Legal Notice

Manitz Finsterwald Patent- und Rechtsanwaltspartnerschaft mbB

Martin-Greif-Str. 1
80336 Munich

Phone: +49-89-21 99 430
Fax: +49-89-29 75 75


Partnership Register: Amtsgericht München PR 1690

VAT-ID number in accordance with §27 of the Value Added Tax act: DE 130 001 124

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Manitz Finsterwald Patent- und Rechtsanwaltspartnerschaft mbB is a partnership with limited professional liability (PartmbB) and is represented by the partners listed here.

The European Patent Attor­neys of Manitz Finsterwald are registered at the European Patent Office and are members of the European Patent Insti­tute (epi) (

The European Trade­mark Attor­neys and European Design Attor­neys are regis­tered at the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). The European Trade­mark Attor­neys are subject to the rules of the Council Regula­tion on the European Union Trade Mark (Regula­tion EC/​207/2009) and on the Commu­nity Design (Regula­tion EC/​6/​2002).

The German patent attor­neys (Patentanwälte) are admitted under German law and are regis­tered at the German Patent and Trade­mark Office and are members of the German Patent Attor­neys Associ­a­tion (

The patent attor­neys admitted under UK law are regis­tered in the patent attorney register kept under Section 275 Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 and at the Intel­lec­tual Property Regula­tion Board (IPReg) (

The German attor­neys at law (Rechtsanwälte) are all admitted as attor­neys at law under German law and are members of the Bar Associ­a­tion in the district of the Higher Regional Court Munich ( The German attor­neys at law are also admitted repre­sen­ta­tives at the OHIM in Alicante, Spain. They are subject insofar to the rules of the Council Regula­tion on the Commu­nity Trade Mark (Regula­tion EC/​40/​94) and Council Regula­tion on the Commu­nity Design (Regula­tion EC/​6/​2002).

The following codes of profes­sional conduct apply:

For the European Patent Attorneys

  • Code of Conduct of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the EPO (
  • The Regulation on Discipline for Professional Representatives issued by the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (
  • The FICPI statutes (

For the German Patent Attorneys

For the UK Patent Attorneys

  • Code of Conduct of 28 September 2009 of the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (

For the German Attorneys at Law

  • Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO) [German Attorney at Law Code]
  • Berufsordnung der Rechtsanwälte (BORA) [Code of Conduct for German attorneys at Law]
  • Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG) [German Attorneys Remuneration Act]
  • Fachanwaltsordnung (FAO) [Act Governing Specialized Attorneys]
  • Code of Conduct for Lawyers in the European Union issued by the CCBE (Council of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Community) (

The codes pertaining to German attor­neys at law can be found in both English and German on the website of the Federal Bar Associ­a­tion at For English, click on "Infor­ma­tion­spflichten gemäß § 5 TMG" and click there on "The Federal Lawyers Act", etc.

Our attor­neys, including our UK attor­neys, have a world­wide profes­sional indem­nity insur­ance at the Allianz Versicherungs-AG, Diesel­strasse 8, 85774 Unter­föhring, Germany.

The rules governing conduct do not allow the attor­neys at law and the patent attor­neys of our firm to repre­sent conflicting inter­ests. For this reason, it is always ascer­tained before repre­sen­ta­tion is assumed whether there is a conflict of interest.


Information in accordance with § 36 VSBG:

We are not legally obliged to participate in dispute settlement proceedings before a consumer reconciliation body. We therefore ask for your understanding that we are excluding our participation in such dispute settlement procedures.

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Liability for contents:

The contents of our website was produced using due diligence. However, no guarantee on the correctness, completeness and actuality of the contents can be given.

Liability for Links:

Our offer for service contains links to third party websites on whose contents we have no influence. For this reason we cannot assume any guarantee for these external contents. The providers and/or the operators of those websites are respectively responsible for the contents of the linked websites. The linked websites were examined for any statutory violation at the time these links were included on our website. Unlawful content was not recognizable at the time these were linked to our website. Also, a permanent inspection of the contents of the linked websites is not reasonable without any tangible evidence. Once it becomes known to us that such websites contain unlawful contents then those links are promptly removed.


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We would like to point out that data transfer in the internet (for example, communications via e-mail) can include security breaches. A breach free protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.
The use of our contact details, published due to the legal notice requirements, by third parties for purposes of advertisement is not permitted. The operators of this website reserve the right to initiate legal proceedings in the case of unwanted consignment of advertisements, e.g. via e-mail.