European Patent Attorneys
European Trademark Attorneys
European Design Attorneys
Patent Attorneys and Attorneys-At-Law
We are lawyers and patent attorneys of an intellectual property law firm who are admitted to practice before the German and European Patent Offices and are specialized in the acquisition and enforcement of industrial property rights. We have comprehensive experience in all legal matters relating to patents, utility models, designs and trademarks.
Our intellectual property law firm represents both German and foreign clients in all technological fields. advotec. has offices in Munich, where the German and European Patent Offices have their headquarters, in Wuerzburg, a city located approximately 100 km south-east of Frankfurt am Main, famous for its local viniculture and sporting a growing local industry, in Giessen, a city located approximately 60 km north of Frankfurt near the center of the optical industry in Wetzlar and the renowned University of Marburg, in Siegen, a city located approximately 100 km east of Cologne, in Straubing, a city located approximately 140 km north-east of Munich and approximately 150 km south-east of Nuremberg, and in Passau, a city referred to as “The Town of Three Rivers” located approximately 200 km east of Munich.
Our partners and staff members, counting approximately 60 members, are organized strictly according to the principles of lean management, enabling us to provide professional services that meet even the highest expectations and to securely manage intellectual property rights.
Intellectual property, such as a technical invention, a new product design or an appealing trademark, is only a valuable asset if it receives the utmost protection against replications and counterfeits.
In order to ensure this, the range of services provided by our attorneys here at advotec. pertains to the entire field of intellectual property rights. The close collaboration between our patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law moreover yields a high advisory proficiency regarding the fields of license rights and contract law as well as infringements of rights.
Employee Invention Law
All our patent attorneys have an engineering or scientific degree and practical experience in their field of specialty. These multifarious qualifications allow us to quickly and comprehensively address challenges from any technical field.
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G – N
O – Z
studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Brunswick, Germany, specializing in aeronautical and aerospace engineering, and conducted scientific work in the field of construction theory at the University of Bremen.
Mr. Tappe practices as a German and European patent attorney, dealing with patent infringement proceedings, enforcement of patent and trademark protection rights and licensing. His major field of activity includes mechanical engineering, in particular production engineering. He is a member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi1), the Chamber of German Patent Attorneys, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI), the European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA) and the Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP).
studied mechanical engineering at the University of Erlangen. Mr. von den Steinen practices as a German and European patent attorney, dealing with patent infringement proceedings, enforcement of patent and trademark protection rights and licensing.
His major fields of activity include mechanical engineering, in particular automotive engineering, specifically automobile equipment and on-board bus systems; packaging machinery; printing machines and optical control systems. He is a member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi), the Chamber of German Patent Attorneys and the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI).
studied crystallography at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, with stays abroad at Swansea, Wales and University of California, Berkeley, and completed his studies by writing a dissertation on surface physics at LMU.
Dr. Grünberg practices as a German and European patent attorney, dealing with the enforcement of patent and trademark rights, infringement proceedings and licensing. His major fields of activity include material science, mechanical engineering, process engineering, automation engineering and software-based inventions. He is a member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi), the Chamber of German Patent Attorneys, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI), the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) and the Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP).
studied chemistry and biology at the University of Regensburg and conducted scientific work at the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the University of Regensburg. In addition, Dr. Schneider worked for the clinical department of AstraZeneca based in Hamburg.
He is particularly familiarized with patent matters relating to the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmaceutics, mechanics and mechanical engineering. His activities performed in these fields include the enforcement of patent and utility model rights, including opposition, cancellation and nullity proceedings as well as licensing. Moreover, Dr. Schneider has extensive experience in the fields of trademark and design law. He is a member of the Institute of Patent Attorneys before the European Patent Office (epi), of the Chamber of German Patent Attorneys and the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI).
studied chemistry at the Universities of Bonn and Cologne and conducted scientific research in the field of organic chemistry at the University of Cologne. She holds a doctorate in chemistry.
She is particularly familiarized with patent matters relating to the fields of organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, polymer chemistry, biochemistry and pharmaceutics. Her activities performed in these fields include the enforcement of patent, utility model and trademark protection rights, including opposition proceedings and licensing. Dr. Binsack is a member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi), the Chamber of German Patent Attorneys, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) and the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR).
studied electrical engineering, specializing in the field of communications engineering, at RWTH Aachen and received his doctorate in the field of digital communication.
