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According to the German press law and paragraph 6 of the German Interstate Media Services Agreement Michael Schmid is responsible for the internet presence at hand.

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The internet presence,,,, and provides information and comments on legal issues and developments of interest in the field of industrial property. It should be kept in mind that this internet presence contains nothing that would constitute legal advice. Thus, ProI Patent assumes no responsibility for the correctness, actuality, and completeness of the information and for information itself contained on this internet presence and disclaims all liability in respect of such information. ProI Patent will not be liable for any damages caused by reproduction, use or any other utilization of the information provided on this internet presence or caused by in relation to assignment of the contents of the internet presence.

Furthermore, it is indicated that no business contract between client and patent attorney can be granted on one-sided documents sent by post, fax or E-Mail. Granting business contract is based on acception of the mandate by Michael Schmid.

According to § 6 of the German Law on Teleservices we are required to provide the following additional information:

The European Patent Attorneys of ProI Patent are at the European Patent Office and members of the European Patent Institute (“epi”, and thus subject to the professional rules as stipulated in the Code of Professional Conduct of "epi" (available at

The German Patent Attorneys of ProI Patent are registered at the German Patent and Trademark Office and Members of the German Patent Attorneys Association ( German Patent Attorneys are subject to the professional rules laid down in the so-called "Patentanwaltsordnung" (Bundesgesetzblatt I, 1966, p. 557, last amendment in Bundesgesetzblatt I, 2008, p. 1000, available at, and in the "Berufsordnung der Patentanwälte" (Mitteilungen 1997, pp. 243, last amendment by enactment on 17 April 2008 coming into force on 03 September 2008, available at Moreover, our Patent Attorneys follow the Code of Conduct of FICPI (last amendment on 15 April 2008, available at

The Code of Conduct for Lawyers in the European Community issued by the CCBE (Council of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Community) applies to German patent attorneys of ProI Patent (available at

PROI Intellectual Property US at the US office provides patent prosecution services before the United States Patent and Trademark Office only. No advice or opinion on Washington State law is given or intended. Consultation and advice with regard to intellectual property rights in Europe are provided exclusively by our German/European office.

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