GLÜCK · KRITZENBERGER is a partnership of patent attorneys located in Regensburg and Munich. Our origins date back to the 1940s. With our expertise in technology and law and 70 years of experience in the protection of intellectual property rights we know how to safeguard your interests in the face of fierce competition. Our clients at home and abroad rely on us all the way from filing their intellectual property rights up to enforcing claims before court. Our clients range from individual inventors to major industrial corporations. Only top-quality results can justify the long-term confidence we enjoy among our clients.
We are dedicated to assist you in all aspects of national and international intellectual property rights all the way from development of your innovation up to enforcing your claims – if necessary before court. We are also trying to find amicable solutions for conflicting situations in using mediation as an alternative to resolving conflicts before court.
We get your ideas up and running.
GLÜCK · KRITZENBERGER
Telephone: +49 89 2421-8031
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GLÜCK · KRITZENBERGER
Telephone: +49 941 297869-0
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Glück · Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB (address as above) Authorized to represent the partnership Martin Glück, Jürgen Kritzenberger, Hendrik Wahl, Daniel Nagler VAT DE268586670 responsible for content Martin Glück (address as above) website studioh8
Glück · Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB is a partnership mbB, registered at Amtsgericht Regensburg no. 111.
Relevant professional liability insurance: All patent attorneys and Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB respectively, carry professional financial loss and liability insurance provided by R+V Allgemeine Versicherung AG (Raiffeisenplatz 1, 65189 Wiesbaden). Insurance number: 406/25/542093943; territorial scope of coverage: global.
"Patentanwalt" is the designation of a regulated profession in accordance with the law of the Federal Republic of Germany which refers to German Patent Attorneys.
"Europäischer Patentvertreter" or "European Patent Attorney" is the designation of the professional representatives admitted before the European Patent Office according to the regulations of the European Patent Convention.
"Europäischer Markenvertreter" or "European Trademark Attorney" is the designation of the professional representatives admitted before the European Union Intellectual Property Office according to the regulations of the Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 of 26 February 2009 on the European Union Trademark.
“Europäischer Geschmacksmustervertreter” or “European Design Attorney” is the designation of the professional representatives admitted before the European Union Intellectual Property Office according to the regulations of the Council Regulation (EC) No 06/2002 of 12 December 2001 on the Community Designs.
Patentanwälte and European Patent Attorneys are subject to the following professional rules:
This website provides general information and comments. No claim is being made as to the completeness of this web site. Also, nothing in this website constitutes legal advice. Liability is insofar not assumed. We recommend obtaining professional advice regarding any problem or matter before taking action with respect to any information contained in this website.
Thank you very much for your interest in our company. The management of Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB attaches great importance to data protection.
A use of the internet pages of the Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB is basically possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a person concerned wishes to make use of special services provided by our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the person concerned.
The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a person concerned, is always carried out in accordance with the Basic Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB. By means of this data protection declaration, our company wishes to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, this data protection declaration will inform the persons concerned about their rights.
Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures in order to ensure the most complete possible protection of the personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can in principle have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, each person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, such as telephone.
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from „http://“ to „https://“ and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
We use Adobe Fonts (Typekit) for the visual design of our website. Adobe Fonts (Typekit) is a service provided by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Ltd. which offers us access to a library of fonts. To integrate the fonts we use, your browser must connect to an Adobe server in the United States and download the font required for our website. As part of this, Adobe receives information about your OS and browser version. You can get more information on Adobe Fonts (Typekit) in Adobe’s privacy information which you can view here: www.adobe.com/privacy/typekit.html
The privacy statement of Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB is based on the terms used by the European Directive and Regulation Provider in adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our privacy statement should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. In order to guarantee this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.
We use the following terms, among others, in this privacy statement:
“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
“Data subject” means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the person responsible for processing.
“Processing“ means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
Restriction of processing
“Restriction of processing” means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.
“Profiling” means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or movements.
“Pseudonymisation” means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
“Controller” means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
“Processor” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
“Recipient” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.
“Third party” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorized to process personal data.
“Consent” of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
2. The Name and Address of the Controller
Controller within the meaning of the Basic Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:
Glück Kritzenberger Patent Attorneys PartGmbB
phone +49 941 297869 – 0
fax +49 941 297869 – 22
3. Collection of General Data and Information
The website of Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB collects a number of general data and information each time the website is accessed by a person concerned or an automated system. These general data and information are stored in the log files of the server. (1) The browser types and versions used can be recorded, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-sites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information used to avert dangers in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB does not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. Instead, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the contents of our website, (2) optimize the contents of our website and the advertising for it, (3) guarantee the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber-attack. This anonymously collected data and information is therefore evaluated by Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB both statistically and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by the person concerned.
4. Routine Deletion and Blocking of Personal Data
The controller processes and stores the personal data of the data subject only for the period of time necessary to achieve the storage purpose or where provided for by the European Directive and Regulation Provider or another legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.
If the storage purpose no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Regulation Provider or another competent legislator expires, the personal data shall be blocked or deleted routinely and in accordance with the statutory provisions.
5. Rights of the Data Subject
a) Right to confirmation
Every data subject has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation Provider, to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether personal data relating to him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may at any time contact the data protection officer of Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB or another employee.
b) Right of access
Every data subject has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation Provider, to obtain at any time, free of charge, from the controller, information on the personal data relating to him which have been stored and a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European Directive and Regulation Provider has granted the data subject access to the following information:
– the purposes of the processing;
– the categories of personal data concerned;
– the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations;
– where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
– the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing;
– the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
– where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
– the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.
