Viering, Jentschura & Partner

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This website is presented by the law office of Viering, Jentschura & Partner mbB, Patent Attorneys and Attorneys at Law, Germany. The contents thereof, in whole and in part, are protected by copyright, are strictly informative, do not claim completeness and do not constitute legal or professional advice. No action with respect to any information contained on this website should be taken without consultation with a professional appropriate to the individual case. Any liability in connection with this website and the information provided therein, including the content of possible links, is therefore excluded to the extent permitted by law.

 

VJP acts in Germany as a partnership with limited professional liability (mbB), registered in the partnership register of the Munich Regional Court under PR 97, and in Singapore as a limited liability partnership, registered in Singapore under T06LL1666B. Both firms are each legally independent and act in their own name and for their own account. Every registered partner of the respective VJP firm is authorized to represent the respective VJP firm separately. The VAT identification number of VJP mbB in Germany is DE 130 750 861. The GST of VJP LLP in Singapore is M90360471E.

 

To the extent permitted by law, German law is applicable for all matters against this website or services rendered by VJP mbB, Germany or its attorney(s) who handle(s) the individual case. For services rendered by VJP LLP, Singapore, the law of Singapore is applicable.

 

The person to be contacted in case of questions concerning the partnership or the contents of this website is Attorney at Law Dr. Wolfgang Festl-Wietek, Grillparzerstr. 14, 81675 Munich, Germany, Tel: +49 89 2106 970, E-Mail: wfestlatvjpdotde. The partners can also be contacted at the address as stated for each respective office.

 

The European Patent Attorneys of VJP are registered with the European Patent Office and are members of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the EPO (epi, accessible at http://216.92.57.242/patentepi/english/index.php).

 

The German Patent Attorneys (the designations "Patentanwalt" or "Patent Attorney" on this webpage are always to be understood as "German Patent Attorney") are registered with the German Patent and Trademark Office and are members of the Patentanwaltskammer, the German Patent Attorneys' association (accessible at http://www.patentanwalt.de).

 

The European Trademark Attorneys and the European Design Attorneys are registered at the European Union Intellectual Property Office.

 

The Attorneys at Law are German lawyers and members of the Rechtsanwaltskammer, the Chamber of Lawyers, for the judicial district of the Higher Regional Court Munich (accessible at http://www.rechtsanwaltskammer-muenchen.de).

 

The Singapore Patent Attorneys are registered to represent patent applications before the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and are listed on the IPOS website (accessible at http://www.ipos.gov.sg). They are also members of the Association of Singapore Patent Attorneys.

 

The U.S. Patent Attorneys are registered to represent U.S. patent applications before the United States Patent- and Trademark Office (USPTO) and are listed on the USPTO website (accessible at http://www.uspto.gov).

 

The following professional codes of conduct apply to:

  • the European Patent Attorneys:

     

     

     

  • the German Patent Attorneys:

     

    • Berufsordnung der Patentanwälte (BOPA, professional rules for patent attorneys)

     

     

  • the German Attorneys at Law:

     

    • Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO, federal regulations for lawyers)
    • Berufsordnung der Rechtsanwälte (BORA, professional regulations for lawyers)
    • Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG, lawyers' remuneration act)
    • Berufsregeln der Rechtsanwälte der Europäischen Gemeinschaft der Vollversammlung der Anwaltschaften der Europäischen Gemeinschaft (professional rules for lawyers of the European Community, general assembly of the legal profession of the European Community)

     

    All these rules and regulations are shown on the website of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers (accessible at http://www.brak.de), "Informationspflichten gemäß §5 TMG" (information duties in accordance with Sec. 5 TMG - German Teleservices Law).

    The Code of Conduct for Lawyers in the European Community issued by the CCBE (Council of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Community) is applicable to all lawyers acting in the EU.

     

  • the Singapore Patent Attorneys:

    Patent Act (Chapter 221), Part XIX, "Patent Attorneys", and Patent Act (Chapter 221), Patents (Patent Attorney) Rules 2001, which latter came into operation on January 2, 2002

     

  • the U.S. Patent Attorneys:

    Patent Rules Part 10 of 37 CFR – "Representation of Others before the United States Patent and Trademark Office", accessible at http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/consolidated_rules.pdf. Further details can be found on the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) website within the USPTO website at http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/dcom/gcounsel/oed.htm.

 

Professional liability insurances:

  • Professional liability insurance for the attorneys at law and patent attorneys of VJP mbB, Germany: ERGO Versicherung AG, Thomas-Dehler-Straße 2, 81737 Munich, Germany.

    Covered territory: Germany.

    Attorneys at law are obliged according to BRAO (German Federal Regulation for Attorneys) to maintain a professional liability insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 250,000.00. Details can be seen at §51 BRAO.

  • Professional liability insurance for the patent attorneys of VJP LLP, Singapore: Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd., 60 Anson Road, #08-01 Mapletree Anson Singapore, Singapore 079914.

    Covered territory: worldwide.

 

Hint to out of court dispute resolution:

In case of disputes between attorneys at law and their clients, upon request the possibility of an out of court settlement of the dispute exists at the respective Chambers of Attorneys (Rechtanwaltskammern), according to §73 sec. 2 no. 3 in connection with §73 sec. 5 BRAO or at the Attorneys Arbitration Board (§191f BRAO) at the Federal Chamber of Attorneys at Law, to be found in the internet at the homepage of the Federal Chamber of Attorneys at Law (http://www.brak.de), E-Mail: schlichtungsstelleatbrakdotde.

 

Online Dispute Resolution Website of the European Commission: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/

 

Copyrights of the pictures shown on the VJP website:

© Karsten de Riese, © Veronika Hieke, © S©bastien Smeur, © Anne Bendt, © Aengevelt, © Dr. Stefan Insam, © SSilver / Fotolia, © Webgalerist / Fotolia, © Evan Gotti / Fotolia, © shockfactor / Fotolia, © myper / Fotolia, © Michael Müller / Fotolia, © XDream / Fotolia, © Alex Davidov / Fotolia, © crea-photo / Fotolia, © Pixel / Fotolia, © ushama / Fotolia, © klikk / Fotolia, © Pavel Losevsky / Fotolia, © Sergey Shlyaev / Fotolia, © Tjall / Fotolia, © Hao Wang / Fotolia, © Actomic / Fotolia, © benamalice / Fotolia, © Antonio Nunes / Fotolia, © Peter Galbraith / Fotolia