During his research activity at Motorola Inc., he placed his focus on implementing digital transmission systems and was in charge of projecting telematics system concepts for the automotive industry. As an active member of various standardization bodies within the EBU (European Broadcasting Union), he played a large part in the introduction of the digital broadcast system DVB. Dr. Andreas Schuchert has been working as a German Patent and Trademark Attorney and is mainly involved in the prosecution, enforcement and defense of technical property rights n the field of electrical engineering. Dr. Andreas Schuchert is a member of the Chamber of German Patent Attorneys.
studied mechanical engineering at Central Hessian University of Applied Sciences with a special focus on precision mechanics.
In his capacity as a German and European patent attorney, he deals with patents in the fields of mechanical engineering, in particular automotive engineering, material technologies, production engineering, foundry technology, medical engineering, technical optics, chip technologies, in particular RF applications, and peripheral microprocessor technologies. Mr. Schubert is a member of the Chamber of German Patent Attorneys, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI) and the Federal Association of German Patent Attorneys, the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi) and the Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP).
studied material and product development, specializing in material modelling and component optimization, at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences as well as industrial engineering, specializing in mechanical engineering at Dresden University of Technology.
Mr. Etz is a practicing German patent attorney and focuses on the obtainment of patent and utility model rights and their enforcement in case of infringement and on licensing. Moreover, he deals with employee inventions. His major fields of activity include technical inventions in the field of mechanical engineering, predominantly in the field of manufacturing technology and automotive engineering. Mr. Etz is a member of the Chamber of German Patent Attorneys.
studied biology at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen and received her doctorate in the field of bioinformatics and genome research at the Center for Biotechnology at Bielefeld University, complemented by grant-aided research periods at the University of California, Berkeley. Furthermore, Dr. Schwager is author and co-author of several scientific publications.
Her area of expertise comprises the prosecution, enforcement and defense of industrial property rights, in particular in the field of biotechnological, medical engineering and technical engineering patents and utility models. Dr. Schwager is a member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi), the Chamber of German Patent Attorneys and the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI).
studied civil engineering at the Technical University of Munich. His main areas of study and research were construction engineering.
Mr. März practices as a German and European patent attorney. His area of expertise comprises the prosecution, enforcement and defense of industrial property rights, in particular opposition, cancellation and nullity proceedings. He has comprehensive experience in patent matters relating to the fields of mechanics, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, environmental technology and medical technology. Mr. März is a member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi), the Chamber of German Patent Attorneys, the International Federation of Intellectual Patent Attorneys (FICPI) and the Association of German Engineers (VDI).
Axel von den Steinen
Dr. Thomas Grünberg
Dr. Oliver Schneider
Dr. Beate Binsack
Dr. Andreas Schuchert
Dr. Christiane Katja Schwager
Florian J.H. März
studied law at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich and has been working as an attorney-at-law in the field of industrial property rights since 2001. The title of her doctor’s thesis awarded in the field of law is titled “Freihaltebedürfnis, Unterscheidungskraft und Schutzumfang dreidimensionaler Marken” [in English: "Competitive need, distinctiveness and scope of protection of three-dimensional trademarks"].
In her capacity as a “Certified IP Lawyer”, Dr. Maenz deals with national and international mandates in all matters of trademark and design protection. Dr. Maenz is also active in the fields of competitive law, trademark disputes as well as legal representation in all infringement proceedings relating to patents and utility models. Dr. Maenz is a member of the Chamber of Lawyers of Munich, the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP).
studied law at the Moscow State Law Academy and at the Universities of Würzburg and Mainz.
Before joining advotec. he worked at several law firms based in Wiesbaden and Frankfurt am Main with a special focus on contract management and German and international civil law. Mr. Tuchscherer is a “Certified IP Lawyer” in the field of industrial property rights and is the co-author of various contributions to patent and contractual licensing law. His fields of activity include German and international trademark law, copyright, patent and competition law. He is a member of the Chamber of Lawyers of Frankfurt am Main, the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) and the Association for German-Russian Business Law (VDRW).
studied law at Justus Liebig University Giessen with a particular focus on media law.
