under the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. All parties mentioned as Patentanwalt or Patentanwältin are members of the German Patentanwaltskammer (Tal 29, 80331 Munich, Germany, http://www.patentanwalt.de).

"Europäischer Patentvertreter" or "European Patent Attorney" is the designation of a representative admitted to practice before the European Patent Office (EPO) in accordance with the provisions of the European Patent Convention (EPC). European Patent Attorneys are members of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi, Bayerstrasse 83, 80335 Munich, Germany, http://www.patentepi.com).

"European Trademark and Design Attorney" is the designation of a representative admitted to practice before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) pursuant to the provisions of Council Regulation (EC) No. 40/94 of 20 December 1993 on the Community trade mark, amended by Council Regulation (EC) No. 207/2009 of 26 February 2009 on the EU trade mark. Pursuant to Council Regulation (EC) No. 6/2002 of 12 December 2001 on Community designs, the attorneys admitted to practice before the EUIPO are also permitted to represent parties before the EUIPO in matters concerning Community designs. Council Regulation (EC) No. 207/2009 of 26 February 2009 on the Community trade mark and Council Regulation (EC) No. 6/2002 of 12 December 2001 on Community designs can be accessed at
contentPdfs/ law_and_practice/cdr_legal_basis/62002_cv_de.pdf

Information concerning the collection of personal data when using our website

The legal basis of the data protection declaration will be found inter alia in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in the Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA) and the Telemediengesetz (German Tele-Media Act).

In the following, please find information regarding the collection of personal data when using our website. In general, the website can be used without indicating any personal data. Personal data is all data with the aid of which you can personally be identified, i.e. data which can be traced back to you, for example your name, your address, your email address or your user behavior. In principle, making available of your personal data to third parties is not initiated neither by us nor by persons entrusted by us, unless this has been approved by you, the data is required for correct order processing or we are in receipt of an administrative order.

We, WSL Patentanwälte Partnerschaft mbB, are service suppliers according to § 13 Telemediengesetz (German Tele-Media Act) and controller according to Art. 4 digit 7 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), cf. our imprint under "Information pursuant to Section 5 Telemediengesetz (German Tele-Media Act)".

Rights of data subjects

(1) According to GDPR, you have the right to demand information from us relating to your stored data as well as relating to their origin, recipients or categories of recipients to whom this data is forwarded and the purpose of storage, correction, updating, blocking and cancellation, as long as no legal retention requirements oppose thereto. Further, you have the right to cancellation, limitation of processing and data portability.
(2) In case you have given us your consent to the use of personal data, this consent may be withdrawn at any time. In that case, your personal data will immediately be cancelled.
(3) Your personal data will be cancelled also without you asking for cancellation in case we have answered your enquiry or you withdraw a given consent for storage. The lawfulness of processing on basis of consent remains unaffected until cancelled (Art. 13 Par. 2 c GDPR). This also applies if the storage is unlawful due to other legal reasons.
(4) In case you believe that we have disregarded data protection regulations when collecting, processing or using your personal data and your rights have been violated, you can contact the responsible supervisory authority: The supervisory authority responsible for our firm is:
the Hessian data protection officer
Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 1
65189 Wiesbaden
(5) Please send all requests for information or objections to data processing via email to our data protection officer: datenschutzbeauftragter@wsl-patent.de.
IITR Datenschutz GmbH
Dr. Sebastian Kraska
Marienplatz 2
80331 München


If you send us a message via email, we will process your data only as far as this is required for processing your inquiries and for correspondence with you. We treat your data according to the regulations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the Federal Data Protection Act and take maximum precautions regarding your security.

Data security

We implement technical and organizational measures for guaranteeing data security, in particular protection of your personal data with regard to dangers during data transmission as well as with regard to obtaining knowledge by third parties. Said measures are regularly adapted corresponding to the latest state of the art.

