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Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB
Elisenstraße 3 (Elisenhof)
80335 München
Phone: +49 89 54 59 33-0
Fax: +49 89 54 59 33-90
E-mail: info@ipmunich.de

German turnover tax identification number (V.A.T. No.): DE 81 381 2945

Limited Liability Partnership according to German law
Registered under PR 1335 at the Local Court of Munich

Admissions to the Bar

The Attorneys-at-Law of the firm are admitted to the Bar as „Rechtsanwälte“ in Germany and are members of the Munich Bar Association, Tal 33, 80331 München, info@rak-muenchen.de, www.rak-muenchen.de.

The Patent Attorneys of the firm are member of the German Patent Attorneys’ Association in Munich (Patentanwaltskammer), Tal 29, 80331 München, dpak@patentanwalt.de, www.patentanwaltskammer.de.

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, info@patent.com, www.patentepi.com.

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, information@oami.europa.eu, www.oami.eu.

Professional Rules

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


  • BRAO – Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (German Attorney at Law Code)
  • BORA – Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte (Code of Conduct for German Attorneys at Law)
  • FAO – Fachanwaltsordnung (Act governing Specialized Attorneys)
  • RVG – Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (Regulation on the fees of German Attorneys at Law)
  • CCBE – Berufsregeln der Rechtsanwälte der Europäischen Union (Code of Conduct for Lawyer’s in the European Union issued by the CCBE)

The above rules can be downloaded on the homepage of the Federal Bar Association (www.brak.de) in English.

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 Organisation
  • FICPI – International Federation of Patent Attorneys Statutes

The above rules can be downloaded under www.patentanwalt.de and the Code of Professional Conduct of the Institute of Professional Representatives under www.patentepi.com („Rules and Regulations“) and the FICPI Statutes under www.ficpi.org.

The rules governing conduct to not allow the attorneys at law and 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.

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. MÜLLER FOTTNER 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, MÜLLER FOTTNER STEINECKE excludes any responsibility for third parties’ content. The websites of MÜLLER FOTTNER STEINECKE including text, designs, graphics and the selection and the arrangement thereof are copyright protected.

Communication via E-Mail

We recommend not to send confidential information via e-mail, in particular information referring to unpublished technical inventions. Electronic mail can be intercepted and read by experienced Internet users. If we do receive an e-mail from you, we consider this as your express consent that we are entitled to reply to it by e-mail.

Please ask us for our DMS-system (secure Internet file exchange system) to enable you to transmit encrypted data via our Partner Login on our homepage.


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* Dr. Steinecke left the firm at the end of 2019 and is partner at another firm.