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Name of company

Grosse Schumacher Knauer von Hirschhausen GbR


Legal form and authorized representative

The legal form is Gesellschaft bürgerlichen Rechts GbR (civil law association). The authorized representative partners of Grosse Schumacher Knauer von Hirschhausen GbR are Felix Grosse, Dr. Oliver Heinz, Helge von Hirschhausen, Dr. Joachim Knauer and Dr. Maximilian Wittmer.


Contact details

Nymphenburger Straße 14
80335 Munich
Phone: 0049 89 99399770
Fax: 0049 89 993997799


Schloss Schellenberg
Renteilichtung 1
45134 Essen
Phone: 0049 201 842300
Fax: 0049 201 8423020


Responsible person for the content of this homepage:

Dr. Maximilian Wittmer
Gunilla Grosse-von Kempski


Professional associations

Our German patent attorneys are members of the German Patent Attorneys’ Association and registered with the German Patent and Trademark Office.

Our patent attorneys based in Munich are members of the Bar Association for Munich and admitted as attorneys in the Federal Republic of Germany. Our attorneys based in Essen are members of the Bar Association for Hamm and admitted as attorneys in the Federal Republic of Germany.

The legal designations of the professions “Patentanwalt” (Patent Attorney), “Rechtsanwalt” (Attorney at Law) and “Zugelassener Vertreter vor dem Europäischen Patentamt” (Professional Representative before the European Patent Office) are applicable in the Federal Republic of Germany.


Munich Patent Attorneys’ Association:
Tal 29
80331 Munich
Phone: 0049 89 242278-0
Fax: 0049 89 242278-24


Munich Bar Association:
Tal 33
80331 Munich
Phone: 089/5329440
Fax: 089/53294428


Hamm Bar Association:
Ostenallee 18
59063 Hamm
Phone: 02381/985055
Fax: 02381/985050


Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

Tal 29
80331 Munich
Phone: 0049 89 2017080
Fax: 0049 89 2021548


Legal professional regulations

German patent attorneys are bound by the following professional regulations:

  • Patent Attorneys Act of September 7, 1966 (Bundesgesetzblatt I (Federal Law Gazette I), page 3082), last amended by law dated October 25, 1994 (Bundesgesetzblatt I, page 3565)
  • Berufsordnung für Patentanwälte (Professional Rules for Patent Attorneys) of April 21, 1997 (Mitteilungen der deutschen Patentanwälte (Information Bulletin of the German patent attorneys) 1997, pages 243 ff.)
  • FICPI Code of Professional Conduct


European Patent Representatives are bound by the following professional rules:


German lawyers are bound by the following professional rules (all to be found on the website of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers at

  • Federal Regulations concerning Lawyers (BRAO)
  • Professional Rules for Lawyers (BORA)
  • Regulation on Legal Counsel Fees (RVG)
  • Rules of Professional Conduct of Lawyers in the European Union (CCBE Professional Rules) for international legal relationships.


Our Sales Tax (VAT) ID no.

DE 257 108 003


Professional liability insurance

If not stated otherwise the professional liability insurance for our Patent Attorneys and Attorneys at law is with


Allianz Versicherungs-AG
Königinstraße 28
80802 Munich
without restriction of the geographical scope of the insurance protection.


General information obligation under Article 36 VSBG (Consumer Dispute Settlement Act)

The EU platform for out-of-court online dispute settlement is at:


For proprietary disputes arising out of the client relationship you may contact the following arbitration bodies:

  • Arbitration body for patent attorneys, Patent Attorneys’ Association, Tal 29, 80331 Munich,
  • Arbitration body of attorneys at law, Neue Grünstrasse 17, 10179 Berlin,


The firm’s patent attorneys and attorneys at law are in principle prepared to participate in dispute settlement proceedings before the above-mentioned arbitration bodies. We are neither willing nor obligated to participate over and above this in dispute settlement proceedings before a consumer arbitration body under the Verbraucherstreitbeilegungsgesetz (VSBG, Consumer Dispute Settlement Act).


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