Vereinigung von Fachleuten des Gewerblichen Rechtsschutzes
Association of Intellectual Property Experts
Association des Experts en Propriété Industrielle


According to Article 41(c)(4) of the German Patent Attorney Regulations, in-house patent attorneys have to inform the courts if they begin a new working relationship. The same also applies in the event of business transfer. As a result, in some cases, other organizations may also have to be informed.

Colleagues with experience in business transfer have kindly given VPP sample letters for various organizations which can be used as a starting point in writing individual letters.

Sample letters for download:
- Letter of confirmation of a business transfer (Word) (pdf)
- Sample letter for PAK (Word) (pdf)
- Sample letter for DRV (Word) (pdf)
- Sample letter for a pension scheme (Word) (pdf)