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Law firm:

Gramm, Lins & Partner
Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB
Theodor-Heuss-Str. 1
38122 Braunschweig

Legal form:
Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB (partnership with limited professional liability)

Court of registration: Hanover Regional Court
Registration sheet: PR 200777
VAT ID: DE 114 888 952

Contact:
Tel.: +49 531 28140-0
Fax: +49 531 28140-28
E-mail: braunschweig@grammpatent.de

Partners authorized to represent the firm: Dr. Edgar Lins, Hanns-Peter Schrammek, Thorsten Rehmann, Dr. Martina Lins, Joachim Gerstein, Christian S. Drzymalla, Kai Stornebel, Dr. Stefan Risthaus, Dr. Rolf Kröncke, Dr.-Ing. Jan Plöger, Sebastian Aisch, Dr. Andreas Friedrich

Attorney authorization:
All of the patent attorneys and attorneys at law who work at Gramm, Lins & Partner are authorized to practice under German Law.

The attorneys at Gramm, Lins & Partner are members of the Braunschweig Bar Association, Lessingplatz 1, 38100 Braunschweig (www.rak-braunschweig.de).

The following professional rules of conduct apply to the attorneys: 

  • Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte (BORA; Professional Rules for Attorneys at Law)
  • Fachanwaltsordnung (FAO; Specialized Attorney Regulations)
  • Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG; Attorney Remuneration Law)
  • Professional rules for attorneys in the European Union (CCBE Code of Conduct)
  • Additional rules of professional conduct relating to the Geldwäschebekämpfungsgesetz (GwG; Money Laundering Act)

The professional rules of conduct for attorneys can be viewed and accessed in German and English at the website or the German Federal Chamber of Attorneys (www.brak.de) in the section entitled ‘Berufsrecht’.

The patent attorneys at Gramm, Lins & Partner are members of the Chamber of Patent Attorneys, Tal 29, 80331 Munich (www.patentanwalt.de) and members of the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (www.ficpi.org).

The following professional rules of conduct apply to patent attorneys:

  • Berufsordnung der Patentanwälte (PatAnwO; Code of Professional Conduct for Patent Attorneys)
  • Additional rules of professional conduct relating to the Geldwäschebekämpfungsgesetz (GwG; Money Laundering Act)
  • Professional standards of the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI)

Gramm, Lins & Partner’s authorized representatives at the European Patent Office (European Patent Attorneys) are members of the epi (European Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (www.patentepi.com) and are subject to the epi Code of Professional Conduct.

The professional rules of conduct applying to patent attorneys and authorized representatives at the European Patent Office can be viewed at the websites of the Chamber of Patent Attorneys, the FICPI, and epi.

Professional liability insurance
Zurich Insurance plc, Germany Branch
Solmsstr. 27-37
60486 Frankfurt am Main
Territorial validity: worldwide.

Concept & Design:
propaganda.  Agentur für  Werbung GmbH, Braunschweig

Photography:
Heidrun Gramm, Braunschweig

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This website is provided solely as information. It does not contain any legal advice or expert opinion. We do not accept any liability for any loss or disadvantage arising from using the information on this website.

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EU trade mark law reform enterd into force

On March 23, 2016 the amended regulations regarding Trademark Law decided upon by the EU entered into force. The most important aspects for applicants and owners of European Union trademarks are: 

List of goods and services

According to the new version of the EU trademark Regulation the headings used in the list of goods and services of an European Union trademark only include the goods and services which are coverd by the literal meaning of the relevant headings. Proprietors of EU trademarks applied for before June22, 2012 may clarify the list of goods and services of goods or services.

Until September 24, 2016 owners of EU trademarks have the possibility to file a declaration concerning the additional goods and services which should be inserted in the list of goods and services which are included in the alphabecical total list but are not covered by the literal meaning of the headings. If, for example, “musical instruments” was entered from Class 15, “music stands” can now be entered additionally although they are not musical instruments in the literal sense.

For this purpose a special form is provided by the EUIPO (formerly OHIM) which can be found on the website of the Office in the User Area under "Online request".

 

Fees

For both applicants and owners of EU trademarks one interesting change is the adjusted fee structure. The application fees now cover only one class in the list of goods and services instead of three. Additional fees are charged from the second class. The renewal fees have been lowered, but follow the same structure.

 

Furthermore, the following changes of name have been made:

  • The Community Trademark will now be called the European Union Trademark.
  • The "Office" (OHIM) has been renamed and will no longer be called "Office for the Harmonization in the Internal Market (trademarks and designs)", but "European Union Intellectual Property Office" (EUIPO).
  • The Trademark Directive will now be called the EU Trademark Regulation.

Additional regulations include details to the procedure, protection requirements, due dates for renewal fees and clarifications or codifications of case-law and practice.

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions regarding the reform and the resulting changes.
 

Further information on the topic are available online.
 

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