During her legal clerkship at the Regional Court of Giessen as well as after being admitted as an attorney-at-law in 2011, she worked for a law firm specialized in copyright law until switching to advotec. Patent- und Rechtsanwälte, European Patent, Trademark and Design Attorneys. She carries the title "Certified IP Lawyer". The main focus of Ms. Oerter’s work is the extrajudicial and judicial enforcement of claims related to trademark, copyright and competitive law and providing professional advice to trademark applicants in Germany as well as on an international level. Dorothée Oerter is a member of the Chamber of Lawyers of Frankfurt am Main, the German Association of Attorneys (DAV) and of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR).
studied law at the University of Passau. Since the beginning of 2000 he has worked as an attorney-at-law.
His main areas of expertise are the extrajudicial and judicial prosecution and defense of intellectual property right infringements and unfair competition as well as the licensing of intellectual property rights. Furthermore Mr. Mühlbauer operates in the field of copyright law. He is a member of the Chamber of Lawyers of Nuremberg, the German Association of Attorneys (DAV), the German Association for Intellectual Property and Copyright Law (GRUR) as well as a member of the Intellectual Property and Media Working Group of the German Association of Attorneys (DAV). In addition, Mr. Mühlbauer is a speaker at the Entrepreneur School of the Hans Lindner Institute, Arnstorf.
studied law at the University of Cologne.
As an attorney-at-law specialized in industrial property rights, she operates particularly in the fields trademark, competition and media law. She is the author and co-author of regular legal publications on the topic of e-commerce. The extrajudicial and judicial enforcement of legal claims in trade mark and competition law and the assistance for applicants in trade mark law are the focus of her work. Ms. Bosbach is a member of the Chamber of Lawyers of Bamberg, the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR), the Association of Intellectual Property Experts (VPP), the Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES), the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the German Association of Attorneys (DAV).
Dr. Nina Maenz
attended the College of Technology in Siegen, from which he graduated as a state-certified technician in mechanical engineering with a focus on technology development, following his training as a technical draftsman.
During his studies and several years subsequent to his studies, he worked as a design engineer in a mechanical engineering company within an internationally established group of companies. Mr. Jung attends to patents in the fields of mechanical engineering, especially manufacturing technology, process technology, automotive technology, automation technology, drive technology, conveyor technology, environmental technology, storage technology, building service engineering, sanitary and water engineering and medical technology. Mr. Jung has also gathered experience in the field of trademarks and design patents.
Qualified patent law clerks, paralegals and secretaries round off our team at all our offices.
Our team members attained their skills and expertise through thorough and meticulous training and many years’ experience as well as legal practice in the field of patent law. Thus, our employees and co-workers guarantee a smooth work flow in our offices.
The still budding advotec. Collection has been continually expanded since 2007 in collaboration with Neuer Kunstverein Gießen and is curated by Markus Lepper. For building the collection a dialogic approach was taken in which the scope for the dialog between the works of two artists was defined through the annually staged exhibition format “Kunst-Stücke” with two respective artistic positions.
From this a complex system of relations with changing partners—between the works of an artist and between the works of a yearly grouping—and consequently a relation of all pieces of the collection has been created. Since then, the initially defined scope has been exceeded so that the works of art encourage dialog with the employees.
The leitmotif of the collection is curiosity—though not in the sense of voyeurism—for we allow ourselves to be drawn into a dialog. We want to discover what the proximity of Ekrem Yalçindağ’s ornamental plastic structures to Lucie Beppler’s seemingly fragile graphic textures provokes, how their relation is influenced by Philipp Hennevogl’s detailed abstract realism and how this affects us.
Hence, new situations constantly arise, not just for lovers of art but for our patent attorneys as well who keep works of art in view of their desk and benefit from this in a very special way.
Art liberates, evolves and invites us again and again to discover something that transcends mundane materiality.
