Details compliant with § 5 of the German Teleservices Act:

Law firm:

Gramm, Lins & Partner
Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB
Theodor-Heuss-Str. 1
38122 Braunschweig

Legal form:
Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB (partnership with limited professional liability)

Court of registration: Hanover Regional Court
Registration sheet: PR 200777
VAT ID: DE 114 888 952

Tel.: +49 531 28140-0
Fax: +49 531 28140-28

Partners authorized to represent the firm: Hanns-Peter Schrammek, Thorsten Rehmann, Joachim Gerstein, Christian S. Drzymalla, Kai Stornebel, Dr. Stefan Risthaus, Dr. Rolf Kröncke, Dr.-Ing. Jan Plöger, Sebastian Aisch, Dr. Andreas Friedrich

Attorney authorization:
All of the patent attorneys and attorneys at law who work at Gramm, Lins & Partner are authorized to practice under German Law.

The attorneys at Gramm, Lins & Partner are members of the Braunschweig Bar Association, Lessingplatz 1, 38100 Braunschweig (

The following professional rules of conduct apply to the attorneys: 

  • Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte (BORA; Professional Rules for Attorneys at Law)
  • Fachanwaltsordnung (FAO; Specialized Attorney Regulations)
  • Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG; Attorney Remuneration Law)
  • Professional rules for attorneys in the European Union (CCBE Code of Conduct)
  • Additional rules of professional conduct relating to the Geldwäschebekämpfungsgesetz (GwG; Money Laundering Act)

The professional rules of conduct for attorneys can be viewed and accessed in German and English at the website of the German Federal Chamter of Attorneys ( in the section entitled "Berufsrecht".

The patent attorneys at Gramm, Lins & Partner are members of the Chamber of Patent Attorneys, Tal 29, 80331 Munich ( and members of the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (

The following professional rules of conduct apply to patent attorneys:

  • Berufsordnung der Patentanwälte (PatAnwO; Code of Professional Conduct for Patent Attorneys)
  • Additional rules of professional conduct relating to the Geldwäschebekämpfungsgesetz (GwG; Money Laundering Act)
  • Professional standards of the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI)

Gramm, Lins & Partner’s authorized representatives at the European Patent Office (European Patent Attorneys) are members of the epi (European Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office ( and are subject to the epi Code of Professional Conduct.

The professional rules of conduct applying to patent attorneys and authorized representatives at the European Patent Office can be viewed at the websites of the Chamber of Patent Attorneys, the FICPI, and epi.

Professional liability insurance
Zurich Insurance plc, Germany Branch
Solmsstr. 27-37
60486 Frankfurt am Main
Territorial validity: worldwide.

Dispute resolution according to ODR Regulation and ADR Directive:
The EU platform for out-of-court online dispute resolution can be accessed via the following link:

Gramm, Lins & Partner are neither willing nor obliged to participate in dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration body in accordance with the ADR Directive and the Act on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Consumer Matters (VSBG).

Heidrun Gramm, Braunschweig

This website is provided solely as information. It does not contain any legal advice or expert opinion. We do not accept any liability for any loss or disadvantage arising from using the information on this website.

We do not accept any liability for the content of linked websites. Responsibility for the content is borne exclusively by those operating such sites.

Data privacy statement


1. Name and Address of the Processing Controller and the Data Protection Officer:

This data protection information applies to the data processing by:


Gramm, Lins & Partner Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB (hereinafter referred to as Gramm, Lins & Partner)
Theodor-Heuss-Straße 1
38122 Braunschweig
Phone: +49 (0)531 – 28140-0
Faksimile: +49 (0)531 – 28140-28

The Data Protection Officer of Gramm, Lins & Partner can be reached under the above address for the attention of Mr. Attorney-at-law Engberding or under


2. Collection and Storage of Personal Data and the Nature and Purpose of its Use

a) During a Visit to the Website

On calling up our website information is automatically sent to the server of our website by the browser used by your terminal device. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is thereby recorded without your involvement and is stored until its automated deletion:

  • the IP address of the visiting computer,
  • the date and time of access,
  • the name and URL of the file called up,
  • the website from which the access took place (referrer URL),
  • the browser used and, sometimes, the operating system of your computer and the name of your access provider.

The data mentioned is processed by us for the following purposes:

  • to ensure seamless connection establishment of the website,
  • to ensure comfortable use of our website,
  • for evaluation of the system’s security and stability, and
  • for further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the data processing is provided by article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, letters a and b of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our legitimate interest arises from the above-listed purposes for data collection. On no account do we use the data collected for purposes of drawing inferences to your person.

In addition to this, during visits to our website we employ cookies and analytic services. More detailed explanations on this can be found under point 4 of this data-protection statement.

b) On contacting us

With enquiries of whatever sort we offer you the possibility of contacting us inter alia via e-mail. Here the disclosure of a valid e-mail address is necessary, so that we know where the enquiry came from and are able to send a reply. Further disclosures can be made voluntarily.

