Harmsen Utescher
Location of the law firm in Hamburg


Harmsen Utescher
Rechtsanwalts- und Patentanwaltspartnerschaft mbB
Neuer Wall 80
20354 Hamburg
phone +49-40-376 909-0
fax      +49-40-376 909-99

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Seat and registration

Harmsen Utescher is a Partnership mbB according to the requirements of the Partnership Act (Partnerschaftsgesellschaftsgesellschaftsgesetz), with a seat in Hamburg and registered in the Register of Partnerships at the Local Court of Hamburg (Amtsgericht) under Number PR 650.

Partners authorized to represent the Partnership: Dr. Matthias Wolter, Rainer Kaase, Till E. Lampel, Dr. Christoph Schumann, Dr. Karin Sandberg, Dr. Martin Kefferpütz, Dr. John-Christian Plate, Dr. Sabine Kossak, Dr. Karsten Königer, Dr. Jan Peter Heidenreich, Andrea K. Marx

VAT Identification Number

DE 118885186

Professional tile and competent bar associations

The Attorneys of the Law Firm are admitted to practice according to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany, and are Members of the Hanseatic Bar Association Hamburg (Hanseatische Rechtsanwaltskammer Hamburg), Valentinskamp 88, 20354 Hamburg.

Dr. Sabine Kossak is admitted to practice as a Patent Attorney according to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany, is a Member of the Patent Bar Association (Patentanwaltskammer), Im Tal 29, 80331 Munich, registered as a European Patent Attorney at the European Patent Office (EPO) and also a Member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the EPO (epi), Bayerstraße 83, 80335 Munich.

Regulations governing professional conduct

The following regulations are applicable:


  • Federal Lawyer's Act (Bundesanwaltsordnung, BRAO)
  • Lawyers' Code of Conduct (Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte, BORA)
  • Specialist Lawyers' Regulations (Fachanwaltsordnung, FAO)
  • Lawyers' Fees Act (Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz, RVG)
  • Rules of Conduct for Lawyers of the European Union (Berufsregeln der Rechtsanwälte der Europäischen Union, CCBE)
  • Law regulating the activity of European Lawyers in Germany (Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europischer Rechtsanwälte in Deutschland, EuRAG)

These regulations can be retrieved on the website of the Federal Bar Association (www.brak.de) under the heading “Professional Regulations“ in German and English

Patent Attorneys:

  • The Patent Attorney Code and the Professional Code for Patent Attorneys (Patentanwaltsordnung and Berufsordnung der Patentanwälte, retrievable at the website of the Patent Bar Association at www.patentanwalt.de under the heading “Patentanwälte“ in German)
  • FICPI Code of Professional Conduct (retrievable at www.ficpi.org under the heading “About FICPI“ in German, English and French)
  • Code of Professional Conduct of epi (retrievable at www.patentepi.com under the heading “Rules and Regulations” in English)

Arbitration proceedings

In the case of disputes between attorneys and their clients, upon request, arbitration of the dispute is possible, before the Hanseatic Bar Association Hamburg (Hanseatische Rechtsanwaltskammer Hamburg) (pursuant to Article 73 paragraph 2 subparagraph 3 in conjunction with Article 73 paragraph 5 BRAO) or before the Attorneys' Arbitration Board (Article 191f BRAO) on the Federal Bar Association, to be found on the internet at the website of the Federal Bar Association (www.brak.de), email: schlichtungsstelle@brak.de.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Allianz Deutschland AG
Kapstadtring 2
22297 Hamburg

Territorial scope of applicability: worldwide