We process your personal data, your employees' personal data or people's data received through you for following purposes:
> Providing our services: studying patentability of inventions, writing patent applications, providing advice, filing and following-up patent applications, communicating with patent authorities, all on your request;
> Communicating with you (by phone, email or post) with respect to these services, including asking and receiving your instructions, informing you about the status of your file, passing information from official authorities;
> Filing and follow-up of a patent application;
> Composing and sending official documents (like a power of attorney, a filing document, a granted patent);
> Informing you about developments with respect to patents or intellectual property in general, or about company specific useful information (holidays etc.) for example by sending a newsletter or by organizing seminars;
> Invoicing and the follow-up thereof.
In some circumstances we might release personal data from you:
> In case it is lawfully allowed or even obliged (for example in court);
> In case we have to forward to third parties in order to fulfill the assignment: official domestic or foreign authorities or colleagues from foreign offices (for example for filing a patent application).
Please note that part of these data will be published by the official authority (your name, nationality, address). This is part of the application procedure and thus possibly part of the assignment we agreed upon.
The lawful basis for processing:
> When you are our client, processing personal data is necessary for the performance of the contract between you and us for delivering our services.
> When you are an employee of our client and you are the contact person, processing your personal data is necessary for the purpose of legitimate interest pursued by our client in order to optimize its IP and therefore relies on our services.
> When we received your personal data through our client (for example because you are an inventor), processing your personal data is necessary for the purpose of legitimate interest pursued by our client in order to optimize its IP and therefor relies on our services.
> With regard to processing and using mail addresses for sending newsletters and invitations to seminars, we believe it is necessary for the purpose of legitimate interest of DenK iP in order to inform its clients about developments in intellectual property rights in general and company specific information (holidays etc.).