Privacy Notice

When you access our website, usage data having the nature of general or technical information is automatically collected, such as the date of access, your IP address, and the type of web browser and operating system used. This information is used to ensure and improve the functionality and user-friendliness of our website, and to generate access statistics. We cannot draw conclusions regarding your identity from this information.

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You can use our website and the information provided on our website without revealing your identity to us. Personal data which is provided to us when you contact us is processed by us in conformity with the applicable data protection law.

Changes or amendments in this privacy notice are made available on our website, where this notice can be reviewed.


The information on these pages may be incomplete, is based on simplifications, and cannot replace professional advice. The authors assume no responsibility for errors or omissions, or for damages resulting from the use of the information.

The law and practice in intellectual property are highly complex, differ from country to country, and are evolving continuously. We therefore recommend to obtain professional legal advice tailored to your specific needs.

Electronic communication

Please note that a message sent by e-mail or web form can be accessed by third parties while being transmitted. We therefore advise against the transmission of confidential information by such means.

In addition, the sender of an electronic message is not guaranteed to be alerted automatically if the message cannot be delivered properly. We therefore recommend to transmit time critical and important information by registered mail, courier or fax, and to confirm proper receipt of the message with the recipient.