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Hi – We are FARAGO. A boutique law firm, one hundred percent specialised on Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, Designs, Licences. We are reliable, experienced, and realistic. However, we have a special passion for finding beautiful creative solutions. We’ve had the privilege to work with some of the largest names in the business and have established a reputation for always bringing a creative solution to the table.

Carsten Koch, CEO

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Licensed To Protect

„Our name is FARAGO — FARAGO Patent Attorneys“.

We’re licensed to protect.

Already inhouse, we have attorneys admitted to more than a handful of different Court and Office Bars. And a sheer endless number together with our network attorneys, so that we can represent you in front of all Authorities, worldwide.

Have a Look At Our Major Industries.

Mechanics & Physics

Life Science & Chemistry

Electrotechnics

IT – Software

We Do Beautiful Things

IP Strategy Consulting

We help you analyse your market and your products‘ standings in the market. We let you know which type of patent strategy your products need. And we will of course apply the strategy when drafting your patent applications.

Process Implementation

Let us have a look at your internal processes. We find the weaknesses and provide a solution. Whether the employee inventor’s right or the handling of new inventions, we find improvements.

Drafting, Filing, Prosecution

Our craftsmanship of course comprises the drafting, filing and prosecution of IP applications. Whether you need a patent, a trademark or a design, we provide highest quality services. The more you help us understand your needs, the more we can unburden you from having to care about these proceedings.

Legal
Disputes

Infringement cases, nullity cases, preliminary injunctions. National and international. Whatever Court or Authority: We have huge experience and a strong worldwide network.

Our Core Competencies

Our Philosophy – Quality over Quantity

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts.

What We Can Help You Achieve

Improving your internal process for inventions handling | Patent portfolio optimization | Winning market shares | Standing out in the crowd.

Target Clients

- Int’l Markets Companies
- Medium Businesses (KMUs)
- Hidden Champions
- Law Firms
- Foreign Direkt Mandates
- Start-Up Companies
- Universities & Spin-Offs

500
Years of Professional Experience
3000
Patent Applications Worldwide
100
Patent Granting Rate Worldwide
250
Legal Dispute Cases
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Carsten Koch

CEO

Carsten Koch
Dipl.-Ing., ICID (MSc.)
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in engineering since 1997, in IP since 2000

Education
University studies of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering, RWTH Aachen University and Imperial College London
University Degrees: RWTH Aachen (Dipl.-Ing.) and Imperial College London (ICID International Diploma, MSc. Class)

Professional Qualifications / Admissions
Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney

Legal Areas of Expertise
Patent Law
Trademark Law
Design Law
Copyright Law
EC Competition Law
Out of court negotiation
Drafting of agreements (licensing, distribution, confidentiality, coexistence, etc.)
Due diligence

Technical Areas of Expertise
Mechanical engineering, machine building
Medical engineering, medical technology
Civil engineering, architecture
Environmental Engineering
Toolbuilding
Motor vehicle technology
Software-related patents

Professional Specialties
Patents, Trademarks, Designs, License Agreements
Pre-filing search analysis
National, European and worldwide filing and prosecution
Community filing and prosecution
European opposition proceedings and appeals
Patent / Design infringement and validity opinions
Clearance opinions

Professional CV
Deutsche Bank AG
BCG The Boston Consulting Group
Patentanwaltskanzlei Liermann-Castell (Shareholder)

Associations
Patentanwaltskammer

Languages
English
German
French
Romanian

Contact Details:
mail carsten.koch@farago.law
phone +49 89 4521492-11

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Bernd Bösherz

COO

Bernd Bösherz
Dipl.-Ing.
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in engineering since 1982, in IP since 2008

Education
University studies of Electrical Engineering
University Degrees: Dipl.-Ing.

