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FREISCHEM & PARTNER Patentanwälte mbB
Salierring 47-53
D-50677 Koeln

Phone +49 (0) 221 / 270 577-0
Fax +49 (0) 221 / 270 577-10
VAT ID-No.: DE 122720103
Partnerschaftsregister AG Essen PR 3416

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Responsible for content:
Dipl.-Ing. Stephan Freischem
Contact information as given above

Professional Titles:

Patentanwaelte (German Patent Attorneys) are admitted in Germany and are members of the Patentanwaltskammer (Chamber of German Patent Attorneys – www.patentanwaltskammer.de) and of FICPI (www.ficpi.org).
Professional Rules:
Patentanwaltsordnung (http://bundesrecht.juris.de/bundesrecht/patanwo/), Berufsordnung der Patentanwaelte (/www.patentanwalt.de/downloads/pa/PAK_BO.pdf), FICPI Code of Conduct (www.ficpi.org/aboutframe.html)

European Patent Attorneys are professional representatives before the European Patent Office (EPO) and members of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office epi (www.patentepi.com).
Professional Rules:
Code of Conduct of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (www.patentepi.com).

European Trademark Attorneys are also European Design Attorneys and are registered in the list of professional representatives maintained by the European Union Intellectual Property Office EUIPO (www.euipo.europa.eu).

Further information:

The content of this web site should not be mistaken as professional legal advice. Insofar is any liability herewith excluded. As legislation on intellectual property rights is very complex, we recommend in all cases that detailed legal advice is sought prior to taking any measures on the basis of any information provided on this web site. Despite careful review, FREISCHEM & PARTNER Patentanwaelte mbB is not liable for the contents of any web site referred to from a hyperlink on this web site. The authors of the respective pages are exclusively liable for the contents of their pages.

Data Privacy Notice

FREISCHEM & PARTNER Patentanwaelte mbB are pleased that you visit its website. Data protection and data security when using our website are very important to us. We therefore undertake to protect your privacy and to treat your data confidentially. We would like to inform you at this point which of your personal data we collect in relation to your visit to our website and for what purposes these are used. Since changes in the law or changes in our internal processes may make it necessary to adapt this data protection declaration, we ask you to read this data protection declaration regularly. FREISCHEM & PARTNER Patentanwaelte mbB publishes all addresses on its Internet pages for information purposes only. Commercial use by third parties is not permitted.
Personal data is information that can be used to find out personal or factual information about you. Information with which we cannot (or only with a disproportionate effort) establish a reference to your person, e.g. by pseudonymization or anonymization of the information, is not personal data.

FREISCHEM & PARTNER Patentanwaelte mbB uses your personal data exclusively to provide you with a comprehensive service via the FREISCHEM & PARTNER Patentanwaelte mbB website or to meet your contact requests. No person-related evaluation takes place. The statistical evaluation of pseudonymised or anonymised data records remains reserved. This is done, for example, for system security reasons to prevent misuse, to improve the website and for statistical purposes (number of users and page views).

In connection with the retrieval of the information requested by you, data is stored on our servers for the provision of the service or for security purposes, which may permit identification. This includes

IP address of the requesting computer
Date and time of the request
Desired access method / function
Transmitted input values
Access status of the Web server
Name of the requested file
URL from which the file was requested or the desired action was initiated.
As long as they are not evaluated in anonymous form, they will be deleted immediately after the end of the session. Certain services of the FREISCHEM & PARTNER Patentanwaelte mbB website may require the collection and processing of personal data. This is only done if you agree to the validity of our data protection declaration and a corresponding use of your data. We use your personal data for the following purposes:

contact form
In the case of an enquiry via the contact form, we collect the surname, first name, title and e-mail address to provide the respective services and to contact you.

Any further use of personal data does not take place or only with the user’s prior consent. Personal data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to fulfil the purpose of storage.

FREISCHEM & PARTNER Patentanwaelte mbB stores your data only as long as this is permitted by law. Upon your request, we will be happy to inform you at any time whether and which of your data we have stored. If, despite our efforts to ensure that your personal data is correct and up to date, we store incorrect data on you, we will correct this immediately upon your request. If you wish to delete the stored data, this deletion will also take place immediately upon your request. If deletion is not possible for legal reasons, the respective data will be blocked instead.

You can also revoke your consent to FREISCHEM & PARTNER Patentanwälte mbB to process and store your personal data at any time. An informal letter or an e-mail is sufficient for a revocation:


If we collect personal data, we store it on specially protected servers in Germany or in the European Union. Access to it is only possible for a few specially authorised persons who are involved in technical, commercial or editorial support. In order to avoid loss or misuse of the data, we take extensive technical and operational safety precautions which are regularly checked and adapted to technical progress. However, we would like to point out that due to the structure of the Internet, it is possible that the rules of data protection and the above-mentioned security measures may not be observed by other persons or institutions outside our area of responsibility. In particular, unencrypted data can be read by third parties – even if this is done by e-mail. We have no technical influence on this. It is the responsibility of the user to protect the data provided by him against misuse by encryption or in any other way.

