Imprint & Privacy Policy

Imprint

LEMCKE · BROMMER & PARTNER

Patentanwälte
Partnerschaft mbB
Siegfried-Kühn-Straße 4
76135 Karlsruhe, Germany

Telephone: +49 721 91 28 00
Telefax: +49 721 91 28 050
E-mail: info@LBP-Patent.de

Legal form:
Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB
Registered under no. PR 100024 at the local court Mannheim.

Partners:
Dietrich Blumenröhr; Dipl.-Ing.
Magnus Kaiser, Dipl.-Phys.
Dr. Jochen Dicker, Dipl.-Phys.
Dr. Henrik Nübold, Dipl.-Phys.
Stefan Urlichs, Dipl.-Phys., LL.M.
Dr. Anke Leitner, Dipl.-Phys. oec.

All of the above are responsible for the website.

V.A.T. No. DE 143615364

All partners are

  • Patent attorneys (Patentanwälte in the Federal Republic of Germany)
  • Professional representatives before the European Patent Office/European Patent Attorneys
  • Professional representatives before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) /European Trademark Attorneys, European Design Attorneys
  • entitled to act as sole representatives

and members of:

  • the Patentanwaltskammer (Patent Lawyers’ Association), Tal 29, 80331 Munich, Germany
  • the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi), Tal 29, 80331 Munich, Germany

The competent supervisory authority of the patent attorneys is

  • the Patentanwaltskammer (Patent Lawyers’ Association), Tal 29, 80331 Munich, Germany
  • the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi), Tal 29, 80331 Munich, Germany

As patent attorneys we are governed by the following statutes and codes:

  • Patent Attorney Statute of 7 September1966 (BGBl. (Federal Law Gazette) I 1966, p. 557, last changed by BGBl. I 2001, p. 3656)
  • Professional Code of Patent Attorneys (published in Mitteilungen der Deutschen Patentanwälte [Journal of the German Patent Attorneys], 1997, p. 243)
  • Code of Professional Conduct of the epi (www.patentepi.com)
  • FICPI rules of conduct (www.ficpi.org)

All partners enjoy professional indemnity insurance cover provided by
R+V Versicherung AG
Raiffeisenplatz 1
65189 Wiesbaden
Germany

The geographical scope of insurance coverage comprises worldwide activities insofar as it concerns activities of the patent attorneys in connection with intellectual property matters being subject to the law of the Federal Republic of Germany and the European Union as well as international and supranational conventions, in particular the European Patent Convention, the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), the Madrid Agreement, the Hague Agreement and the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property. The insurance coverage does not comprise activities in connection with national law of foreign countries.

Insurance cover extends to worldwide professional activities and fulfils the requirements of § 45 PatAnwO (Patent Attorney Statute).

Information regarding Online Dispute Resolution:

The European Commission has set up an Online Dispute Resolution platform dedicated to helping consumers and traders resolve their contractual disputes about online purchases of goods and services out-of-court (so-called ODR platform). You will be directed to the ODR platform under the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/

Out-of-court dispute resolution:

We are not prepared and not obliged to participate in dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration entity as provided under the Consumer Dispute Resolution Act (VSBG).

Photo credits:

The header photos are from Shutterstock.com (www.shutterstock.com): Shutterstock.com_249159922 (© Vasilyev Alexandr), Shutterstock.com_234455626 (© Vasilyev Alexandr).
The photos shown under the rubric “news“ are from Fotolia.com (www.fotolia.com): Fotolia.com_100928908 (© kalpis), Fotolia.com_95953157 (© Maksim Kabakou), Fotolia.com_94474342 (© Maksim Kabakou), Fotolia.com_92198843 (© Maksim Kabakou), Fotolia.com_91350626 (© Maksim Kabakou), Fotolia.com_88983843 (© Maksim Kabakou), Fotolia.com_85686369 (© Maksim Kabakou), Fotolia.com_84330733 (© ibreakstock), Fotolia.com_82443457 (© Kheng Guan Toh), Fotolia.com_75190279 (© Dmitry), Fotolia.com_55221254 (© fotodo), Fotolia.com_31877522 (© Kheng Guan Toh).
The portraits were taken and edited by Daniel Foltin (www.danielfoltin.com).

Liability for Contents

As service providers, we are liable for own contents of these websites according to Sec. 7, paragraph 1 German Telemedia Act (TMG). However, according to Sec. 8 to 10 German Telemedia Act (TMG), service providers are not obligated to permanently monitor submitted or stored information or to search for evidences that indicate illegal activities.

