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Die Bf.

English translation: Beschwerdeführerin = complainant, appellant, petitioner

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German term or phrase:Die Bf.
English translation:Beschwerdeführerin = complainant, appellant, petitioner
Entered by: Leslie Nelman
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17:34 May 8, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
German term or phrase: Die Bf.
This appears several times in a jurisprudence text. Ex:
Die Bf. kann eine Verletzung ihres Grundrechtes aus Art. 14 I 1 GG geltend machen, da sie als Lizenznehmerin, soweit die Lizenz reicht, Dritten gegenüber gem. S. 15 II ParG in das ausschliessliche Benutzungsrecht des Patentinhabers einrückt.
What does Bf. stand for, and/or why feminine singular, if there is any reason?
TIA.
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 06:30
Beschwerdeführerin = complainant, appellant, petitioner
Explanation:
Is your appellant or complainant a company (Gesellschaft)? That would explain the feminine gender as well as would a female complainant..

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Leslie Nelman
Local time: 21:30
Grading comment
Thanks. The corporate identity of the appellant is never made clear, but I simply supposed it.
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Summary of answers provided
naplaintiffgangels
naBf = Beschwerdeführerin = Appellant
Elise Hendrick
nacomplainantUlrike Lieder
naBeschwerdeführerin = complainant, appellant, petitionerLeslie Nelman


  

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8 mins
Beschwerdeführerin = complainant, appellant, petitioner


Explanation:
Is your appellant or complainant a company (Gesellschaft)? That would explain the feminine gender as well as would a female complainant..




    Romain, Dictionary of Legal and Commercial Terms
Leslie Nelman
Local time: 21:30
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 73
Grading comment
Thanks. The corporate identity of the appellant is never made clear, but I simply supposed it.

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Rolf Bueskens
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11 mins
complainant


Explanation:
Bf., acc. to Duden, WB der Abkürzungen, is Beschwerdeführer (among many other possibilities, but Beschwerdeführer would seem to fit right in with your context). Also see the reference below.
Beschwerdeführer - complainant, appelannt, remonstrant, petitioner or person making a complaint
[Romain]

Why fem. sing.? – I would suspect that the preceding/surrounding text refers to a company (Firma), espec. since the overall context seems to point to a licensee.

Eine gegen dieses Urteil von der Beschwerdeführerin (Bf) erhobene Verfassungsbeschwerde (Vb) hat die 1. Kammer des Ersten Senats des BVerfG nicht zur Entscheidung angenommen.
www.rws-verlag.de/presse/2bvfgp77.htm

HTH


    Romain, WB der Rechts- und Wirtschaftssprache
Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 21:30
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525
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6 hrs
Bf = Beschwerdeführerin = Appellant


Explanation:
Complainant is generally synonymous with a plaintiff in civil litigation. "Beschwerde" in German law is one of several possibilities for APPELLATE review. "Beschwerdeführerin" refers generally to a person who has initiated a "Verfassungsbeschwerde" (Constitutional appeal), i.e. "appellant".


    BVerfGG
    Reference: http://dejure.org
Elise Hendrick
United States
Local time: 00:30
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
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10 hrs
plaintiff


Explanation:
This is the formal legal term in the US. (Complainant is more general and would not be used in court cases)

gangels
Local time: 22:30
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