Legal notice

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Law Firm

HL Kempner
Patentanwälte, Rechtsanwalt,
Solicitors (England & Wales), Irish Patent Agents Partnerschaft mbB

Bürkleinstraße 10
80538 Munich

Tel.: +49 (0) 89 6227 1760
Fax.: +49 (0) 89 6227 1788

Legal Structure

Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mit beschränkter Berufshaftung

(A partnership with limited professional liability)

Register Court 

District Court of Munich

Partnership Register PR 1958


DE 325 386 170

Authorised Partners

James Ward

Jason Dainty

Richard Kempner

Philip Davies

Dr. Sandeep Basra

Jana Crewett

Nicole Ockl

Professional title and competent chamber/regulatory authority

Our German Patent Attorneys are admitted to practice in Germany and are members of the German Patent Attorneys Association (Patentanwaltskammer), which is the supervisory authority responsible for them.

Our Irish Patent Agents are admitted to practice in Ireland and are on the register of Irish Patent Agents held by the Irish Patents Office. They are also a member of the German Patent Attorneys Association, which is the responsible supervisory authority.

Our European Patent Attorneys are admitted before the European Patent Office (EPO) and are members of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi).

Our German Attorneys-at-Law are admitted to practice in Germany and are members of the Munich Bar Association (Rechtsanwaltskammer München), which is the supervisory authority responsible for them. The German attorneys at law are also admitted representatives at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in Alicante, Spain.

Our Solicitors are members of The Law Society of England & Wales and of the Munich Bar Association, which is the responsible supervisory authority.

Rules of Professional Conduct

German Patent attorneys are subject to the professional rules stipulated by the German Patent Attorney Code (Patentanwaltsordnung, PAO) and the Professional Code of Conduct for Patent Attorneys (Berufsordnung der Patentanwälte). They are also members of the ‘Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle’ (FICPI) and are subject to its code of professional conduct. All regulations about the professional rules for patent attorneys are accessible via the websites of the Patent Attorneys Association, FICPI and epi.

The following professional rules also apply for Irish Patent Agents practicing in Germany: The Law on Patent Attorneys (PAO), the Federal Regulations for Patent Attorneys. In addition Irish Patent Agents are subject to the Patents Act 1992 and the rules implemented thereunder.

European Patent Attorneys are subject to the Code of Conduct of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office.

The following professional rules apply for German Attorneys-at-Law: The Federal Lawyers’ Act (BRAO), the Rules of Professional Practice Lawyers (BORA), the Law on the Remuneration of Attorneys (RVG), the Rules and Regulations for Specialized Lawyers (FAO), the Professional Code for Lawyers of the European Community (CCBE) and the Law Regulating the Activity of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG). Information about the professional rules for Attorneys-at-Law s are accessible via the national bar association’s website.

Our Solicitors are subject to the IPReg Code of Conduct, to the SRA Code of Conduct 2011 and the professional rules which apply for German Attorneys-at-Law.

The rules governing conduct do not allow our attorneys (whether attorneys-at-law or patent attorneys) to represent conflicting interests. For this reason, we seek to ascertain before confirming representation whether there is a conflict of interest.

Professional Liability Insurance

The professional liability insurance is provided by Zurich Insurance plc, Niederlassung für Deutschland, Platz der Einheit 2, 60327 Frankfurt/Main. The territorial coverage of the insurance extends to worldwide activities and is in accordance with the requirements of Sec. 51 Federal Lawyers’ Act and Sec. 45 Law on Patent Attorneys.

Compliance /Policies

We are fully committed to high standards of professional conduct and compliance and to good and open governance practices throughout our business.

The content of this website is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Further, the publication, copy and distribution of the website`s content, including all photographs, illustrations and articles, is protected under copyright laws and needs our explicit permission. Quotations shall include the author and the reference.

Where links to external websites are provided, no liability is accepted for their content.

Unless not expressly agreed otherwise in writing, all of our client engagements are subject to our standard terms of business. Please find the HL Kempner Terms of Business.

Responsible person within the meaning of Sec. 55 (2) RStV (German Broadcasting Treaty)

The provider of the website is HL Kempner Patentanwälte, Rechtsanwalt, Solicitors (England & Wales), Irish Patent Agents Partnerschaft mbB, a limited liability partnership.

Your contact for the journalistic and editorial contents is James Ward, Bürkleinstraße 10, 80538 Munich, Germany (E-mail:; Tel.: +49 (0) 89 6227 1760).

HL Renewals LLP

All renewals work (work relating to the renewal of granted or registered patents, trade marks, designs and utility models and to the payment of maintenance fees) is undertaken by HL Renewals LLP, a separate limited liability partnership wholly-owned by our Alliance partner Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP.

HL Renewals LLP is incorporated under the provisions of the UK Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000, registration number OC344167.

Registered office details: Redcliff Quay, 120 Redcliff Street, Bristol, BS1 6HU, United Kingdom.

Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing all contracts between HL Renewals LLP and its clients will be on its standard terms of business which can be found here: HL Renewals LLP Terms of Business.

Dispute resolution according to ODR Regulation and ADR Directive

The European Commission has established a European online dispute resolution platform according to the ODR Regulation [Regulation (EU) No. 524/2013]. It is accessible under

We are not willing or obliged to participate in dispute resolution proceedings according to the ADR Directive and the Act on the Resolution of Consumer Disputes (VSBG) before a consumer arbitration body.