Professional Qualifications / Admissions
Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney

Legal Areas of Expertise
Patent Law
Trademark Law
Design Law
Copyright Law
EC Competition Law
Out of court negotiation
Drafting of agreements (licensing, distribution, confidentiality, coexistence, etc.)
Due diligence

Technical Areas of Expertise
Wireless and Communication Technologies
Electrical engineering
Medical engineering, medical technology
Environmental Engineering
Motor vehicle technology
Software-related patents

Professional Specialties
Patents, Trademarks, Designs, License Agreements
Pre-filing search analysis
National, European and worldwide filing and prosecution
Community filing and prosecution
European opposition proceedings and appeals
Patent / Design infringement and validity opinions
Clearance opinions

Professional CV
Bundeswehr
Vodafone Group
Patentanwaltskanzlei Prüfer und Partner

Associations
Patentanwaltskammer

Languages
English
German

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Radadiana Taric - Koch

CEO

Dr. Radadiana Taric - Koch
Attorney-at-Law, Dr. iur.
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in law since 1998, in IP since 2001

Education
University Degree in Law, Romanian American University of Bucharest
Master in European Law (LL.M.Eur.), Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich
Diploma in Intellectual Property Law, Max Planck Institute of Munich
Doctorate in Intellectual Property Law, Max Planck Institute of Munich

Professional Qualifications / Admissions
German Attorney-at-Law
Romanian Avocat

Legal Areas of Expertise
Patent Law
Trademark Law
Design Law
Copyright Law
EC Competition Law
Unfair competition Law
Community Law
Litigation
Out of court negotiation
Drafting of agreements (licensing, distribution, confidentiality, coexistence, etc.)
Due diligence
Assignments, recordal procedures, license recordals

Patent / Design Specialties
National, European and foreign filing and prosecution
Community Design filing and prosecution

Trademark Specialties
Pre-filing search analysis
Foreign trademark filing, prosecution and renewal
Trademark filing, prosecution and opposition proceedings before the German PTO
Opposition proceedings before the OHIM and worldwide
Trademark infringement and validity opinions
Trademark infringement and validity lawsuits

Associations
German Lawyers Bar Association
Romanian Lawyers Bar Association

Languages
English
German
Italian
French
Spanish
Romanian

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Anja Flippo

CFO

Anja Flippo, M.Sc.
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in finance since 1990, in IP since 2019

Education
Hotel Management (Thun, CH)
Facility Management (THM, Friedberg)
University of Applied Science Studies of Facility Management (RUB, Bochum)

Professional Qualifications / Admissions
Banking and Financing since 1990

Areas of Expertise
Strategic Advisor
Controlling / Controlling systems
Financing
Calculation
Direct costing, margin accounting
Planning and budgeting
M&A (share deals, asset deals)
Due diligence

Professional Specialties
Key figure based controlling systems
Liquidity management
Financing
Company optimization

Professional CV
...

Languages
English
German
French
Russian

Contact Details:
mail anja.flippo@farago.law
phone +49 89 4521492-37

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Daniela Delazer

Senior Trademark Attorney

Daniela Delazer
Dr.
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in IP since 2002

Education
Doctorate (Dottoressa) in Trademark Law

Professional Qualifications / Admissions
Trademark Attorney

Legal Areas of Expertise
Trademark Law
Design Law
Litigation
Out of court negotiation
Drafting of agreements (licensing, distribution, confidentiality, coexistence, etc.)
Due diligence
Assignments, recordal procedures, license recordals

Patent / Design Specialties
National, European and foreign filing and prosecution
Union Trademark filing and prosecution

Trademark Specialties
Pre-filing search analysis
Foreign trademark filing, prosecution and renewal
Trademark filing, prosecution and opposition proceedings before the German PTO
Opposition proceedings before the EUIPO and worldwide
Trademark infringement and validity opinions
Trademark infringement and validity lawsuits

Associations
Italian Intellectual Property Consultant and Representatives Bar

Languages
English
German
Italian
French

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Peter Kitzenmaier

Senior Patent Engineer

Peter Kitzenmaier
Dr.-Ing.
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Senior Patent Engineer
in electronics since 1988, in IP since 2009

Education
University Degree in Electronic Engineering, Technical University Munich
Dr.-Ing. Degree in Engineering Science, Technical University Berlin
(Biomedical Engineering and Precision Mechanics)

Professional Qualifications / Admissions
Patent Engineer
Extensive Industrial experience in development and management in the field of Electronics, Sensor Techniques, Software, Mechanics, Biomedical Engineering and Automotive Engineering
Professional Engineer and Expert Witness (BDSF) for Biomedical Engineering, Electronics, Measurement and Sensor Tech.