Legal obligations to removing information or to blocking the use of information remain unchallenged. In this case, liability is only possible at the time of knowledge about a specific violation of law. Illegal contents will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.

Liability for Links

Our offer includes links to external third party websites. We have no influence on the contents of those websites, therefore we cannot guarantee for those contents. Providers or administrators of linked websites are always responsible for their own contents.

The linked websites had been checked for possible violations of law at the time of the establishment of the link. Illegal contents were not detected at the time of the linking. A permanent monitoring of the contents of linked websites cannot be imposed without reasonable indications that there has been a violation of law. Illegal links will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.

Copyright
All rights for the information and material on this website are held by Lemcke, Brommer & Partner and are governed by the copyright laws of Germany. Contributions made by third parties are identified as such. Reproduction, processing, distribution and any other form of usage outside the scope of the copyright law require the written approval of Lemcke, Brommer & Partner. Reproductions of these pages in any form (downloading, copies, etc.) are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. In this case no changes may be made to the information and a reference to the copyright by Lemcke, Brommer & Partner must be included.

As far as information and material on this website has not been created by its operator, copyrights of third parties will be adhered to. Notably, information and material owned by third parties is marked accordingly. Should you nonetheless become aware of any copyright violation, please let us know. If violations of law are brought to our attention, we will remove such information and/or material without delay.

Privacy

Data Protection Information

We would like to inform you about the methods, the extent and the purpose of processing personal data by Lemcke, Brommer & Partner.

Controller

The responsible party for these Internet webpages is LEMCKE · BROMMER & PARTNER Patentanwälte Partnerschaft mbB, Siegfried-Kühn-Strasse 4, 76135 Karlsruhe (hereinafter referred to as “LBP”). Further information about our company can be found under our Legal Notice.

Data Protection Officer

Our Data Protection Officer is Torsten Steglich, Loschwitzer Strasse 2, 01309 Dresden. He may be contacted via datenschutz@LBP-Patent.de for all LBP-related data protection issues, as well as in the event of reports concerning potential data breaches. If you wish to make a contact by telephone, please use our central phone number +49 721 91280-0.

Which data are subject to processing?

Access data

When you visit our website, your personal data are also processed.

In order for the webpages to be displayed in your browser, your IP address and further information must be processed via the browser of the terminal in use.

The following data is logged:

  • IP address of the accessing computer (for a maximum of 7 days)
  • Operating system of the accessing computer
  • Browser version of the accessing computer
  • Name of the file retrieved
  • Date and time of retrieval
  • The amount of data transferred
  • Reference URL

The IP address will be deleted no later than after 7 days from all systems used in connection with the operation of this website. We will then no longer be able to establish a personal reference from the remaining data.

The above-mentioned personal data are processed for the purpose of ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of personal data processed within our IT systems. Another purpose is the correction of errors on our website.

The legal basis for this data processing as described above is Art. 6 (1) f. GDPR. Our interest within the scope of Art. 6 (1) f. pertains to the operation of this website and achieving the objectives of confidentiality, integrity and the availability of data.

Voluntary information

To the extent that you have, for example, voluntarily provided us with data on forms, and that this information is not required for the performance of contractual obligations, we shall process this data for the clarification of your respective request, on the basis that we assume that the processing and use of this data is in your interest.

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 (1) a GDPR.

MyLBP

By clicking the button “MyLBP”, a window opens allowing to decide if you wish to leave the internet pages of LBP and be forwarded to the login page of “PatOrg Viewer”, a client information system operated by

Brügmann Software GmbH
Bokeler Straße 18
26871 Papenburg
Phone: +49 (0) 4962 9119-0
Fax.:    +49 (0) 4962 9119-33
E-Mail: mail@patorg.de
Internet: www.patorg.de.

Making use of PatOrg Viewer is voluntary. As soon as Brügmann Software GmbH has activated the system for you, you will be able to consult online any of your files entrusted to us. The purpose of this processing is to provide you with a quick and convenient access to your files and thus enabling you to be informed of the current processing status of the respective file.

In order to make use of this system, it is necessary for you to conclude an agreement with Brügmann Software GmbH. It is not possible to use the system without such an agreement. Please feel free to contact us if you wish us to get in touch with Brügmann Software GmbH. Information regarding the processing of personal data by Brügmann Software GmbH can be obtained under the following link: https://www.patorg.de/?page=Datenschutz.

The legal basis for the processing of your data for using the “MyLBP” service is Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR.

Cookies

We intentionally refrained from using cookies on our website.

