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Dr. Solf & Zapf Patent- und Rechtsanwalts PartG mbB
Schloßbleiche 20
42103 Wuppertal

Registered partnership with limited professional liability

Represented by:

Ulrike Schuster Rechtsanwältin/Attorney-at-law
Dipl.-Ing. M. Sc. Annkathrin Solf Patentanwältin/Patent Attorney
Dipl.-Ing. Christopher Zapf Patentanwalt/Patent Attorney
Dipl.-Ing. Philipp Harlacher Patentanwalt/Patent Attorney


Telephone: 0202/24580-0
Telefax: 0202/24580-30


VAT Id number according to Sec. 27 a German Value Added Tax Act: DE121110206

Codes of professional conduct

Wuppertal, Munich and Cologne

The following codes of professional conduct applies to attorneys-at-law and patent attorneys in Germany: the Bundesrechtsanwaltsordung (BRAO), Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG*) and the Berufsrechtsordung (BO) as well as the code of professional conduct for the attorneys at law of the European Community which can be viewed under

For patent attorneys: The Patentanwaltsordung as well as the Berufsordnung der Patentanwälte which can be viewed under, as well as the FICPI  code of conduct for patent attorneys of the FICPI organization. and, for European patent attorneys, the “Code of conduct of the institute of professional representatives before the European patent office” under

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Professional indemnity insurance covering the patent attorneys of DR. SOLF & ZAPF and attorneys-at-law in cooperation with DR. SOLF & ZAPF is concluded with R+V Allgemeine Versicherung AG, Raiffeisenplatz 1, 65189 Wiesbaden. Territorial coverage extends for patent attorneys to worldwide activities and for attorneys-at-law to European Community wide activities and is in accordance with § 51 Bundesrechtsanwaltsordnung (BRAO) and § 45 Patentanwaltsordnung (PAO).

Dispute resolution

The European Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution (OS):
Please find our email in the impressum/legal notice.

We do not take part in online dispute resolutions at consumer arbitration boards.

Liability for Contents

As service providers, we are liable for own contents of these websites according to Sec. 7, paragraph 1 German Telemedia Act (TMG). However, according to Sec. 8 to 10 German Telemedia Act (TMG), service providers are not obligated to permanently monitor submitted or stored information or to search for evidences that indicate illegal activities.

Legal obligations to removing information or to blocking the use of information remain unchallenged. In this case, liability is only possible at the time of knowledge about a specific violation of law. Illegal contents will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.

Liability for Links

Our offer includes links to external third party websites. We have no influence on the contents of those websites, therefore we cannot guarantee for those contents. Providers or administrators of linked websites are always responsible for their own contents.

The linked websites had been checked for possible violations of law at the time of the establishment of the link. Illegal contents were not detected at the time of the linking. A permanent monitoring of the contents of linked websites cannot be imposed without reasonable indications that there has been a violation of law. Illegal links will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.


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