Legal Areas of Expertise
Patent Law
Out of court negotiation
Drafting of agreements (licensing, sourcing contracts, confidentiality etc.)

Technical Areas of Expertise
Electrical engineering
Electronic engineering
Sensors and Measurement
Biomedical Engineering, Medical Devices and Prosthetics
Acoustics
Automotive Electronics and Software
Telematics and Mobile Phone Technology
Mechanical engineering
Software / Software-related patents

Patent Specialties
Pre-filing search analysis
National, European and foreign filing and prosecution

Associations
Bund Deutscher Sachverständiger (BDSF)
Association of German Expert Witnesses

Languages
German
English
Italian
French

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Robert-Jan Zweep

Senior European Patent Attorney

Robert-Jan Zweep
drs, MBA
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in pharmacy since 1984, in IP since 1991

Education
University Degree in Pharmacy, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Master of business Administration, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Evaston, Illinois, USA

Professional Qualifications / Admissions
European Patent Attorney

Legal Areas of Expertise
Patent Law
Out of court negotiation
Due diligence

Technical Areas of Expertise
Pharmaceuticals
Chemistry
Biotechnology
Mechanical and Chemical engineering
Software-related patents
Life cycle management in the pharmaceutical industry

Patent Specialties
Pre-filing search analysis
National, European and foreign filing and prosecution
European opposition proceedings and appeals
Patent infringement and validity opinions
Due diligence and patent clearance opinions

Associations
EPI (European Patent Institute)

Languages
English
German
French
Dutch

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Peter Farago-Schauer

Senior Patent Attorney

Peter Farago-Schauer
Dipl.-Ing.
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in IP since 1978

Education
University Degree in Electronic Engineering, University of Munich

Professional Qualifications / Admissions
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
German Patent Attorney

Legal Areas of Expertise
Patent Law
Trademark Law
Design Law
Copyright Law
EC Competition Law
Unfair competition Law
Community Law
Out of court negotiation
Drafting of agreements (licensing, distribution, confidentiality, coexistence, etc.)
Due diligence

Technical Areas of Expertise
Mechanical engineering
Electronic engineering
Electrical engineering
Electro-technical engineering
Software-related patents

Patent / Design Specialties
Pre-filing search analysis
National, European and foreign filing and prosecution
Community Design filing and prosecution
European opposition proceedings and appeals
Patent / Design infringement and validity opinions
Clearance opinions

Associations
EPI (European Patent Institute)
Patentanwaltskammer

Languages
English
German
Italian
French
Hungarian

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Marion Stricker

Senior Patent Attorney

Dr. Marion Stricker
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Thilo Mies

Senior Patent Attorney

Thilo Mies
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Dirk Büttner

Senior Patent Engineer

Dirk Büttner
Dipl.-Ing.
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Senior Patent Engineer
in IP since 1999

Education
Study of mechanical engineering with the focus of construction
RWTH Aachen and FH Aachen
Praxis semester at consulting engineers of quality management

Professional Qualifications / Admissions
Mechanical engineer with a service enterprise for processing especially alloyed steel and non-ferrous metals
Patent Engineer

Legal Areas of Expertise
Patent Law
Trademark Law
Design Law
Out of court negotiation
Due diligence

Technical Areas of Expertise
Mechanical- and plant engineering, especially peeling machines, rolling machines, drawing machines, pulper, galvantic machines, filling machines; hand-held tools, metallurgical plants
Materials-handling technology, especially lifting machines and belt conveyors
vehicel engineering, especially fuel injection, exhaust systems, range extender; accumulator changing systems, cone fricting ring gears, clutches, cooling systems, ventilating- and air conditioning technology, chassis, optical environment detecting
medical engineering, especially external fixators, bone saws; blood recovery systems, infusion pumps; imaging methods
semiconductor engineering; measuring- and weight engineering; paint spraying engineering

Professional Specialties
National, European and worldwide filing and prosecution
Pre-filing search analysis

Professional CV
Patentanwaltskanzlei Liermann-Castell
Hannke Bittner & Partner Patent- und Rechtsanwälte
Self-employed Patent Engineer

Languages
German
English

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Enrique Gil

Senior Patent Attorney

Enrique Gil
Dipl.-Ing.
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in IP since 1989

