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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

Disclaimer:
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.

We do not accept any liability for the content of linked websites. Responsibility for the content is borne exclusively by those operating such sites.

Edgar Lins

Dipl.-Phys., Dr. jur.

QUALIFICATIONS

Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark & Design Attorney

OFFICE BRUNSWICK

Phone +49(0)531  28140-0
Fax +49(0)531 28140-28

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Main practice areas
  • Patent and utility model applications, in particular in the fields of electronics, physics, medical engineering and technology, process engineering, packaging technology
  • Trademark law, with a special focus on international trademark law, trademark strategies, design law
  • Patent, utility model, design and trademark infringement disputes
  • Expert opinions on infringement matters
  • Ancillary protection under competition law
  • License agreements
  • Laws on employees’ inventions
Professional career
1992 Dissertation on ‘The priority right for subsequent applications with amended contents’ Dr. jur. (Department of Law at the University of Hannover)
1978 Qualified as a European patent attorney
1978 Founding partner of the joint practice Gramm + Lins
1977 Joined the law firm
1977 Qualified as a patent attorney
1976 to 1977 Consultant at the Patents Department of Blaupunkt-Werke (Bosch Group)
1973 to 1976 Trainee as a Patentassessor at the Patents Department of Blaupunkt-Werke (Bosch Group), at the German Patent Office, German Federal Patent Court, and Munich I Regional Court
1972 to 1973 Development of measuring instruments at GEOME Geomessdienst R. Frommholz KG
1972 Degree in physics (Technical University of Hannover)

 

Memberships
  • Federation of German Patent Attorneys
  • ECTA
  • GRUR (Deputy Chairman of GRUR Northern Committee)
  • AIPPI National Group
  • Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses (BVMW)
  • VPP
  • VDI
  • FICPI
  • LES
Lecturing
  • Lecturer at the German Lawyers’ Academy (international trademark law)
  • Lecturer at Braunschweig Technical University (protection of intellectual property)
Publications
  • Lins, Gramm "Ein Anspruch – eine Priorität" (One claim - one priority), in: GRUR Int. 1983, 634 ff.
  • Lins, Rau "Patentstrategien für den EG-Binnenmarkt" (Patent strategies for the Single European Market), in: Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte, issue 6, 1990, p. 114-119
  • Keil / Lins / Richter / Ruff / Witte / Zellentin: "Die Musteranmeldeverordnung und die derzeitige Rechtslage im Eintragungsverfahren von Geschmacksmusteranmeldungen" (The ordinance on design and utility model applications and the current legal situation in the registration procedure for design applications), in: Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte, 1992, p. 21 ff.
  • Keil / Lins / Richter / Ruff / Witte / Zellentin: "Das Grünbuch über den rechtlichen Schutz gewerblicher Muster und Modelle der Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften" (The green book on the legal protection of industrial designs and models of the Commission of the European Communities), in: Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte, 1992, p. 137 ff.
  • Lins: "Das Prioritätsrecht für inhaltlich geänderte Nachmeldungen" (The priority right for subsequent applications with amended contents), Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, New York, Paris, Vienna 1992 (dissertation)
  • Lins: "Die Rechtsprechung zur Teilpriorität – Konflikt zwischen Dogma und Praxis?" (Court rulings on partial priority - conflict between dogma and practice?) in: Festschrift für Günther Eisenführ, Cologne, Berlin, Bonn, Munich 2003
Languages

German, English, French

QUALIFICATIONS

Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark & Design Attorney

OFFICE BRUNSWICK

Phone +49(0)531  28140-0
Fax +49(0)531 28140-28

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