Data Protection Notice

The protection of personal data is an important issue to our firm. Therefore, personal data which we obtain in the context of legal services provided by our law firm or by operating this website are handled in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz). In the following we have compiled for you all the information on the processing of your personal data by us, Zellentin & Partner mbB Patentanwälte, as well as your rights arising from data protection.

1.     We are responsible for data processing

Zellentin & Partner mbB Patentanwälte

Rubensstr. 30
67061 Ludwigshafen/Rhine

Telefon: +49 (0)621 58 71 02-11

Partner: Dr. Oliver Henrion, Dr. Jutta Wagner, Dr. Annekathrin Seifert, Dr. Jens Wortmann

E-Mail: info(at)



2.     Our data protection officer is available to answer questions on data protection

IBS Ingenieurbüro Gerolf J. Starke
Finkenweg 2
67714 Waldfischbach-Burgalben

The firm's data protection officer can be contacted at the above address or by email (pa-zellentin(at)

3.     Visiting the website

When visiting our website, the browser used on your terminal automatically sends information to our website’s server. That information is temporarily stored in a logfile. The following information is collected in the process, without any action on your part, and is stored until automatically deleted:

The above-mentioned data are processed to ensure a smooth connection to our website and a convenient use of our website. Further the data may be used to evaluate system security and stability and for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 point (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our legitimate interest is apparent from the purposes of data collection listed above. In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person (profiling).

4.     Cookies

We use temporary cookies on our website. These are small files which your browser generates automatically and which are stored on your terminal (laptop, tablet, smartphone or the like) temporarily while visiting our website. Cookies do not cause any damage to your terminal, and do not contain any viruses, trojans or other malware. Information is stored in the cookie which arises in connection with the specific terminal used. This does not, however, mean that we obtain direct knowledge of your identity. The cookies set by our website are indicated below and are only required for the content management system used on our website:

Cookie: fe_typo_user

Purpose: Use of TYPO3

Duration of existence until deletion: Session cookie (temporary cookie)

The data processed by cookies are necessary for the purposes mentioned in order to safeguard our legitimate interests and the interests of third parties under Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 point (f) GDPR. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can, however, configure your browser in such a way that no cookies are stored on your computer or that a message always appears before a new cookie is created.

Our website does not set any persistent cookies which remain on your device after visiting our website. In particular, our website does not use any cookies associated with in-depth analytical tools, such as Google Analytics. Our website does also not use any third party cookies associated with social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

5.     For these purposes we need your personal data

We use your personal data for the fulfilment of pre-contractual, contractual or post-contractual as well as legal obligations (Art. 6 para.1 b, c GDPR)

We need your personal data if you conclude a contract with us (e.g. within the framework of a mandate relationship) or within the framework of legal obligations to which we are subject.

We sometimes need your personal data before you conclude a contract with us, or even afterwards (e.g. in the context of pre-contractual negotiations or in the context of post-contractual obligations). We also process your personal data to fulfil other legal obligations to which we are subject (e.g. in the context of naming inventors or in the context of tax obligations).

We use your personal data to protect legitimate interests of us or a third party (Art. 6 para.1 f GDPR)

We also process your personal data if we or a third party has a legitimate interest in doing so: e.g. we process contact data of the contact persons of our business customers within the scope of a business contact. We also process personal data within the scope of trademark collision monitoring, or within the scope of a search or monitoring of a process flow of property right applications. In addition, we may obtain a credit report or have a collection procedure carried out to secure our risk of receivables. We use your personal data if you give your consent (Art. 6 para.1 a GDPR). In individual cases we need your specific consent to process your personal data. In such cases we will ask you for your consent in advance and inform you separately.

6.     Your obligation to communicate personal data

If we act on your behalf (e.g. within the framework of a client relationship), we can only do so if you provide us with all the personal data required for this purpose. If you do not want this, we cannot act on your behalf. In some cases there is also a legal obligation to provide us with your personal data; in such a case we will inform you separately.

7.     We obtain the personal data from these sources

We process the personal data that we receive from you. In addition, we process, if permitted, personal data that we receive from public sources (e.g. databases on intellectual property rights). We will be happy to provide you with further details in specific individual cases.

8.     Your rights

If you want to know which personal data we have stored about you, we will tell you, because you have a right to information according to Art.15 GDPR in connection with §34 BDSG.

If you inform us that personal data is incorrect, we must correct this personal data. You have a right of correction according to Art.16 GDPR.

You have the right to delete your personal data according to Art.17 GDPR in connection with §35 BDSG.

In rare cases (e.g. if it is not clear whether personal data is correct or incorrect or if we would like to delete your personal data but you do not want us to do so) you can request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You have the right to limit the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art.18 GDPR.

You have a right of objection according to Art.21 GDPR.

You can revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time with effect for the future.

If you object to the processing of your personal data, the lawfulness of the processing on the basis of your consent is not affected until you object.

You have a right to data transferability according to Art.20 GDPR.

If you make use of your rights, this will normally cost you nothing. In such a case, please contact us (an e-mail to is sufficient).

If you have a complaint or a question about data protection, please contact us (see point 1 above) or our data protection officer (see point 2 above). You also have the right to complain to a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR in conjunction with § 19 BDSG). You can assert this right with a supervisory authority in the member state of your residence, your place of work or the place of the suspected infringement. You can contact the competent supervisory authority for Rhineland-Palatinate as follows:

Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Rheinland-Pfalz

Hintere Bleiche 34
55116 Mainz

Telefon: +49 (0) 6131 208-2449

Telefax: +49 (0) 6131 208-2497

Email: poststelle(at)

9.     Recipients to whom we share your personal information

We use your personal data within Zellentin & Partner mbB Patentanwälte to fulfil our contractual or legal obligations.

If necessary and permitted or legally required, we will disclose your personal data to third parties or to contract processors. Contract processors process personal data on our behalf and exclusively according to our instructions. Third parties or contract processors are e.g. the German Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office, other patent offices worldwide and the local correspondence lawyers, IT companies (e.g. to operate our website) required by law to represent us before these patent offices.

10.   We store your personal data as short as possible

We store your personal data for as long as it is necessary to fulfil our contractual obligation or a legal obligation. Your personal data is deleted as soon as we no longer need it, e.g. because no law requires us to store it any longer. Your personal data will not be deleted as long as they are required for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

11.   Transfer to a third country

Within the scope of a client relationship we transfer personal data to a third country (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. fGDPR) if an application for intellectual property rights is to be filed in this third country. We then transmit to the authorities of said country (e.g. patent office) the information (name, address and, if required, nationality) that is absolutely necessary for filing an application. Since this is a legal requirement, we correspond with the authorities in the third country by correspondent attorneys in said country. If the third country in question is not subject to an adequacy decision under Art. 45 GDPR, we base the transmission on Art. 49 para. 1 lit. e GDPR.

12.   Processing based on an automated decision does not take place in our company. Profiling (automated processing with the aim of evaluating certain personal aspects) does not take place in our company. We do not carry out direct marketing.

13.   Data security

We maintain technical and organizational measures to ensure data security, in particular to protect your personal data from dangers during data transfers and from third parties gaining knowledge of them. The measures are adapted to the state of the art.

14. Validity and amendment of this data protection declaration

This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status of March 2020. Due to the further development of our website or due to changes in legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to amend this data protection declaration. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website at