Education
University Degree in Electronical Engineering (TH Darmstadt)

Professional Qualifications / Admissions
German Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney

Legal Areas of Expertise
Patent Law
Trademark Law
Design Law
Copyright Law
EC Competition Law
Unfair competition Law
Community Law
Out of court negotiation
Drafting of agreements (licensing, distribution, confidentiality, coexistence, etc.)
Due diligence

Technical Areas of Expertise
Software-related patents
Electronic engineering
Electrical engineering
Electro-technical engineering
Mechanical engineering

Patent / Design Specialties
Pre-filing search analysis
National, European and foreign filing and prosecution
Community Design filing and prosecution
European opposition proceedings and appeals
Patent / Design infringement and validity opinions
Clearance opinions

Associations
Patentanwaltskammer

Languages
English
German
Italian
French
Spanish

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Sarah Köhler

Patent Attorney Candidate (Exam 2019 Class)

Sarah Köhler
Dipl.-Ing.
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Patent Engineer
in mechanical engineering since 2005, in IP since 2017

Education
University Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg
Specialization in thermofluiddynamics - fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, rheology, turblence theory - and special foundation engineering

Professional Qualifications / Admissions
Patent Engineer
Extensive Industrial experience as research associate at RHI AG, Austria

Legal Areas of Expertise
Patent Law
Out of court negotiation
Drafting of agreements (licensing, sourcing contracts, confidentiality etc.)

Technical Areas of Expertise
Mechanical engineering
Medical Products
Electrical engineering
Fluid Dynamics
Sensors and Measurement
Acoustics

Patent Specialties
Pre-filing search analysis
National, European and foreign filing and prosecution

Associations

Languages
German
English

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Manfred Daas

Senior Patent Attorney

Manfred Daas
Dipl.-Ing.
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in IP since 2003

Education
University studies of Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University (IKV)
University Degrees: RWTH Aachen (Dipl.-Ing.)

Professional Qualifications / Admissions
Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney

Legal Areas of Expertise
Patent Law
Trademark Law
Design Law
Copyright Law
EC Competition Law
Out of court negotiation
Drafting of agreements (licensing, distribution, confidentiality, coexistence, etc.)
Due diligence

Technical Areas of Expertise
Mechanical engineering, machine building
Medical engineering, medical technology
Civil engineering, architecture
Environmental Engineering
Toolbuilding
Motor vehicle technology
Electrical Switchgear
Software-related patents

Professional Specialties
Patents, Trademarks, Designs, License Agreements
Pre-filing search analysis
National, European and worldwide filing and prosecution
Community filing and prosecution
European opposition proceedings and appeals
Patent / Design infringement and validity opinions
Clearance opinions

Professional CV
Klöckner-Moeller
Eaton Group
Jostarndt Patentanwalts-AG

Associations
Patentanwaltskammer
epi (European Patent Institute)
FICPI
VPP
GRUR
vdi

Languages
English
German

Contact Details:
mail manfred.daas@farago.law
phone +49 241 557047-17

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Clemens Gillen

Senior Patent Attorney

Clemens Gillen
Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Chem.
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in Chemistry since 1983, in IP since 2011

Education
University studies of Chemistry, University of Munich
University Degrees: Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Chem.

Professional Qualifications / Admissions
Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney

Legal Areas of Expertise
Patent Law
Trademark Law
Design Law
Copyright Law
EC Competition Law
Out of court negotiation
Drafting of agreements (licensing, distribution, confidentiality, coexistence, etc.)
Due diligence

Technical Areas of Expertise
Chemistry
BioTech, Life Science
Medical engineering, medical technology
Environmental Engineering

Professional Specialties
Patents, Trademarks, Designs, License Agreements
Pre-filing search analysis
National, European and worldwide filing and prosecution
Community filing and prosecution
European opposition proceedings and appeals
Patent / Design infringement and validity opinions
Clearance opinions

Professional CV

Associations
Patentanwaltskammer
epi - European Patent Institute

Languages
English
German

Contact Details:
mail clemens.gillen@farago.law
phone +49 241 557047-14

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Stephan Menzel

Patent Attorney Candidate

Stephan Menzel
Dr. rer. nat., M.Sc. Molecular Biotechnology
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Patent Engineer
Patent Attorney Candidate
in biotechnology since 2010, in IP since 2019

Education
University Degree in Molecular Biotechnology, Technical University RWTH Aachen

Professional Qualifications / Admissions
Patent Engineer
Extensive Industrial experience as research associate at Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME) and General Electric GE Healthcare

Legal Areas of Expertise
Patent Law
Out of court negotiation
Drafting of agreements (licensing, sourcing contracts, confidentiality etc.)

