[ Tasks of the Chamber of Patent Attorneys ]

Co-operation for cosmopolitanism.

In the age of globalisation, the general conditions for the protection of patents, trade marks and designs are subject to constant change. These further developments are monitored and promoted by the Chamber of Patent Attorneys.

The most important tasks:

  • Participation in planning national and international legislation
  • Exchanging views with the Federal Ministry of Justice, the European Commission, the German Parliament and the European Parliament, the German Patent and Trade Mark Office and the European Patent Office in Munich, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (trade marks, designs) in Alicante and the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva
  • Co-operation with national and international patent attorneys’ organisations, such as the Association of National Institutes of Intellectual Property Attorneys (ANIPA) and the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI)
  • Basic and further training, including organising and assisting with the courses on “Law for Patent Attorneys” and “European Industrial Property Right Law” at the FernUniversität in Hagen, working parties for patent attorney candidates, examination boards
  • Training specialist employees - certified IP paralegals
  • Calling to the patent bar