The data subject also has the right to know whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject shall also have the right to obtain information on the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may at any time contact the data protection officer of Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB or another employee.
c) Right to rectification
The data subject has the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may at any time contact the data protection officer of Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB or another employee.
d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
The data subject has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation Provider, to require the controller to erase without delay personal data concerning him which are subject to one of the following grounds and to the extent that the processing is not necessary:
– the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
– the data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1), or point (a) of Article 9(2) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing;
– the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) GDPR;
– the personal data have been unlawfully processed;
– the personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject;
– the personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) GDPR.
If one of the above grounds applies and a person concerned wishes to have personal data stored at Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB deleted, he or she may at any time contact the data protection officer of Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB or another employee. The data protection officer or another employee will ensure that the request for deletion is complied with immediately.
If the personal data have been made public by Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB and our company is responsible pursuant to Article 17(1) GDPR, Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB takes reasonable steps, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation, to inform other persons responsible for data processing who process the published personal data that the data subject has requested the deletion of all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data from these other persons responsible for data processing, insofar as the processing is not necessary. The data protection officer of Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB or another employee will take the necessary steps.
e) Right to restriction of processing
The data subjecthas the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation Provider, to request the controller to limit the processing if one of the following conditions applies:
– the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
– the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead;
– the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims;
– the data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
If one of the above applies and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored at Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB, he or she may at any time contact the data protection officer of Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB or another employee. The data protection officer or another employee will arrange for the restriction of processing.
f) Right to data portability
Any data subject involved in the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation Provider, to obtain personal data concerning him or her which have been provided by the data subject to a controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. It also has the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means, provided that processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Furthermore, when exercising his right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) GDPR, the data subject has the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible.
In order to assert the right to data portability, the person concerned may at any time contact the data protection officer of Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB or another employee.
g) Right to object
Any data subject has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation Provider, to object at any time,on grounds relating to his or her particular situation,to processing of personal data concerning him or her on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPRincluding profiling based on those provisions.
In the event of an objection, Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB will no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
If Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject has the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to processing the data for direct marketingpurposes, Glück KritzenbergerPatentanwälte PartGmbB will no longer process the personal data for such purposes.
In addition, the data subject has the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning him or her by Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) GDPR on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to object, he or she may at any time contact the data protection officer of Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB or another employee.
The data subject is also free to exercise his right of objection in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by automated means using technical specifications.
h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
Any data subject has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation Provider, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her. This shall not apply if the decision (a) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (b) is authorized by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (c) is based on the data subject’s explicit consent.
In the cases referred to in points (a) and (c) Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.
If the data subject wishes to assert rights relating to automated decisions, he or she may at any time contact the data protection officer of Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB or another employee.
i) Right to revoke consent
The data subject has the right to withdraw his or her consent to the processing of personal dataat any time.
If the data subject wishes to exercise his or her right to withdraw his or her consent, he or she may at any time contact the data protection officer of Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB or another employee.
6. Processing in the Context of Employment
Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB collects and processes personal data of applicants for the purpose ofthe recruitment. The processing can be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits the relevant application documents electronically, for example by e-mail or via a web form, to the data controller. If Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the data transmitted shall be stored for the performance of the contract of employmentin compliance with the statutory provisions. If Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB does not conclude a contract of employment with the applicant, the application documents are automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection decision, unless deletion conflicts with any other legitimate interests of Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB. Other legitimate interests in this sense include, for example, the duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Act on Equal Treatment (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz – AGG).
7. Lawfulness of Processing
Article 6(1)(a) GDPR serves Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB as a legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for exercising a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the provision of services or consideration, the processing is based on Article 6(1)(b) GDPR. The same shall apply to such processing operations which are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries regarding our services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Article 6(1)(c) GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may become necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our site were injured and his name, age, health insurance information or other vital information would have to be disclosed to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Article 6(1)(d) GDPR.
Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the data controller (recital 47 sentence 2 DS-GVO).
8. Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, our legitimate interest is the conduct of our business for the benefit of all our employees and shareholders.
9. Duration for which the Personal Data are Stored
The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After this period has expired, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted unless they are still required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.
10. Legal or Contractual Regulations on the Provision of Personal data; Necessity for Conclusion of Contracts; Obligation of the Data Subject to Provide Personal Data; Possible Consequences of not Providing Data
Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB will inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner).
Sometimes it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded that a person concerned makes personal data available to us which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him or her. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract could not be concluded with the data subject.
Before the data subject provides personal data, he or she must contact our data protection officer. Our data protection officer informs the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of a contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what consequences the non-availability of the personal data would have.
11. Existence of Automated Decision Making Processes
Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB refrains from automatic decision-making or profiling.
13. Possibility to Contact via Website
Due to legal regulations, the website of Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB contains information that enables quick electronic contact with our company as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the data controller by e-mail or via a contact form, personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted voluntarily by a data subject to Glück Kritzenberger Patentanwälte PartGmbB will be stored for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement if necessary to ensure that it always fulfils the latest legal requirements or includes changes to our services, such as the introduction of new services. Any subsequent visits will then be subject to the terms of the new privacy statement.
All interested parties and visitors to our website can contact our data protection officer at:
Glück Kritzenberger Patent Attorneys PartGmbB
93059 Regensburg, Germany
Should our data protection officer not be able to answer your request to your satisfaction,your right of complaint remains with the data protection supervisory authority responsible for your federal state.