We use “cookies” (small files with configuration information). These serve in particular to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of our website and to make your visit to our website easier and more convenient. For example, the notepad function creates a cookie for the user with the ID of the stored lawyer(s). This information is only exchanged between the page and the user’s browser. It is also possible to use our website without cookies. Most browsers are pre-set to automatically accept cookies. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser so that it informs you before cookies are stored.

Due to legal requirements we are obliged in certain cases to pass on your personal data to third parties. This is the case, for example, if there is suspicion of a criminal offence or abuse of our website. We are then obliged to pass on your data to the responsible law enforcement authorities. If FREISCHEM & PARTNER Patentanwaelte mbB uses third party companies for the data processing for the fulfilment of the contractual obligations towards you (so-called data processing by order), they are contractually obliged to handle your data carefully in compliance with the data protection regulations and our instructions and neither to use them for their own purposes nor to pass them on to third parties.

This website uses so-called “social plugins” of the social networks Facebook, Google, Twitter, and YouTube provided by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, of Twitter Inc. 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107,USA and YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA represented by Google Inc. are operated. These social plugins can be recognized by the logo of the respective social network. As soon as you visit our website, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook, Google and Twitter servers via these social plug-ins. The content of the respective plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook, Google and Twitter to your browser, which integrates it into the visited website. Therefore, we have no control over the amount of data collected by Facebook, Google and Twitter in this way. The website also uses Disqus.com as a centralized discussion platform for websites. It operates under the name Big Head Labs Inc. 589 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA. If you write a comment, it will be transferred to Disqus in the USA. However, Disqus also allows you to use the comment function without registering as a “guest”.

According to our level of knowledge, the following information is transferred by the social plugins:

The operators of the social networks receive the information that you have called the respective page of our Internet presence by the integration of the Social Plugins. If you are logged in to one of the social networks at the same time, the operator can assign the corresponding calls to your account on the respective social network. If you also interact with the social plugins, i.e. click on the “Like button” or make a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted to the respective social network. Even if you are not a member of one of the social networks mentioned, it is possible that they can find out your IP address via the social plugin and save it if necessary. For details on the purpose and scope of data processing, collection and use by Facebook, Google and Twitter and your rights and setting options in this regard, please refer to the respective data protection information:

If you are a member of one of these social networks and do not want them to collect information about you through our website and link to your membership information, please log out of the social network before visiting our website. You can also block social plug-ins for your browser using add-ons, such as the Facebook plugin with the “Facebook Blocker”, which you can download here:

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This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is generally transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. This website uses Google Analytics only with the extension “_anonymizeIp() for IP anonymisation, which ensures that your IP address is previously shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area in order to prevent direct personal reference. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for us and to provide us with further services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics use is not merged with other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link.

FREISCHEM & PARTNER Patentanwaelte mbB also uses Hubspot, a service of Hubspot Inc. on its websites for analysis purposes. Hubspot is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield.

So-called “web beacons” are used here and “cookies” are also set, which are stored on your computer and enable us to analyse your use of the website. Hubspot evaluates the recorded information (e.g. IP address, geographical location, type of browser, duration of the visit and pages accessed) on behalf of FREISCHEM & PARTNER Patentanwälte mbB in order to generate reports on the visit and the pages visited.

If you subscribe to FREISCHEM & PARTNER Patentanwäaete mbB -E-Mail-News and download studies and other documents, we can also record your visits to FREISCHEM & PARTNER Patentanwaelte mbB with Hubspot about your additional details (above all your name / e-mail address) and if necessary inform you specifically about your preferred topics.

If you generally do not want Hubspot to collect data, you can prevent cookies from being stored at any time by changing your browser settings (see Section III of the general data protection declaration).

For more information on how Hubspot works, please refer to the Hubspot Inc. privacy policy at: http://legal.hubspot.com/de/privacy-policy

Our website contains so-called hyperlinks to websites of other providers. In these cases you will be redirected from our website directly to the websites of other providers. You can recognize this, for example, by the change of the URL. We cannot assume any responsibility for the confidential handling of your data, as we have no influence on whether these companies comply with data protection regulations. Please check the websites of these companies directly for information on how they handle your personal data.

If you have questions regarding data protection law, please contact our data protection officer appointed in accordance with § 4 f BDSG (Federal Data Protection Act).

Dr. Hans-Martin Helwig
FREISCHEM & PARTNER Patent Attorneys mbB
Salierring 47 – 53
50677 Cologne (Germany)