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The information contained within the Grund IP Group website is provided for informational purposes only,
and should not be construed as providing legal advice on any subject matter, nor as establishing any
kind of attorney-client relationship between Grund IP Group and the recipient of any information received
in connection with this website.

Although we make every effort to update all content contained on this website, Grund IP Group cannot
and does not guarantee, endorse, or warrant, either explicitly or implicitly, as to the accuracy,
completeness, integrity or timeliness of any information presented. Therefore, Grund IP Group expressly
disclaims all liability with respect to any loss or damage whatsoever caused in connection with any kind
of action taken or not taken based on any or all of such information. If you should have any questions
or comments regarding any legal issue, or would like further information on a presented topic, please
contact us using the information provided below.

The following information is required by §6 of the German Law on Teleservices (“TDG”). Should you
have any questions with respect to this information, please send us an email or contact our office as
follows:

GRUND Intellectual Property Group
Nikolaistrasse 15
D-80802 München
GERMANY

Phone: + 49 (89) 54 80 19 – 0
Fax: + 49 (89) 54 80 19 – 10
Web: http://www.grundipg.com
Email: info (at) grundipg.com

Tax ID No.: DE 147 / 218 / 10053
V.A.T. Number: DE 304718752

The European Patent Attorneys of Grund IPG are registered to practice before the European Patent
Office and are active members of the European Patent Institute of Professional Representatives at the
European Patent Office (EPI) (epi, http://www.patentepi.com/) and are therefore subject to its Code of
Professional Conduct (http://216.92.57.242/patentepi/english/100/120/121/) and the Regulation on
Discipline issued by the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organization (http://216.92.57.242
/patentepi/english/ 100/120/123/) in addition to professional rules set forth by the Code of
Professional Conduct of the International Federation of Patent Attorneys (FICPI, see http://www.ficpi.org).

The European Trademark & Design Attorneys of Grund IPG are registered at the Office for
Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM). They are subject to the rules set forth in the
Council Regulation (EC) No. 40/94 of 20 December 1993 on the Community Trade Mark and in Council
Regulation (EC) nº 6/2002 of 12 December 2001 on Community Designs (see http://oami.eu.int).

The term “Patentanwalt” as used on this website refers only to our German Patent Attorneys, unless
stated otherwise. The German Patent Attorneys at Grund IPG are currently registered with the German
Patent and Trademark Office and are members of the German Patent Attorneys Association, or
Patentanwaltskammer (http://www.patentanwaltskammer.de). German Patent Attorneys are subject
to the professional rules set forth in the Patentanwaltsordnung (PatanwO, or “German Patent Attorney
Code”), which can be reviewed in German at http://bundesrecht.juris.de/bundesrecht/
patanwo/index.html (see BGBl. I 1966, 557; later amended, see BGBl. I 2001, 3656) and further by
the Berufsordnung der Patentanwälte (BOPA, or “Code of Conduct for German Patent Attorneys”)
(see Mitt. 1997, 243). The German Patent Attorneys are also members of the Fédération Internationale
des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle and are therefore subject to its Code of Professional Conduct
(see http://www.ficpi.org).

Our German Attorneys at Law are members of the Bar Association for the District of the Higher
Regional Court in Munich, or Rechtsanwaltskammer München (see http://www.rechtsanwaltskammer-
muenchen.de/), Germany, unless specified otherwise. They are also subject to the
Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO), or “German Attorney at Law Code”, the Berufsordnung der
Rechtsanwälte (BORA) or “Code of Conduct for German Attorneys at Law”, and the
Bundesrechtsanwaltsgebührenordnung (BRAGO) or “Federal Code of Lawyers’ Fees”. The above-
mentioned German regulations can be viewed (in German) at http://www.brak.de/seiten/01.php
under the sub-heading “Informationspflichten gemäß §6 TDG”. Moreover, 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) is applicable to all lawyers engaging in international matters
(viewable at http://www.ccbe.org/doc/En/code2002_en.pdf).

Our UK Solicitor, England & Wales is subject to the regulatory body of the Law Society, England and
Wales, in particular to the “The Guide to the Professional Conduct of Solicitors” viewable at
(http://www.lawsociety.org.uk).

Our U.S. Patent Attorney is subject to the regulatory body within the United States Patent and
Trademark Office, namely, the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices
/dcom/gcounsel/oed.htm).

Our U.S. Attorney at Law is subject to both the D.C. Bar Rules of Professional Conduct (http://www.
dcbar.org/for_lawyers/ethics/legal_ethics/rules_of_ professional_conduct /index.cfm); and D.C. Bar
“Board on Professional Responsibility Rules of Procedure” (http://www.dcbar.org/for_lawyers/ethics/
discipline/board_on_professional_responsibility/rules_of_procedure/index.cfm)