Google Maps

  • This website uses Google Maps, an interactive map service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA, allowing interactive maps to be directly displayed on the website. This enables a comfortable use of the map function, in particular when it comes to route descriptions.
  • Using Google Maps allows us to present ourselves online in an attractive manner and to facilitate the location of places indicated on our website. The legal basis of this data processing is Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.
  • If you visit this website, Google will receive the information that you have called up the corresponding sub-page of this website. Furthermore, access data as defined under the relevant paragraph of this privacy statement are transmitted without regard to whether you are logged into an existing Google user account or not. If you are logged into Google, your data will be assigned directly to your user account. If you do not wish your data to be assigned to your Google profile, you have to log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or customized website design. Such an evaluation is carried-out (also for non-logged-in users) for customized advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the formation of these user profiles. In order to exercise this right, please contact Google directly.
  • For further information about the purpose and scope of the data collection and further processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the provider’s privacy statement which gives further information about your relevant rights and setting options to protect your privacy. http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google processes your personal data in the USA as well and is registered under the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Range measurement & analysis

An analysis of the volume of visitors to our site, e.g. with Google Analytics, does not take place.

Transfer to third parties

Any personal data that you provide to us will essentially not be disclosed to third parties, unless you have given your consent or if such disclosure is mandatory to fulfil our contractual obligations arising from our mandate relationship. Hence, in order to manage a case, it can become necessary to transmit the personal data you have made available to us within the context of our mandate to other parties to the proceedings and their representatives, to administrative offices, courts or service providers. However, your data will not be disclosed to third parties for their advertising purposes.

We are using reliable service providers for the operation of this website, or for our other products and services, so that it may occur that a service provider is made aware of personal data. We carefully select our service providers – in particular with regard to data protection and data security – and take all data protection measures necessary to safeguard permissible data processing, including but not limited to the conclusion of contracts with processors according to Art. 28 (3) GDPR as well as implementation of appropriate technical and organisational measures according to Art. 25 GDPR.

Data processing outside of the EU

In connection with the management of intellectual property rights matters in non-EU countries it may be necessary for us to transmit your data to other parties to the proceedings and their representatives, to administrative offices, courts our service providers resident in such third countries. We would like to point out that in countries outside the EU other legal provisions concerning privacy protection may apply, which may differ from the level of data protection within the EU. If the transmission takes place in countries, for which a EU Commission decision concerning an adequate level of protection according Art. 45 (3) GDPR does not exist and/or for which no appropriate safeguards according to Art. 46 GDPR are provided for, the transmission will take place in accordance with Art. 49 (1) GDPR only on condition that

  • you have expressly given consent to such transmission (Art. 6 (1) a GDPR),
  • the transmission is necessary to fulfil the contractual obligations arising from our mandate relationship (Art. 6 (1) b GDPR) or from a legal obligation (Art. 6 (1) c GDPR) or
  • if the transmission is necessary in connection with the enforcement, exertion or defence of legal claims and does not mean any undermining of your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms (Art. 6 (1) f GDPR)
  • if the transmission is made from a register which is intended to provide information to the public according to Art. 49 (1) g GDPR (f. ex. patent and trademark registers).

Your rights as a data subject

You have the right to the disclosure of information about your personal data. You may contact our Data Protection Officer or us directly for the disclosure of this information at any time.

Should your enquiry or request not be made in writing, we kindly ask for your understanding

that we may request proof of identification from you that verifies who you are.

You also have the right to request the rectification, erasure or restriction of processing of your data, to the extent that you are legally entitled to do so.

Furthermore, you have the right to object to its processing within the scope of statutory provisions. The same applies to your right to data portability.

Please feel free to contact us by email via datenschutz@LBP-Patent.de!

To the extent that we process your personal data on the basis of your consent, you have a right to withdraw your prior consent, which may be issued at any time, without affecting the legality of any previous processing on the basis of your consent up until the point in time of revocation.

You have the right to lodge a complaint regarding the processing of personal data by us with the relevant data protection supervisory authority.

You may lodge your complaint, for example, with the regulatory authority responsible for LBP:

The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Baden-Württemberg
Königstrasse 10a
70173 Stuttgart
Phone:            +49 (0) 711 61 55 41-0
Fax:                +49 (0) 711 61 55 41-15
E-Mail:            poststelle@lfdi.bwl.de
Website with further contact data: https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.datenschutz.de/

Changes to this data protection information

We will revise this data protection information in the event of changes to this website, or on other occasions where such changes are required. The current version is always available at: https://www.LBP-Patent.de/impressum.