The data processing for purposes of establishing contact with us is undertaken in keeping with article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, letter a of GDPR on the basis of your willingly given consent.

The person-specific data collected by us for contacting us is automatically deleted after conclusion of the enquiry made by you or, we are restricting the processing, when statutory storage obligations exist.


3. Passing On of Data

No transfer of your personal data to a third party for purposes other than those listed below takes place.

We only give your personal data to a third party if

  • you have consented to this, in keeping with article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, letter a of GDPR,
  • the passing on is necessary for assertion, exercising or defence of legal entitlements and there are no reasons to believe that you might have a predominant legitimate interest in the non-transfer of your data,
  • a statutory obligation exists for the transfer, in keeping with article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, letter c of GDPR, and
  • this is legally permissible, and in keeping with article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, letter b of GDPR, is necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you.


4. Cookies

We make use of cookies on our site. These are small files that your browser creates automatically and that are stored on your terminal device (laptop, tablet, smart phone or similar) when you visit our site. Cookies do not harm your terminal device, they contain no viruses, trojans or other malware.

Information that in each case has to do with the specific terminal device deployed is stored in the cookie. This does not mean, however, that we thereby have direct knowledge of your identity.

The use of cookies serves, on the one hand, to make it easier for you to utilize our offer. To this end we deploy so-called session cookies to see if you have already visited individual pages of our website. These cookies are automatically deleted after you have left our site.

In addition to this, we also make use of temporary cookies, which are stored on your terminal device for a certain fixed period and serve to optimize user-friendliness. When you visit our site again in order to make use of our services it is automatically recognized that you have previously visited us and which input and settings you made use of, i.e. you need not enter these again.

We also employ cookies to statistically record and evaluate the use made of our website and for purposes of optimizing of our offer for you (see point 5). These cookies make it possible for us to automatically recognize, on a renewed visit to our site, that you have previously visited us. These cookies are automatically deleted, in each case, after a stipulated period.

The data processed by cookies is necessary for the specified purposes and for safeguarding our legitimate interests and those of third parties, in keeping with article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, letter b of GDPR.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can, however, configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer, or that an indication is always given before a new cookie is deployed. Full deactivation of cookies can, however, result in you being unable to make use of all of the functions of our website.


5. Rights of Persons Affected

You have the right:

  • in accordance with article 15 of GDPR, to demand information on your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can demand information on the purposes of the processing, the category of the personal data, the categories of recipients with respect to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned period of storage, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, limitation of the processing or objection to it, the existence of a right of objection, the origins of your data, if this has not been collected by us, and about the existence of an automated decision-making process including profiling and, where applicable, meaningful information on the related details;
  • in accordance with article 16 of GDPR, to demand the immediate correction of incorrect data, or to have any incomplete personal data of yours stored by us, completed;
  • in accordance with article 17 of GDPR, to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, provided the processing is not necessary for the exercising of the right to freedom of  expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons that are in the public interest, or for assertion, exercising or defence of legal entitlements;
  • in accordance with article 18 of GDPR, to demand limitations on the processing of your personal data, if the correctness of the data is contested by you, if the processing is unlawful but you reject the deletion of the data and we no longer require it, though you need it for assertion, exercising or defence of legal entitlements, or if you have protested against its processing, in accordance with article 21 of GDPR;
  • in accordance with article 20 of GDPR, to demand to be sent personal data of yours, that you have provided us with, in a structured, standard and machine-readable format, or to demand its transfer to another controller;
  • in accordance with article 7, paragraph 3 of GDPR, to revoke your previously given consent, with respect to us, at any time. This has the consequence that, from then on, we will no longer be entitled to undertake data processing dependent on this consent and
  • in accordance with article 77 of GDPR, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule you can choose, for this purpose, the supervisory authority at your customary place of residence or workplace, or that at the place of registered address of our office.


6. Right of Objection

If your personal data is processed, on the basis of legitimate interests, in accordance with article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, letter f of GDPR, you have the right, in accordance with article 21 of GDPR, to protest against the processing of your personal data, provided there are reasons for doing so that arise from your special situation, or the objection is aimed at direct advertising. In the latter case you have a general right of objection that will be implemented by us without the need for details referring to a special situation.

If you wish to make use of your right of revocation or your right of objection, it is sufficient to send an e-mail to:


7. Data Security

During the visit to the website we make use of the much used SSL procedure (secure socket layer) in conjunction with the respective highest encryption level that is supported by your browser. This is normally a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support a 256-bit encryption, we resort instead to 128-bit v3 technology. You can see whether a single page of our Internet presentation can be transferred encrypted from the closed depiction of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We otherwise make use of appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in accordance with technological developments.


8. Current Validity of and Amendments to this Data Protection Statement

This data protection statement is currently valid and has the status as of May 2018.

Due to the further development of our website and the offers presented in it, or due to changes in statutory or official specifications, it may prove necessary to alter this data protection statement. The respective, current data protection statement can at any time be accessed and printed by you on the website