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Dieter Flach

DIETER FLACH

PARTNER
GERMAN PATENT ATTORNEY
EUROPEAN PATENT ATTORNEY
EUROPEAN TRADEMARK AND DESIGN ATTORNEY

Main activities

Advising international and domestic clients on obtaining, defending and cancelling patents, utility models, trademarks and designs, as well as legal enforcement thereof
Processing inventions, particularly in the fields of electro-technology, electronics, mobile telephony, electronic control systems, machinery and plant engineering, processing machines, drive engineering
Advising and representing clients with regard to trademarks, company names, copyright of titles (including relevant competition law aspects) and design
Contract law and licensing agreements
Conducting proceedings before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, the European Patent Office and the Harmonization Office (OHIM) with regard to Community trademarks and Community designs protected within the EU territory

Education and professional experience

Studied physics at the Technical University of Karlsruhe
Studied physics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Master thesis in the field of Mössbauer spectroscopy at the Mössbauer Institute of the Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Graduated as Master of Science in Physics
Training for patent attorneyship in a Patent Division of a leading European company working in the field of gearwheels, transmission and drive technology
Education at the German Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal Patent Court, and at the Patent Litigation Chamber of the Munich District Court
Until 2013
Partner of the patent law firm Andrae Flach Haug
Since 2013
Partner of the patent law firm ANDRAE | WESTENDORP
Since 2018
Partner of the patent law firm FLACH | BAUER | STAHL

Admissions:
German Patent Attorney
Professional representative before the European Patent Office (EPO)
Professional representative before the European Union Intellectual Property Office in Alicante/Spain (EUIPO)
Acting representative before the Austrian Patent Office

Languages:
German, English, some knowledge of French