Collection of personal data when using our website

When using the website purely informational, we do not collect any personal data, except for the data, which is transferred by your browser to allow access to the website. This personal data is:
- IP address
- date and time of the inquiry
- time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- content of the demand (concrete page)
- access status/HTTP status code
- volume of data transferred in each case
- website from which the demand originates
- browser - operating system and its interface
- language and version of the browser software
- name of the accessed website
- notification about successful access
- browser type including version
- referrer URL (the previously accessed page)
The provider or our Webspace provider, respectively, collects the above-listed data also due to security reasons via the access to the offer in system/server log files. Further, it uses the protocol data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimizing the offer. However, the provider/Webspace provider reserves the right to check the protocol data subsequently in case there is the suspicion of an unlawful use or a crime, respectively. A possible access only occurs in strict accordance with data protection and criminal requirements.


Cookies are small text files, which are assigned to the browser used on your hard drive and stored therein and through which certain information is provided to the place which settles the cookie. Cookies cannot carry out any programs or transfer viruses onto your computer. You can stop storage of cookies by making the corresponding modifications relating to the settings on your browser. This can lead to functional restrictions when using Internet offers.

When using our website, cookies are only used by the service "Google Maps" of the third-party provider Google Inc., USA. Due to the framework of the cookie use by Google, we do not have any influence on the data transmission. You can find an overview over the types of cookies used by Google here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/technologies/types/

Google Maps

This website uses the product Google Maps from Google Inc. The implementation of said service in our website means that your browser automatically communicates with the corresponding Google server in the USA when opening Google Maps via our website in order to retrieve the contents of the service. Here, inter alia the IP address of the user is transferred to Google, since without the IP address, the contents could not be sent to the browser of the respective user. We cannot influence if Google Inc. stores or forwards the IP address for e.g. statistical purposes.

You have the possibility to deactivate Google Maps on this website and thus, to prevent data exchange with Google. For this, you have to deactivate JavaScript in your browser. However, then you cannot use the service of Google Maps anymore.

The terms of use for Google Maps can be found here:

Information within the meaning of Section 2 (1) No. 11 of the Verordnung über Informationspflichten für Dienstleistungserbringer (German Ordinance on Obligations to Provide Information for Service Providers – DL-InfoV)

R+V Allgemeine Versicherung AG
Raiffeisenplatz 1
65189 Wiesbaden
Telephone: 0611 533-0
Facsimile: 0611 533-4500
e-mail: ruv@ruv.de
Web: www.ruv.de

The following professional regulations apply to those with the title of Patentanwalt or Patentanwältin and to European Patent Attorneys:

The Patentanwaltsordnung (German Ordinance on Patent Attorneys, German Federal Law Gazette (BGBl.) I 1966, p. 557, most recently amended by BGBl. I 2010, p. 2248, accessible at http://www.patentanwalt.de/downloads/pa/PAO.pdf,the Berufsordnung der Patentanwälte (German Professional Regulations for Patent Attorneys, Mitteilungen 1997, 243, amended by the order of November 14, 2006, effective March 14, 2007, and the order of April 17, 2008, effective September 3, 2008, accessible at http://www.patentanwalt.de/downloads/pa/PAK_BO.pdf),The FICPI Code of Conduct (http://www.ficpi.org), and the epi Code of Professional Conduct (epi Information 2/2001, p. 75, accessible at http://www.patentepi.com).

Copyright law

This website and its content are subject to copyright law and other laws and regulations for the protection of intellectual property.
Copyright © 2004 - 2014 Dr. Winfried Lieke, Dr. Roland Weber, Dr. Manfred Köppen,
Dr. Karsten Siebert, Dr. Jan Hiort

Admission and supervisory body; dispute resolution body

Tal 29
80331 Munich, Germany

Telephone: +49 (0) 89 - 242278-0
Facsimile: +49 (0) 89 - 242278-24
e-mail : dpak@patentanwalt.de
Web: www.patentanwalt.de


The accessible information on this site was compiled with the greatest possible care, but makes no claim to being accurate, complete, or up to date. The content of this site is intended only to provide general information, and is neither suitable nor intended for use as legal advice or information for a specific case. Any and all liability arising from the use of this information is disclaimed. Since the legislative situation in the field of industrial property rights is varied and complex, you should seek advice from a patent attorney of your choice before making decisions or taking action. Use of the accessible content on this site does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Despite careful checks of content, we accept no liability for the content of external links. Solely the operators of the sites linked to are responsible for the content of such sites.

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