Technical Areas of Expertise
Molecular Biotechnology
Medical Products
Modelling of chromatography
Design of Experiments (DoE)
Proteins

Patent Specialties
Pre-filing search analysis
National, European and foreign filing and prosecution

Associations

Languages
German
English

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Xiao Isabella Sommer-Zhang

Patent Engineer

Xiao Isabella Sommer-Zhang
Dipl.-Ing.
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Patent Engineer
in engineering since 2009, in IP since 2014

Education
Study of electrical engineering with the focus of computer and software
RWTH Aachen, University of California at Davis

Professional Qualifications / Admissions
Patent Engineer
Candidate for European Patent Attorney

Legal Areas of Expertise
Patent Law
Trademark Law
Design Law
Out of court negotiation
Due diligence

Technical Areas of Expertise
Computer related technology
Software related inventions
Blockchain technology

Professional Specialties
National, European and worldwide filing and prosecution
Pre-filing search analysis

Professional CV
aixigo AG
Tridonic GmbH
Compound Semiconductor Technology RWTH Aachen
Jostarndt Patentanwalts-AG

Languages
Chinese
English
French
German
Japanese

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Detlef Raasch

Senior Patent Attorney

Detlef Raasch
Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Phys.
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Education
University studies of Physics, University of Hamburg
University Degrees: Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Phys.

Professional Qualifications / Admissions
Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney

Legal Areas of Expertise
Patent Law
Trademark Law
Design Law
Copyright Law
EC Competition Law
Out of court negotiation
Drafting of agreements (licensing, distribution, confidentiality, coexistence, etc.)
Due diligence

Technical Areas of Expertise
Physics, Optics
Medical engineering, medical technology
Environmental Engineering
Motor vehicle technology
Software-related patents

Professional Specialties
Patents, Trademarks, Designs, License Agreements
Pre-filing search analysis
National, European and worldwide filing and prosecution
Community filing and prosecution
European opposition proceedings and appeals
Patent / Design infringement and validity opinions
Clearance opinions

Professional CV

Associations
Patentanwaltskammer
epi - European Patent Institute

Languages
English
German

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Elke Petra

of Councel, Patent Attorney -2020

Elke Petra
Dipl.-Ing.
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in engineering since 1979, in IP since since 1994

Education
University Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Brasov

Professional Qualifications / Admissions
Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney

Legal Areas of Expertise
Patent Law
Trademark Law
Design Law
Copyright Law
Unfair competition Law
Out of court negotiation
Drafting of agreements (licensing, distribution, confidentiality, coexistence, etc.)
Due diligence

Technical Areas of Expertise
Mechanical engineering
Production technology

Patent / Design Specialties
Pre-filing search analysis
National, European and foreign filing and prosecution
Community Design filing and prosecution
European opposition proceedings and appeals
Patent / Design infringement and validity opinions
Clearance opinions

Associations
EPI (European Patent Institute)
Patentanwaltskammner
German Inventors Association (DEV)

Languages
English
German
French
Hungarian
Romanian

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Amir Nemetzade

Senior Patent Attorney

Amir Nemetzade

“By far the best team I've ever worked with. They truly understand what we are going for and completely nail it! Creative, clever, quick, and reliable! Very competent in legal cases, and focused on winning trials. I would highly recommend them, you won't find any better!”

Andreas StaudingerKIEFEL GmbH.

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Munich Office:
Thierschstraße 11 | D-80538 München
Tel: +49 89 4521492-0

Peter Farago-Schauer direct dials:
Tel: +49 89 226687

Aachen Office:
Schloß-Rahe-Straße 15 | D-52072 Aachen
Tel: +49 241 557047-0

Potsdam Branch:
Gregor-Mendel-Straße 2 | D-14469 Potsdam
Tel: +49 331 8671723

E-Mail: welcome@farago.law