Legal notice

This website eventually provides information and comments on legal issues and developments of interest in the field of industrial property. No claim is being made as to the completeness of this web site. Also, the publication of this website does not constitute legal advice and does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Liability is insofar not assumed. Since intellectual property laws and systems are multi-faceted and intricate, we recommend obtaining professional advice regarding any problem or matter before taking action with respect to any information contained in this website. Schwarz + Baldus also does not assume responsibility for the content of other websites that can be accessed via a link on this website. In case of legal problems we strongly recommend to ask for professional legal advice.

The European Patent Attorneys of Schwarz + Baldus are registered at the European Patent Office and are members of the European Patent Institute (epi) ( and are subject to the Professional Rules of FICPI and the Code of Professional Conduct of the EPI.
The European Trademark Attorneys and European Design Attorneys are registered at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market. The European Trademark Attorneys are subject to the rules of the Council Regulation on the Community Trade Mark (Regulation EC/40/94) and on the Community Design (Regulation EC/6/2002). 

The German patent attorneys (Patentanwälte) are admitted under German law and are registered at the German Patent and Trademark Office and are members of the German Patent Attorneys Association ( The Patentanwaltsordnung applies as code of professional conduct for the German Patent Attorneys.

Patent law firm Schwarz + Baldus is a limited liability partnership (“PartG mbB”) organized under the German partnership law (“Partnerschaftsgesellschaftsgesetz – PartGG”). The professional activities of the patent law firm Schwarz + Baldus are covered by professional liability insurance effected by R+V, Allgemeine Versicherung AG, Taunusstraße 1, 65193 Wiesbaden (Germany). Territorial application: Worldwide without territorial limitations.

The rules governing conduct do not allow the patent attorneys of our firm to represent conflicting interests. For this reason, it is always ascertained before representation is assumed whether there is a conflict of interest.