Imprint and Legal Notice

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Patentanwälte PartG mbB

Römerstraße 16 b
52428 Jülich

Phone: +49 2461 34 11 8-0
Fax: +49 2461 34 11 8-19

German turnover tax identification number (V.A.T. No.): DE 326 533 165

Limited Liability Partnership according to German law
Registered at the Local Court of Essen: PR 4588

Authorized partners

Dr. Sabrina Witthoff

Dr. Robert Jaekel

Dr. Peter Steinecke

Admissions to the Bar

The Patent Attorneys of the firm are member of the German Patent Attorneys’ Association in Munich (Patentanwaltskammer). The competent supervisory authority for German Patent Attorneys is the German Patent Attorneys’ Association (Patentanwaltskammer), Tal 29, 80331 München,

The European Patent Attorneys of the firm are registered at the European Patent Office and are members of the European Patent Institute, Tal 29, 80331 München,

The European Trademark and Design Attorneys are registered at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs), Avenida de Europa 4, 03080 Alicante, Spanien,

Professional Rules

The attorneys of the firm are subject to the following professional rules.

Patent Attorneys:

  • Patentanwaltsordnung (German Patent Attorney Code)
  • Berufsordnung der Patentanwälte (Code of Conduct for German Patent Attorneys)
  • Code of Professional Conduct of the Institute of Professional Representatives admitted to practice at the European Patent Office
  • Regulation on Discipline issued by the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organization
  • FICPI – International Federation of Patent Attorneys Statutes

The above rules can be downloaded under and the Code of Professional Conduct of the Institute of Professional Representatives under („Rules and Regulations“) and the FICPI Statutes under

The rules governing conduct to not allow the patent attorneys of our firm to represent conflicting interests. Therefore, before assuming representation, it is always checked whether there is a conflict of interest.

Professional Liability Insurance

ERGO Versicherung AG, Viktoriaplatz 1, 40477 Düsseldorf, without territorial restriction.

References to out-of-court settlement of disputes

In case of disputes between patent attorneys and their clients, it is possible to request an out-of-court settlement of disputes at the German Patent Attorneys’ Association Munich (Patentanwaltskammer) (according to Art. 69 Section 5 German Patent Attorney Code (PatAnwO); to be found on the Internet at the homepage of the German Patent Attorneys’ Association (Patentanwaltskammer),

Disclaimer and Copyright

The content of this website only provides general information and does not constitute any legal advice as defined in the German law on legal advice (Rechtsberatungsgesetz). The information should not be used without seeking the advice of a professional counsel. WITTHOFF JAEKEL STEINECKE does not warrant the accuracy, completion or quality of the information provided. As far as the subject website is linked to third parties’ websites, WITTHOFF JAEKEL STEINECKE excludes any responsibility for third parties’ content. The websites of WITTHOFF JAEKEL STEINECKE including text, designs, graphics and the selection and the arrangement thereof are copyright protected.

Communication via E-Mail

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