o.T., 2001, Öl auf Nessel, 56 × 70 cm
Figur auf Leiter (Line up and be), 2008, Kleinplastik aus Sculpey, ca. 18 cm hoch
Piekfeine Objekte: Luftlandeübung auf den Türmen der Deutschen Bank (links), Spartakus (rechts), 2008, Schreibmaschine auf Papier, 29,7 × 21 cm
o.T., 2006, Öl auf Leinwand, 180 × 190 cm
Die Konstruktion der Stillen Welt, Winkelstation, 2007, Lightjet Print, Diasec matt, Edition 2/5 + 2, 120 × 160 cm
o.T., 2004, Öl, Ölstift auf Nessel, 70 × 60 cm
182 mal Rot, 2010, Öl auf Leinwand, 40 × 50 cm
o.T., 2011, Bleistift, Gravurnadel, Tusche, Öl auf Papier, 49,5 × 62 cm
Knabenkraut, 2012, Plastikteile, Kabelbinder, Klaus Schneider, Die schönsten Blüten … , 2013 (Bildhintergrund)
haiku_A11, 2010, Aquarell auf Bütten, 32 × 24 cm
Konstrukt 53 (links), Konstrukt 39 (rechts), 2011, Fotografie, Pigment Print, Edition 1/5 + 2, 60 × 42 cm
Boom Boom, 2011, Öl auf Leinwand, 51 × 40 cm
Abbildung: »Unbenannt #5/2015«
Pigmenttinte, VelvetFineArtPapier, 16 × 24 cm, 2015
21 × 29,7 cm, 2015
Abbildung: »Bild Nr. B 2014-1«
Öl auf Leinwand, 80 × 120 cm, 2014
Abbildung: »black + line«
Teerpappe auf MDF, 45,5 × 71,5 × 2,8 cm, 2007–2012
Abbildung: »Stilleben S.P., Single No. 1«
C-Print auf Aludibond, gerahmt, 40,5 × 60 cm, 2008
Farbstift auf Karton, 34 × 45 cm, 2007
Malereidetail, 1997, Öl auf Leinwand, 18 × 24 cm
Struktur I (Edition 11/12), Struktur II (Edition 1/12), Struktur III (Edition 3/12), 2009,
Linolschnitt, 39,8 × 58,4 cm
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In addition, we make use of appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data from accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved according to technological development.
8. Currency and Change of this Data Protection Statement
This data protection statement is currently valid as of May 2018.
By further developing our website and by offering our services via our website or owing to changes in legislative or official requirements, it can become necessary to change this Data Protection Statement. You can retrieve and print the current Data Protection Statement at any time from the website at https://www.advotec.de/#datenschutz.
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Partners: Axel von den Steinen, Hartmut Tappe, Dr. Thomas Grünberg,
Dr. Oliver Schneider, Peter Schubert and Benjamin Merkel
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1. The patent attorneys of the advotec. law firm are members of the Chamber of German Patent Attorneys (Tal 29, D-80331 Munich, Tel.: +49 (0) 89 2422780). The professional title “Patentanwalt” [Eng.: patent attorney] has been conferred in the Federal Republic of Germany. The members admitted to practice before the European Patent Office (European Patent Attorneys) are members of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (epi).
Patent attorneys are bound, inter alia, by the following professional regulations: German Patent Attorney Regulations [Patentantwaltsordnung], Code of Professional Conduct for German Patent Attorneys [Berufsordnung der Patentanwälte], Professional Standards of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys. The sites of the aforementioned regulations can be found on the website of the Chamber of German Patent Attorneys (www.patentanwalt.de) under the category “Patent Attorneys” and “Links”. In addition, the representatives admitted to practice before the European Patent Office are also bound by the Code of Conduct of the epi.
2. The attorneys-at-law of the advotec. law firms in Wuerzburg, Munich, Giessen, Siegen and Straubing are admitted to practice in the Federal Republic of Germany and are members either of the Attorney Chamber in Bamberg (Friedrichstrasse 7, 96047 Bamberg, Tel.: +49 (0) 951 – 986200), the Attorney Chamber for the Higher Regional Court in Munich (Tal 33, 80331 Munich, Tel.: +49 (0) 89 – 5329440), the Chamber of Attorneys in Frankfurt am Main (Bockenheimer Anlage 36, 60322 Frankfurt am Main, Tel.: +49 (0) 69 – 17009801) or the Chamber of Attorneys in Nuremburg (Fuerther Strasse 115, 90429 Nuremburg, Tel.: +49 (0) 911 – 926330). The professional title “Rechtsanwalt” [Eng.: attorney-at-law] has been conferred in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Attorneys-at-law are bound by professional regulations which can be retrieved from the homepage of the Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer [Federal Chamber of Attorneys-at-Law] under https://www.brak.de/fuer-anwaelte/berufsrecht. These are, inter alia, the Federal Lawyers’ Act [Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO)], the Law on the Remuneration of Attorneys [Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RGV)], the Rules for Professional Practice [Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte (BORA)], the Regulations on Specialist Lawyers [Fachanwaltsordnung (FAO)], and the Code of Conduct for Attorneys-at-Law of the European Union [Berufsregeln der Rechtsanwälte der Europäischen Union (CCBE)].
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