Interest and purposes of professional associations

Professional associations serve various purposes. As a framework for exchange between numerous attorneys active in our professional field, the activities of the professional associations enrich our field on several levels.

The relevant professional associations inform their members on current legal developments, are in contact with the competent national authorities in the context of proposed amendments to law, and have influence on the acting or determining parties within the framework of various projects. They contribute by way of their statutes as well as of their rules concerning the exercise of the profession to securing a high level of quality of the legal advice provided by their members. Instead of further commenting on the numerous other aspects of the activities of the relevant professional associations, please contact for more detailed information directly the associations mentioned herebelow.

Our law firm actively takes part, as far as possible, in the activities of these professional associations.

Membership in professional associations

Via its attorneys, our law firm is a member of the following professional associations:

epi (Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office )

VESPA (Association of European and Swiss Patent Attorneys of liberal profession)

VSP (Association of Swiss Patent- and Trademark Attorneys)

FICPI (International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys)

AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)

VPP (German Association of Experts in Intellectual Property Law)

DPG (German Physical Society)

Please follow the above links for further information with respect to these professional associations.